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CLAIRE_LEFT_SP
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3/14/12 2:28 A

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I can't imagine what the docs were referring to when he said "you can get false positives on renal scans" unless they're talking about an xray or ultrasound or something.

I'm GUESSing that he found a lot of protein in your urine, which a common indicator of kidney disease. Getting the blood tests is a good thing, especially one called your eGFR which measures how well your kidneys are filtering the waste products out of your blood. There are no false positives from the blood tests! When he gets results, he'll be better able to tell you what and how much you need to change in your lifestyle and diet - and we can help you with that.

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3/13/12 9:31 P

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Lisa,

I know what you are talking about....my primary care says he sees no indication that I
have kidney disease, but my dr. at the time said she saw something in my bloodwork
that indicated kidney disease so she sent me to a nephrologist who says my kidneys are
damaged.

See what your kidney specialist suggests before you decide anything and let me know if
I can help you...

Darlene

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You'll always be who you've always been!!!!!!

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is the quiet voice at the
end of the day saying "I
will try again tomorrow!"

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Darlene
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LIMICHELLE2012
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3/13/12 9:12 P

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So I saw the nephrologist today and liked him, he was young and seemed to know alot!

The thing is, is that my urologist made it sound worse then what it was in his notes to the Neuphrologist. The Neuphrologist told me my kidneys are healthy and not to worry at this point. He said you can get false positives on renal scans.

Then he went to go check my urine, when he came back he looked worried. He told me that I had alot of stuff in the urine indicating kidney damage so immediatly he sent me to get blood work done to check the levels. Again he said not to worry.

I guess I just don't know what's going on now that he came back about the Urine and sent to check my levels?

Lisa



 
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