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I have a history of hidden kidney stones. i also have pkd. would that raise my creatinine levels on the kidneys?

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Dr. Ronan Monsef
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Pkd and kidney stones cause rise in createnine. Unfortunately this is many instances a progressive conditions. You shoul be under the care of a very good nephrologist.
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
See a nephrologist.: Pkd can lead you prone to developing kidney stones. Non-obstructing stones ("hidden"?) would likely not explain an elevated creatinine, however PKD can lead to progressive chronic kidney disease and subsequently elevated creatinine. If you haven't seen a nephrologist already, i urge you to see one who can help manage your kidney disease and keep them as healthy as possible. Best of luck to you!
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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PKD and stones: Yes, the combination of PKD and kidney stones can elevate serum creatinine. Stones in PKD are often small and trapped between cysts. Cysts also calcify - their walls calcify. To do: Drink 4 liters fluid per day; avoid caffeine; add lemon extract (ReaLemon); add orange juice; limit meat; limit salt; limit saturated fats; make diet 80-90% fruit, veggie, grain. Limit milk. Egg white is excellent.

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