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Reply: Creatinine is 1.2 is it normal
Depending on your age, gender, body mass, 1.2 mr/dl is "maybe" normal. Labs use different reference ranges...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: Fibrillary GN
I'm not sure if you're still keeping an eye on this post, but if you are, come join our small support group...More
Posted by amriley65
Reply: Suggestions or book for new to starting dialysis
All that I can add is this: Ask. Ask questions of every doc, every nurse, every tech, every patient that you...More
Posted by john-skpt
Kidney Transplant, fuild
For 6 years with my transplant , I had no problems. I used to do martial arts. So, I started taking classes,...More
Posted by deee123
Reply: Radiology interpretation
Assuming that the radiologist is talking about "bloodflow" rather than "urine flow" (it would depend on the...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: Kidney Stone Surgery Tip
I'm having a partial nephrectomy the day after tomorrow with stents put in each ureter for 2-3 weeks until I...More
Posted by kellymetz
Reply: How to choose a dialysis center what to look for
Sorry, but being Canadian, the circumstances were completely different for me. The website IHateDialysis ...More
Posted by mrscora01
Reply: 4 Complex Cysts
I had my yearly bilateral ultra sounds last week. Dr sent me an email asking me to come in for a ct scan with...More
Posted by capam
Reply: Recently Diagnosed
My son has recently been diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma. They found a 8cm mass on his left kidney and say...More
Posted by slo50
Reply: creatnine level
Hi Cora, How old were you when you got your transplant? I remember you saying you went to the Uof M where I'm...More
Posted by kay0922
Urgent again John and Cora
So sorry to bother you two again. You may have read my post from last time re what happened today at the dr....More
Posted by kirbyboy
Reply: Thanks Jon and Cora
Hi Cora, thanks for the info. Here is what the dr said today. Because he is not displaying symptoms such as...More
Posted by kirbyboy
Reply: Urgent john or Cora
We have to be careful in self-interpretation of lab values, without the aid of a physician. In this case we...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: Anyone with Gitelman's syndrome
I was diagnosed about 2 months ago with GS after undergoing some tests I am 74 and never had indications...More
Posted by An_264081
Reply: Please help!...Creatine level up and can't reach G...
First; don't panic. A shift from 1.9 to 2.0 to 2.2 is not all that unusual. (I've been getting bloodwork done...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: small kidneys
Have you checked out "Phosphorus Tracker"? Google : ...More
Posted by fit4life395
Reply: Phosphorous levels please help
You need to check out "Phosphorus Tracker" Google : ...More
Posted by fit4life395
Hypertrophied column of Bertini...Help...
Hello. I have had an ultrasound for kidneys. I am 32 years old, male. The results said: Normal position...More
Posted by kidneyprotector
Reply: Kidney Pain during Adrenaline Rush
This same exact thing happened to me yesterday when I thought I was getting pulled over on the highway. Word...More
Posted by jay_kyda
Reply: Undiagnosed blood in urine
Thank you for the info and for sharing your story! The CT that they did was without contrast (my family...More
Posted by cooljul2
Reply: Hydronephrosis of left kidney
During childhood development, the kidneys change position quite a bit as the body grows. Hydronephrosis is...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: Edema pitting
I'm sorry nobody got to this sooner. The problem with salt and water and dialysis is that nothing reacts as...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: Atrial Fib
Just remember that every case is different; what works best for one patient doesn't always work for every...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: Vet trying to get an answer.
It's possible that the crystals are causing the bleeding! Are you still making stones and crystals? If...More
Posted by ccrosthwaite54
Vet trying to get an answer.
I'm a 68 yo vet 5 years with prostrate cancer, 1 year after "completing" treatment - 45 radation sessions...More
Posted by 1wildjoker9
Vet trying to get an answer.
I'm a 68 yo vet 5 years with prostrate cancer, 1 year after "completing" treatment - 45 radation sessions...More
Posted by 1wildjoker9
Vet trying to get an answer.
I'm a 68 yo vet 5 years with prostrate cancer, 1 year after "completing" treatment - 45 radation sessions...More
Posted by 1wildjoker9
Reply: nephropexy for nephroptosis
who did you find and where?
Posted by pjcombs
swollen feet and legs
my husband has been on dyalisis going on 4 years! today for the first time his ankles and legs and feet got...More
Posted by larias101
History of Hydronephrosis, Thinking of getting Pre...
Hello, When I was 14 y/o I had reparative surgery of hydronephrosis with upj obstruction. I am now 29 and...More
Posted by krisdes515

Spotlight: Member Stories

I'm 54, female. Right around 6 years ago I had a horrible time with kidney stones. I had lithotripsy 4 times within 18 months. I still have a lot...More

Helpful Tips

I have a uti and severe kidney pain, Is this common?
I have a uti and such bad kidney pain that I can hardly move, I cant bend down and it hurts more than I can explain. the pain comes and ... More
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