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After ingesting a moderately large quantity of water (more than 33oz. Less than 60 oz.) in a very short timespan in February, my test results revealed that my GFR went down from 102 to 86 in just 6 months and my creatinine levels increased from .8 to 1.01. I was informed of an infection in my urine, and was prescribed Ciprofloxacin. My doctor has been very nonchalant about the significant decrease in my GFR, and I'm wondering if this is something that I need to address as far as changing my diet, and I am also wondering if it is at all possible to increase my GFR.
Seeking a second opinion for surgery. My dad is diabetic and I appreciate if you tell me your opinion on surgery. Listed below is the CT Scan report CT SCAN REPORT KIDNEYS: Normal in size & Position. Normal contrast enhancement seen. Well defined heterogeneous mass lesion meas 4.2 X 3.6 cms seen arising from the lower pole of right kidney No hydronephrosis. Ureters are not dilated.
The question that you ask is a surgical question that should be addressed to a urologist. I am a nephrologist and do not perform surgery. A urologist is a surgeon and has expertise in the surgical evaluation of kidney masses. 6 more words
My Creatinine is 1.49 for about 4 months. Sedvery high at 95. Given meds.My blood test have different high values and some low. Lasix 20mg daily since oct. Cozaar 25mg daily. Metroprolol 3x daily. Hemoglobin 11.6, iron serum 43.00 MCG TIBC 271 MCG. On March 30th. C-reactive normal. Oct 20th.. GFR 40 in Feb. Can one of the new medications be causing blood test value to change and high sed low iron?
I am unable to make a diagnosis based on the information that you present. In order to interpret your tests, I would have to perform a complete history and physical examination. 47 more words
A recent CT scan showed the renal oncocytoma has grown enough in size for my urologist to decide to schedule another CT scan in six months unless I see blood in my urine or I start experiencing a lot of pain in my side. He didn't mention anything about what they think is an evolving cyst. Both are in the same kidney. The tumor is a bit bigger than 4X5.5X5.5 centimeters in size. My creatinine level is a little high and my eGFR is 61.
The problem that you describe is a urological problem and I am a nephrologist. I am not a surgeon. You need to continue to consult with your urologist. 7 more words
I had an ultrasound last fall. The right kidney measured 8.4 cm and 4.2 cm x 4.1 cm with estimated volume of 76 ml. The left kidney was larger with estimated volume of 128 m. and the left was indicated as normal. There was an ill-defined 1 cm in diameter hypoechoic area identified in right kidney mid pole which could represent prominent renal pyramid according to the radiologist. Further evaluation with CT of kidneys with IV contrast is recommended to rule out any solid mass. At the time there was concern about my heart rather than my kidney so there was no follow-up on the kidney. Do you recommend follow-up or is this common?
I cannot make a specific diagnosis based on the information that you present. I suggest that you follow up with your primary care physician about this ultrasound. 38 more words
Renal ultrasound showed left kidney smaller than right: 8cm mentioned. Told damage most likely due to previous infection but "can survive with one kidney anyway". Normal creatinine - should I be worried?
You could have been born with a small kidney or suffered some type of damage from infection or blockage. I cannot make a specific diagnosis based on the information that you present. 39 more words
I had an abdominal ultrasound because of upper quadrant pain and they wanted to rule out the gallbladder. My doctor told me everything came back normal and gave me a copy of my report. The report noted the my right kidney was 11.5cm in length and my left kidney was 0.9cm in length. It was also noted that neither kidney had any parenchymal lesions or hydronephrosis. Should I be concerned that my left kidney is so small? Kidney disease runs in my family so the size of the left kidney concerned me.
I suggest that you ask for clarification of the length of your left kidney. This may have been a typographical error. A kidney that is only 0.9 centimeters (CM) long is very difficult to see on ultrasound and I suspect your physician has checked into this and this result may actually be 10.9 cm. 19 more words