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EGFR NON AFRICAN 41, DR. didn't say anything, high creatine

Customer Question

eGFR NON AFRICAN 41
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: DR. didn't say anything
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: high creatine dr. knows
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 2 months ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

What's your question about this please?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
should the dr.have talked to me about this?
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 2 months ago.

What is your creatinine level and has he discussed that part with you?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 months ago.

Hello. This is Dr. Love. The system says that you have requested a new expert.

Yes, generally speaking, the doctor should have talked to you about this, although there are some clinical situations in which the discussion may not have focused on the eGFR. The eGFR is simply a calculation derived from the serum creatinine and demographic information, such as age and gender. So, if the doctor has already discussed the serum creatinine with you, then there may not be a separate discussion about the eGFR.

In addition, if there is a clinical situation other than kidney disease present that can affect the creatinine, the discussion may focus on the other condition. For example, a common non-kidney condition that can cause an increase in creatinine is dehydration, and the eGFR will calculate to be abnormal, even though the kidneys are actually fine. In this example, if the doctor discussed the dehydration with you, there may not be a separate discussion of the eGFR.

If I can provide any additional information, please let me know.