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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa

Nephrology and Dialysis
Dayton, OH
10 years experience male

Locations

Office

Dayton, OH

Address

532 Old Harbor Court, Dayton, OH, United States
Directions

Insurances accepted

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

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Affinity Health Plan

American General Life and Accident Insurance Company

About

Bio

Board certified in Nephrology Fellow of American Society of Nephrology FASN Member of Royal College of Physicians, MRCP United Kingdom, UK

Specialties
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Nephrology and Dialysis

Licenses

United States: Ohio

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

313 Answers
3.9K Agrees
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
See Cardiologist: Risk of heart disease is high in esrd patients. Low blood pressure can be due to heart issue. Other possibility is so called dry weight or base weight... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Treat UTI: Urinary symptoms and fever can be due to urinary tract infection. It is better to treat if symptomatic. Saying that all urinary tract infections don'... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Yes: Melatonin may even be beneficial in chronic kidney disease due to its antioxidant properties. There are some articles about melatonin in kidney disea... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
For high potassium: Potassium is likely to be high in advanced chronic kidney disease. Potassium can also be high in certain other conditions. Potassium restricted diet i... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Dialysis/transplant: Acute and treatable causes to be addressed first. Creat 6.2 is advanced if it is all chronic. He needs to see a nephrologist if not already being foll... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Probably not: Not aware of any specific medicinal values. Patients with chronic kidney disease have to be careful about taking any herbs as some of the herbs may hu... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Ignore: Do get checked to find the cause of dysfunctional bladder. Don't ignore and get treated.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Hard to tell: Possibilities are sloughed intestinal mucosal lining, undigested food, or other possibilities. Rare possibility of intestinal worms. Check with your... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Possible: There are certain conditions that are associated with kidney stones which can genetically be transmitted throug generations.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Exercise: Regular exercise ( aerobic, muscle building, sports etc.), and healthy eating (low in carbohydrates, low fat, required protein, fresh fruits and veget... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Possible: There can be enough sugar in urine to attract ants!
A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Urethra: Based on the description probably likely to be from urethra due to urethritis, any trauma. Can also be after passing a stone.
A member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
See doctor ASAP: Headaches and back pain can be due to various reasons- anything like as simple as muscular to serious conditions like meningitis. It is always best t... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Better: It's better to avoid any drugs during pregnancy and check with obstetrician before taking any.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
It depends: It depends what we are looking for. Alt- alt can show enzyme activity. Liver panel should also include bilirubin, Albumin and may be prothrombin time ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Depends on heart: It depend on general health and associated health conditions especially heart disease. Heart failure by itself doesn't prevent someone from getting ki... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
? Reflux: Possible reflux which means urine flows back towards kidneys/ ureters which can increase risk of infection. Better to check with kid's pediatrician.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Upper vs lower: Stridor is due to upper airway obstruction upto larynx or upper trachea and wheezing due lower airway obstruction- in bronchioles.
A member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Test kidney function: Various possibilities- one, if born with kidney and kidneys functions gave been normal, just need to monitor bp, urine protein and functions from time... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Depending on size: There are several reasons for cysts on kidneys. Need to look at the number, size, cyst characters. Single cyst , size< 4 cm, stable size over 1-2 ye... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Not likely: Pyridoxine or vitamin b6 is used as a supplementation as a part of treatment of some rare causes of hematuria ( blood in urine) . Not aware of pyrido... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Go to the doctor: Black stool can be due to some medicines like iron or due to some foods. But the serious condition is bleeding in the stomach or upper intestines. It ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Regular: Regular exercise and calcium intake (after checking with your doctors).
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Usually Yes : Yes but check with your doctor and transplant center to answer specific/ personal question related to any specific medicine or condition.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Several: Several possibilities including Parvovirus infection. Risk if recurrence depends on the cause. Has to be evaluated by an obstetrician and genetics e... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
