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Doctor insights on: What Does Borderline Kidney Function Mean

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Second blood test done for kidney function Creatinine to be tested again. Result borderline what does this mean as doc wants another test in 1month?

Second blood test done for kidney function Creatinine to be tested again. Result borderline what does this mean as doc wants another test in 1month?

Just follow it: Anything from having had an old kidney infection to taking ibuprofen to having some damage from hypertension can raise creatinine. If you're a fitness buff, you can run a bit high for a woman. Best to get a few baseline creatinines while you're still young. Best wishes. ...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


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Can your GFR level also mean your percentage of kidney function?

Can your GFR level also mean your percentage of kidney function?

Close: They are not the same, but close. Since a normal gfr-glomerular filtration rate-is about 100ml/minute, the % term is often used. So a GFR of 30 cc/min is about 30% of normal kidney function. As one ages, the GFR naturally decreases, so it becomes less accurate. But for common use they are about the same. ...Read more

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My kidney function is at borderline levels. How can I best prevent further deterioration?

My  kidney function is at borderline levels. How can I best  prevent further deterioration?

Kidney function: You should see a nephrologist (n) to find out why you have kidney disease (kd). Once the cause if found, a treatment plan can be formulated. If you have diabetes, control of bp, protein in your urine, glucose are crucial in keeping your kidney function from declining. If you have hypertension, control it. See a n to have the best chance of keeping your kidney function stable. Good luck. ...Read more

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My recent blood tests showed slightly low kidney function what does this mean?

My recent blood tests showed slightly low kidney function what does this mean?

Low: I am assuming you mean that your Creatinine is increased and the GFR is lower? Depending on the amount of reduction of your GFR, there needs to be followup and test done to determine what is the reason. Please remember I am assuming your question here. Urine test is key, and labs may be repeated and cause determined when possible and followed. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have low platelet counts and high kidney function levels?

What does it mean when you have low platelet counts and high kidney function levels?

See below: 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 helped to have the actual values of the lab results. It is not clear what you mean by high kidney function levels. Kidney function tests are either normal or abnormal, these are never higher than normal. ...Read more

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Low c.3c mean I am developing glomernephritis? All kidney function tests normal GFR was 79

Low c.3c mean I am developing glomernephritis? All kidney function tests normal GFR was 79

Low GFR: A GFR of 79 is lower than the lower limit of normal, 90 and may reflect early renal disease. Low c3 suggests immune complex formation. Please consult your doctor for repeat testing with proper hydration, test for urine albumin, hepatitis antibodies and auto-immune markers. ...Read more

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I am 2 months pregnant and had a creatinine kidney function test that is out of normal range what does that mean ?

What is the value?: Is your creatinine low or high? What is the actual value? Did the report include estimated glomerular filtration rate? If it is high, see your doctor as soon as you can. Low levels are not meaningful and may be a natural consequence of normal pregnancy. ...Read more

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When medical people talk about kidney function, and arteriosclerosis effecting it, what does that actually mean?

When medical people talk about kidney function, and arteriosclerosis effecting it, what does that actually mean?

Kidney function: The kidneys work by flitering the blood which flows through them. Arteriosclerosis can impede the flow of blood through organs, including the kidneys. When it does impede flow through the kidneys, kidney function suffers. ...Read more

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Have been getting porocrit every month because of kidney problems. Blood level now seems stable. Does that mean kidney function has improved?

Have been getting porocrit every month because of kidney problems. Blood level now seems stable. Does that mean kidney function has improved?

Not necessarily: Procrit (epoetin alfa) takes the place of the hormone normally made by the kidneys to boost bone marrow production of red blood cells. It is possible for some kidney function to be restored with treatment; but you should definitely monitor this with your physician to ensure you don't require additional injections in the future. ...Read more

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I had a serious of blood tests done, kidney function liver thyroids it came back saying my gfr was high on borderline please explain thank you?

I had a serious of blood tests done, kidney function liver thyroids it came back saying my gfr was high on borderline please explain thank you?

Not a problem: GFR is glomerular filtration rate. Having it be slightly high or on the high end of normal is not a problem. If it is low then that means that your kidneys are not functioning normally and that is a problem. ...Read more