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Drop in gfr from 60 to 36... ???

PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:09 pm
by ducks
Hi, I had kidney cancer discovered and quickly treated by nephrectomy at the end of 2015.

Seem to have a mild UTI so went to doc. It was also time for routine bloods. Last tests in March, now August. GFR has dropped from 60 (not bad with my one remaining kidney) to 36! Creatinine up over 136.

Ive been having loads of trouble with itchy skin with no apparent rash. Maybe this is cause?

Been prescribed Nitrofurantoin. Nervous of side effects.

The whole thing is puzzling and discouraging. I have an excellent lifestyle, he s lthy food, plenty of water, etc etc.

I wonder if the low GFR could be a temporary blip with infection. I hope so!

Will talk with GP later this week.

Life! A challenge!!