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Itchy and burning joint pain. Has 7% kidney function. Could it be due to creatinine levels?

Hi there, My mother is at 7% kidney function. she has not stated dialysis yet ( fistula is in place for four years). Question: She has developed severe join pain, she describes it as itchy, burning, pain and loses sleep from it. She insists it is Arthritis . I am monitoring her and I believe it is more than arthritis. Can this be from the creatinine levels?
Asked On : Tue, 13 Nov 2012
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Nephrologist 's  Response
of course it is due to the kidney failure.
it is good that she already had a fistula made for dialysis.
you should start her on regular 3/wk dialysis immediately and the itching will start improving after 4-5 dialysis.
bone pains will also improve.
you and she should understand that by delaying dialysis she will develop many permanent complications of kidney failure which will be difficult to correct even with dialysis later.
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