I have a question about kidney function. I had a urinary tract infection about two years ago. From that period, I am doing blood tests to evaluate the kidney function every 15 days. My urine test is always within normal range, and no protein or glucose has been found. My blood creatinine and urea are also within the normal range. Creatinine goes from 70 to 88, and urea is always steady at 4 to 5. The eGFR last time was 130 using creatinine and cystatin from the blood. My question is, can kidney function degrade so fast? Do I need to check it so often? The doctor that suggested to do checks on a regular basis is not a specialist in urology. He just told me that kidney diseases do not show symptoms until it is too late. I am not diabetic, my blood pressure is normal, and no one in my family has any issues with kidneys. How often should I check my kidney function? Thank you very much.
Welcome to icliniq.com.
For further queries consult a urologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/urologist
Thanks for your answer. I do not think that I am suffering from any disease. I just had a urinary tract infection, and there was some increase of leukocytes in the urine, so the doctor said that it is a regular UTI. Everything else was fine, and that it is a good thing to check the kidney function, to be sure there was no damage. Even then my urea and creatinine were in the normal range. Maybe it was not kidney related. Is once a month good for a checkup? And can you tell me what other tests except for urea, creatinine, and regular urine check, should I do? After that UTI, I did a 24-hour urine check and creatinine clearance, and all were within normal range. My eGFR from that test was 160. So can kidney function degrade fast, and is it necessary to do monthly checks if all reports are within normal range?
Welcome back to icliniq.com.
For more information consult a urologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/urologist
Query: Hello doctor, I am a male, 68 years old, diabetic, with chronic kidney disease, and creatinine level 5.96. What diet should be given to prevent dialysis and control creatinine level? Read Full >>
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Reviewing the laboratory results (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the patient has already developed significant damage, creatinine is too high and has already secondary hyperparathyroidism. Type 2 diabetes with renal complication. Dialysis is unavoidabl... Read Full
Article Overview: If you have frequent urinary tract infections, here are some strategies to reduce your risk. Read Article
1) Post-Menopause: As you get older, hormonal changes cause alterations to your vagina and its contents, predisposing you to urinary tract infections. Topical estrogen applied inside the vagina can reduce the risk of infections. Your doctor will decide if this treatment is right for you. 2) Sexual... Read Article
Query: Hi doctor, I am 40 years old, and my weight is 97 kilograms. I am a diabetic patient, and my A1C test showed a result of 9 %. I am taking Sitaglu Met 500 mg. It has not helped me. When I take it, within five minutes, my sugar level gets increased to 250 mg/dL and comes down again to 180 mg/dL or 19... Read Full >>
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please verify the dose of Sitaglu Met. It is a combination medication. It has two medicines Sitagliptin and Metformin. Please mention whether you take 50 mg/500 mg or 50 mg/1000 mg dose. Please send a picture of it. Medication alone cannot control diabetes. Determining ... Read Full
Ask your health query to a doctor online?Ask an Urologist Now