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I am type 2 Diabetic with creatinine 1.8. 79 yrs

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Dr. Anders Mark Christensen

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Posted on Tue, 25 Dec 2018 in Kidney Conditions
Question: I am type 2 Diabetic with creatinine 1.8. 79 yrs old. I have a 6.8 cm renal mass carcinoma and expect they will do a total nephrectomy. What danger to my kidney function? My gfr 45.
Answered by Dr. Anders Mark Christensen 32 hours later
Brief Answer:
You can expect a higher stabile creatinine after nephrectomy

Detailed Answer:
Hi Kidsmd,

You can expect that your creatinine level will increase after total nephrectomy. Have you had a renography performed? This can help clarify if the function of your "healthy" kidney is sufficient. If not, you will probably require dialysis after your operation.

Hope this helps.
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