Just wondering if anyone can shed any light on my recent blood test results. I don't have many actual numbers, but can say:
Platelet count is raised
Red blood count is raised
MCV is low
MCH is low
Everything else on the full blood count was normal
I had a renal function test which showed an eGFR of 71. My GP says I need to re-test in 2-3 months and was concerned about this result because she said my usual eGFR is over 90 (but I don’t know how long ago it was that I was getting a 90 as my usual). She sounded quite worried and made comments about needing to make sure it doesn’t go any lower than the 71, avoiding painkillers etc.
This has made me worry so I was hoping you might be able to give me some advice.
Does this sound like early CKD?
To give background I’m 34. Female. I take levothyroxine daily.
I eat a probably poor high sugar/carb diet. No diabetes. Minimal exercise.
I gave birth 10 weeks ago. I’m breastfeeding and don’t drink enough. Could dehydration alone cause me to have such a low eGFR?!
I've had constipation and bad stomach pains, nighty sweats. It was the bad pains that resulted in them doing the bloods as the doctor thought it could be my spleen. I’m very tired but that’s fairly normal with a newborn!!
I also had a postpartum infection which they discovered due to a high CRP of over 100. I was given high dose antibiotics (two courses as the first didn’t work) and antifungals since the antibiotics caused me to develop thrush. This all happened before these latest blood tests.
Any ideas? Does this sound like early CKD or could I be dehydrated or something else?
Thanks for your help.