Urology

Have Urology Questions? Ask a Urologist Online.

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Do kidneys become less effective as we age. I am a 77 year…

Customer Question
Do kidneys become less...

Do kidneys become less effective as we age. I am a 77 year old male and I recently had a blood test that showed by my blood creatineme level had risen to 1.33 Back in 2015 .98. Is this a troubling sign?

Doctor's Assistant: Is the condition chronic, or acute?

I don't know. Past test results all seamed OK. This new one shows my creatinine level to be in an abnormal level You tell me is this condition chronic or acute?

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Well, on a related note, my eGER level has fallen from 76 ti 52.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Urology
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Urology Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
10/5/2017
Urologist: Dr. Chip, General Practice replied 8 months ago
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, General Practice
Category: Urology
Satisfied Customers: 37,185
Experience: Years of experience with general surgery and urgent care
Verified

Hello I'm Dr Chip

Do you have any medical conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes?

Ask Your Own Urology Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Dr. Y. Your Own Question
Dr. Y.
Dr. Y.
Dr. Y., Urologist
Category: Urology
Satisfied Customers: 20,154
20,154 Satisfied Customers
Experience: I am fellowship trained specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology.

Dr. Y. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Y.

Dr. Y.

Urologist

20,154 satisfied customers

I am fellowship trained specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology.

Dr. Tharun

Dr. Tharun

Urology Resident

1,424 satisfied customers

MBBS, DNB surgery and presently working as Urology resident towards the degree of Urologist.

Dr Josh

Dr Josh

Physician

309 satisfied customers

General Physician, PGCSD

Ross

Ross

Urologist

144 satisfied customers

urologist

Dr. B

Dr. B

Urologist

62 satisfied customers

Trained in Adult and Pediatric Urology, Fellowship trained in Urologic Oncology.

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor

2,592 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Dr. Ketch

Dr. Ketch

Board Certified Physician

76 satisfied customers

Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University

< Previous | Next >

Related Urology Questions
My lab results state that my bun/creatinine ratio is 22, and
Hi, my lab results state that my bun/creatinine ratio is 22, and the reference range is 6 - 22. Should I be concerned about my kidneys?… read more
Dr. Y.
Dr. Y.
Urologist
20,154 satisfied customers
How damaging is ativan to my kidneys and liver of I take 5
How damaging is ativan to my kidneys and liver of I take 5 mg/day?… read more
Dr Patel
Dr Patel
Doctoral Degree
864 satisfied customers
Can a kidney infection cause pain the neck and headaches?
Can a kidney infection cause pain the neck and headaches?… read more
Dr. Y.
Dr. Y.
Urologist
20,154 satisfied customers
My wife has been diagnosed with 19% kidney failure. She was
My wife has been diagnosed with 19% kidney failure. She was prescribed trazodone along with other meds. I have been searching the side effects for trazodone and it appears that it can cause kidney fai… read more
Dr. Jon
Dr. Jon
Attending Physician
MD
226 satisfied customers
I recently had kidney stones after which got a urinary tract
I recently had kidney stones after which got a urinary tract infection, it stings when I urinate & just now noticed blood in the urine … read more
Dr Josh
Dr Josh
Physician
B.A.M.S.
309 satisfied customers
I was diagnosed with a kidney stone but for the past few
I was diagnosed with a kidney stone but for the past few days feel constipated, can i take a laxative … read more
Dr SS
Dr SS
Doctoral Degree
12,327 satisfied customers
I was recently diagnosed with a 7mm Kidney Cancer on my
I was recently diagnosed with a 7mm Kidney Cancer on my right Kidney. I have been scheduled for removal of same next month but I want a second opinion before subjecting myself o the removal of said Ki… read more
Dr. Mark
Dr. Mark
M.D. in Neurosurgery
Doctoral Degree
5,370 satisfied customers
I have a chronically obstructed kidney with severe
I have a chronically obstructed kidney with severe hydronephrosis due to stone in UPJ. Good function in the other kidney. Renal scan suggests 15% function remaining in obstructed kidney. PCNL schedule… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,213 satisfied customers
I had a ultrsound on my kidneys as my kidney number went
Hello I had a ultrsound on my kidneys as my kidney number went from 79 to 59 in a year. It says I have renal sinus lipomatosis? … read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,797 satisfied customers
Is it possible to have a kidney infection if your urine
Is it possible to have a kidney infection if your urine culture, blood culture, and urinalysis come back negative? I'm still having dark colored urine.… read more
Dr Uzair
Dr Uzair
FCPS (R) General Surgery
M.B.,B.S. FCPS
3,811 satisfied customers
I recently had a kidney stone from left kidney(1/2 way down
I recently had a kidney stone from left kidney(1/2 way down urether). I went to the emergency, got pain meds and didn't appear to have any more pain. My family doctor followed up with an ultra sound o… read more
Dr. Shah
Dr. Shah
MD
4,063 satisfied customers
Does taking acai hurt kidney function or work the kidneys
does taking acai hurt kidney function or work the kidneys more than normal? … read more
Dr Uzair
Dr Uzair
FCPS (R) General Surgery
M.B.,B.S. FCPS
3,811 satisfied customers
Is there medication that can change the size of a kidney
Is there medication that can change the size of a kidney stone … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
33,901 satisfied customers
My creatinine level is 105? Am i in kidney failure? I have a
my creatinine level is 105? Am i in kidney failure ? I have a doctors appt. tomorrow. how serious is this. I am worried to death.… read more
Anjali
Anjali
MBBS
220 satisfied customers
My creatinine level in my blood went from 0.60 to 0.83 after
My creatinine level in my blood went from 0.60 to 0.83 after 3 treatments w Carboplatin How can I get my creatinine level down?… read more
Dr. R
Dr. R
Associate Professor of Urology
Doctoral Degree
3,553 satisfied customers
What does "kidneys appear isoechoic to he liver" mean?
What does "kidneys appear isoechoic to he liver" mean?… read more
urologyguru
urologyguru
Urologist
Post-Doctoral Degree
1,089 satisfied customers
Can i take cipro and pyridium at the same time?
can i take cipro and pyridium at the same time?… read more
Dr. G MD
Dr. G MD
Nephrologist and Consultant
Doctoral Degree
349 satisfied customers
I have a question on kidney blood work my potassium was 5.3
I have a question on kidney blood work my potassium was 5.3 I have backround info I need to explain… read more
Dr SS
Dr SS
Doctoral Degree
12,327 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x