Q. Should I visit a doctor for my slightly low eGFR?

 

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Hi doctor,

I do not have any real complaints. I just got my laboratory test results. They show BUN 29.1, creatinine 1.01, BUN/creatinine ratio 29 and eGFR 64. I do not have any bad symptoms other than some retention of fluid. I urinate a lot but I am on Triamterene 75/50 twice a day. I do drink lots of water and tea without sugar. I have heart disease and had bypass before 10 years. My general physician said that everything is fine because creatinine was fine. I am still concerned after things I have read. Should I seek a visit with specialist?

 

 

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Hi,

Welcome to dr.sitehome.info.

  • I would like to know your age and how your heart functions. Do you have any recent 2D echo done?
  • Regarding serum creatinine and BUN (blood urea nitrogen), they are normal. But, eGFR – estimated glomerular filtration rate is slightly low. That really need not worry.
  • After the age of 40 years, eGFR starts dropping every year and it is normal. Aging process is similar to graying of hair.
  • Just do a 24 hour urine protein estimation and a 2D echo if not done recently. Let me know your age and reports as advised. Thank you.

Revert back with the reports to a nephrologist online –> https://www.dr.sitehome.info/ask-a-doctor-online/nephrologist


 

 

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