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I have hypothyroidism and on levothyroxine. My levels are fine now. My kidney levels have been watched the last year. My GFR was 60 then 55 then 60 then 51. It's not consistently the same. Which is good in my favor. My creatinine and bun and all other numbers are fine. I do not have high blood pressure. I do not have diabetes. I have been feeling a little fatigued lately but been under a lot of stress and don't eat well. I know I don't drink enough water. Been doing better the last week since my Doctor scared me with saying I'm stage 3 kidney disease. I went and had an ultrasound done. All came back clear EXCEPT I just found out I don't have a right kidney. I never knew. Guess I was born with just 1. My left one is 13cm. Bigger than normal to compensate for no right one. I guess my question is...Since I only have 1 kidney...am I still considered stage 3 kidney disease? Since my GFR keeps changing and I don't have HBP or diabetes.... My only symptom is fatigue. But due to worry about this....I'm not eating good.
Title: Director of Laboratory Services
Company: Creative Testing Solutions
Location: Bedford, TX United States
Michelle Humphries has 25 years of experience in laboratory diagnostic services, and eight years as the director of laboratory services for the Texas-based diagnostic lab, Creative Testing Solutions, which offers diagnostic services, including blood donor screenings. 228 more words
I HAVE STAGE 3 CKD. IS IT SAFE FOR ME TO TAKE GABAPENTIN FOR NEUROPATHY? IF NOT, WHAT WOULD YOU RECOMMMEND? I AM UNABLE TO SLEEP WITH THIS NERVE PAIN.
My husband is 61 years old and until recently has been in good health, overweight but basically good health. For the past three months he has been having severe swelling in his lower extremities, lower legs and feet, he has been back and forth to the Doctor and put on several types of "water pills" most recent being Lasix 40 to 80 mg BID. At his last visit he was diagnosed with Acute Renal Failure he will be seeing a Nephrologist on 8/10/16 soonest appointment I could get. How serious is all this? What can I do as his wife to help him? He does not take care of himself and he has Bi-Polar disorder, so I have to try and keep him calm, I have not told him this is what the Doctor said it is. He has had kidney stones once years ago but no problems since. I was told this usually happens when there is a blockage somewhere? What tests should I ask to be done? Thank you in advance for your input, I appreciate it. Just as an FYI I am a Medical Assistant and have been in the medical field for over 30 years so I do understand medical terms, but I have always been in OBGYN or Pediatrics.
Hello Dr, I just received my blood test results and am worried with my EFGR being at 60. My BUN is 17, CREATININE 0.7 and albumin 4.5. I'm 50 and obese, I do not have diabetes and am on blood pressure meds for about 7 years and have normal pressure. My mother was on dialysis due to diabetes and high blood pressure so Im nervous when it comes to the kidneys. I tried to research EFGR and I find that some say 60 is normal and some sites say it's moderate kidney damage. Please advise.
My doctor has had me do a blood test the last 4 times that I have been in. They have been checking my kidney function. It has gradually gone down. They have told me that as long as it is in between 6 - 23 that it is good. Mine is supposedly at 17. Am I getting the correct information on this or do I need to check further on this? I have looked up symptoms & currently am tired most of the time, I bruise very easily no matter the touch. I have gained a lot of weight & appear to be retaining water. I have checked with my mother and she has told me that there is no history of kidney failure in the family. Should I be concerned about this?
I am unable to make a specific diagnosis without performing a complete history and physical examination. The numbers that you mention are unclear to me. I do not know what these numbers may represent. 39 more words