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51 yo male. Mild chf, ef of 50. Kidney failure caused by meds. Creatinine returned to 1.6 after meds stopped. Are my kidneys severely damaged?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Some damage

Stage 3 of chronic renal failure consists of egfr 45-59 (3a) or 30-44 (3b).
Rememember that egfr is an estimate (more info on egfr) and may require a correction for (black) race. Most patients with stage 3ckd are older and only a minority go on to get more serious kidney disease.Increased rate of heart attacks, strokes. Need to be closely followed by physician.Stage4, 5 are more severe renal failure.

In brief: Some damage

Stage 3 of chronic renal failure consists of egfr 45-59 (3a) or 30-44 (3b).
Rememember that egfr is an estimate (more info on egfr) and may require a correction for (black) race. Most patients with stage 3ckd are older and only a minority go on to get more serious kidney disease.Increased rate of heart attacks, strokes. Need to be closely followed by physician.Stage4, 5 are more severe renal failure.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine

In brief: Not severely

1.6 is a long way from dialysis, but you do have a moderate amount of damage.
What to expect would depend on your med. Are you sure you don't have diabetes?

In brief: Not severely

1.6 is a long way from dialysis, but you do have a moderate amount of damage.
What to expect would depend on your med. Are you sure you don't have diabetes?
Dr. Charles Davant
Dr. Charles Davant
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