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    I noticed for the first time that I have puffiness on my upper cheekbones. I have CKD stage 2 borderline stage 3. Does anyone have any feedback to offer? I am concerned since this is a new symptom for me.

  • #2
    It could be fluid retention. Watch for sodium content in the foods you eat. Also, let your nephrologist know.

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    • #3
      if you have just started a new meds they could be making this happen but if you a spilling protein in your urine that could be the cause of the swelling The start of kidney disease or the progression of CKD is swelling around the eyes, ankles, and feet. Please get it checked out It could be serious you need to be sure. Good Luck

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      • #4
        So, if there is no protein in my urine, can I assume the swelling on my cheekbones is unrelated to CKD?

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        • #5
          If you're concerned, best to have it checked by a professional.

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          • #6
            I have puffiness in my cheekbones and my feet. I went to the Dr. and he told me it was because of liver damage from my kidneys. I had 12 blood tests done to check for both as well as mineral tests. I had 2 urine kidney tests done. Two days later when I asked for results I was told Dr. is sending me to kidney specialist A.S.A.P. I still do not know when I see the specialist. It is usually related to CKD. See nephrologist soon, he can help you as well.

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            • #7
              I too had puffiness in my cheekbones and also some swollen joints. . This was when my Doctor prescribed blood work and diagnosed me with CKD stare 3 B. I am on a kidney diet now.

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              • #8
                I have chronic kidney disease stage 2 and have puffiness in my cheek bones and swollen feet. My swollen feet tend to go down with walking. My Dr. I saw will not do anything till stage 4. I have 68% function of kidneys and recently put myself on a kidney diet.
                Last edited by Lin1263; 06-27-2016, 02:45 PM. Reason: swollen foot problems have improved.

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                • #9
                  I have stage 3 almost stage 4 and I have never had any swelling in my feet, very small amount in my ankles and never on my cheekbones or under my eyes. Everyone is different. They say it is not very common with CKD not to have some kind of swelling. So how many haven't had any swelling when they reach stage 4 or 5? Good question because everyone says how bad the swelling is and then they have blood work done and they find CKD. But what if you have no swelling?

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                  • #10
                    I too had puffiness in my cheekbones and also some swollen joints. . This was when my Doctor prescribed blood work and diagnosed me with CKD stare 3 B. I am on a kidney diet now.

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                    • #11
                      Good question raramorgan, what if no swelling and abnormal creatinine and gfr? I am on Medicare and nothing was done until I had other symptoms, although have had abnormal levels for a few years but nothing mentioned. I believe there is Medicare protocol on when you will get treatment.

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                      • #12
                        I am sure there is a protocol now when there didn't used to be. I am not sure how to get past that other than pay for the cost of a renal panel yourself. Also other than high B/P meds and a kidney friendly diet try to exercise and stay busy, make sure you eat right and keep your b/p under control. Make sure you get tested as dr. says and know what your labs mean. Ask nurse or dr to go over your test and make sure you understand them. that will help you know what to do for yourself. Good Luck Robin

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Maygirl View Post
                          So, if there is no protein in my urine, can I assume the swelling on my cheekbones is unrelated to CKD?
                          No! It's only safe to assume that new fluid retention problems are renal/kidney related until your doctor tells you otherwise.
                          BTW, I was diagnosed at the same stage you're in when I went in with 10 lb weight gain from the knees down. My MD finally did labs and diagnosed kidney disease. Don't hesitate to bother your clinic staff; at least call the nurse and tell him/her exactly how bad it is, is your face also itching, etc, or make an appointment. This is your life you're dealing, so don't let them make you feel like a bother. ;-)

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