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I have never smoked marijauna in my life and I tested positive for it in my urine. Can this happen because of my PKD?

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and polycystic kidney disease (PCKD) should not cause urine testing for drugs to turn positive.  There may be laboratory errors and false positive reactions.   14 more words

Kidney-Related Health Questions

I went for my annual physical and after discussing loss of balance and dizziness along with fatigue and was sent for a stress EkG and stress test along with chest x ray. He suggested taking my BP every time I had a dizzy occurrence and it was always on the low side. Even taking my BP at normal times it was low for my normal of around 136/78 it has been staying around 112/66 and often 97/63. Therefore, I cut my BP med in half and most of the dizziness has passed. I was concerned as I realize increased BP can contribute to the kidney disease so I went back to full dose and all seems well. Results came back from my tests showing no problems. Nothing further from my doctor, an internist, so I decided to look at my lab sheets again and see if I couldn't figure out what could possibly causing my problems. Upon having my physical the office gives a copy at check out of everything ordered that day along with a list of diagnoses. The doctor never mentioned kidney disease to me but it lists me as having Stage 111 kidney disease which leaves me totally confused as to what to do. All he said to me was that my kidney levels were a little high which he said were from not drinking enough water or eating too much protein and wondered if I had any types of infections as of late, which I had not. I have always had at least 10 - 12 glasses of water daily and never have more than the average amount of protein daily. My GFR is 46.1, BUN 28, Creatinine 1.2, BUN/Creatinine ratio 23, no protein in urine. I am bewildered as to how to continue with medication for BP and diet? Wouldn't the doctor have discussed such with me if I had kidney disease? I am just in the obese category with controlled BP and 80 years old.

Stage 111 chronic kidney disease (CKD) is not a staging system that I am familiar with.  I suggest that you ask your physician to clarify this diagnosis.   27 more words

Kidney-Related Health Questions

I HAVE BEEN GOING THROUGH THESE STONES. BLASTING AND LITHOTRIPSY BUT STILL KEEP GETTING THEM. DIET HAS NOT WORKED. IS THERE A RESEARCH PLACE TO FIGURE WHY I KEEP DEVELOPING PLEASE?

I recommend that you see a nephrologist and have a 24 hour urine test for urinary supersaturation index.  There are several laboratories that perform this testing including Mayo Clinic, University of Chicago (Litholink), University of Texas in Dallas and others.   47 more words

Chronic Kidney Disease