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Experience:  General Physician, PGCSD
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Doctor, I got a test 2 months ago and found that the

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Hello, Doctor, I got a test 2 months ago and found that the estimated GFR is 73 (I am a Chinese) and protein urine is negative. I do not have other symptoms but I feel a swelling on my face (not around the eyes). I do not have any other risks for kidney
disease but have drink a lot of soda in recent years. I have got about 20 pounds on weight in last 2 months. I will appreciate your valuable suggestions. Thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 year ago.
Welcome to Justanswer website.
Myself Dr Josh and I’m happy to help with your question today.
Well, GFR - glomerular filtration rate is the best test to measure your level of kidney function.
Normal results range from 90 - 120 mL/min, You have a value of 73, which indicates, Kidney damage with mild loss of kidney function. Further kidney function tests and detailed evaluation should be done.
Having swelling on face, could be result of mild kidney damage.
Other reasons for such swelling can be-
-Salivary gland disorders,
-Lymph node swelling,
-Tooth infection,
-Malnutrition and kidney disease.
Thyroid function tests should also be done.
A thorough clinical examination and detailed testing should be done.
I would suggest that you should be seen by your doctor and get it managed.
I hope this helps.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks, ***** *****
Do you mind transfer my question to another doctor?Thank you.
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 year ago.
Ok, i would opt out and send question to other expert.
Thank you.