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Reply: what is the situation and what precations to be ta...
It seems likely that the abdominal pain could be coming from a urinary obstruction. But the overall renal...More
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Reply: 24 year old Just received diagnosis of acute renal...
If the onset was sudden, then it could be a case of acute renal failure, and this will often resolve, at...More
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Reply: white stuff in urine
Not sure what the jelly fish things are, but I think it's strange that the urologist checked your bladder but...More
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Reply: cyst in upper right pole of the right kidney
In general, simple renal cysts are just monitored and are left alone. However with the presence of other...More
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Reply: Acute kidney failure - daughter - please help
I can't give you a direct answer regarding the pain, other than to say that renal function and pain are very...More
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Reply: cholesterol kidney stone???
Welcome to my dear Sir How are you I am very large tensions please help me I am Kidney Paine from 15-03-1996...More
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Reply: Kidney patients and Raspberry Ketone
Despite being used in diet supplements since the 1960s, raspberry ketones are quickly becoming a popular...More
Posted by lisacolnett
Reply: Information please
Sorry, I just can't guess. The nephrectomy could be a partial, or a total removal. Docs often don't want to...More
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Reply: Where to get the right information re kidneys
The trouble with "renal diets" is that there is no single food plan that suits every patient. Some lose a...More
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Reply: time for new doc?
Is her doc a board-certified nephrologist? If not, then get a referral to one. Age is always a factor in...More
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Reply: Kidney transplant vs dialysis
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Reply: Arteriorvenous transposition question
OK, thanks. For the last 20 years or so, there has been an almost universal push in the medical community...More
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Reply: Diet question
Your friend is sort of comparing aples to oranges. It is akin to changing the variables because they don't...More
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Reply: Cortical Irregularity of Superior Pole
The radiologist used the word "cortical" just to indicate approximate location. (i.e., in the renal cortex,...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: 4 Complex Cysts
Thank you for your reply. When I asked my doctor she told me that kidney cysts are very common as we age. Then...More
Posted by capam
Reply: Parathyroid Hormone, Intact?
The doc probably looks at the PTH levels in conjunction with the Calcium and Phosphate levels. These all...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: kidney
Sounds like there might be an obstruction somewhere down the urinary tract. What does your doc say about it?...More
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Reply: Can my potassium levels be controlled?
Thank you. I'm switching Drs.
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Reply: Internal Pain / discomfort on my right side...
John, Thank you for your reply and insight. I will have to go to my doctor to get it checked out to rule out...More
Posted by zolie5
Reply: New to group
An eGFR of 41 isn't a desperate condition. Call it 'middle of the road'. 60 would be incredibly good, 20...More
Posted by john-skpt
Link Between West Nile Virus and Kidney Infections
In August 2012, at the very same time, I had a horrible case of West Nile Virus and a nasty UTI infection at...More
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Reply: Raised Creatinine
TYPO: 2nd paragraph "nut" should be "But".
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Reply: lower back and sides hurting from being kicked in ...
Get yourself a doctor's appointment or go to a walk-in clinic. Change the locks on your doors and call...More
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was kicked in the lower back from my ex boyfriend and since then I have pain in my lower back and sides both...More
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Reply: Learning the ropes
Yeah there is a LOT to learn. But unfortunately, I've never found a single source that coveres everything. A...More
Posted by john-skpt
Reply: Creatinine slowly creeping up.
Well, depending on the calculation method, the added data makes it more like 17-18. The BUN:Creatinine...More
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Reply: Protein/ creatinine urine ratio
It's considered to be quite accurate. Plus, it's fast and fairly cost-effective. (I'm frankly an old-school...More
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Reply: complex cyst
These can be removed surgically, but the surgical route is only used if the cust seems to be dangerous. It's...More
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Reply: How did you feel after starting dialysis
Obviously I'm not a doctor, but for personal comparison stories, my creatinine was about 12.0 before I...More
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My husband had an ultrasound in 2009, at the VA, that showed mulitple cysts and hydronephrosis in left kidney. Abnormal follow up was requested, but n...More

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