Using our current estimating equations for estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), 67 milliliters per minute per 1.73 meters squared is a normal eGFR. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID’s) will cause some decrease in the eGFR, but your testing would still suggest that your current eGFR may be normal. 21 more words
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I am a 40 yr old white male and have been watching my creatinine slowly climb over the years and recently saw my MD for blood work -routine. So it is BUN/Creat is 12/1.2 K = 5.0 Serum Osmo 290 and an est GFR of 67. Now I have a medium healthy build, wt 172 lbs and don't workout regularly. My MD was not concerned saying "its your muscle mass clearing". I am not convinced. No urine studies ordered despite my request but have had past urine with trace protein. Only family hx of CKD is my father, but attributed to ACE Inhibitors and improved with discontinuation. I occasionally use NSAIDs but not on a regular basis. What are your thoughts?
My Brother who is 28 years old is having blood pressure of 90-140, serum Creatinine is 3.27, and Urea 67. What test do you recommend for him for further analysis?
I am unable to establish a specific diagnosis based on the information that you provide. Your brother should be seen by a nephrologist, he should have a urinalysis performed and he may need to have an ultrasound examination of his kidneys. 21 more words
My internist has given me a diagnosis of Stage 3 CKD because of an EGFR=54. I am 75 yrs old with a normal BUN, creatinine, UA and no microalbinuria; no history of any UTI, normotensive, non-diabetic. I am trying to understand the significance of the EGFR value for my age. Do these data give an indication that I have kidney disease?
My husband's creatinine is 1.48 and his GFR (not African american) is 46. Does he have a kidney disease? If I take him to KEEP, is it free for evaluation?
The Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP) has been discontinued. The National Kidney Foundation now offers a new early intervention and awareness program call KEEP Healthy which is free. 58 more words
I recently had an MRI and there was a note saying I had a 3.5 centimeter cyst on my right kidney,I then had a ultrasound and the result shows I also have a cyst measuring 2.7 centimeters on my left kidney. I have no problem urinating. The primary doctor tells me that this is normal and there is no medication for treatment. I am 80 years old. I am still concerned about it. I am diabetic and have high blood pressure which I am taking medication for. Is there any reason for concern?
I do not identify any disease or kidney disease based on the description that you provide. The cyst that is describes sounds normal. I recommend that you continue to consult with your primary care physician.
I have recurrent UTI and have scarring in upper left pole of kidney. I recently had a CT with contrast that showed a diverticulum pouch on side of left kidney with a 3mm stone in kidney. I then had an ultrasound that showed focal lobularity without echogenicity with a definite mass. Said lobularity due to scarring and dromedary hump. Also showed asymmetry with mild atrophy in right kidney. What does all this mean? I have had urine and blood work which show blood in urine and high leukocytes on urinalysis and high protein, potassium, and calcium. Albumin and urea on BMP GFR is 59 and creatinine is 1.16. Is there a reason to be concerned or is this just side effect of recurrent UTI? I do have lots of pain in left side.
The question that you ask is a urological question. The problem sounds like an abnormality that you may have been born with, but I cannot tell without examining you and the scans together. 31 more words
While getting a screening ultrasound of the abdomen recently, I was found to have a "prominent right renal lower pole calyx" and a "dilated left renal pelvis on the pre and post void scans." The nurse practitioner did not know (or did not want to provide potentially inaccurate information re: ) what this is or means. The individual who referred me is also a nurse practitioner in another field and I hesitate to rely on her for accurate information. Can you tell me whether these conditions are serious, progressive, warrant follow up,etc.?
I am unable to establish a specific diagnosis based on the information that you provide. These descriptions suggest the possibility of blockage or could be a normal finding. 60 more words