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stronglady4me
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   Posted 8/11/2009 10:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had Hydronephrosis in my right kidney for a few years although I do not know what caused it.  I do not seem to have kidney stones.  I have occassional quick stabbing pain which goes away quickly and occassional low ache which can last about an hour.  My father is 79 and has  had polycystic kidney desease fore quite a while but says that it has never caused him any trouble.  He has had high blood pressure for at least 20 years or  more.  Dad will be seeing a Nephrologist in a few weeks for analysis of chronic kidney desease.  I see a urologist who does a yearly check (although it has been two years since he did a urine test or blood tests).  My question is should I be seeing a Nephrologist?
 
Thank you
Stronglady4me
Walk in harmony
 
I refuse to define myself by my condition or the meds I take


LLPLUV
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   Posted 8/12/2009 2:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I would like to welcome you to healing well forums. Its nice to meet you.

Yes you should be seeing a Nephrologist. At least to be watched by annual physicals. My mothers PKD never bothered her one day of her life. But mine gives me so much grief with the pain. Up until two years ago there was NO sign of this disease then one day on a routine xray they showed up and flourished fromt there on. It also started showing when my BP began to rise.

I have to run off to work but will come back after the dreaded 12 hours...

Laurie
Kidney Diseases and Disorders
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39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD

Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea

Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all


aimsgirl16
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   Posted 8/12/2009 9:49 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey StrongLady! Wanted to Welcome you to the Kidney Forum! I agree with Laurie, you probably should be seeing a nephrologist! Maybe you can get your primary doc to refer you to one.

I really like your comment on your signature about refusing to define myself by my condition or meds i take! Great quote :)


Amy

 

21 yrs old, Systemic Lupus , lupus nephritis , raynoids , Carpal Tunnel

Cytoxan, Prednisone, Lupron, Zofran, Lisinopril,  Ambien, Flexeril, Ultram, Darvocet, Ferrious Sulfade, Calcium, Vitamin B12, Aspirin 81 mg, Vitamin C

The Old Normal is no more so I and we have to find a New Normal...

 


LLPLUV
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   Posted 8/12/2009 4:41 PM (GMT -7)   
aimsgirl you are paying attention even I didn't catch that one. Its is a really good saying.

Laurie
Kidney Diseases and Disorders
              Moderator
 
39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD

Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea

Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all


Irishmom4
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 457
   Posted 8/12/2009 5:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi StrongLady,
Welcome aboard.

Elizabeth
Dx'd with Crohns 1984 and polycystic kidney disease in 1996
Bowel Resection surgery 2006, Now on Asacol, folic acid, and Enalapril,
 


stronglady4me
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 470
   Posted 8/16/2009 12:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the info. I don't have to get a referral because I have a PPO health plan. My dad is seeing a nephrologist in September. I think I wait to see how he likes her and then make a decision about seeing the same one or looking into it myself. In the meantime I have another appt with the urologist.
Stronglady4me
Walk in harmony
 
I refuse to define myself by my condition or the meds I take


LLPLUV
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 1158
   Posted 8/18/2009 5:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I have found out when dealing with doctors you have to take the lead with them. I believe we are the only ones in control of our destiny. Hopefully you can get yourself followed by a good doctor. I'm glad your dad is seeing one.

Laurie
Kidney Diseases and Disorders
              Moderator
 
39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD

Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea

Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all

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