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  • 1 day ago

    Should my catheter come out?

    Need thoughts please. 20 yr old male. Egfr is 11%. Crea ~ 390. 2 fistula in l and r arms failed. Going to try for a AV graft. Right now I have a central venous cath from short stint on dialysis [acute failure] but now loss is chronic. Doc wants me to have cath out cause of chances of infection etc but I will need one again to be put in if graft doesn’t work. Doc hasn’t talked about needing dialysis soon but those numbers don’t make me feel secure. Should I have the cath removed? What about those....
  • 2 days ago

    Frequent urination, pain, no answers

    So I had to get a ct done tonight because I have had back pain that started yesterday right under my right rib in my back, and they thought kidney stone. I had a bunch of little things in the pee filter cup they gave me to use yesterday, all day today, and my urine was light brown at one point. Today it started burning when i peed which wasn't happening yesterday, 3 different times and hurt for 10 minutes after I peed, like burning on my pelvic bone and down below. Have had nausea, threw up Wednesday....
  • Creatnine and BUN Levels

    Hello! On April 10, my dad recently had a blood test done and his creatnine and BUN levels were slightly elevated and a 2.20 and 32. His ratio is a 15. In September 2017 his creatnine was 1.39 and his BUN was 17 with a ratio of 12. His primary care doctor is sending him to a Nephrologist. My dad is almost 70 and has history of high blood pressure and heart attack in 2007. What does his recent test levels mean?
  • 10 days ago

    Creatine levels

    Had a baseline level 6 months ago at 1.5. Just had another kidney stone and upon entering the hospital was tested at 2.5. Passed the stone and 2 hours later creatine tested at 2.0. Eight days later blood test at 1.7. Is this rate of decline ok? Also last test was 2 hours after strenuous exercise and high protein lunch and 7 hours after 30 protein gram breakfast . Can this skew my results? Doctor wants to wait 30 days for anothet test and on an afternoon after lunch and exercise, is this correct?
  • 20 days ago

    CAN I TAKE AN IMMUNE BOOSTER AFTER MY TRANSPLANTED KIDNEY FAILS?

    When you receive a transplanted kidney, you are supposed to take an anti rejection drugs which suppresses your immune system. Now my question is, when your transplanted kidney fails totally and it has been confirmed that nothing can be done about it, can you take immune boosters to at least boost your immune system?
  • 21 days ago

    Random, Sudden Onset, Extreme Fatigue and General Weakness

    Hello, all. I wasn't quite sure where to put this, so kidney disorders it is! I am an eighteen-year old female. For last few months (perhaps four?), I've been experiencing some really weird symptoms and we're not quite sure why. Every couple of days, I have spells of sudden onset, extreme fatigue and exhaustion, accompanied with generalized weakness, some dizziness, a headache, and general malaise. The episodes do not seem to be triggered by anything specific and happen almost any time....
  • 24 days ago

    UTI?

    I am a 16 year old female and on February 24th I woke up and peed and felt like I was on fire. On February 28th I finally went to the urgent Care and he gave me Bactrim. He also gave me a blue pill that was supposed to help with the burning. I took everything like I was supposed to and the blue pill stopped working two days in. I had been taking Azo for the burning and I felt okay. By the time I finished the antibiotics I quit the Azo to see if they worked. They did not and I did not know what to....
  • 28 days ago

    Burning when urination

    Will kidney stones only burn the last inch section of your penis when peeing?
  • 28 days ago

    CT Scan showed a 2 mm calculus in the urinary bladder

    I have no pain. I've had a touch of blood in my urine for 40 years, at least. I got a stomach virus about a month ago. I vomited very hard and a lot. Later the same evening, I had a slight cramping and had blood showing on toilet paper. I thought it was from the violent pressure on my abdomen. It became less in a day or two and nothing since. My PC checked my urine. It showed a little blood & was cloudy. She set me up with a Urologist. He ordered a CT Scan w/contrast of my abdomen and (bladder....
  • 29 days ago

    Discolored urine

    Sometimes as son as I am done urinating I have a orangish discharge. Im not sure what this is, has anybody seen this before?