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Is a gfr of 26 bad

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
30 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Of concern: Assuming this is not a one time reading, this is an abnormal. See a nephrologist for a diagnosis and treatment options.

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A 80-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Depends: Creatinine is scientific, GFR not so much. What kicked you into kidney failure? Labs do make mistakes though rarely. Ibuprofen and other painkillers c ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Bad: It is not clear if your gfr was 7 or 26. Even if it is 26, that is indication of renal failure and warrants care by a nephrologist. Wish you good heal ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
GFR of 47 ml/min: A GFR of 47 ml/min is stage 3 chronic kidney disease (ckd). It is difficult to give you a prognosis. It depends on what the CKD is due to. Is it due t ... Read More
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Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Stage 3 CKD: Ckd = chronic kidney disease. Stage 5 is kidney failure (on or waiting for dialysis). Looks like you're diabetic so get your a1c under control, say &l ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Good thing: GFR=Glomerular Filtration Rate. This is a measure of how efficiently your kidneys work. >60 is normal. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
45 years experience Rheumatology
Unclear: The GFR OF greater than 60 indicates normal kidney function. A high title ANA can be indicative of many different diseases .it is best to see a rheuma ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: The estimates of GFR are subscientific, but this is fine.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
35% of normal functi: First is it an acute change or a chronic change. If acute it may be reversible. What does the urine look like? If there is blood and protein in the ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
34 years experience General Surgery
What calculation: Was made to determine this. Most of the lab tests and calculations are not meaningful for anyone under the age of 21. If you do not have difficulty w ... Read More
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A 88-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
44 years experience Endocrinology
Matter of balance: B"sdI kidney function is impaired - most important is whether it is worsening or stable. High doses of diurects suggest being treated for serious he ... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
33 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends: If it is acute- from dehydration, some medications, blockage or other causes involving kidneys it may be reversible. If is chronic kidney disease ... Read More
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