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Initial investigations

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Investigations to consider include:

  • urine testing - gross proteinuria may be due to a protein losing nephropathy
  • blood tests
    • full blood count
    • inflammatory marker e.g. PV, ESR, CRP
    • liver function tests may reveal hypoalbuminaemia
    • thyroid function tests (for hypothyroidism)
    • BNP - for evidence of heart failure
  • duplex doppler scan
  • abdominal/pelvic ultrasound scan
  • chest Xray
  • echocardiography

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