Bacteria in urine/ slightly high calcium level/slightly sluggish kidneys

Bacteria in urine/ slightly high calcium level/slightly sluggish kidneys

I have felt like I have a small urine infection on and off for a few months. I did urine tests two times and results reveal a slight amount of bacteria. I was told to drink more water. Urine and blood work reveal slightly high calcium levels. Not sure if this has to do with potentially sluggish kidney function. I am still being tested every few weeks. I take 6 methtrexate a week and sulfazamine two times a day. Could this be… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Well, if doc thought u had a UTI, she would most likely have put you on a course of antibiotics.
Kidney function is measured primarily by serum creatinine level, normally understood as one’s eGFR level. EGFR over 60 generally means good kidney function. BUN and protein in urine also important to evaluate kidney function. High calcium levels can be a cause of kidney stones, but most folks know if they have those...the pain is unreal.
RA itself and some RA meds can cause kidney issues, but that’s not common. Of course, follow your doctors advice. Best wishes.

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