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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

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 more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I have extremely foamy urine every time i go i heard this could be kidney disease?

I have extremely foamy urine every time i go i heard this could be kidney disease?

Possibly: Are you taking extra protein for athletic reasons? Could be a sign of extra protein being excreted. Best to see a physician to make sure everything is ok. ...Read more

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My daughter has hydronephrosis. High platelet levels, high creatinine and bun levels, white blood cells in her urine. No reflux.Possible kidney disease?

My daughter has hydronephrosis. High platelet levels, high creatinine and bun levels, white blood cells in her urine. No reflux.Possible kidney disease?

Azotemia: Your daughter needs to be evaluated by both pediatric urologist & pediatric nephrologist. Repeat my previous advice that you need to take her a center which can provide these services and believe that would by ucla or la children's hospital or uc irvine medical center. They should be able to make a diagnosis and optimally advise regarding treatment. My sympathies this is a serious problem. ...Read more

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I understand that an elevated randome urine microalbumin/cratinine ratio of 129 may be a sign of kidney disease for a type 2 diabetic, but how bad is?

Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it does put you at risk of kidney disease, nerve and eye damage and other microvacsular lesions. How bad depends on your creatinine, blood pressure and A1c levels. ...Read more

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21days in icu forsepsis, parkinson, prostate & kidney disease.E-coli in urine.Now urine shows same result-2 high sensitive drugs become resistant. Help.

21days in icu forsepsis, parkinson, prostate & kidney disease.E-coli in urine.Now urine shows same result-2 high sensitive drugs become resistant. Help.

Advanced question: If resistance is seen with 2 classes of antibiotic drugs, an alternate antibiotic which e coli is sensitive to, will be chosen and the source of the infection- likely a chronic foley catheter- will be removed. You ICU team of doctors is the most appropriate group to ask this question, specifically the id specialist (if there is one in your institution). ...Read more

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Is breath that smells like urine a symptom of kidney disease?

Is breath that smells like urine a symptom of kidney disease?

Urine breath: Patients who are uremic and not on dialysis try to excrete their increase blood urea nitrogen through their lungs. That is what causes their breath to smell similar to urine. Have that person see a nephrologist to assess the state his kidney function. His breath is a sign of advanced kidney disease. ...Read more

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GFR - 117.35, Albumin-4.6, leukocyte esterase-positive, urine WBC-25. Cud this indicate kidney disease? No symptoms of UTI. ANY suggestions?

GFR - 117.35, Albumin-4.6, leukocyte esterase-positive, urine WBC-25. Cud this indicate kidney disease?  No symptoms of UTI. ANY suggestions?

WBC on UA: The serum albumin and GFR seem fine, but you have some WBC and leukocyte esterase in the urine. Could be a subtle infection. Could be an inflammatory condition of the bladder or kidney. Should be investigated. ...Read more

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Does this mean kidney disease? Any reason for co cern? High creatinine low egfr normal bun

How high?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have been helpful to know the actual creatinine and eGFR values. If these are abnormal if would be prudent to consult a nehprologist so that a treatable entity is not overlooked. ...Read more

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Creatinine & BUN r ok. I m being treated 4 high albuminuria. I m not diabetic. Bp 140/90. Can i be cured? Hav i Chronic kidney disease? Dr Told nothin

Creatinine & BUN r ok. I m being treated 4 high albuminuria. I m not diabetic. Bp 140/90. Can i be cured? Hav i Chronic kidney disease? Dr Told nothin

Get answers: The most common cause of proteinuria above trace (which should usually be ignored) is orthostatic proteinuria. This must be ruled out first. How are you being treated? You need a specific diagnosis first -- ACE inhibitors, protein restriction or what-have-you isn't appropriate until you really know what's going on. Insist on a full explanation -- it's your absolute right as the patient. ...Read more

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What's the indicator that a person has kidney disease? Is it low calcium, abnormal Intact PTH, high Creatinine level, or what? Explain.

Several things: Hi. Depending on the type of kidney disease, Several things are possible, but the most general lab test is an increase in serum creatinine. Some kidney diseases can present with normal creatinine and an increase in urinary protein, increase in blood pressure, blood in the urine, etc. Please see a kidney doctor (nephrologist) to be evaluated. They are excellent physiologists and physicians. ...Read more

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How will a 23 year old get chronic kidney disease who is not diabetic, when diagnised was having high BP and metalic taste in mouth and vomiting?

How will a 23 year old get chronic kidney disease who is not diabetic, when diagnised was having high BP and metalic taste in mouth and vomiting?

Is it real?: Based on a fad for overinterpreting spot creatinine levels, every young man who's well-muscled is now being diagnosed with "chronic kidney disease", much to the chagrin of both the lab medicine and nephrology communities. Demand a proper diagnosis before you get turned into a kidney patient. ...Read more

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Creatinine is elevated but egfr is normal. Kidney disease?

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

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Why swelling of eye lid happens in kidney disease stage 2 or advanced stage?

Why swelling of  eye lid happens in kidney disease stage 2 or advanced stage?

Fluid retention: With progressive renal dysfunction, kidneys lose the ability to regulate salt and water balance. This can cause fluid retention & present as swelling in the legs, hands, feet, face and even the abdomen if severe. Diuretic medications which increase urination can help, but treatment should be directed by a nephrologist (kidney specialist) who understands the cause in these more advanced cases. ...Read more

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I have swelling feet and calves. What could be the cause? I was checked for kidney disease and all is fine. All my blood is fine. What else could it b

I have swelling feet and calves. What could be the cause? I was checked for kidney disease and all is fine. All my blood is fine. What else could it b

See below.: Edema of the lower extremities comes from liver or kidney disease or from heart pump failure or to leaky vessels or excess sodium in diet. See doc to make sure we have crossed all items off list. If none of the above it is idiopathic edema caused by a slight imbalance in the hydrostatic pressures in the leg vessels. Sometimes due to prior infection / trauma or obesity. ...Read more

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Chances of kidney disease at 16? See bubbles in pee, less when sitting. Have bad health anxiety. Possible swelling between thumb and index mostlyright

Chances of kidney disease at 16?
See bubbles in pee, less when sitting.
Have bad health anxiety.
Possible swelling between thumb and index mostlyright

HEALTH WORRIES: Nothing that you have said makes me overly concerned about any acute or emergent medical issues. You should discuss this anxiety with your parents and with your doctor. I think that both sources can help greatly in reducing your anxiety. ...Read more

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My friend suffers from kidney disease & face has swollen tremendously due to her meds , i believe. Is there anything she can take to reduce swelling?

My friend suffers from kidney disease & face has swollen tremendously due to her meds , i believe. Is there anything she can take to reduce swelling?

Nephrologist: Your firiend must see a nephrologist to figure out the reason for swelling of the face. It could be due to meds or kidney problem. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


Kidney (Definition)

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