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Reply: Re diet trying to preserve kidneys
Cora's right, it's very tedious to maintain a balance. One thing that you must consider is this: if you are...More
Posted by john-skpt
Kidney stone removal
I have just found out that I have kidney stones. One large one is 30 x 17 mm. My doctor suggest the best way...More
Posted by An_262323
Reply: Non Functioning Kidney
Many people do well with a single kidney. The crucial question is what her lab numbers look like with the one...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: Results of kidney testing
It's impossible to guess from looking at just one lab value. When docs order tests, they look at each one as...More
Posted by john-skpt
Stint pain one month after removal...getting tired...
I recently had my first laser lithotripsy with a stint (I have had 3 shock wave versions with no lasting...More
Posted by tenarkitty
Is there a law about this?
Hi everyone, I currently have kaiser insurance. The dialysis center for my insur is about 25 miles of freeway...More
Posted by kirbyboy
Urine creatinine
I recently had blood and urine tests. My urine creatinine result was 12.7 below the range of 27. I want to find...More
Posted by ajem652
Reply: High Creatinine, normal diabetes, normal BP
Thank you Doctor. He has stopped taking Ayurvedic medicine now. We will consult a Nephrologist immediately. ...More
Posted by riya1983
Reply: Changing indurance questions
When I was finally enrolled in Medicare via the ESRD provision, it became my primary insurer and my former...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: High Creatanine, normal albumin and normal BP
Obviously you should report the weakness/dizziness to the doctor right away. You may need a different ACE...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: Other kidney patients to talk to
Hi Cora, we are doing just ok. I want to make sure that my husband is getting the best care of course, but I...More
Posted by kirbyboy
Reply: Help huge questions re where to start
Well, defining "End Stage" is, when push comes to shove, a judgement call. Yes, 15% (20% for diabetics)...More
Posted by john-skpt
New Treatment for PKD
I am 53yo Male living in QLD, Australia I now have Stage 4 PKD [Poly Cystic Kidney Disease> with...More
Posted by flash001
Reply: What happens if the fistula isn't ready
There are several temporary options for venous catheters. Some require minor surgery to implant, others can...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: Kidney reading
The trick here is that the US uses a different set of values than almost every "metric" country in the world....More
Posted by john-skpt
Renal Ectasia?
My doctor just told me that I have renal ectasia...I am not finding much information on this....anyone know...More
Posted by jacks24
Reply: Renal Biopsy for CKD 3
I've had two done over the years, and fortunately mine went well. But like your doc said, every case is...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: My daughter has protein in her urine
I can't tell what we are looking at with just the numbers 3 and 6. You need to ask your daughter for a copy...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: KidneyTransplant
Cora, you must have been a baby when you were diagnosed with Diabetes...And ty for referring me to that...More
Posted by kay0922
Isolated Proteinuria
I have a question, has anyone ever had isolated proteinuria and had long term effects from it? Meaning I have no...More
Posted by kcolly
Reply: cyst in upper right pole of the right kidney
Thank you John-skpt. I found out yesterday the 2 cyst that are on my spine are not causing my pain. I have...More
Posted by dee5hoc16
Reply: what is the situation and what precations to be ta...
It seems likely that the abdominal pain could be coming from a urinary obstruction. But the overall renal...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: 24 year old Just received diagnosis of acute renal...
If the onset was sudden, then it could be a case of acute renal failure, and this will often resolve, at...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: white stuff in urine
Not sure what the jelly fish things are, but I think it's strange that the urologist checked your bladder but...More
Posted by An_261688
Reply: Acute kidney failure - daughter - please help
I can't give you a direct answer regarding the pain, other than to say that renal function and pain are very...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: cholesterol kidney stone???
Welcome to my dear Sir How are you I am very large tensions please help me I am Kidney Paine from 15-03-1996...More
Posted by An_261595
Reply: Kidney patients and Raspberry Ketone
Despite being used in diet supplements since the 1960s, raspberry ketones are quickly becoming a popular...More
Posted by lisacolnett
Reply: Information please
Sorry, I just can't guess. The nephrectomy could be a partial, or a total removal. Docs often don't want to...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: Where to get the right information re kidneys
The trouble with "renal diets" is that there is no single food plan that suits every patient. Some lose a...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: time for new doc?
Is her doc a board-certified nephrologist? If not, then get a referral to one. Age is always a factor in...More
Posted by john-skpt

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