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I have MS & my neurologist wants to get a repeat MRI with contrast. I expressed concern about the contrast because of my left kidney, which has had numerous episodes of kidney stones, most recently last month. I was tested for Creatinine and calculated GFR. The creatinine result is .95, the gfr simply says >60 (it doesn't give an actual number). My neurologist says this is a normal result. However, when I used a GFR calculator online the result seemed to be abnormal. I am age 50, female, 150 pounds, 5 ft 8 inches. I am very sedentary due to MS. My left kidney was hurting again this past weekend but I didn't note any stones. I don't want to risk the health of my kidney for a test that is not at all crucial. I would be most grateful for any clarification you can provide about my GFR and risk for Kidney Disease.
Ten months ago I had blood tests done and they showed my eGFR to be 54. I am a 60 year old female and was not concerned by this number as I know I could live the rest of my life without further difficulty. However, last month my eGFR was 46. Almost everything in my urine test was normal. Creatinine barely normal. My Doctor, (gp) is not concerned. Should I be?
In January 2013 my eGFR was 64 (non african american female) in September 2013 eGFR was 61, and in October 2014 it is 57. I am 59 yrs old. My creatinine and BUN have not been out of range. My family doctor does not see any cause for concern about the eGFR since my BUN and Creatinine are in normal range. I have frequent UTIs but do not have any symptoms. During this time my MCV and MCH have also been high, but only slightly. I have a slightly lower than normal RBC and my WBC has dropped in this time but is still normal. I have MS and Hashimotos (take synthroid). I think that I need further evaluation to rule out a problem with my Kidneys that could be repaired or managed. Should I be concerned about the drop in eGFR? The method used to compute it was this equation: 175 × (Scr)-1.154 × (Age)-0.203 × (0.742 if female)
I am 55 years old Female. My serum creatinine level 1.66 mg/dl and ESR 74mm/1st hour and Random Blood sugar 7.5mmol/L and Uric Acid 470umol/L. And Epithelial Cells in Urine is 25-30 or 1-4/H.P.F. I am a patient of hypertension. My B/P 150/90 mmHg. Please give me a treatment and diet chart.
I'm concerned about the health of my kidneys because my psychiatrist brought my lab results to my attention recently. She ordered blood tests to check my liver function, and was surprised to see that my kidney numbers were not good, and told me to follow up with my primary. My primary physician isn't concerned and was looking only at the Creatinine number, which was 1.28. She didn't appear to know what I was talking about when I mentioned the eGFR, which was 44.5. Because of the high creatinine, she did order new tests, thinking that it was a lab error or I hadn't been drinking enough water. My new tests came back today and the Creatinine was 1.10, eGFR was 53. The nurse called me back to say that the Creatinine was back down to the normal range, so nothing is wrong. I've looked at other bloodwork for the past 2 years, and the eGFR has always been below 60 and trending downward (Sept. 26, 2012: 58.3; July 15, 2014, 57.2; Sept. 30, 2014: 53.0). I am a 48 yo woman, BMI 41. I have taken meloxicam 2x daily for at least 2 years, prescribed for arthritis pain. Prior to that, I took Advil regularly for headaches. I have a long history of UTIs going back to age 21. I would consider myself to have almost all of the early symptoms of kidney disease, which have been attributed to obesity, depression, dry skin and vitamin D and B12 deficiency. I am working toward having bariatric surgery for my weight. My question is when should I be assertive and tell my PCP that I want to see a Nephrologist? Would a kidney problem be a barrier to having bariatric surgery (one must consume a lot to protein post-op), or would the benefit of weight loss outweigh that?
In August I had a blood test for kidney function. This was repeated two weeks later as they said I had low creatinine levels. This result showed my creatinine level was 36.0. I have just had another test today, after a further month but no one is telling me what is going on. Just that my one of my kidneys is not functioning properly. I would just like to know what is going on and should I have cause for concern.
I am unable to interpret this laboratory test without knowing the units of the blood test that was done, the laboratory normals for the testing facility that performed the test and the reliability of the laboratory. 31 more words