Hi everyone. I found out I had CKD following a routine blood test in September, then eGRF 58, doctor asked me to come back in 3 months, when it was then eGRF46 and it continued to drop to a low of eGRF28 by end of Feb. This was possibly caused, according to the nephrologist, by use of ibuleve gel, taking various vitamins and supplements, and taking omerprazole to suppress acid production in the stomach. On top of this I had a series of coughs and colds through November, January ending in a horrid chest infection around end Feb. Been to see the consultant nephrologist on 21/4/17, when my eGFR had gone up to 37 and he asked me to get a chest x-ray, also said if my eGRF was still below 40 by this week, I needed a biopsy to find out what's been happening. My question is really - has anyone else had one of these - it requires a small needle into one of my kidney's and then I have to lie on my back for 6 hours, following which, if there is blood in my urine, I have to stay in hospital until that stops. I am a bit concerned as I feel that if my dear little kidney's are struggling, sticking a needle in one of them isn't going to help them to get better! What do you advise - please share your thoughts/experiences - it would be much appreciated.
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