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Canadian Sandy
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My latest gfr reading is 39 down from 45 in May. I had a partial nephrectomy in March. Should I be concerned? I am 77 years so maybe this is normal for my age.

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icemantoo
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While we all have lower GFR's than our 2 kidney brothers and sisters, 39 is lower than it should be. There may be other issues than a partial kidney loss causing that reading. Mine once was that lw and is back in the upper 50's after a significant weight loss. Get it checked out. This is a Kidney function issue and probably not a cancer issue.

 

 

 

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Canadian Sandy
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Thanks for replying. I will phone my urologist.

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todd121
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You could see your urologist about this, but if you have one, I'd see your nephrologist. I see one regularly and she checks a number of things the other doctors don't check to make sure my kidneys are functioning ok.

Todd

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See a Nephrologist

 

 

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Canadian Sandy
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This blood test was done for my colon oncologist. confusing When your doing double everything. haha

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It can vary from day to day, kinda like blood pressure. 39 is not great, but not horrible. Are you getting enough water? That makes a huge difference.

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Canadian Sandy
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thanks cr. I think my water should be increased. 

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