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grover11 07-02-2008 09:27 AM

Nephrologist
 
I have been refferred to a nephrologist by my doctor after a urine test showed high levels of protien and some traces of blood and the appointment has been set for 2 months from now. I have also been to a urologist and he sent me for an ultrasound, he said if he had to diagnose right now he would say I have some degree of renal failure. I was wondering if a 2 month wait to see the nephrologist was long or am I getting in quickly. I think it might give me an idea of the urgency.

Cora1003 07-02-2008 11:30 AM

Re: Nephrologist
 
Kidney disease/damage is typically a very slow process so unless you have uncontrolled high blood pressure at the moment that is causing problems, 2 months is not that big a wait. Once there you can be given diet pointers that can help you maintain kidney function for a long time. Do you have diabetes? This is often a cause of such problems.

Best of luck to you.

Cora

grover11 07-02-2008 12:13 PM

Re: Nephrologist
 
Hi Cora

I have a clean bill of health other than the blood/protien in the urine, I do have some discomfort in the kidneys as well. My doctor found test results showing the high protien levels dataing back to march 2004 so it seems to have been present for some time now.

Thanks for your reply.

Grant

greens 07-02-2008 12:59 PM

Re: Nephrologist
 
Hi, When my family doc first suspected I may have a kidney problem he sent my for and ultrasound, and a mir and sent me to a urologist who had me have a test where they inject radioactive stuff in you and take pictures to determine kidney function. I then had my first of many stents put in to relieve pressure in a blocked kidney. This was done in about 2 months.


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