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A 62-year-old male asked:

Hello doctors. is it possible to go from a egfr of 56 six months ago to stage 4 or worse kidney disease? i am waiting blood and urine tests from the lab and i am thinking anxiously?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
The pace of GFR change depends on the etiology of kidney disease. Usually, we check renal function test at least monthly if patient is on active treatment for an acute problem. The last blood test you had was 6 months ago so kidney function is likely stable and chronic so it's very unlikely your GFR will drop below 30 (stage 4) with blood test this month. Do not worry much and take care!
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Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 35 years experience
It depends on a lot of things and generally does not happen that fast. Think positively and await the results. Wish you well.
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Last updated Mar 13, 2022

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