My son is 41, on PD since late Jan. He was born with posterior urethral valves, nephrectomy and nephrosomy at 3 months old, hooked the right side kidney back up at 9 mos. He was diagnosed Jan. 2016 with 5% kidney working, slow decline since. Can’t feel his feet, foot and leg pain, cannot walk well. Falls a lot. His docs say this shouldn’t be happening, but it is. His sister is waiting to test to be a donor asap. We read on the internet that it DOES happen! Is leg massage OK now, it makes him feel better. Is this reversible?

I am unable to provide a specific diagnosis based on the information that you present.  Massage should not pose any problems for his kidney disease.  Your son may need to be evaluated by a neurologist to determine the cause of his leg weakness and falling.  This is not a common symptom of kidney disease in a 41 year old man.  I suggest that your son consult both his primary care physician (PCP) and his nephrologist to see if further testing is needed.

 

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