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Old 07-23-2010, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
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I had a MRI with contrast and an ultrasound of every organ and they found nothing wrong. My blood tests didnt show anything wrong with my kidneys either, although they weren't testing my kidney's, they were doing tests for my liver and pancreas.

Would it be wrong to push to see a nephrologist to do further testing? I have been having problems with crazy blood pressure.
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:53 AM
 
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When I've had kidney infections it's always been a urine test. Why do you think erratic blood pressure would be your kidneys? Sounds more like a circulation issue and the tests you had should have shown something there. Could be anxiety too, that messes with blood pressure.
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:54 AM
 
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I had elevated blood pressure and it ended up being a hyper thryroid but that showed up in bloodwork.
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Old 07-23-2010, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
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Kidney's have a lot to do with blood pressure. I'll find out on monday what my doctor will do. I know she is putting a 24 hour blood pressure monitor on me, but I don't think she will pursue looking any deeper into anything related to the kidney's and I wanted her to.
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Old 07-24-2010, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Kidney's have a lot to do with blood pressure. I'll find out on monday what my doctor will do. I know she is putting a 24 hour blood pressure monitor on me, but I don't think she will pursue looking any deeper into anything related to the kidney's and I wanted her to.
Depending on how the MRI was ordered, it probably did visualize the kidneys and the blood vessels associated with them.

Just wait and see what the 24 hour study shows. It may indicate that your pressure is not as bad as you fear it is.
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