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    Does anyone know if having kidney failure will cause your legs to hurt most of the time? I have not started dialysis yet I dont feel sick enough but dr thinks I should start. My creatnine goes between 9 and 11 but other thann legs hurting I feel okay. Any info you may have would be appreciated.

  • #2
    Re: leg pain

    Hi there, no I have not heard of this. Keep a check on it and do bring it up to your doctor.
    I am not on dialysis yet, but talk is that I need to start soon. I have lower back aches, and that might be kidney failure symptoms. I'll let you know if I find out anything. Take care
    Mar
    Diabetic type2 on insulin 1991
    CKD stage 5 dialysis started7/27/11
    Catheter 7/26/'11 Fistula Oct.2011 Not yet matured (12/25/'11)
    Arthritis, back problems.

    "Courage is the art of being the only one
    who knows your'e scared to death"

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    • #3
      Re: leg pain

      When do these pains happen? Mostly at night or when sitting around? If so maybe Restless Leg Syndrome. There are pills that often keep this from happening as differenced from cure this.
      CKD, Chronic kidney Disease, is reported to have some connection with leg pains and some feel it is just coincidental, but none the less mention it to both your nephrologist and your PCP. They should be able to take care of this sooner or later.
      Best of luck
      Cicero
      May God have mercy on us all

      CK

      Idiopathic globular membranous nephritis 1999-2006
      Feb 2006 Dx about 1-2 yrs before dialysis. Dialysis start 6-2006
      Chest Cath 4 mos in center hemo dialysis
      Fistula, button holes, self stick days 07-09 in center hemo
      Graft nocturnal hemo 4Q09 to present

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      • #4
        Re: leg pain

        Originally posted by momdeb View Post
        Does anyone know if having kidney failure will cause your legs to hurt most of the time? I have not started dialysis yet I dont feel sick enough but dr thinks I should start. My creatnine goes between 9 and 11 but other thann legs hurting I feel okay. Any info you may have would be appreciated.
        I started dialysis end of September all is going OK I hpk up Mon, Wed & fri but the mornign after my legs feel a little wobbly and the lower muscles ache but wears off by lunch time. I as the nirse if this was normal and she says yes it was.
        Audrey
        Kidney problems starrted 1980's when I had Saracoidosis
        Recenty started HD at my local renal u Init in Telford.Still having a few problems with my 2nd line.

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        • #5
          Re: leg pain

          momdeb, I'll throw something out to you that I discovered while talking with my brother about "restless leg." His doctor asked him if he was drinking decaffeinated coffee and tea. Proudly he said, "Yes!!" (You know, thinking that he was not consuming the caffeinated drinks--so it must be okay.) His doctor said, "Get off that decaff stuff now; the process that it goes through to make it decaff is what is making your legs hurt." So....I got off the decaff as well, and now I don't experience restless legs anymore. Even my nephrologist says to stay off caff and decaff, but if you have to have one or the other, have only a couple of ounces of the caffeinated; that goes for sugar, too, instead of artificial sweetners.

          So, evaluate what you are consuming in the way of caffeinated and decaffeinted and see if any of it helps you.
          Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease, 17% renal function, 11 years
          *Non diabetic *Non dialysis
          High Blood Pressure, controlled


          "Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God."
          ~Corrie ten Boom

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          • #6
            Re: leg pain

            Originally posted by momdeb View Post
            Does anyone know if having kidney failure will cause your legs to hurt most of the time? I have not started dialysis yet I dont feel sick enough but dr thinks I should start. My creatnine goes between 9 and 11 but other thann legs hurting I feel okay. Any info you may have would be appreciated.
            .
            Before I started dialysis my legs were swollen and painful. while I initially contributed it to the long hours at work (50+ hours a week) It stopped completely after the first treatment. I believe it was the built-up fluid in my body. The doctors never confirmed this, But I do believe that is the case.

            in center hemo dialysis since May 2009
            Sudden ESRD - non diabetic (but have 2 at home)
            turned down for list "lack of support" WHAT!!! starting over at different transplant center)

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            • #7
              Re: leg pain

              I'm interested in this question as I too, just in the last few weeks, have pains in my legs. They seem to be in my muscles and I find I'm very stiff and achy. but it's not in my arms or really any where else. At my last visit to doc my GFR WAS 22. Any one know any possible causes????
              lupus diagnosed 1988
              Peritoneal Dialysis 1996
              Kidney Transplant 1999
              At present Stage 4 CKD / GFR 20%

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              • #8
                Re: leg pain

                So far, my doctors have not been able to establish a valid diagnosis for excruciating bone pain that I get when I am walking and a very subtle, deep seated pain at night.

