Dr. Madhu Kandarpa

Nephrology and Dialysis
Dayton, OH
11 years experience male

Locations

Office

Dayton, OH

Address

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

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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

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
UTI, kidney function: If nocturia is a new symptoms need to check for UTI and kidney functions. If has been a chronic symptom and no cause was found in the past- possible c... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
It depends: May be possible depending on the cause.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
It possibly can: Reflux disease in children can affect mental growth. Recurrent infections, uremia and incontinence may affect mental status or may be associated with ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Not really: Pain due to sciatica may mimic pain due to kidney stone/ colic. Otherwise there is no real relationship.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Food or medicines: Foods like beet root, dyes, hemolyzed blood( due to leaked hemoglobin) and several others.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Possible: Urinary retention is a side effect of some antidepressants.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
with infection: Can be due to infection, high protein diet, concentrated urine are some of the causes.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Size matters: Any nodule increasing in size could be malignant; better to get it checked. Renal cyst- has to be scanned preferably with contrast ct.
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A 66-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Look at medication: Probably should stop any calcium and vitamin d supplements and recheck calcium level. If still high to investigate further.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Orange juice: Foods rich in potassium are oranges, bananas, tomatoes. Potatoes. Please check with your doctor before changing diet.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Kidney : Multiple causes- kidney cyst, abscess around kidney, trauma and hematoma; also be due to non -kidney causes- muscle, ribs, if on right side liver absc... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Fistula: It is a sort of connection between artery and vein either using own blood vessels or with synthetic graft. This site is the access for hemodialysis.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Several : There are several measurable and unmeasurable chemicals including urea, sodium, potassium, toxins. There are also some unknown chemicals.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Edema: Causes are heart failure, kidney disease, liver disease, venous congestion.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Stomach cramping: Rapid fluid shifts, electrolyte disturbances, ? Uremia. But make sure to mention to the doctor and the nurse.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Red meat: There are multiple causes for high uric acid. Need to reduce red meat intake helps to lower uric acid. May need medication like allopurinol. Please ch... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
? symptoms: Treatment depends on symptoms, whether it is obstructing or not. Please check with your doctor/urologist/nephrologist.
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
High urea or ammonia: May artificially increase level and creatinine but may not mean kidney failure. Rarely can increase ammonia levels if there is any underlying liver pr... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Urinary tract: Anywhere from kidneys, to urethra- ureter, urinary bladder. Can also be a sign of coagulation or bleeding disorders. Please check with your doctor.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Phosphorus toxicity: Acute kidney injury or acute renal failure caused by high phosphate either with phosphate enema for colonoscopy or other reasons. Can form phosphate c... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Depends on Ckd : Losartan may rise potassium and HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) may lower it. Because of opposing effects potassium may stay stable/ normal. But net effect... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Depends on medicine: Need to check with obstetrician about any medicine you need to take during pregnancy.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Depends : In pre renal azotemia if due dehydration or volume depletion, specific gravity should be high but depends on baseline kidney functions like any underl... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Several causes: Common cause is kidney stones. Pyelonephritis which is infection in kidneys can also give pain. Sometimes may not be related to kidneys and be from mu... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Possible: If it is treated within minutes after drinking and preferably before kidney fails, likely to recover well. It also depends on any pre existing kidney... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Urine cheaper : Urine test is cheaper, easy and late compared to blood test. Blood test is early, accurate but usually can be done in a lab and may need doctor's orde... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
See a nephrologist: If kidney stones are recurring, probably need to see a nephrologist. May need further testing to find the cause and for specific treatment based on th... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Antibiotic or C diff: Diarrhea with antibiotic is possible and resolves spontaneously 2-3 data after stopping the antibiotic. Diarrhea can also be due to another infection ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Pregnancy test: Prenancy test - over the counter test are probably fairly accurate at least for screening. Urine dipstick is good for screening for infection. All uti... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Not safe to ignore: There probably are some over the counter kits to detect UTI and/ or yeast infection. It is not advisable to depend on them. Please talk to your doctor... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Several causes: Fever, infection, arthritis in the cervical spine, sinusitis, migraine are some of the causes. See your doctor.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Malignancy possible: Myeloma, membranous glomerulonephritis due to malignancy, amyloidosis are at the top of the list.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Low sodium important: Low sodium, moderate protein restriction, avoid cola like drinks. I advanced chronic kidney disease may need to avoid foods high in phosphorus and pot... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
?infection: If surgery was done recently, need to rule out abscess. Please check with your doctor.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
?kidney stone: Can be due to kidney stones. Please check with your doctor.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Yes: Diet, family history, metabolic disorders and few other causes.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Home: Done at home and at hospital is admitted to hospital.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Possible: Kidney stones can cause pain as described above; other possibilities are muscle pain, spine or intraabdominal causes.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Viral Vs lymphoma: Possibly viral illness; other differential is lymphoma eventhough duration is short. Other differential depending on history - hiv, tb.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Different areas: It is not always the case but if it happens possibly because different areas of brain affected.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Compensates: If the kidney is normal, it can compensate without any major problems. Majority of healthy living donors don't have any problems and lead normal life.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
No symptoms: Usually no symptoms may be nocturia.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Need not be: Strep throat and most viral illnesses present in the same way and doesn't mean misdiagnosis.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Hard to tell: Low potassium can cause symptoms if severe- < 2.5 or so. Nausea, ileus, weakness.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Bladder or stones: Recurrent UTI can be due to incomplete bladder emptying, kidney stones, urinary tract strictures etc.
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A 75-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Several causes: Can be muscular, bowels, kidney stones, ovarian in females, and several others. Please check with your doctor as no symptom should be ignored.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
?from what: Medically speaking possible causes of death are kidney failure, sepsis, hemorrhage if neglected;.
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A member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Probably if you can: There is no specific restriction to work with bladder cancer. Usually limited by overall health.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Prefer not to: Risk of high potassium especially if you have kidney problems. Ask your doctor.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 11 years experience
Several causes: Diabetes, urinary tract infections, bladder problems, diuretic use are usual causes. Please check with your doctor to get tested.
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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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