My father has Stage 4 kidney disease as a result of all the NSAID’s taken prior to hip replacement surgery. Currently his BPH is acting up and he is unable to empty his bladder. A catheter has finally been inserted. We cannot get an appointment with a Urologist until 3 weeks from now. His legs are swollen. How concerned should we be about his kidneys?

Blockage of the bladder can cause worsening of his underlying chronic kidney disease (CKD).  His physician should be monitoring your father’s kidney function with blood testing.

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