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I am told my Glomerular filtration Rate is 57.6. Does this indicate Kidney disease? Creatinine is 1.0 BUN is 20 total Protein is 7.0 I am 55 w/f
GFR: Your Estimated filtration rate is borderline. This is not a problem itself. The important concern is whether disease exists that might be progressive. Serum creatinine of 1.0 is "normal". So is serum creatinine 1.1. However, creatinine relates to muscle mass. If you are small muscled as a. 55 yo woman, then creatinine of 1.1 or 1.0 may indicate some minor impairment in its excretion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
EGFR: You realize that in the egfr the "e" stands for estimated. It is arrived at by taking the patient's age, sex, race, and serum creatinine level and plugging those data into a formula. To get your "actual" GFR is, see a nephrologist (n) and have a 24 hour urine collected for a creatinine clearance which will give it to you. Causes of a low GFR are drugs and obstruction. See a n for more information. ...Read more
Don't worry: I assume that you are not in the US if your creatinine is 96, which would probably by in mmol. In higher GFR's such as yourself, the MDRD equation is not as accurate, and thus your GFR is likely higher than that. There are other equations we use for you like CKD-EPI,but there are even newer surrogate markers coming out that may give a better picture, including use of cystitis C. You need not worry ...Read more
Maybe/depends,,,: If you are a big person with a normal egfr, and BUN, you might have a high Creatinine due to a lot of muscle mass. However, if you are small, and of light build, you could have an issue, and so a more extensive work up would be needed, including review of your meds, if you are taking any. Best of luck. ...Read more
Friend had thyroid cancer, total thyroidectomy. 15 yr hi-dose Synthroid as suppression. Kidney eGFR now 47, sodium 131. Any connection likely? Age 70
Not likely related: Hi. It is not likely the history of thyroid cancer and TSH suppression are related to the low eGFR or hyponatremia. eGFR falls with age, and hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte abnormality we see; both have multiple potential causes, but mild TSH suppression is not a likely one. Your friend can talk with his/her endocrinologist to see if there is any connection or needs further work up ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small suspected angiomyolipoma (L kidney) found incidentally on US last wk. I note from Dec routine bloods eGFR was 65. Are they related? Concerning?
Not related, but: eGFR of 65 is of concern and you should see a nephrologist for evaluation of kidney function. ...Read more
EGFR?: The "e" in egfr stands for "estimated". It is arrived from a formula that takes into account a patient's age, sex, race and serum creatinine value. As with all estimates, that's just what it is. If you want the actual gfr, a 24 hour urine is collected for creatinine clearance. See you doctor or a nephrologist for that. Remember, an actual GFR is much better than a egfr. ...Read more
How do I find out if I have rhabdomyolysis? I have continual decreased kidney function and low egfr 55. Could excessive exercise be the cause?
Not likely: Rhabdomyolysis is a very specific condition associate with severe muscle pain or weakness leading to release of muscle protein in the blood stream so as to essentially clog the kidney channels. It causes acute kidney failure with brown urine and usally requires dialysis support or high rate IV fluids. It does not happen in a slow fashion with progressive damage. A blood test called CPK is high. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kidney failure labs: Patients with kidney failure usually do not have normal egfr's or creatinine levels. Remember, "estimated" is the key word in the acronym egfr. Other lab abnormalities seen in chronic kidney disease (ckd) are a low hemoglobin level and a high parathyroid hormone level. Late stages of ckd have high phosphorous and potassium levels with a low serum bicarbonate. See your doctor for more information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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