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cbreiner (@cbreiner)

Peripheral Neuropathy vs Nephropathy

Neuropathy | Last Active: Aug 18, 2019 | Replies (15)

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@colleenyoung

@cbreiner, there are 2 medical terms that often get confused because they sound almost the same and look similar: neuropathy and nephropathy.

NEUROpathy is a result of damage to the nerves (neuro) outside of the brain and spinal cord (peripheral nerves)
NEPHRopathy means kidney disease or damage (nephro).

To help me connect you to other members like you, can you tell me if you have neuropathy or nephropathy?

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I have Stage 3 Kidney disease and shattered my ankle in 2011. I was told a few years ago that I have Peripheral Nephropathy, so cannot take anything for pain but Tramadol, doesn't help the pain much, and wondered what else there is. I heard from my Kidney Doctor that Medical Marajuana is ok because it is natural, but have not tried that yet. Also have Diabetes now.

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