I cannot make a diagnosis of tacrolimus toxicity based on the information that you present. There is no specific blood test that can diagnose toxicity. A transplant kidney biopsy would be required to make such a diagnosis. 189 more words
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I am a male member from India, 59 yr old, 159 cm height with 55 kg body weight. I had my kidney transplant done on March 2014. My baseline creatinine level post transplant was 0.9. I am not diabetic. My blood pressure reading ranges from 142 to 147/ 68 to 70 with a pulse rate of 65-70. No protein or blood in urine. My electrolytes are balanced. My creatinine level has been elevated from Aug 2014 and it now oscillates between 1.3 to 1.4 while bun remains at 25. My hemoglobin level is 13.5 . Doctor suspect this elevated level could be due to drug toxicity. Now drug named Tacrolimus 4mg per day has been changed to Certican 1 mg pd in Oct 2014. I take 3 liters of water excluding liquid included in food and urinate about 5 to 5.5 liters per day. My queries are 1. How do one remove drug toxicity? Is there any lab test available to know the drug toxicity level in kidney? 2. How long it takes to remove the affect of drug toxicity? 3. What would you suggest me for reducing creatinine level or improve kidney function? 4. Please provide recommended diet list. 5. Is more water intake helps improve kidney function or reduce creatinine level? 6. I do morning walk for 60 minutes at a pace of 11.5 minutes per km and shed about 200 to 250 calories. 7. I am more or less vegan except I take fish about 50 gms per day. 8. If you have any other suggestions for me, please provide the same. Hope, I have given sufficient information in my health condition. I would request your opinion/suggestions/advice. Secondly, what happens to native kidneys? My kidneys were working at 5% efficiency as per lab test. Could my native kidneys be rejuvenated again? I visit my nephrologist every two months with a lab test report on blood test, creatinine, bun, glucose (fasting) and urine test. Last I had got the test done on 6th May 2015 and results are as under Creatinine 1.3; urea - 25; hemoglobin -13.9; potassium-3.7; chloride serum 104; glucose 81; urine test- alkaline, other parameters are all within the range.
My daughter is in the hospital r/t she is pregnant, 29 yrs. old, and has had diabetes for 24 yrs. They hospitalized her with high BP around 150's over 80's to 90's (after starting her on BP medications TID) and an abnormal 24 hour urine test. She told her the results to the 24 hr. urine went from 1650 to 5150 since Jan. and protein went from 66 to 191. I'm not sure what she's talking about and asking you if you can please interpret this for me?
I am not able to interpret blood and urine tests without knowing the units of the measurement and the laboratory where the tests were performed. Each laboratory determines it’s own normals and each laboratory determines the units it reports. 46 more words
I am unable to provide a diagnosis based on the information that you provide. The blood urea nitrogen (BUN) value that you describe may be abnormal, but I cannot provide a diagnosis nor can I prescribe treatment without seeing you and performing a complete history and physical examination. 9 more words
My sister who is obese (250 lbs and 6'0") got lab tests done due to her having having a rapid breathing rate and elevated pulse. The tests results came back recently and she had very high creatine kinase level and normal BUN level. I am an undergrad in human physiology right now but I cannot find anything that would help explain the results. She also had high blood pressure (I think it was 130/80) while taking the tests. Any info will help
I am not able to provide a diagnosis based on the information that you provide. An elevated creatine kinase level suggests a muscle problem. I do not identify any kidney disease from the information that you describe. 17 more words
Just received my lab (serum) report and it has eGFR Non African - my result 71. my albumin is 4.4 (within the normal range on the report). I didn't recall what eGFR meant, so looked it up on the kidney.org site. Now I'm confused. Is my result of 71 a warning that I need to monitor this with my doctor in the future or is it within the "normal" range?
An estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of 71 milliliters per minute per 1.73 meters squared is normal using our current estimating equations. You can review information about our current estimating equations at: 7 more words
I was told I was born with a kidney disease. My right kidney was removed at age 2. Few months ago, I had ultrasound on my left kidney. The result is normal and no cyst. The size is relatively big. Since the operation was a long time ago, my mom lost most of my medical records. My hospital record was closed and cannot be recalled. Many years ago, I was told I had Polycystic Kidney disease by a doctor due to a removal of right kidney with fluid filled cyst. My mom, dad, brother and sister have healthy kidneys. I am 47 years old now and am in doubt whether I got Polycystic Kidney Disease. Please advise whether I have PKD risk at my left kidney?
If you are 47 years of age and still do not have cysts on ultrasound examination of your kidney and if you have no family history of… 12 more words