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I had a radical nephrectomy (removal) of my right kidney 8 weeks ago and just had my final consultation and results of the final prognosis.
upon examining my kidney the final verdict was chronic infection, chronic inflammation and surprisingly as id never had the diagnosis before- chronic renal calcification. My kidney was essentially one big stone plagued with infection and disease but I cant find any information about the cause of calcification that would make sense. I was always told I had CKD due to infections as a baby but never diagnosed with kidney stones. Im now slightly concerned such a build up of calcium may cause or have caused issues elsewhere in my body as i understand its not a typical symptom of chronic kidney disease and often of an underlying issue?
I may be totally wrong but I wondered if anyone else had experienced this or could shed light. Its something id certainly like to avoid in my remaining kidney!!
Thanks in advance
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I'm actually on extra calcium !! Sounds really awful
Warmest regards, E.
Do your blood tests still record CKD after the nephrectomy or has your kidney function returned to normal? I'm so glad the op is now all behind you and all the very best for a long, happy and healthy future.
If childhood infections cause calcification that could well be the cause as the childhood infections also caused the disease. I will definitely bare in mind about vit D though. I dont take any and never have but its worth remembering if i do have a problem with excess calcium!
thanks a lot for your response
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