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I am 45, have never had high blood pressure in fact it sometimes can be low, and I also do not have diabetes.  There is no kidney disease in my family that I am aware of.  However some routine bloods showed I had an egfr of 54 ! (Panic)  my GP however told me when looking at my results that "yes no problems your kidney function is normal!"  It was only after I asked if he was sure that he said oh well we will repeat them and you just need to drink more.  A repeat showed my eGFR was up to 61 and a trace protein in my urine, along with ++ epithilial cells and white bloods cells.  Repeat bloods two weeks later showed that my eGFR had come up to 70, and I had no protein in my urine!  I am confused if not a little worried!  As soon as I found out I have modified already the amount of protein in my diet, stopped drinking cola (do I need to?) and have weaned myself of Topirimate and Sertreline that I have been taking for a couple of years.

I have an appointment to see a nephrologist at the end of May but could do with any advice.  I am most worried about why this has happened as nothing that I have looked at on the net so far fits me at all with regards to possible causes.

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Hi there,
There are several conditions which can cause rise in GFR like hypoproteinemia, high blood pressure, diabetes, constriction of the efferent arteriole due to high blood pressure etc. What are the symptoms you have been having? In kidney disease there would be excess fluid in the body, difficulty breathing, excessive lethargy, and confusion etc.You may need other blood tests like hemoglobin estimation, white cell *****, serum electrolytes, ultrasound etc to detect if you are suffering from kidney problem. A clinical correlation of test results is important. Do consult a nephrologist and keep me posted.
Best luck and regards!
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Along with stage 3 kd I have hepatitis c.  (severe cirrhosis).  I know nothing about kidney disease, I have just randomly been writing down numbers and things gfr.  well the gfr is 53/ml/min  and 1.73 me2.   platlets 134  mch 31.9  creatinin 1.10  neutrophils (absolute) 1.5 low  afp serumtumor marker 19.o high.    I still don't know if I did this right.  Could somebody tell me a little about my numbers.  My only symthons are very tired  big belly  confusion memory loss shakes tremors handwriting down to scribble.
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