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Reply: allergic to ace inhibitors
Yes, there are rare side effects, but as long as you are being properly followed, things can be caught in...More
Posted by mrscora01
Reply: Creatinine levels inching upward
Are you taking ANY medications, prescription or over the counter, or any supplements? Are there any ongoing...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: John your opinion on this-parathyroid
Hi John, as always thank you for responding. Calcium is 7.9
Posted by kirbyboy
Reply: Phosphorous levels please help
BTW: I had forgotten about the binder Renagel (sevelemer). It's a non-calcium formula of a synthetic polymer....More
Posted by john-skpt
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

Spotlight: Member Stories

I am a 38 year old male who was recently diagnosed with a mobile kidney. My right kidney is fully mobile. When I am lying down it is where it should b...More

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