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Reply: Arteriorvenous transposition question
Is this a fistula, made of native tissue? Or is it a graft made of synthetic material?
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: Diet question
Your friend is sort of comparing aples to oranges. It is akin to changing the variables because they don't...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: Cortical Irregularity of Superior Pole
The radiologist used the word "cortical" just to indicate approximate location. (i.e., in the renal cortex,...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: 4 Complex Cysts
Thank you for your reply. When I asked my doctor she told me that kidney cysts are very common as we age. Then...More
Posted by capam
Reply: Parathyroid Hormone, Intact?
The doc probably looks at the PTH levels in conjunction with the Calcium and Phosphate levels. These all...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: kidney
Sounds like there might be an obstruction somewhere down the urinary tract. What does your doc say about it?...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: Can my potassium levels be controlled?
Thank you. I'm switching Drs.
Posted by edithann2
Reply: Internal Pain / discomfort on my right side...
John, Thank you for your reply and insight. I will have to go to my doctor to get it checked out to rule out...More
Posted by zolie5
Reply: New to group
An eGFR of 41 isn't a desperate condition. Call it 'middle of the road'. 60 would be incredibly good, 20...More
Posted by john-skpt
Link Between West Nile Virus and Kidney Infections
In August 2012, at the very same time, I had a horrible case of West Nile Virus and a nasty UTI infection at...More
Posted by An_260786
Reply: Raised Creatinine
TYPO: 2nd paragraph "nut" should be "But".
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: lower back and sides hurting from being kicked in ...
Get yourself a doctor's appointment or go to a walk-in clinic. Change the locks on your doors and call...More
Posted by ccrosthwaite54

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was kicked in the lower back from my ex boyfriend and since then I have pain in my lower back and sides both sides really badly at times if I over do it or randomly will start hurting me so bad I can't move what possibly could be wrong is it serious
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was kicked in the lower back from my ex boyfriend and since then I have pain in my lower back and sides both...More
Posted by bri9011
lower back and sides hurting from being kicked in ...
was kicked in the lower back from my ex boyfriend and since then I have pain in my lower back and sides both...More
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Reply: Learning the ropes
Yeah there is a LOT to learn. But unfortunately, I've never found a single source that coveres everything. A...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: Creatinine slowly creeping up.
Well, depending on the calculation method, the added data makes it more like 17-18. The BUN:Creatinine...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: Protein/ creatinine urine ratio
It's considered to be quite accurate. Plus, it's fast and fairly cost-effective. (I'm frankly an old-school...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: complex cyst
These can be removed surgically, but the surgical route is only used if the cust seems to be dangerous. It's...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: How did you feel after starting dialysis
Obviously I'm not a doctor, but for personal comparison stories, my creatinine was about 12.0 before I...More
Posted by mrscora01
Does anyone have kaiser insurance
Hi everyone, does anyone live in ca and have kaiser for insurance? If so , do you use their facilities for...More
Posted by kirbyboy
Reply: Kidney lesions
Thank you!! Yes this is a follow up to previous CT scan and ultrasound from over a year ago and my former...More
Posted by badgerbob61
Statins
I began taking statins about 20 yrs ago and handled them very well. About a year ago I started with diarrhea...More
Posted by kay0922
Reply: Gitelman and Bartter Syndrome Support Groups
There is Bartter syndrome foundation too or Ethanscure.org. Bartter syndrome foundation has...More
Posted by An_260268
Reply: Stage 4 kidney disease
Hi, who takes care of that? Is it the social workers? I wonder why they wait so long to educate us. I am going...More
Posted by kirbyboy
Reply: Re protein in diet etc
I'm sorry to say, but IMHO, eliminating animal protein will do nothing for him (at a eGFR of 17) but make him...More
Posted by mrscora01
Reply: Skin black marks, strange legions on skin,
Ive heard of that, and looked into it also, there are some strange things happening out here. No fibers...More
Posted by robinsoncaruso1
Reply: Blood in Urine
This is unusual with chronic renal failure as a direct cause, so I think that we need to look elsewhere for a...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: Antacids
They used to prescribe TUMS (calcium carbonate) for me, as a phosphate binder, not as an antacid. But it has...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: Please advise re foods
my husband has to watch his sodium, protein, potassium, and phosperous. I just read labels. He has to have only...More
Posted by bgjlah
Reply: Black Specks In Urine?
bacterial infection, are there little "lines" in your urine? try a tetracycline antibody, no medical...More
Posted by robinsoncaruso1

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