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    tmcourt00000 posted:
    could someone give some info my mom had level 2 kidney failure ,the she had level 3 kidney failure. now she said she doesent any problem her kidneys are working at 100% now can that really happen and not have any problems shes a bad drinker .and now they found out my siser has one kidney. they said she has f s g s .they want to take a byopice, i would love any info you have ty.

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    john-skpt responded:
    In cases where the lab test number "seem" to improve, it is almost always an illusion, maybe the lab numbers were lower the first time and better the second time, but this could be due to dozens of extraneous factors (diet, medications, hydration, etc) and not really due to the kidneys "improving".

    FSGS is "Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis".

    This condition has a lot of slight variants and some are hereditary, others are not. Biopsy is the only way to really be sure if a person has FSGS or something else.
     
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    autistic2 replied to john-skpt's response:
    I have a 29 year old adopted son who also has autism on the mid to lower spectrum. He does communicate but not enough to tell me or the Dr specifics.He has been diagnosed with FSGS and his numbers are hitting the mid 4 range. One month ago they were at 3.1. Very scary and we are informed as to what is coming. He hasn't been accepted on the donor list yet and won't tolerate dialysis. But my question is really off that topic and has to do with heavy thirst for water, lack of appetite and nighttime incontinence since he was diagnosed. My question is, why the incontinence and is it related to the FSGS? Is it common to lose one's appetite and what does the excessive thirst indicate? Our specialist said we are only a few months away from 10% function, if that helps you at all.


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