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Question: GFR score


 mandel - Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:08 pm

Hello, I am a 44 year old african american female. I recently visited the ER with left lower abdomen pain. CT of abdomen and pelvis was negative. My creatinine level was 1.4, with a GFR score of 52. I am currently taken lotrel for hypertension, and it is well controlled. I have had 3 C-Sections, and a hysterectomy. Do I need to follow up with my primary concerning these results soon, or can it wait until my annual physical in october?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:38 pm

User avatar Hi Mandel,

Your creatinine is elevated and your GFR is slightly lower than normal. This would be defined as renal insufficiency.

I would recommend you see your doctor sooner rather than later to have this further evaluated.

Best wishes.

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