UTI or urethritis: Check with your doctor to rule out infection.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Ignore: Plenty of water and low sodium diet.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Depends: It is better to check with your doctor. BUN and creat. Do not always tell the whole story!
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Hard to tell, may be: Weight loss is mostly the negative balance between intake and consumption. Weight loss is possible as long as consumption is more than intake.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Ignore: Low sodium diet, well controlled hypertension and avoiding toxins are essential.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Better: Better to get vitamins and minerals from fruits and vegetables rather than by taking supplements.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
It: It is important to make sure to get adequate protein, calcium, and iron.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
? Infection: It could be infection which may resolve spontaneously. Check with your doctor if not better.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Healthy life style: Healthy eating meaning less carbohydrates, more vegetables, fruits and regular exercise are likely to help to prevent or delay onset of diabetes type ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
May improve: It is possible for kidney functions to improve after stopping nsaids.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
What symptoms?: What exactly are the symptoms? Calcium and ipth being normal there is no suggestion of hyperparathyroidism. Only other thing to check to make sure is ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
PVD or DVT: Peripheral vascular disease, DVT or leg cramps dye to any electrolyte disorder.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Low salt diet: Low salt diet, decreasing fluid intake. Need to find out the cause- kidney disease, heart disease, liver disease, low albumin.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
OK if kidneys are OK: Normal kidneys should be able to handle without major problems. Need to rule out any underlying CKD or proteinuria. Also important to exclude liver di... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
No: Peritoneal dialysis catheter is placed by a surgeon. Once it is placed, just need to connect the tubes for dialysis.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
? Family history: One condition is polycystic kidneys- runs in families, multiple cysts, may be cysts in other organs like liver. Begign cysts can seen. Size and charac... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Not exactly: Chronic renal failure in late stages may present with polyurea. Acute renal failure especially acute tubular necrosis may present with low urine outpu... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Kidney failure: Acute kidney failure, rapid heart rate, low blood pressure, sodium problems and others.
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Possible, not severe: Some discomfort is possible but usually not supposed to be severe.
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Depends on bacteria: Mild UTI and asymptomatic UTI may resolve spontaneously. Uti may clear easily if appropriate antibiotic is used in the right dose. Pseudomonas may be ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Could be: Uti, overactive bladder, prostate disease, diabetes, kidney failure. Please check with your doctor.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Electrolytes: Check your doctor- it could related to electrolytes like potassium, calcium or sometimes hydration issues.
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Several causes: Kidney stones, uti, any bladder disease, bleeding disorders are few of the causes of hematuria (blood in urine). If certain that it is not 'period' bl... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Prostate enlargement: Prostate enlargement, stricture; please check with your doctor or may need to see urologist.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
?DVT: Dvt, proteinuria, low albumin, venous occlusion could be the causes.

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Sep 15, 2013
This is an easy recommendation to make. We are all honored to have you among us. Thank you for taking the time to help all of us, doctors included.
Sep 7, 2013
Gives very knowledgeable and kind answers. Highly recommend.
Sep 7, 2013
Very intelligent and caring doctor. Highly recommend.
HealthTap member
It's an interesting question for those trying to prevent CKD. As an avid athlete, I and several physicians were led to believe I was simply injuring myself from repeated exercise. Until an orthopedi...Read More
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That could explain why I feel like I have more than one problem.. maybe I do, but caused by the same source - poor intake. Thanks for this answer.
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Thanks so much..I appreciate your taking time to answer me. I've never struggled with kidney infections ever until I had my baby.thanks

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Andhra University, Rangaraya Medical College AKA University of Health Sciences VijayawadaRangaraya
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

Lankenau hospital, Thomas Jefferson Iniversity

Residency

THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Clinical Assistant Professor, Wright State University
Member of royal college of Physicians of London, United Kingdom
Fellow of American Society of Nephrology (FASN)

Affiliations

Kettering health
Kettering Medical Center
Clinton Memorial Hospital
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