Is it possible to get edema and fatigue from kidney disease even though you have normal urine and blood tests?

Swelling of Legs. By the time significant edema is occurring in kidney disfunction, tests are highly likely to detect the kidneys as the source. However there are several causes for edema and fatigue, including hypothyroidism, heart or liver problems as well as other less common ailments. If the only evaluation has been urine and blood, and it is normal, look into other causes other than the kidneys themselves.

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Can you tell me what this means for my kidneys they have been like this since 2013 on five diff blood tests GFR >60....indicate kidney disease?

Kidney function. Your kidney function looks as if did not change since 2013. You must realize, however, that your estimated GFR,if it is 60 ml/min, indicates you have some chronic kidney disease. At 36 that is abnormal and you must realize that you are taking 3 drugs that can harm kidney function, acetaminophen, advil and ibuprofen. See a nephrologist to see what your kidney is by a 24 hour urine collection. Read more...
It depends. If it says GFR is greater than 60 (which is the usual sentence) it may be normal, since more than 60 could be 80, 90 or 100, etc.Now, this may not mean it is stable since it could have been 90 then dropped to 80 then to 70 But if it says 60 ml/min (not greater than 60) this means it is weak for your age of 36 since you should have above 90 ml/min GFR. Need to make sure that urinalysis is normal. Read more...