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What does a GFR of 52 (stable over 4 months) suggest in

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What does a GFR of 52 (stable over 4 months) suggest in conjunction with simple kidney cysts (one Bosniak Level 2 which is being monitored)?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr.Alistair replied 8 years ago.

DearCustomer

The GFR of 52ml/min/1.73m2 is low. The normal GFR should be 100ml/min/1.73m2.

Roughly percentage wise both your kidneys are functioning at 52%.

This is because the cysts are obstructing the kidney ducts.

The cysts can be drained by puncturing with needle which is ultrasound guided.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
It's not my father, it's me! he's not female!
Expert:  Dr.Alistair replied 8 years ago.

DearCustomer

I editted the post right away , I think you read the first one please see the editted one. It was a mistake.

Thank you

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
My reading suggests that draining cysts is not a common procedure, at least in the UK. I also haven't found any other suggestions that they can affect kidney function. Is your experience different? I hasten to add I would be very relieved if what you say is correct - and also appreciate that as I don't have access to many professional websites, my research is necessarily limited.
Expert:  Dr J Burk replied 8 years ago.
Hi

Your eGFR equates with CKD stage 3 - please see the guideline below.

This is much more likely to be due to hypertension than a simple cyst - these only very rarely affect normal kidney function - indeed they are a fairly common incidental finding.

The best way to protcet your kidney function is via tight control of your blood pressue.

Dr Jef

http://www.renal.org/pages/pages/other-info/ckd/stage-3-ckd.php
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