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recently I notice my leg around ankle region swells sometme and i did blood test for RFT and urine for sugar and albumin.
Blood report shows that serum creatinine is 1.4mg/dl and urine is negative.
what do you suggest for me.Is this a sign of kidney problem
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replied July 31st, 2017

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Although many forms of kidney disease do not produce symptoms until late in the course of the disease, there are six warning signs of kidney disease:

1. High blood pressure.

2. Blood and/or protein in the urine.

3. A creatinine and Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) blood test, outside the normal range. (BUN and creatinine are waste that build up in your blood when your kidney function is reduced).

4. A glomerular filtration rate (GFR) less than 60. GFR is a measure of kidney function.

5. More frequent urination, particularly at night; difficult or painful urination.

6. Puffiness around eyes, swelling of hands and feet.

Laboratory test results need to be assessed keeping in mind the complete clinical status of a patient.

Normal levels of creatinine in the blood are approximately 0.6 to 1.2 milligrams (mg) per deciliter (dL) in adult males and 0.5 to 1.1 milligrams per deciliter in adult females.

In your case, since the readings are high, proper steps to detect chronic renal problems (due to long term hypertension, etc) need to be detected and treated to avoid progression and rapid deterioration.

Hence follow your doctors advice and seek proper care.



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