Focal glomerulosclerosis

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What is focal glomerulosclerosis?

Focal segmented glomerulosclerosis is kidney disorder that is characterized by the formation of scar tissue in some of the glomeruli, structures that are the first step in the filtering of blood into urine. Not all glomeruli are affected and those that are may only have segments that are scarred.

Common symptoms reported by people with focal glomerulosclerosis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with focal glomerulosclerosis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Duragesic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with focal glomerulosclerosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with focal glomerulosclerosis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Duragesic)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation diarrhea 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with focal glomerulosclerosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has focal glomerulosclerosis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 10
30s 30
40s 51
50s 54
60s 26
70+ 4
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 18
20-29 years 9
30-39 years 10
40-49 years 5
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 61
Female 119

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 65
Not Diagnosed 6

These charts show data from focal glomerulosclerosis patients who have completed their condition history
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