I have been having numbness in my hands for almost a month now. I have seen a neurologist who thinks it is an issue with the ulnar nerve but ordered bloodwork to rule out anything else. It ended up coming back That i had a high SED rate. Prior to seeing the neurologist I had been to the ER for my symptoms and part of the work up included a urinalysis. They said it was abnormal but thought it might be a UTI even though I had no symptoms. There was a significant amount of protein found in my urine. I am wondering if that coupled with my high SED rate could indicate an issue with my kidneys.