I know where to come for the best info online. I have frequented the hepatitis forum because of my now deceased Brother. My Mother-in Law has been feeling quite down, tired, and retaining fluids. Her breathing is effected due to the fluid in her midsection.
She lives in upstate N.Y. ( we are in Tn.) so I only get what she shares with her son (my Husband) and myself via the phone. Her visit with the doctor has her scheduled for a kidney biopsy this coming Monday. Her doctor wants her in the hospital today to get a jump on the biopsy and get her recovering.
She is waiting on her daughter to stay with her husband. He is on dialysis and had to have his leg amputated up to the knee a few months back. Unless someone will stay with him, she will wait until Monday for the biopsy.
She is taking a diuretic (I don't know which it is) to control the fluid. She told me her legs and feet are swollen as well. She said the doc told her she has Stage 3 Chronic Kidney disease. Can he tell this without a biopsy.
What will the biopsy tell other than the stage. What will he be looking for. Is the biopsy needed to plan a treatment for helping her to deal with Kidney disease. Many questions.
Any information you can share will be most appreciated. She has been feeling badly for quite a while. Her thyroid was over or under active so they are treating her for that but since her health was still declining another visit has brought about the kidneys issues.