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When I moved to TX my kidneys were functioning at 60% & 40%.

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When I moved to TX my kidneys were functioning at 60% & 40%. My doctor at the assisted living facility where I live drew blood work when he first took over. Then for 3 years he never drew any blood work except for a cholesterol level. I changed doctors
and the new doctor drew blood work did a 24 hour urine collection & a sonogram. She found out that the kidney functioning at 40% was now at 30%, 10% above the severe & critical line. Now I'm not the perfect diabetic. I veer from that diet some, but shouldn't
I have been informed what was going on with my kidneys? Is this negligence on the part of the first doctor?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Yes, you should have.
This should have been followed.
Absolutely
I would request a visit with a nephrologist