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How frequently do I need to see my nephrologist?

How frequently do I need to see my nephrologist?

Depends: If you have mild kidney disease, then you probably need to see the nephrologist 2 to 3 times a year. However if you have more advanced renal impairment that requires multiple medications and frequent checking of your labs, they you may need to see that doctor 4 to 6 times a year. ...Read more

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Nephrology And Dialysis (Definition)

Nephrology is the study of the kidney: its structure, its function, and its diseases. The kidney is an incredibly complex organ that participates in a large number of essential bodily functions. Nephrologists are fellowship trained after completing an internal medicine residency, and they are experts in non-surgical treatment of the ...Read more


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My GFR has been stage 3 for over 2 years now. My PCP has not even spoke to me about it. Should I see a Nephrologists? I do not need a referral.

My GFR has been stage 3 for over 2 years now. My PCP has not even spoke to me about it. Should I see a Nephrologists? I do not need a referral.

Yes, you need ...: Medically, you need to see nephrologist for F/U; but bureaucratically in insurance, it might be a different story. So, ask Doc before move-on. Remember: While the real authority is the available truth & facts of life, men-made authority for bureaucratic convenience supersedes & suppresses it. ...Read more

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Egfr has fluctuated between stg 2 and 3 for the pst 6 yrs. Ckd is of unkwn origin. When should I see a nephrologist? Have sjogrens, and other problems

NOW!!!: You must see a nephrologist now. There may be some chance to recover renal function when you are stage 2-3, as it advances, it becomes irreversible. If you have sjogren, they need to screen for other autoimmune disease like lupus as they both can coexist , cause damage to kidneys. Often , kidney biopsy is indicated to diagnose the cause. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about staghorn calculi? Would i see a nephrologist or a urologist.?

Staghorn stones: Staghorn calculi are associated with infection. Their composition is mixed calcium ammonia phosphate. These stones look like coral and are stuck in the pelvis of the kidney. Urologist has to manage these surgically most commonly. You need a work up though to determine why these formed and to prevent more. ...Read more

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If i'm under the care of a nephrologist, does that mean I won't see my family doctor anymore?

Absolutely Not: Once you start peritoneal dialysis (pd), you will now have a team of doctors. The nephrologist will handle your medical care associated with pd. However you will still need annual check ups from your pmd and teh ability to drop in when you may develop a cold. ...Read more

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I have membranous nephropathy and i see a nephrologist. Can the disease ever go away or am i most certain to eventually be on dialysis someday. Thanks?

I have membranous nephropathy and i see a nephrologist. Can the disease ever go away or am i most certain to eventually be on dialysis someday. Thanks?

Membranous GN: Membranous glomerulonephritis can remit in 25% of people, can partially remit and remain stable in 50% of people, and will progress in 25% of people. Effective therapy can make a difference. Therapies include Prograf, Cytoxan, (cyclophosphamide) Chlorambucil, Prednisone, ACE Inhibitors, and angiotensin receptor blockers. ...Read more

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Should I go see a Nephrologist or a Urologist for recurrent uti's caused by intercourse?

Urologist: See an experienced female-oriented urologist; be sure you evacuate your bladder after intercourse; be sure you drink a lot and evaluate your bladder frequently; urologist may do bladder ultrasound and post-void residual of urine volume which is important. ...Read more

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Do i see a nephrologist or a urologist for protein in urine?

Do i see a nephrologist or a urologist for protein in urine?

Primary care first: In many cases your primary care provider should begin the evaluation of this abnormality. It may not need to go any further, but if needed your pcp can refer you to the appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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