I am unable to make a specific diagnosis based on the information that you present. I recommend that you go to our web site for calculation of your estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). 57 more words
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Hello, I'm concerned about my lab work over the past couple of years, but none of my doctors have made note about this themselves. My levels aren't terrible and just outside of normal range (below), but it still strikes me as odd. I don't have high blood pressure. I don't have foamy urine although it can sometimes be dark yellow/orange-ish which I know can be normal. I drink a lot of water but I only urinate on average about 3 - 4 times per day. I'm fatigued all the time but I also have fibromyalgia. I have under-control hypothyroidism but my levels are normal (levothyroxine). I take Junel, Wellbutrin, Ranexa, Metoprolol, and Levothyroxine. As mentioned, my legs are often restless. 12/7/15: Creatinine was 1.12, Bun was 12, EFGR was 57.28 5/18/16: Creatinine was 1.01, Bun was 14, EFGR was >60 2/28/17: Creatinine was 1.09, Bun was 14, EFGR was 59 6/15/17: Creatinine was 1.12, Bun was 15, EFGR was 56.70 Should I follow up with my doctor about this? They've never mentioned my levels.
Hi I have wanted to donate a kidney for years. I was diagnosed with stage 1B squamous cell lung cancer in 2012. The left upper lobe was removed and I had one dose of chemo which almost killed me. It will be 5 years on Aug 20 2017. Can I donate a kidney or is it to risky? My age is 58 yr old female otherwise in decent health.
It is unlikely that you could be a kidney donor with a history of lung cancer. It is your right to offer to donate, and each and every transplant center determines who can and cannot be a kidney donor. 45 more words
My brother is awaiting a second kidney transplant. His first transplant was 7 years back. Dr’s are saying his PRA levels are very high. He has HLA Class I PRA -7% and HLA Class II PRA -91% (tests done in Feb 2017) What are options to reduce PRA and can continuous dialysis for some more time reduce PRA? He started dialysis again in Feb this year and he had few blood transfusions in Jan & feb this year.
Panel reactive antibodies (PRA’s) are immune proteins in the blood that are non-specifically directed against potential kidney donors. In some cases, the exact Human Lymphocyte Antigen (HLA) type can be detected, but in some cases, we do not know the exact antigen that is reacting with the antibody. 108 more words
My question is out of desperation. My husband has suffered kidney issues since he was 12. And at the age of 35 and after many kidney surgeries and procedures had his left kidney removed. It was not draining correctly causing severe pain and after several attempts to repair it, the doctors decided removing it was the best option. Now he is having similar problems with his other kidney. After research of my own, I went to the local urologist here and told him I thought my husband had a floating kidney. He said he had never heard of that but thought it made sense. He did all the tests and said, yes, that his kidney was moving and that was what was causing the pain and why it was not draining. He said he would look into the surgery and put in a stent for the time being. When we went to the followup, we were treated much different. We were told that floating kidney was not real and they would not do the surgery and all they would do is put in stents. I guess my question is, how can a Doctor say something he can see with a test is not real and where do I go from here for treatment. There is a surgery out there that can fix this but instead my husband is forced to suffer and live a life in pain.
I have never heard of a floating kidney. I understand that this term used to be used years ago to describe pain moving around in the back, but the kidney only moves up and down when you breathe. 45 more words
I have a family history of CAD, hypertension and kidney failure. I am 40 year old, normal weight, non-hypertensive, non-smoking, non-drinking female taking only levothyroxine for my thyroid. All of my labwork is within normal range except my GFR, which is 59. What does this mean for my kidneys?
Before a colon examination, such as a colonoscopy, I recommend use of laxatives that contain polyethylene glycol plus electrolytes (such brand names as Miralax, Golytely, Nulytely and many others). 9 more words