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My last blood test has a reading of 56 for the estimated GFR along with a statement" This GFR is consistent with Stage 3 Chronic Kidney disease.

By Anonymous January 16, 2012 - 6:37pm
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What does this mean? Do I have kindey disease? Will drinking more water help?
I am 74 year old African American.

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Did your physician order this test?  How did you get a copy of the test results?  Did your doctor tell you why you were being tested? Are you having any symptoms.

You should have a scheduled appointment with your doctor following any testing, including a blood test.

Your doctor will review the results with you, explain what the results mean, make a diagnosis and prescribe treatment.


January 16, 2012 - 7:06pm
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Yes, the doctor did order the test because I am going through chemotheraphy for breast cancer. I asked him for a copy of all of my blood work, I have an appointment with him on Thursday of this week and I will discuss this with him then. Thanks so very much for responding so quickly. I really feel better ,eventhough I have not talked with my doctor.

January 16, 2012 - 7:49pm
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