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201897 tn?1245842334

Possible kidney issue???

My GP's office has one of those on-line portal things where patients can view their test results. I decided to take a peek and was looking at some past testing. I noticed that in my blood work from February of this year the eGFR-AA was low (53) and my creatinine was high (1.09). Earlier tests show these well within the "normal" range.

I'm a 50 y/o female in relatively good health. I have fibromyalgia and thyroid issues (non-autoimmune) but that's about it. I'm overweight but not obese (via BMI).

Do you think I should nudge my GP regarding these test results or just wait for the next round of annual blood tests? She hasn't mentioned that anything was unusual during subsequent visits.

Is there anything that might cause temporary fluctuation in levels?

I usually make sure I'm well hydrated before getting blood testing done. Could that have done it?
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5289563 tn?1366048434
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Thanks for using the forum.

I would consult with your doctor about the lab values you mentioned. There may be an explanation in your medical history as to why those values were outside the normal range, if so your doctor can clear up any confusion. However, it is possible that the lab results should have been addressed. If that is the case, your doctor may want to recheck your blood to see if the levels have improved. It is a good thing you are following up on your results. It is important to be proactive about your health.

I hope this helps.

Cathy
201897 tn?1245842334
Thank you for answering my question.

I've since had the bloodwork redone and the GFR was at 54 and the creatinine was at 1.07.  Still not quite right.

I have a referral to a nephrologist and see him on the 30th.  

Thank again!

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