No most that have happened to him is a broken beak that has grown back. The advice on here has been more helpful than the Vet's advice! My Family has had turtles for over 32 yrs. We have never come across this before. Never knew they could get kidney failure! So thank you all for the posts and advice that has helped Our Lil guy!!
Saw the site on Saturday (5/8/21) looking for advice for my Turtle (Russian) because the Vet stated he might have kidney failure! Found so many helpful tips (i.e. Carrot water/Dandelion flowers). So Saturday started with the carrot water and dandelion flowers and the fluid around his neck has started to go down!!!! He (Gamera) has never ever had this issue. My family has had him since 2000.