                Bone scan just revealed 'shin splints' which the docs brushed aside as insignificant.
                Bone mineral density test turned out to be unremarkable.

                Though the pains started even when my VitD levels were normal, the latest bloodwork indicated VitD deficiency... so, i have been asked to take 4000 IU OTC Vit D.

                I am scared this might be pains from some sort of Osteoma ? bone cancer

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                • #9
                  Re: leg pain

                  Hi samcanbe, I am assuming the first thing your Dr. did was check the pulses in your legs and feet? Unless the pain is limited to your knees, it would be hard to tell if it's actual bone pain. The reason I say this is because your symptoms sound similar to what my mother went through. She ended up having bypass surgery on both legs. I'm not suggesting that you or anyone else should worry about blocked arteries but was wondering if your doc checked. Hope you get answers soon.

                  Toni
                  May you always have Love to share, Health to spare, and Friends that care


                  Acute Kidney Function Loss 12/07 - GFR 39
                  Current GFR 46 - Stage 3 - Controlled HBP

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                  • #10
                    Re: leg pain

                    Hi Tonia,
                    Thanks for the reply.
                    Actually, now that I think about it... never. No doctor ever bothered to rule out any sort of peripheral vascular disease in the legs! and it is the legs, tibia and fibula, not the knee. Like, mostly in long bones, arms too...
                    It does make sense to rule that out since probably have had high cholesterol for a while (which was only found out earlier in the year by accident).
                    Thanks again, I will suggest my doctor to send me for a vascular ultrasound.
                    Sam

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                    • #11
                      Re: leg pain

                      my dad has been having pain in his right leg, around the thigh/hip area. It started about 2 days after he left the hospital. First his doctor said it was a problem with is siactica nerve and sent him a therapist. He does those exercises off and on but they don't seem to help. Today that same doctor thought that perhaps it could be arthritis, and that it is probably more important to get his heart failure and kidneys working first. He also said that he could recommend some therapy but he didnt see what that would accomplish. He was also informed that the diabetic nurse wanted my dad to have vascular tests done on his legs, but his doctor said he didnt think it would be needed. Only the nurse has ever checked his blood pressure in his legs. Is it just me or were we just given the run around by the doctor?
                      Librarian
                      Father's Caregiver

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                      • #12
                        Re: leg pain

                        Hi Librarian

                        I am sorry to hear all the problems your father is having. Its very hard on the family when a love one is ill. I agree at this point with the drs. let get the kidneys and heart functioning. I know its hard getting confusing messagess from doctor especially when we are worried and scared about what is happening. Try your best to try to relax and put your faith in god and pray, everything will work out okay. You are in all are prayers and just keep coming to the forum for support and hellp. I am sure someone else might have a different point of view to help you also.

                        Bonnie
                        ___________________________________

                        Diagnosis with Stage 4, GFR 16%
                        Glomeruliosclerosis
                        Non diabete, normal BP
                        November 2007

                        Today and tomorrow I am blessed by
                        God and His Angels

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                        • #13
                          Re: leg pain

                          thank you for the support.
                          Librarian
                          Father's Caregiver

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                          • #14
                            Re: leg pain

                            Hello Librarian,

                            Nice to see you posting! Vascular to me can also mean an involvement of the immune system, such as the Vasculitis I was diagnosed with in 1979. Has your father ever had a Lupus Panel run on him? This covers many diseases related to the vascular system, you should be able to check it out in your choice of search engines to learn what types of diseases it can detect or is used to detect. I just had the panel run because my nephrologist wanted to check my sed rate as well as see that my vasculitis is still in remission and not contributing to some of my current symptoms.

                            Generally, vascular diseases would affect either small or large vessels and sometimes both. Since your father is not experiencing symptoms with both legs, the test may not reveal anything but if he has not had this panel run, could be a valuable diagnostic tool to at least rule things out. Check with your father's medical provider.

                            My best to you and your father!
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