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Kidneys

I don't know if there is anyone medically trained on here, but am a bit worried,have to see doc on Thursday, recent bloods show raised creatinine and urea my EGfr dropped again to 42. I had no kidney probes until I was put on Apixaban for PAF and Atriel flutter. Just wondered if anyone else has had this problem .

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Hello Flo... I had similar result with my bloods - the creatinine and uric acid were high but no one dealt with it even though I pointed it out... I’d be very interest to hear how you get on with your investigations...

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Thank you will let you know outcome.

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There's a kidney disease forum on HU on which you may get a better response to your query:

healthunlocked.com/nkf-ckd/...

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Thank you very much will have a look.

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Yes. My kidney results are like that. They just keep an eye on it.

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Hi

Diagnosis can never really take place without a full history looking at the whole of the picture and the patient

Looking at the drugs they are on etc

What I am trying to say u need to go back to your doctor if u have worries about the kidney blood test so he can do a full investigation ask questions and refer to urologist if need be

The fact u are worried because yiur kidney test showing out of the norm values is a brilliant thing

Because it’s not normal and your body is telling u something is not right not saying anything is seriously wrong it may be an Acute situation but it certainly is something u should not leave and need to find out why

Do not leave it because down the linee u might get a problem with yiur kidneys so u are right to address this now and it’s quite worrying to see responses say that they also have this and sounds like they left it 🙈

It could well be the medicine u are in so u can take responsibility for your heallth and start researching for yourself

Do not let anyone tell u this is normal 🌸

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The eGFR is the key figure. Your reading is quite low and creatinine is not being cleared properly so it should be taken seriously. I would see my GP and ask for a referral.

Low readings are associated with AF. My eGFR which was borderline improved after my ablation, although my creatinine has always been quite low anyway.

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The reason you we are having these blood tests is because apixaban is processed by the kidneys and can affect them. I would go back to go and ask to see consultant you may need to change to other anticoagulant.

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