• 5 months ago

    What does a nephrologist test for

    Have had two blood tests in last 3 weeks; in one, blood sodium level 125. Retested 3-weeks after stopping a BP diuretic med, now it's 124. ALL my other levels are normal; lipid panel especially good. BUN 15, creatinine 0.70, all within normal limits. Doctor wants to admit me to the hospital for a nephrology work-up. This sounds INSANE to me. When I googled it, the first thing that came up was they would check BUN and creatinine! OK, have had that tested TWICE and normal both times. Stopping the BP med took my BO from 116/68 to 168/99 in just 3 weeks time! Plus bloating, swelling of extremities (hands and feet plus both calves up to my knees). What else would a nephrologist DO in the damn HOSPITAL that I can't do at home?!