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The tests of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) that you describe are normal. For more information about eGFR please click here.
This is all new to me. Still trying to learn/understand and best it all. Diagnosed with Type2 diabetes less than 5 weeks ago. I take losartan 50mg, artovastatin 20 mg, hydrochlorothiazide 25mg , k-tabs and metformin 500mg. My test result numbers on 2/27/15 vs. 1/6/15 before starting all the diabetic meds were: CREATININE, URINE 87.9/ 199.6. MICROALBUMIN, UR, QN, DETECTION LIMIT 5.9 /10.2 MICROALBUMIN/CREATININE 6.7 /5.1. Is the quick change cause for concern?
The most important number and the only one that has normals for it is the microalbumin to creatinine ratio. This should be less than 30 micrograms per milligram of creatinine. 31 more words
I am a 54 white female. I was diagnosed with kidney cancer and Stage 1 ovarian cancer at same time. I had ovaries removed and left kidney removed. 6 weeks following kidney removal I received 3 doses of chemotherapy for the ovarian but no chemo for kidney as it was not staged and not a threat to spread. My question is: my GFR has varied. Prior to chemo it was at 63, then following first treatment it was 49 and then prior to 2nd treatment went back up to 56. I have had it tested 3 times since. My GFR was 56, 54 and now 49. I am an avid exerciser, health fanatic and drink only water and lots of it. Why does my GFR continue to decline when I am 8 month out from chemo? If I was dehydrated somewhat the day of testing would that effect my GFR reading?
My Dad has kidney problems. His recent lab report showed: Creatinine is 6.2, serum potassium is 4.9, urea is 92 and TSH is 6.61. These are the reports which is greater than the normal limit. His fasting blood sugar is 116 and after eating is 177 (with insulin). I want to know how to take care of him in this condition? And what to do in this case?
Your father appears to have advanced kidney disease for some reason and also appears to perhaps have thyroid disease. I cannot make any other specific diagnosis. 25 more words
Last February 2015 I had an eGFR of 40. My Doctor sent me for re-testing 3 wks later, my eGFR read 48. Four months later my eGFR was 59. In another 4 months I had a wonderful eGFR of 62. I asked my Doctor if this meant I did not have CKD. She stated: "Yes, I'll always have it." My question to you is: I believe my eGFR reading was due too taking Diclofenac for years. Once I stopped taking it my eGFR came up. I also stopped eating red meat and keep my protein at 40, never higher than 53 so in your opinion do I or don't I have CKD?Kidney-Related Health Questions
I have had uncontrolled hypertension for a little over one year. My meds have been changed many times and sometimes they work for a short time then I become hypertensive again, usually running about 180/90 give or take. I recently fell and broke my ankle and during my hospital stay I had my blood taken numerous times. It was discovered that I have stage 4 chronic kidney disease. They did a renal ultrasound that showed bilateral cortex thinning and my kidneys were small. I am anemic. My vitamin D level is 14. My EGR is 27. My urine showed 3+ protein and 3+blood and positive for wbc and rbc. They also did some other blood work which showed fibrinogen level of 747, normal levels were about 125 to 450. I am a 49 year old female. This all seems so frightening to me. I am currently in a medical rehab facility due to my ankle and will be discharged shortly. Can you tell me how serious this is and as far as the fibrinogen, I honestly have no idea what that indicates?
An elevated fibrinogen level is of no clinical significance. Hence, there is no significant disease or complication that is associated with an elevated fibrinogen level. Your… 89 more words