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Have to have a second RCA test for kidneys, when i was in hospital

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Have to have a second RCA test for kidneys, when i was in hospital last year my kidneys nearly failed. i have put ona lot of weight, do i have kidney desease
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

you need more testing to know for sure if you have kidney disease.

Dr. David :

you need a 24 hour urine collection test.

Dr. David :

what is your BUN and creatine levels?

Dr. David :

hello?

JACUSTOMER-8jvy1nlq- :

Can you please reply

Dr. David :

do you see my reply above?

Dr. David :

you might have to scroll up to see my response.

Dr. David :

you need more testing to know for sure if you have kidney disease.

Dr. David :

you need a 24 hour urine collection test.

Dr. David :

what is your BUN and creatine levels?

Dr. David :

hello?

JACUSTOMER-8jvy1nlq- :

Iv seen your response but you hvnt put my mind at ease as i have been worring about this for ages and cant sleep

Dr. David :

I am sorry you are worried about your kidney function.

Dr. David :

but the only way to know if you have kidney disease is to get blood testing and urine testing.

Dr. David :

I need to get more information from you to best help you.

Dr. David :

when was the last time you had blood testing?

JACUSTOMER-8jvy1nlq- :

Well, as i said i have to do another ARC test, which is urine, Blood test prob last year in hospital when i was told that my kidneys nearly failed. was in there because of a leg fracture. I am nearly 68 yrs old, live on my own, have no support and Im very worried! Thanks for trying to help me! Jenny

Dr. David :

you are welcome

Dr. David :

get a copy of your blood testing and check your BUN and creatine levels

Dr. David :

I would be happy to review these test with you.

Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

a good way to know if your kidneys are working is if you are making urine and peeing daily.

Dr. David :

the purpose of the kidneys is to make urine

Dr. David :

if you are peeing regularly and making urine, then your kidneys are at least functioning and working.

Dr. David :

how well they are working needs further urine and blood testing results.

JACUSTOMER-8jvy1nlq- :

Thank you for your help Jenny

Dr. David :

thanks.

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