Renal Failure - Went to my PDr Monday and she ran my kidney function for me in three months my GFR?My GFR dropped from 39 to 27 in just three months. What caused the sudden drop? By the way she also found out I had a bladder infection. Also my creatinine level was 1.95 normal range is 0.50-1.30. She put me on Cipro for the infection. I hope someone is able explain to me the sudden changes in my labs, as they have been stable for the last three years and actually getting better. Also my other labs were off too. My glucose was 135,normal 65-100 (I am not diabetic).Protein in urine 1+ normal negative. bilirubin, urine abnormal, ketones urine, trace normal negative. White blood count 15.4, normal 4.5-11.0. Red blood count 5.74, normal 4.0-5.20. MCV 74, normal 80-100 MCH 23.5, normal 26.0 -34.0 . MCHC 31.9, normal 32.0-36.0. RDW16.6, NORMAL11.5- 15.5. 25-Hydroloxy (Vitamin D) 30.0-80.0 is normal mine is 21.2. All my other tests were within normal range. Also, I had a appt today with my nephologist. Found out he left the practice about a month ago. Came in one day and said was leaving, gave no explanation to anyone. No one even bothered to call to cancel my appt or to tell me that the other Dr's got together as a team and looked at Pt historys to decide who they thought would be for best for each pt which I thought was considerate. My previous Dr was considered one of the best nephologist in the U. S. & Canada very smart man, so I hope this that this Dr is as least close in knowledge as my last one. So to finish this up I have a appointment to see her on July 30. Wish me luck. Hope someone can ease my mind in the meantime.
What can cause GFR to drop?
Question posted by Birdhappy on 21 July 2010
Last updated on 15 August 2010 by Chaman Bajwa
hey I think yours is a problem of ascending pyelonephritis.
The bacteria causing UTI (E coli, proteus, klebsiella), slowly climb upwards via ureters to kidneys to worsen the situation. Your high WBC count is indicative of some kind of infection. All ur other tests are fairly normal except for protein in urine which is expected. Ur high creatnine indicate that kidneys are not quite normal.
Wish u good luck for ur new doc.
ur problem will get ok when the infection subsides.
I have found a web sight that talks about GFR drop from kidney disease and that diabetes can cause kidney disease. There may be other medical conditions that could cause kidney disease, too. If I were in your position, I would try to see a good nephrologist (kidney specialist) and get some definite
This was about a woman with one kidney, andI have one kidney and have had little to no problem.
I recommend you go to this web sight and sign up. this Information is no way a Diagnoses only some matearial I found.
I wish you all the luck in the world and prayers for you
i dread lab tests to and analyse them heaps since my 2 cancer episodes, by your profile you have been through more than me, im only 30 but spent most of my life in and out of hospital to. Important not to panic and make decisions on emotion , your probably aware of this but at the time of results and having all the dramma of the past i pressume you would get the high level of anxiety like myself and it terrorises youn until you no whats going on. So we need to find out what can help and what to accept until the next test is due. Your doing great reaching others and typing it out, this will help get it out of your mind for a bit and ese your panic if im hearing you ok. With having an infection, this changes your blood temporaraly its how the body repairs so if your bloods were normal and you had an infection that would be the time to worry.
The white blood cells are up high and fighting the infection, the antibiotics will also be doing there job ,they wouldn't mes around with your history so you would be on strong ones. My bloods even when im well will drop out of range sometimes even when im in a perfectly well patch, they aren't hard and fast more a guide line so it may be your body adjusting to the fight of the infection. If you can get a second opinion from a doctor at a different clinic, until you know your comfortable with your new doctor, as you would no how important it is to have a doctor who is commited to you and knows what hes doing. Also check what meds your on and vitimans or suppliments and keep check with your doc even over the counter stuff. Another thing just keep a check on the colour of your urine if it gets really dark, not yellow from a vitiman but dark not like you have seen before go straight to the hospital. I feel for you it is not nice living in fear of whats ahead but if you can just belive it will all work out as worrying wont change the out come it just make you miserable, i have done this and felt bad way to long for far to many times when it was nothing to be worried about or something that was going to be fixed. Best wishes, i hope i answered it ok, please keep me updated my friend
At least you marked your question conversational as I have no clue about lab work and readings. I can however wish you the very best with your new doctor and appointment coming up.I think Rajive is the best on these types of questions. One thing we have in common is a doctor walking away from his practice and patients with no explanation whatsoever. This happened to us (Jim my hubby and I) shared the same PCP. He just up and left. I mean he left medicine all together!! Jim had run in to him sometime later in a store. Asked him what was up with that. Doc told him he couldn't deal with the stress and knowledge of sick patients and knowing what the end result would be. Couldn't stomach charging high prices for treatments that he knew wouldn't help, nor prolong life. But since he was in a Group, as most docs are, he would catch hell from the director and his colleagues. I must admit his bed side manner was horrible.
He scared me a few times!! I had an xray done and he walks in the room and said, "Man oh man! I have never seen this before, Jesus!!" Then silence as he kept staring at the xray! Meanwhile my heart is ready to explode. I had almost severed my little toe, it was pointing straight out the opposite way, and it was broken, obviously. But it had pulled so much it caused a hairline fracture all the way down the side of my foot. I thought I was going to have to have my foot amputated or something!
Enough rambling. I truly hope and pray all goes well for you! Take care and keep in touch,
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