Have I got kidney problems

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i have had a blood test of GFR come back with a level of 69 ml/min and serum creatinine of 86, is this normal, thank you.

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    Hi SarahJayne,

    The numbers tend to be age dependent.  As a young adult eGFR usually starts at around 100 then falls slowly until middle age when the rate of fall is greater.  Above 60 eGFR there are not symptoms normally, and your Creatine levels are in the normal range.

    Cheers, KenR

     

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    There are a lot of factors that play into it, your age, are you diabetic, are you healthy, ect.

    The first thing you need to do is make sure you see a specialist nephrologist.

    Nephrologist specialize in this area.

    Good luck : )

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    This really depends in part on your age. Another factor my doctor's mentioned to me was how quickly the decline in renal function occurred. A quicker or a sudden decline in function is more concerning. And finally do you present other risk factors, e.g., diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.

    This certainly calls for a conversation with your primary care physician as well as a possible referral to a nephrologist.

    Best wishes!

    Marj

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      I am 47 years of age, not I. The best health, have got pernicious anemia, have functional neurological disorder p, I have had urine in my blood for years, had a scan of kidneys and they couldn't see a problem, that was about 5 years ago, it was just put down to one of those things, I have had symptoms like swollen hands, feet, urinating a lot sever lethargy but put all those symptoms down to my other problems. I have also had back pains that the GP put down to wind.

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      Thanks for sharing a little more about your case. Your renal panel data actually looks as though you've got enough renal function--shouldn't be experiencing many symptoms related to kidneys. I've got severe anemia. It can be really problematic if not under effective treatment. Some of what you describe seems similar to what I experience with my anemia--but I'm not a doctor.

      I definitely think it would be good to see a nephrologist just to be sure your kidneys are working fairly effectively.

      Marj

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    Hi S-J,

    Whew!  No wonder you feel a bit down.  Quite a bit may be due to the anaemia.  Still your kidneys seem to be working all right from the numbers you gave.  Keeping questioning the docs is all you can do- and eat healthily and keep fit!

    Good luck,

    KenR

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    Hello, Sara Jayne.

    From the look of things your numbers are pretty good and shouldn't give you much concern. You didn't say how old you are but nonetheless the figures seem good.

    Keep up with your GP appointments and ask if it is necessary to see a nephrologist, especially if you are worried -- but again, I wouldn't be.

    Best wishes,

    Bert74483

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