Three months ago lab work revealed I had a GFR of 55 and creatinine of 1.2. I'm a petite, thin, 46 yr old woman with a history of high blood pressure (preeclampsia too with both pregnancies). Over the past several years, I've had fluid retention and visible blood in my urine, on and off. When I've been to the doctor, there was only trace amounts of blood and protein detected at different times. My latest blood work shows my GFR has currently risen to 97. I'm still concerned I have an issue though-- thru testing my right kidney measures 9.3 cm (left 10.5)-- Dr. says this is normal. Looking on internet 9.3 seems small? The most worrisome thing to me though, is that since late April my eyes have been very puffy. The puffiness is worse in the morning, but never goes back to normal. I cannot get used to my face in the mirror; the change is dramatic and getting worse. I've been tested for thyroid, which is completely normal. I get headaches, worse in the morning (but also evening), which began at the same time as my eye puffiness. I have new obvious fluid retention in my lower legs, but I am not as disturbed by this as I am by my eyes. There is also mild flank pain on my right side. I've called my nephrologist's nurse about this, and she said that it's likely only muscle pain. I feel way more tired than I did months ago. My current labs look fine though. Thoughts?
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