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    leaking kidney ???
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    auntie5517 posted:
    Has anyone ever heard of leaking kidneys ? thats what the hospital told my dad that his kidneys were leaking ???
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    MrsCora01 responded:
    It is possible that what they meant was that his kidneys were leaking protein (ie, some amount of excess protein was found in his urine). This could be due to many things including infection, kidney stones, and diabetes. What needs to be done is a full 24 hour urinalysis and accompanying blood work (if it hasn't already been done). This needs to be done a few times over an exteneded time period to ascertain if there is any damage or if it is currently a non-issue.

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