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Peridonatel vs hemodialysis
My question is this. If I have a stomach like most men do, can I still have Peridonatel instead of...More
Posted by kirbyboy
Medicare, medical, etc question
Hello, does anyone have medical or Medicare for your kidney insurance? Do they pay for most things? I will...More
Posted by kirbyboy
How did you feel before you started dialysis
I'm hoping someone will answer this. How did you feel before dialysis started? My dr said when I get to a gfr...More
Posted by kirbyboy
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
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
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
Solid Mass found via UltraSound
my husband (40 years old) went in for an ultrasound for kidney stones (he's been in pain for a while now) and...More
Posted by cbe118
What to expect after fistula surgery please advise
Hi , my husband is having surgery in a few days. I wanted to know what we should expect hrs or days after...More
Posted by kirbyboy
Fistula
Had a fistula done to my wrist about 3months ago. It actually went pretty well. I had numbness in and...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
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
Fistula on the 30th question
My question is this. For anyone who has a wrist area fistula. If you are in construction , would you need to...More
Posted by kirbyboy
SOSORENESS & PAIN ABOVE MY RIGHT HIP BONE CLOSE TO...
FELL APPROX. 3 WEEKS AGO, HIT MY UPPER HIP BONE AREA & CAUSED SEVERE BLEEDING......MY SIDE WAIST AREA WAS...More
Posted by An_259043
mild fullness in right renal pelvis
hello, i am sufferring from mild fullness in my right renal pelvis i would like to know why this problem...More
Posted by An_259010
Requirement of gfr to start dialysis???
Hello, if your GFR is at 19, and you are diabetic , when do they determine when you start dialysis? Is it...More
Posted by kirbyboy
Kidney stuff
This product "Kidney Stuff" has also helped me. There are many links to medical journals/studies for the...More
Posted by thankfultob
Surgery for fistula help please
Hello, do they put you under for getting a fistula in your wrist area? I thought I had read that you are awake...More
Posted by kirbyboy
What does a Spot on your Kidney mean?
What does a Spot on your Kidney mean? I'm devastated, my nerves are bad and all I do is cry....just found this...More
Posted by renmar94
ESRF
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
Husband had creatinine levels 2.7 then 1.7, then 1...
This was discovered prior to a CT scan w/dye. Cancelled due to high creatinine levels. Taken off a pain med...More
Posted by Anon_963
Blood Test Results
I have type two diabetes and high blood pressure for which I watch my diet and take medication for. Last...More
Posted by ccrosthwaite54
Chronic Kidney Disease Stage III (moderate)
I found this out by reading my after visit summary on the way home from my nephrologists office! He...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
kidney
recently reviewed a report from the doctor that says that I have normal physiologic excretion from the...More
Posted by heavenisreal
ESRF
My father in-law is end stage renal. He has dialysis 3 days a week, which he has been doing for 4 years now....More
Posted by turtleman1

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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.
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One kidney
I lost my right kidney in 2008, I had a renal mass that covered it. I am doing good, Sometimes I get afraid...More
Posted by 2makeawish
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

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My husband had an ultrasound in 2009, at the VA, that showed mulitple cysts and hydronephrosis in left kidney. Abnormal follow up was requested, but n...More

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