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Postby Vee » Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:53 pm

[*] My eGFR is currently 13%. Creatinine 367.
I am unable to have dialysis but I'm on the Epo injections weekly.
I am riddled with bruises, particularly on my legs and now I am developing abscesses on my backside.
Has anyone else experiencing toxicity problems?
Vee. x
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Re: Toxins

Postby Thumps » Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:18 pm

Hi Vee,

Welcome to the forum :) we are a group of patients and carers, not health professionals, so I'm not quite clear what you are asking in your post?

If you're not having dialysis and your eGFR is low then that may be making you feel unwell due to lower ability of your kidneys to do their job. Do discuss this with your GP or medical team. I assume you're being looked after by a renal department somewhere?

Take care,
PKD/PLD diagnosed 1994, CKD stage 5 Oct 2007, Living Donor Kidney Transplant Dec 2008, still going strong!
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Re: Toxins

Postby wagolynn » Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:05 pm

Hi Vee,
The EPO is to boost your red cell count.

With kidney failure our immune system are depressed making is more prone to catching ailments, and slower to get rid of them.

I would draw your doctors attention to the bruising, I do not recognise this as being a normal symptom of kidney failure.
Bruising normally appears when haemodialysis is started, this is due to the anticlotting agents used.

Best wishes.
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