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Kidney Failure and CKD

Also known as CKD - Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis - Kidney, Renal Failure

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  • Foamy urine - proteinuria or lack of water intake?

    For over 3 years I noticed foamy urine off and on. The first time I noticed I went to doc, did a urine sample test and found small traces of urine by nurse. So I was then sent off to have lots of kindey test: eGFR MICROALBUMIN/CREATININE MICROALBUMIN, UR, QN BUN BUN-to-creatinine ratio A1C Liver Panel...

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  • Artificial kidney

    Hi all. Are there any kidney doctors who are enthusiastic with the SF univ research implantable A. kidney? The kidney project site estimates testing in 2017-2018. Or do the renal experts think it a hoax?

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  • Just looking for info

    Hello everyone, I'm new to here and just wanted to ask some questions. Just a little background, I'm a 39 yr old guy and have been given a diagnosis of end stage kidney failure. My nephrologist had talked to me about dialysis and transplantation. I'm terrified, and just wanted to ask anyone...

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  • Lupus nephritis

    Hello everyone! I'm new here, I'm looking for a little advice, maybe some reassurance until my next rheumatologist appointment. I'll keep it short and relevant to this forum. I've been under investigation for an autoimmune disease called Lupus for the last 6 weeks. I've had a very...

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  • New fistula

    Hi all. Just got home with my new fistula. Feels very weird. Hopefully the soreness will go. I hope my arm will be usable soon. The buzzing is hard to get use to. Anyone out there who is willing to share theit experience.

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  • GFR

    In panic mode after having a blood test for cholesterol. I received a call to say that the test had identified a GFR of 46. I’ve never heard of having a test for GFR when being tested for cholesterol.  Anyway, I’ve not got an appointment for an ultrasound scan. Panic has set in, mainly because I...

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  • Just been diagnosed

    Hi, just found this site. I have recently been diagnosed with CKD, its all been a bit of a shock. I'm 50 and work full time. Went to the GP complaining of headaches. My Blood Pressure was off the scale so admitted to Hospital (spent seven days there) Upshot following a range of test and a biopsy...

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  • Can extreme emotional stress cause proteinuria?

    I just received results on a large panel of tests my nephrologist ordered to address my concerns with a significant drop in e-GFR (from 100 to the 70's and 80's) over the past two years. During the first visit, his office found some borderline proteinuria (30 mg on random urine sampl with dipstick)....

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  • Pain after kidney removal

    I had my left kidney removed due to finding a tumour on it. This was due to pain on my right rear side feeling as if I had pulled or torn a muscle in this side. Anything like Hoover or moping would activate it. After 8mths I looked into it. Diagnosed via scans. Then having removed the left kidney an...

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  • Help

    My story - 40 year old male - this week I visited my GP to collect what I thought was a routine series of tests. Turns out my kidney function numbers and blood pressure were through the roof. I have done a scan, and while the doctor did not want to say much about the results, he has written on my referral...

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  • Looking for answers

    I’m in search of someone who may have similar symptoms as my daughter. I’m getting nowhere with her doctores and constantly being brushed off. When she was 3 months old I almost lost her. She had an Ecoli infection in her blood. They were unsure if it was caused by her kidney, or if her kidney disease...

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  • Foamy Urine - Should I Worry?

    Hey guys first time posting here. I'm a 23 year old male, In good health. With the exception of a spontaneous pneumothorax 2 months ago I have never had any major health issues, and everything has always been normal.  For the past 6 months (this could of happened before as well I just never...

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  • Stem Cell Therapy for Reversing/Regenarating Damaged Kidney Cell

    Did any one tried or know about "Stem Cell Therapy" for treating Kidney disease. It said that Cell Therapy can reverse and or re-generate damaged kidney cell. I know some people have taken this treatment in China but did not get any result. Recently I have seen an ad in face book that Cell...

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  • Kidney function of 9% down from 50% on 12th

    My 77 year old husband had a blood test yesterday and GP phoned in the afternoon. His kidney function has fallen - if I understand correctly, this is end stage renal disease/renal failure. She persauded him to go to A and E to have more tests - dialysis is not an option until the find out what caused...

