For kidney puncture, most nephrotic patients have the impression that it is a "final" diagnostic method, and it seems that renal puncture can be the ultimate weapon of last resort when no other examination can be confirmed.
To understand whether kidney puncture is the "ultimate weapon," we first need to find out exactly what kidney puncture is. The so-called renal puncture, in fact, is to puncture the kidney with a probe, bring out a small number of kidney cells, and then observe the morphological changes of these renal cells. In order to judge the pathological type of nephropathy.
In the actual clinical treatment, the status of renal puncture is not high, because it is too misleading. What circumstances need kidney puncture?
Usually only those who have been treated with hormones for a period of time with little or no effect, or who have a high risk of relapse, will need a kidney puncture. But the embarrassing thing is, even if you have a kidney puncture, It is also likely to be of little help to the treatment.
In fact, the current treatment for nephropathy, like other diseases, is "symptomatic treatment". That is to say, if there are any symptoms, use any medicine or therapy. If you have urine protein, you use hormones, if you have urine occult blood, you fight inflammation, and if you have high blood pressure, you lower your blood pressure. High blood sugar on the hypoglycemic, creatinine on the use of urine poison or carbon tablets, really not on dialysis.
In other words, specific pathological types often do not play a decisive role in actual treatment, because there are only a few treatments and drugs, and the selectivity is limited.
If your doctor tells you that you need a kidney puncture, you need to know that this does not mean that there will be a significant improvement in treatment after the puncture, but that the previous stage of treatment has not achieved the desired results.
If a doctor asks you to have a second kidney puncture, you need to know that this does not mean that your illness is so severe that it does not mean that the previous puncture did not get kidney cells that reflect pathological changes. Please know objectively that renal puncture is only a pathological examination.