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Old 05-09-2012, 08:57 AM   #1
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Help with GFR .. Freaking out

I am 53 years old and been in hospital twice in a month because of severe nausea.. Anyway my GFR has gone from 70 to 55.. I was not dehydrated on tests and no one seems to be concerned..but everything I read says that is stage 3 Kidney Disease..my mom had kidney failure and was on dialysis...creatinine is 1.1 on scale of 0.6-1.0 and Bun in normal range.. Any answers would be appreciated since I am having panic attacks now.

 
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:09 AM   #2
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Re: Help with GFR .. Freaking out

Don't forget that the GFR is actually "e"GFR, which stands for estimated. Anything above 60 is considered normal,, so you are close to that. If you were ill, this could affect the result as well. A one time test doesn't tell you much, especially since your other values are normal. What you need to do is monitor over time (months and years). Try not to worry too much. I'm not a doc, but things don't look too bad from my perspective (long time renal patient).
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:07 PM   #3
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Re: Help with GFR .. Freaking out

Thanks for your reply.. I am trying to let the worry go.. It is hard to believe though that a dr doesn't even comment on this and I had to research it since it was flagged on my results.. Scary!

 
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:39 PM   #4
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Re: Help with GFR .. Freaking out

Mine is 26 that is more to worry about. My back sides hurt most the time and I am worried about the same thing as you are. I wonder how bad dialysis is?
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:50 PM   #5
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Do you know why yours is 26? I have no idea or reason that mine would be going down...I tried not to worry but called dr today and said I want another test.. Going in tomorrow morning.

 
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Do you know why yours is 26? I have no idea or reason that mine would be going down...I tried not to worry but called dr today and said I want another test.. Going in tomorrow morning.
Keep us posted on how things go. You could have been dehydrated due to the nausea too, and that will seriously affect the test.
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:52 PM   #7
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Hi Everyone, mine is 29 and it goes from 31 to 29 constantly. I'm at Stage lll and I'm scared really would like to know what Dialysis is about.
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