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allergic to ace inhibitors
I had an allergic reaction to ace inhibitors (heart palpitations and red rash all over). Should I try...More
Posted by diesel265
Creatinine levels inching upward
I am a 44 yr old male and just recently had my yearly physical. My bloodwork came back from the lab and...More
Posted by daily44
John your opinion on this-parathyroid
Hi John, So here's the problem. I don't understand. I know you aren't a dr but can you tell me your...More
Posted by kirbyboy
Phosphorous levels please help
Gfr went from 13 to 16. Did this happen due to low protein diet? Now phosphorous is 5.5 . Is this inevitable...More
Posted by kirbyboy
Re diet trying to preserve kidneys
Has anyone gone to being a vegetarian when kidney function was getting worse? I have heard from a few...More
Posted by kirbyboy
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
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
Results of kidney testing
I recently took blood and urine samples . My URINE CREATININE WAS 12.7 below the range of 24. Does this mean...More
Posted by An_262216
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
Non Functioning Kidney
A 74 year old female has a kidney that has stopped functioning with no blood flow to it. There is infection...More
Posted by kbk1207
Other kidney patients to talk to
Hello, I'm the wife of a soon to be dialysis patient. Where can I go or is there a forum of others...More
Posted by kirbyboy
Changing indurance questions
Hello, my question is, I currently have insurance through my wife's employer because I'm self employed. When I...More
Posted by kirbyboy
High Creatinine, normal diabetes, normal BP
Hi Sir/Madam, I need advice regarding my father's health. Yesterday his blood creatinine level has been...More
Posted by riya1983
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
High Creatanine, normal albumin and normal BP
My last blood report shows serum creatanine of 7.0. Though my urine report shows normal alubmin and no blood in...More
Posted by searock
Help huge questions re where to start
Thank you in advance for answering. I posted the other day re gfr dropping from 17 to 13 now. Husband feels...More
Posted by kirbyboy
What happens if the fistula isn't ready
Hi everyone, my husbands gfr went from 17 in mid January to 13 a few days ago. He seems fine but I noticed his...More
Posted by kirbyboy
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
Renal Biopsy for CKD 3
I had a renal biopsy a week ago. Drs told me I would be ok after 48 hours. However, the pain is still...More
Posted by femmeinsight
My daughter has protein in her urine
Hi , My name is Betty and my girl Heather who is 30 is pregnant.. She also has lupus and it has decided to...More
Posted by bettyfern
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
Does anyone one know how long from the evaluation to knowing if your approved for a kidney transplant..Also is...More
Posted by kay0922
24 year old Just received diagnosis of acute renal...
My 24 year old former D1 college football playing soon just was diagnosed with Stage 4 renal failure. We have...More
Posted by kellywill
cyst in upper right pole of the right kidney
Hi. I am a 48 yr old female who recently was diagnosed with the cyst in the right upper pole of the right...More
Posted by dee5hoc16
Acute kidney failure - daughter - please help
Hello My daughter took an overdose of paracetamol 7 days ago. A few days later she began having pain in the...More
Posted by An_261563
Where to get the right information re kidneys
Hi, we went to a dietician 3 times. I discovered I knew just as much as they did through my research. I have...More
Posted by kirbyboy
Information please
I had an xray for pain in my back I was suffering from for many months and blood in sporadic blood in my urine....More
Posted by sjgro
time for new doc?
My mom is in the end stage. Her gfr is at 13. I wanted to join a community because I do not feel her...More
Posted by pattyogreen25
Kidney transplant vs dialysis
Hello, I have a question. My husband saw the nephrologist today. His gfr is 17, he just finished having his...More
Posted by kirbyboy

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My kidney experience includes many decades pre-dialysis, one year on hemo, an attempt at PD, and then transplant

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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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