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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
We are not doctors and cannot diagnose. You need to see a doctor about this. Wish I could help.
Posted by mrscora01
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
Reply: do elevated levels of creatinine relate to kidney ...
There aren't physical symptoms until things get really serious (fatigue, nausea, changes in skin color,...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: Blood Test Results
Thank you for your reply! Makes me feel a bit better! Last year when the blockage happened my A1C was...More
Posted by ccrosthwaite54
Reply: Stage 4 kidney disease
Hi, I was just diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome- Focal Segmental Glomerulo Sclerosis. I found out...More
Posted by lcormier42
Reply: Chronic Kidney Disease Stage III (moderate)
I am so sorry. It is all about lab tests. The eGFR is what determines if you have Chronic Kidney...More
Posted by beenblessed_nana
Unusual Symptoms - Renal Failure?
I had a full nephrectomy of my left kidney in 2001. It wasn't due to disease, just damage from abuse as a...More
Posted by harris592
Reply: kidney
I've never seen that before, but just from a language perspective, itmeans that the kidney is producing what...More
Posted by mrscora01
Reply: One kidney
I was 54yrs of age when my left kidney was removed in 2005, I had a renal mass that covered it. My right kidney...More
Posted by jfaden
fluid on kidney
my mother has fluid on her kidney and I would like to know how a remedy for this problem can be reached.
Posted by ctj2403cdog
Reply: RE: Is it unusual for a patient to be tag-teamed b...
Yes, I am much better. No more stone(s) to worry about Thanks. More
Posted by william5401
Reply: How long can my aunt survive like this?
I'm so sorry that your aunt isn't doing well. While on dialysis I did see a few elderly folks decide to stop....More
Posted by mrscora01
How long can my aunt survive like this?
My aunt is 80 years old and refuses to go for dialysis, even thought the doctor's recommended it. She only...More
Posted by An_258438
Reply to sara
No he was born with his left kidney in the correct place but his right kidney right below his pelvis...More
Posted by shawandaking
Reply: Join kidney patient's research study on CKD suppor...
I would like to partake, but I sent you an email at the first email address and it said that it isn't a...More
Posted by mcjonesy729
Reply: Kidney
yes, it is called hertal kidneys. its where both kidneys are connected instead of being in their...More
Posted by sarahnugent86
Reply: After visit summary listed things I wasn't aware o...
The paperwork states we 'discussed' these diagnoses but we did not. I brought up the anemia and asked...More
Posted by beenblessed_nana
Reply: Heart kidney connection
I agree with John-skpt. You need to be your own advocate and ask for a referral to see a cardiologist...More
Posted by beenblessed_nana
Reply: Pancreas
So what did it turn out to be? Did you go back in or go to your primary care and tell him/her the ER...More
Posted by beenblessed_nana
Who has a fistula
Hi, did any of you who have a fistula at your wrist have the procedure done in a surgeons office or in a...More
Posted by kirbyboy

Spotlight: Member Stories

i have just been diagnosed with kidney disease(Interstitial Nephritis)i also suffer from CFS/ME ,i am aged 50yrs work as a support worker part time,go...More

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