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It is difficult to know what may be causing changes in your estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). Use of diuretics, including Lasix, can cause a decrease in the eGFR. You should continue to follow carefully with your physician.
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This would indicate to me that you have Stage 3 chronic kidney disease (CKD). This is a low estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). Your physician may be saying that she is already treating you for CKD, but I do not know this.
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Yes, someone can have chronic kidney disease (CKD) with a normal estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). If your eGFR is greater than 60 milliliters per minute per 1.73 meters squared, you can have kidney disease if you have one of three problems. #1 if you have abnormal testing of the urine. This can be blood, protein, or infection in the urine. #2 If you have an abnormal x-ray of your kidney. #3 If you have abnormal tissue diagnosis based...
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The calculating equations for the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) use age, gender and serum creatinine to calculate the eGFR. Age contributes to the calculation, so as you age, the eGFR declines. Removing one kidney would be expected to decrease the eGFR by 50%, so you would be expected to have an eGFR between 50 and 60 milliliters per minute per 1.73 meters squared. Your value of 46 is very close to this.
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The estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is approximately the same as the percentage of kidney function. These numbers are very close to each other and hence one can use the eGFR and % kidney function as being interchangeable.
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I am unable to make a diagnosis based on the information that you present. It sounds as if you have chronic kidney disease (CKD) and it is Stage 3 but I can't tell you what kind based on the information that you present. You should ask your physician why you have kidney disease and what can be done about it.
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An estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of 46 and 47 milliliters per minute per 1.73 meters squared is consistent with Stage 3 chronic kidney disease (CKD). This does not tell you what caused the CKD. You will have to consult with your physician to have this test interpreted for your wife.
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The decision to start dialysis is not based on a specific number.  This is a decision that is made by you and your nephrologist.  It is based on your symptoms and whether dialysis will offer you relief of your symptoms and whether the risks of starting dialysis outweigh the risks of management without dialysis.  It is a decision that you and your nephrologist will make based on risks and benefits.
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I am unable to provide a prognosis without examining you and performing a complete history and physical examination.  An estimate glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of 22 milliliters per minute per 1.73 meters squared is Stage 4 (out of 5) chronic kidney disease (CKD).  Dialysis commonly is necessary with an eGFR between 10 and 15.  You will need to consult with your physician frequently and should be followed by a nephrologist on a regular basis...
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Blood donation will have a temporary effect on kidney function.  I suggest that you have this test repeated.  If the test is persistently abnormal, then further testing may be needed.
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