Daily Archives: April 3, 2019

I have recently got my blood work done because of my Doctor’s concerns with pre-diabetes. It came back as pre-diabetes. But what concerned me is I had GFR of 57.35, CHLORIDE 109 and CREATINE 1. Should I be concerned with kidney disease as well? I have high blood pressure, Graves disease, and a blood disorder that leaves me anemic most of my life. I am 56 years old.

I do recommend that you have blood testing for serum creatinine and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and urine testing for protein, blood, and infection at least on an annual basis. I am unable to make a specific diagnosis at … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Blood/Urine Testing For Kidney Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, Diabetes, GFR, Hypertension/High Blood Pressure, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Serum Creatinine

I have kidney disease stage 3 but l see another doctor. He is saying it’s normal. Also, can l take bishop roll tablets? Thank you.

I am not able to make a specific diagnosis based on the information that you present. I do not know what “bishop roll” tablets are. I have never heard of these tablets.

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Chronic Kidney Disease, GFR, Kidney-Related Health Questions

1.) When (age 20 in 1999) I was 4 months pregnant with my oldest son I found out that I had polycystic kidneys. It was 2 months after I gave birth that I had a right nephrectomy. The urologist said it had so many cysts that it looked like a bag of grapes and my left kidney had a few cysts, function was good, but is large enough to be in a man that was over 6 foot. I am only 4’10”. Since then my paternal grandfather has had a right nephrectomy and left is good. My father was diagnosed 5 years ago with bilateral polycystic kindeys and is stage 4 renal failure and not yet on dialysis. Is this just a coincidence or do I need to have my son tested as he is now 19 years old? How often should I check up on my own kidney issues? I have not seen anyone in 15 years but have had very little problems other than occasional UTI. 2.) I have also recently been diagnosed with DMII and arthritis. I am terrified to take anything for the pain and inflammation of the arthritis. I control the diabetes with balanced diet. Thank you so much.

I recommend annual visits to your doctor (PCP) for follow up of your polycystic kidney disease (PCKD). You should have both blood and urine testing to monitor your status and also have your diabetes monitored. PCKD is a silent disease … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Blood/Urine Testing For Kidney Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, Diabetes, Hypertension/High Blood Pressure, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Polycystic Kidney Disease

Hello Doctor, my ultrasound reports are normal. Sir, my RFT is normal. My urine report is normal as of 2 weeks ago but today I have a urine test. I am worried about that result. Sir, ph 5, protein nill, sugar nill, blood nill, uric acid nill, epithelial cell nill, puss cell 1-2, red blood cell 2-3, amorphus nill. Sir please help me. Am I okay or do I have any kidney problems?

I do not identify any kidney problems in the information that you have provided.

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Blood/Urine Testing For Kidney Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, Kidney-Related Health Questions