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What's it like to get a biopsy for IgA nephropathy?

Kidney & Bladder | Last Active: Jun 24, 2019 | Replies (14)

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Welcome to Connect, @joejokief73
You'll notice that I moved your message to the Kidney & Bladder group (https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/kidney-conditions/) where you'll meet other members with stage 3 kidney disease and IgA nephropathy, like @eileen14 @butterfly225 @AlwaysHopeful and @kidney09. I'm also tagging other members @cehunt57 @rosemarya @kamama94 and @trishannawho, who have or had CKD and may have had a kidney biopsy and can share what it is like.

Joe, how are you feeling these days? What symptoms concern you the most?

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My biggest symptom seems to be fatigue and I have some swelling in legs and feet at times. I've been very stable and in stage 2 until recent labs have me in stage 3a I'm scared and I worry about it all the time.

@rosemarya, have not had a kidney biopsy, just a skin biopsy and (of all things) a tongue biopsy so can't speak to this. What I had done was painless except for the needle stick to the tongue and it stung only for a second. Sorry I can't be of more help.

I just found out that I have been in stage three kidney for over five years now; and if I did not discover this myself the endochronologist and the others would not have told me this. I have also been going to an oncologist for eight years and he also did not notify me of this. They all took the same blood tests. Perhaps I should not be so upset? Now, after I have changd the doctors. the new endochonologist is addressing this issue starting with a decrease if the metformin medication and is sending me to a nephralogist. I have stated before that the doctors here in Ocala are questionable. (I am trying to be kind). ha, ha, ha, ha.