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  • stage 3 = ckd

    hi i got diagnosed a month ago with ckd stage 3... it been up and down for me...my function started at 59% 3 more blood tests it went down to 49% then 44% then up to 55%.....i new to this group... so it good to talk with others who have this

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  • My daughter just been diagnosed

    My daughter is 4 1/2 years old and had just been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. She has kidney reflux which we believe to have caused CKD. Read up on the info the doctor gave us and the website she gave us and they all say talking to other parents helps. Just wondering what other people have...

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  • Understanding and answers to low eGFR

    Hi all, I'm 31, relatively healthy, correct weight etc and about 8 months ago I had routine bloods taken at my GP.  All were fine except an alarming eGFR of 65.  A urine test identified no trace of protein though My GP had the tests repeated the following week and eGFR had risen slightly...

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  • Unbearable itching

    I have CKD at stage 5 and my itching has got that bad I don't get much sleep now. I have written to my renal consultant but she is not getting back to me. I have tried antihistamines, using certain creams and also damp flannels but with no success. Can anyone suggest anything that has worked for...

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  • Transplant costs

    I will be referred for transplant eligibility evaluation soon. Of course I'm just taking all of this one step at a time. At this point I don't know that I'll qualify. But as I am waiting this out, I'd love to hear from those who have been trough this, especially in the United States. ...

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  • Terrified of Kidney Failure after friend nearly had it

    Hello, new to this site, so apologies if this turns out to be the wrong place to post this. I'm a rather young individual, only 22, so maybe my fear is mislead. But a friend very dear to me was in the hospital and found her kidneys almost shutting down when she went in for leg pains. According to...

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  • Kidney failure

    Hi . I am in stage 4 kidney failure with a gfr of 26 . I have been extremely tired for a while now ! I work every morning , but come home and sleep for 2/3 hours until my youngest gets home from school ! And I'm still shattered , and not quite " switched on " if that makes sense ? The last...

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  • lvl lvl

    Newly diagnosed with CKD stage 3 - at 33 years old

    I'm 33 and have an egfr of 38 with a creatinine of 138. My bp is fine at 120/79, I don't have diabetes and am not overweight. I've never had even one UTI. 6 months ago my kidneys were fine. I've had no obvious symptoms, I am tired most of the time but I'm a full time mum to a 2yr...

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  • CKD Stage 3, Age 22 - is this CKD?

    Hello Everyone, A little background about myself: I do not have diabetes or high blood pressure.  I have no family history of CKD.  I am 22 years old, Asian.  I regularly go to the gym and did not have any signs of CKD until December 2016. I have no pain in my kidneys and mostly have...

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  • PD Drain Pain and Slow Drain Fixed

    On a visit to my specialist 29/07/2017 he increased my Calcitriol from 2 a day to 3 a day, after about 6 weeks on the new dosage I started to get abdominal pain on my left side about where appendix would be if it was on left side, my draining was slowing down and I developed constipation which...

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  • Newly diagnosed with stage 3 kidney disease

    As from the title I am recently diagnosed with stage 3 kidney disease, my gfr is 56. I have been feeling off colour for a few years now with symptoms getting worse. I have weight loss, swollen ankles, shortness of breath, extreme fatigue, a need to pee all through the night, difficulty sleeping, Itchy...

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  • Ms Lindsey

    I was diagnosed with MSK in 2014 after retaining so much water seeing numerous doctors.  I had a lititripsy only to come out of surgery with the stones still in me.  They found out my kidney was actually falling and kinking my urter so the could not retrieve the broken up stones. Now I'm...

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  • CKD and pregnancy??

    Hi All, I am a 30 year old female and was diagnosed with CKD 5 years ago. I have been very stable due to a combination of diet and ramipiril (for proteinuria). Creatinin is about 220 and blood pressure is perfect. I am otherwise healthy and I am a healthy weight. My neprologist has always been unsure...

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  • Stage 5, link to my story

    Hi All, I was Diagnoised in February with Stage 5 Kidney Failure and in July I will go onthe transplant list, I have started a blog on "My Road To A Kidney Transplant" I have been doing Peritoneal Dialysis since the beginning of April so if I can help anyone with any questions please ask,...

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  • Ckd stage 3b Gfr 42, scared for my future!!

    Hi I am new to this page, I am 37 with Stage 3b CKD, Gfr 42, hypothyroidism, and pcos. After myself having sepsis after my second child, it has brought my ckd up a stage. He is 1 year old now, and my Gfr remains the same. I have major health anxiety issues, as I also lost my mum to sepsis, April of this...

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