Hi there, I would be very much interested to know your current status of health. It seems that our symptoms could be the same and in my case no diagnosis has been made. How did they find out that you have mild CKD? Did they have a baseline test results to compare with? What I mean is that was this dropped GFR sudden or have u been testing kidney function for sometime? Also, what about urea, BUN and creatinine levels and electrolytes? Any protein in urine? I would really appreciate if you look at my below note and respond back. I really need some help!
hi there,[br>I am a 37 male, 170 lbs, 6 foot tall was in good health until this episode happened. I do not exercise much and eat a lot of junk food.Social smoker and drinker. Very moderate though. No history of diabetese or high blood pressure. Some times anxiety causes high bp around 140 by 90 in doctor's office. At home the bp is around 130 by 80. [br>[br>Ok here is my story. In Nov 2011, I had some pain on my right flank side, just below the kidney area and lower back. The pain was more like spasm than an actual pain. It used to travel down the thigh as well. I went to see my PCP and he ordered routine tests with CT scans. All came normal. Creatinine was 1.0. The pain sort of went away after a few weeks and I was too busy with life to think about this and thought I am being paranoid. [br>[br>In Jan 2013, I had the same exact episode and continued for a few weeks. I went to my doctor and he ordered the same tests and this time all was normal again. CBC's, LFT's, All Kidney functions such as Urea, Uric Acid, eletrolytes etc. The only thing that was not normal was a creatinine of 2.1. My Doctor could not believe that this is a correct reading. So he re ordered same day. He also asked me to stay in hospital. I was now in the ER room with my blood being monitired every 8 hours, bp checks.New CT scan, Ultra sound ....ECG...TSH, ...H1B1(diabetese I guess(...I mean they did all the basic tests required at that stage. Only thing that was abnormal was a creatinine of 2.1. It stayed at 2.1 for 1 week. I was asked to go home and come back in 1 week. Next week the creatinine was 1.6 and a week after that 1.3. 1 Month after this episode the creatinine went back to 1.0. All possible causes such as rhabdomylosis, drug induced injury, dehydration were discussed but finally no diagnosis was given. It was stated that I had an acute renal injury and no cause is found!! They also did creatinine clearance test and found my GFR around 62% with creatinine serum of 1.3. I was told to take break from work and enjoy life....[br>[br>Well, I was not well after all these episodes. Even though no cause was found, I started to feel that my BP was high. I bought a home BP kit and checked my BP daily. Its always around 130/80 at rest. I sometimes again have these pains on both flanks and lower back. Doctor in the hospital suggested it was muscular pain. Anyways, I got another test done 2 weeks back in early Feb and found that my creatinine was holding at 1.0. Then suddenly last week I did another test(was sooo paranoid as I had this back pain again) so I found my creatinine now at 1.3. I did not share this new information with my Doctor as he thinks there is nothing wrong with me. All lab tests were done from one lab and it is considered one of the best labs in town. [br>Has anyone ever gone thru this kind of kidney disorder *if its is a kidney disorder*??? I am soo worried that this could really be a PKD. By the way I have seen 3 nephrologists and 2 PCP's. All seem to have no clue as to why this has happened, Response will be appreciated.View Thread
Hi Sun, I have actually had the same exact issue. My creatinine level in Jan 2012 was 1.0 and then I went for lab work in Jan 2012 and it was 2.0. I was hospitalized for 10 days and they did all they could to figure out why this has happened. No diagnosis was given and I was discharged when creatinine came back to around 1.3. All other tests such as urea, BUN, proteins, electrolytes, LFT's, uric acid were normal. Ultra sound normal. ECG normal. CT scan normal. Creatine Kinease was about 400, slightly above normal. Mayaglobin normal. Basically, it was creatinine serum that was very high. Did u ever figure out ur cause?View Thread