• Has anyone experienced kidney damage or kidney failure from multiple myeloma?

    Asked by downbutnotout on Thursday, May 30, 2013

    Has anyone experienced kidney damage or kidney failure from multiple myeloma?

    6 Answers from the Community

    6 answers
    • CrazyHarry's Avatar

      My brother in law faced total kidney failure. Not totally sure if it was related to concurrent liver problems.

      over 3 years ago
    • Debio's Avatar

      I was in total kidney failure when I was first diagnosed. I was given one round of chemo and my kidneys began to function. Three years later, we are still monitoring my kidney function every month but my kidneys continue to work just fine,

      over 3 years ago
    • Jackreal's Avatar

      When I was first diagonosed (stage 3), I was in kidney failure...creatinine was 6. Once I began chemical treatment, my creatinine has fallen to below 2 and has been hovering around 1.7 since.

      over 3 years ago
    • SteveLane's Avatar

      Upon diagnosis my creatinine was 22.5 (!) and kidneys were in failure. I was on dialysis for about a year & was told I would be for the rest of my life. That is when I found the UAMS-MIRT in Little Rock whereby they put me through heavy dose chemo with no promises. 3 months later I was no longer on dialysis but continue to have kidney impairment & monitor it every week at my local cancer center & at the nephrologist office but doing quite well. My present creatinine runs around 2.5 with a clearance of around 30.

      over 3 years ago
    • Pooh64's Avatar

      I was diagnosed in October 2012. I was in stage 5 kidney failure. My creatinine is still between 4.2 and 5.3. They want to go ahead and put my pd cath in, but so far my kidneys remain working at 8%.

      over 3 years ago
    • LadyLib's Avatar

      Thank you for this question. The kidney issue is how my husband's condition was diagnosed. His creatinine level was a 5.8 when he arrived at the emergency room. It took about 3 weeks for him to be diagnosed with MM. He is currently between 4.7 and 5.4 on his levels. He does not want to get a port for dialysis. He wants to give the chemo an opportunity to work first. He is on his 4th week of treatment. We are trying to avoid dialysis and see how chemo helps. What are your thoughts?

      about 3 years ago

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