What does a low glomerular filtration rate mean
May 31, 2012 12:16 AM Subscribe
Medical professionals, please tell me the possible significance of my glomerular filtration rate
posted by davisnot to Health & Fitness (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Just had a physical and my glomerular filtration rate (GFR) was 71, but the reference range says the normal value is greater than 90. What does this result mean? How worried should I be and what should I do to follow up? I'm only 35, normal weight, and relatively healthy.
My BUN is 16.0 and my creatinine is 0.9. All other metabolic tests are within the normal range as well. Why would my GFR be off when the rest of my tests are normal?
I have noticed some possible swelling and tenderness in my legs (VERY MILD) as well as a sense that my skin can dent easily, which seemed a little strange to me. But it is so mild that if I pointed it out to someone they would probably not notice. Also, very dry eyes. I'm not sure if this could be related.
Of course I plan to follow up with my GP. But can you help me interpret these results? Thanks in advance.