Kidney Disease?

By vrswesley Latest Reply 2014-02-17 20:53:07 -0600
Started 2014-02-16 13:26:12 -0600

Or no?

First not sure yet, but do seem to be going potty more often(excuse me-I always call it going potty : )…yes Im 50 yrs old and I say potty). it had been 4 hrs which to me didnt seem to be very long, to need to go that badly.

second, I was running my lower back pain..but i admit that is about 5 in lower than my kidneys.. .. but its fairly bad pain.. and thoughts Ill put it out for every one too.

sorry Im scared…need to much as possible.

thankyou for listening.

4 replies

winn230 2014-02-17 20:53:07 -0600 Report

My GFR is above 90 but my micro-albumin/creatine ratio is over 1800 that is stage one. I now have to be on a low-protein diet and I'm diabetic. Check the national kidney foundation for the stages. Good luck ; )

winn230 2014-02-17 20:48:26 -0600 Report

I have asked the same question in the past and have always gotten the answer that your kidneys will not hurt when there diseased. I was just diagnosed with stage one kidney disease on Saturday very scary. No pain though.

Nick1962 2014-02-16 19:04:44 -0600 Report

In a previous post, you reported having a GFR greater than 60, which is what my doctor likes to see. Heredity and lifestyle makes me watch the kidneys as well, but if your doctor has ruled it out, I’d say she’s the final authority above anyone here.
Back pain can be caused by many different things. For me, my weight has given me a case of disc degeneration, spondylosis (osteoarthritis or “wear and tear” arthritis), and spinal stenosis. This all started to show up at age 51. It could be a simple spinal misalignment that a chiropractor could easily fix in a few short and inexpensive sessions. Without a little more specifics on the pain, I don’t think we could guess (nor should we, we’re not doctors).
Yes, frequent urination is a signal, but again, your doctor gave you the green light. Being 50 isn’t “old”, but the body sure doesn’t work like a teenager’s anymore – expect to see the bathroom more often. Now, if its every hour, or 3-4 time a night, yeah, I’d see a doctor.

vrswesley 2014-02-16 20:17:31 -0600 Report

You know some medical people disagree with that dignosis.. if you are happy with you r doc that is ok.. I quit trusting mine which is why Im going to get a second opinion and a new doc..I just wondered about these things..thankyou though.. : )

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