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Spots on My 91-Year Old Father's Kidneys
Hello, My 91-year old father has had chronic kidney disease for some time - Stage 3/stable. Last year his...More
Posted by jferebee
Reply: Medicare, medical, etc question
I started getting Medicare A & B with the diagnosis of 'End Stage Renal Disease'. It was not...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: Peridonatel vs hemodialysis
Here's what I can tell you about what I have seen of the decision making process. For myself personally, and...More
Posted by mrscora01
Reply: Stage 4 kidney disease
Very interesting discussion. As a former kidney disease sufferer, I know how frustrating it can be to find...More
Posted by tuhumom
Reply: How did you feel before you started dialysis
My case wasn't quite average, since I'd just had an accident and was suffering with two broken legs and a...More
Posted by john-skpt
getilman syndrome
Hello my name is Victoria Freeman and I have been dealing with this for nine years now and I was in...More
Posted by victoriafreeman29
Please answer re post op fistula appt
Hello, I appreciate anyone who took the time to answer. I know we are all busy but it is something like this...More
Posted by kirbyboy
Women with ckd and pregnancy
I'm going through deep depression right now realizing bc of being at stage 3 I will never have another baby,...More
Posted by amanda0916
Reply: Post op fistula what should I expect now please ad...
I was told not to lift anything for the first 3 weeks while the fistula matured. After the doc cleared it, I...More
Posted by bruce2164
Post op fistula what should I expect now please ad...
Hello, I had a fistula done today. It's right below the crease in the elbow. They said to keep it elevated and...More
Posted by kirbyboy
Reply: My sons right kidney is in the wrong place?? Is th...
Hi! Just today my son has been diagnosed with Eptopic Kidney. We haven't visited a nephrologist just yet...More
Posted by amull1066
Reply: Solid Mass found via UltraSound
john- thank you soooo kindly for your posts. we JUST got the MRI results back today. again, it showed NOTHING ...More
Posted by cbe118
Reply: Spot found on kidney on CT Scan of abdomen/pelvis ...
Tere01, I'm sorry to say that the OP only posted the once and never again and that was 4 years ago. I doubt...More
Posted by mrscora01
I agree with Cora: if it continues to bother you, then see a doctor. But kidneys are very well protected,...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: Kidney Stones again Round 2
Thank you so much for all of the support, it makes it easier knowing that others have similar things...More
Posted by radiantflower
Reply: What to expect after fistula surgery please advise
If I remember correctly they told me not to lift anything heavier than 2 pounds for the first week, then...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: Fistula
13% GFR is probably correct. It was 15% back in my day (1996), but Medicare changes from year to year, so 13%...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: Pain in my sides and lower back?
Sorry to hear of your infection. When you have such a high fever, you have to do whatever to get it down. ...More
Posted by raeanne224
Kidney Stones again Round 2
Hi everyone Well I am 47 and have been extremely healthy until 8 weeks ago when I was really sick and...More
Posted by radiantflower
Reply: Fistula on the 30th question
I'd ask the nephrologist, AND the vascular surgeon who is going to do the work about covering/protecting the...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: mild fullness in right renal pelvis
I know this has been posted for a long time, but I wasn't quite sure how to reply. I wasn't certain what the...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: Requirement of gfr to start dialysis???
Less than 20 ml/min and diabetic fits the general recommendation for dialysis; but docs use that guideline as...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: CKD help
This product "Kidney Stuff" has also helped me. There are many links to medical journals/studies for the...More
Posted by thankfultob
Kidney stuff
This product "Kidney Stuff" has also helped me. There are many links to medical journals/studies for the...More
Posted by thankfultob
Reply: What does a Spot on your Kidney mean?
"Spot" is rather vague. I'm guessing that the doc used this term before seeing the CT results; a CT should...More
Posted by john-skpt
My father-inlaw has esrf. He has been on dialysis for 4 years, 3 times a week. I have noticed the last few...More
Posted by turtleman1
Reply: ESRF
Thank You john-skpt!!! I was confused about the poll, ty for your explanation of it. Hope you have a wonder...More
Posted by turtleman1

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Reply: Anyone with Gitelman's syndrome
Wow, this is so crazy to see how many people have my disease. I have full blown gitelmans syndrome. I was...More
Posted by leannemarie03
Reply: Husband had creatinine levels 2.7 then 1.7, then 1...
I tend to round creatinine numbers off to X.x and forget the second decimal place. The accuracy of the test...More
Posted by john-skpt

Spotlight: Member Stories

I have PKD. I have a lemon size bulge by my right lower rib. It is a deep feeling pain. After a Ultrasound, CT scan and MRI, I am told I have blood se...More

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