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What else could cause mild chronic kidney disease?
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lorenzolola posted:
I'm 45and was diagnosed with mild ckd a year ago. My ultrasound was normal, I don't have high blood pressure, diabetes, i'm not overweight and I exercise. I stopped taking Advil, whch did improve my blood tests but my last test shows my gfr down to 59. The doctor has no explanation and said a biopsy could show kidney scarring, but again, what would cause that? I'm going to be monitored every 6 months, but my doc says I can go on with no symptoms for 20 years as long as my gfr stays at 59. Does anyone have other ideas on how I got ckd?
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john-skpt responded:
Stopping Advil and all similar drugs is a good idea, but once any damage is done, it isn't like a cut healing. Kidneys have almost no capacity to repair themselves. What's done is done.

59 is just 1 ml/min below the "normal" range so you're not in any serious trouble as long as it doesn't fall off rapidly. That small amount is really outside the technical limits of accuracy for estimated GFR tests.
 
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Ninanna30 responded:
IgA Nephropathy could cause scarring on your kidney, but only a kidney biopsy can confirm it. Even if that is the cause, there isn't anything you can do other than what you and your doctor are already doing.

While IgA Nephropathy is the most common cause of glomerulonephritis, unfortunately nothing is known about what triggers this auto-immune disorder.
 
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hjbearclaw responded:
yes Advil has been shown to reduce GFR.
 
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burgh2012 responded:
Hi there,
I would be very much interested to know your current status of health. It seems that our symptoms could be the same and in my case no diagnosis has been made. How did they find out that you have mild CKD? Did they have a baseline test results to compare with? What I mean is that was this dropped GFR sudden or have u been testing kidney function for sometime? Also, what about urea, BUN and creatinine levels and electrolytes? Any protein in urine?
I would really appreciate if you look at my below note and respond back. I really need some help!


hi there,[br>I am a 37 male, 170 lbs, 6 foot tall was in good health until this episode happened. I do not exercise much and eat a lot of junk food.Social smoker and drinker. Very moderate though. No history of diabetese or high blood pressure. Some times anxiety causes high bp around 140 by 90 in doctor's office. At home the bp is around 130 by 80. [br>[br>Ok here is my story. In Nov 2011, I had some pain on my right flank side, just below the kidney area and lower back. The pain was more like spasm than an actual pain. It used to travel down the thigh as well. I went to see my PCP and he ordered routine tests with CT scans. All came normal. Creatinine was 1.0. The pain sort of went away after a few weeks and I was too busy with life to think about this and thought I am being paranoid. [br>[br>In Jan 2013, I had the same exact episode and continued for a few weeks. I went to my doctor and he ordered the same tests and this time all was normal again. CBC's, LFT's, All Kidney functions such as Urea, Uric Acid, eletrolytes etc. The only thing that was not normal was a creatinine of 2.1. My Doctor could not believe that this is a correct reading. So he re ordered same day. He also asked me to stay in hospital. I was now in the ER room with my blood being monitired every 8 hours, bp checks.New CT scan, Ultra sound ....ECG...TSH, ...H1B1(diabetese I guess(...I mean they did all the basic tests required at that stage. Only thing that was abnormal was a creatinine of 2.1. It stayed at 2.1 for 1 week. I was asked to go home and come back in 1 week. Next week the creatinine was 1.6 and a week after that 1.3. 1 Month after this episode the creatinine went back to 1.0. All possible causes such as rhabdomylosis, drug induced injury, dehydration were discussed but finally no diagnosis was given. It was stated that I had an acute renal injury and no cause is found!! They also did creatinine clearance test and found my GFR around 62% with creatinine serum of 1.3. I was told to take break from work and enjoy life....[br>[br>Well, I was not well after all these episodes. Even though no cause was found, I started to feel that my BP was high. I bought a home BP kit and checked my BP daily. Its always around 130/80 at rest. I sometimes again have these pains on both flanks and lower back. Doctor in the hospital suggested it was muscular pain. Anyways, I got another test done 2 weeks back in early Feb and found that my creatinine was holding at 1.0. Then suddenly last week I did another test(was sooo paranoid as I had this back pain again) so I found my creatinine now at 1.3. I did not share this new information with my Doctor as he thinks there is nothing wrong with me. All lab tests were done from one lab and it is considered one of the best labs in town. [br>Has anyone ever gone thru this kind of kidney disorder *if its is a kidney disorder*??? I am soo worried that this could really be a PKD. By the way I have seen 3 nephrologists and 2 PCP's. All seem to have no clue as to why this has happened, Response will be appreciated.
 
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lorenzolola replied to burgh2012's response:
Sorry for my late reply. I just got a notice that you responded to my question. My health is excellent and I have no symptoms of any kidney problems. I'm due for my 6 month blood and urine tests, so I hope my GFR is still hanging at 59. My kidney problem was discovered during a routine physical. My doctor said urinalyses were changed to include a GFR test to detect kidney problems early before symptoms kick in and cause serious damage to the kidneys.Since I'm now aware of the problem, I can keep my kidneys healthy. If you don't mind, my husband is disability attorney and has seen every health issue from his clients. He can diagnose patients on "Mystery Diagnosis" before the show tells you what the people have. My first thought is that you have a back injury, but I'd like him to read your symptoms and his thoughts. He should've been a doctor. I'll be in touch!


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