3a CKD worries about my ultraaound

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I am 42 yr old female stage 3a (CKD) 1.2 Creatine 47 GFR 22 BUN my Dr. sent me to a kidney specialist last week since she had noticed my creative levels were slightly elevating with every blood test. I have high blood pressure that we have been trying to control. I thought the Dr. would talk about watching it maybe talk about food so I was in total shock when I find out what my levels actually meant. I have no symptoms maybe a little pain in my right side by my kidney but that’s about it! She wanted me to do an ultrasound and then said depending on those results we would do a biopsy. I had an ultrasound done today and I don’t know the results yet but the tech took a long time on my right kidney and seemed to be typing a lot and then breezes through my left so that has me very worried I didn’t ask any questions because I know she can’t say anything anyway..... So this has me extremely concerned I can’t stay off my phone which I know I should looking up every possibility of what can happen and why she would have taken longer on one side and it’s driving me crazy my brain won’t stop!!! So now just trying to patiently wait. I have an appt on Feb 2 and my Dr said she would only call if she needed too! Well that’s great so if she calls I know something is wrong! So now I just patiently wait! 

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    Hi Kelly,

    I must say that I fully sympathise with your worries, I went through an almost identical phase with similar symptoms.  However I now feel really glad that the docs were taking matters seriously.  When I had an ultra scan ( actually for another reason) it was noticed that I had a lump on my right kidney, I was  then given CT scans and MRI and they decided that I had a cancerous leison that needed surgery quickly.  Within a month my kidney was removed totally as on starting to operate they saw that the tumour was more extensive than expected. The op was considered a success, and apart from a painful period after the op I feel quite well.  Had I not had this sort of care then the outcome would have been very problematic!

    So it is something that can be treated if found necessary.  You are having the right things checked and the process if required is not too bad!

    Best of luck,

    KenR

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    Hi Kelly

    I had similar experience and results, on my ultrasound they spent ages on my left kidney, it turned out I have small calcifications in my renal pelvis which they said they were not worried about.

    Unfortunately my Dr said he wont send me to a nephrologist until my egfr goes below 30!

    I feel really well too. The good thing is you are getting to see the right Doctors. Try not to worry hopefully you will get to know soon.

    Good luck, keep us informed

    Jane

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    Hi im a 45 year old female on dialysis due to kidney failure from uncontrolled high blood which I was on bp medicine for years. I have stage 5 renal failure.I had an ultra sound and a biopsy done.I know this really doesn't have much to do with your post . I just thought I would share this

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    Kelly,

    Waiting is hard. But you've still got quite a lot of function at this point. It's good that you are working with a nephrologist. Once your nephrologist figures out what is causing the decrease in your renal function he or she will design a treatment plan. 

    Right now your job is to do your best to stay calm. Get the testing done. Write your questions down so you're ready for your next visit with your nephrologist. And do everything you can to enjoy each day--you're still feeling well and so can do things you enjoy on a daily basis🐶

    Marj

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    I went through exactly the same conditions, my BP was not properly controlled for 10+ years, even my scan came normal, did a biopsy was not found serious issues, I have posted my change result in another post, with the medication i took. Normally there is no pain if the for 47%.  Probably your issue is BP, hopefully this will revert back to a good rate of function soon. Read about kidney diet and follow. Drink more water, reduce alcohol consumption, just do mild exercise. Do not get stressed, that will lead to more high BP, with 47 even you can be good for ageeeeees, i am sure it will improve! Keep strong.    
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    First, I know this is next to impossible, but try to stay calm.  Question. Have you noticed a lot of bubbles in your urine?  If so, that could mean you’re dumping proteins if which important to mention to nephrologist  I would also call that office and leave a message that no matter the results you would like to speak with the doctor.  Creatinine levels continually increasing could mean maybe your fighting an infection. Important to make sure they do all blood tests. I hope all goes well. Remember , squeaky wheel tends to get more answers. Prayers with you 
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