U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free

Dr. Elie El-Charabaty

Nephrology and Dialysis
Holtsville, NY
10 years experience male

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Nephrology and Dialysis

Languages spoken

Arabic

Doctor Q&A

35 Answers
6 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Multiple reasons: Skin color after starting dialysis can be pale and this is related to multiple factors starting with.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Different symptoms: Well with progression of CKD patients usually become more tired and become more anemic. Nausea, vomiting shortness of breath and weight loss are usual... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Lidocaine topical: Usually patients who have a lot of pain before needle insertion we give them Lidocaine topical cream that they apply at the site of injection 30 to 60... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
It is a genetic one: Adpkd a genetic disease is the most common form of cystic kidney disease. Usually it is transmitted from father or mother to siblings. The number of c... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
A lot of signs: Usually nausea, vomiting , weight loss , shortness of breath , trembling of hands, palor and mood disorders, problem sleeping are mostly the signs and... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
A lot of effects: While dialysis is essential to survival by replacing kidney function unfortunately there is a price to pay with that. Dialysis patients are anemic ( l... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
A fistula: A fistula for dialysis is created by connecting a vein in the arm to an artery and giving it usually 6-8 weeks to mature. A good fistula is anatomical... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Kidney health: Usually a kidney sonogram will show if there is an obstruction to the kidney flow, will tell if kidney disease is a chronic one and will show cysts, m... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
More symptoms: Usually back pain related to kidneys happen at rest and is continuous and is associated with other symptoms ( blood in urine, fever...) if you have an... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Could be the cyst: Your kidney cyst may not be the reason why you have pain. Reasons can range from muscular to bleeding in the cyst to kidney trauma ( usually happens w... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
It may be serious: Bilateral swollen feet are usually caused by heart problems or kidney problems related to loss of protein in the urine. Sometimes it may be related to... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Cystitis/ UTI: Cystitis is part of the UTI family and cranberry juice has been shown to prevent the adhesion of bacteria to bladder membranes and doing so decreases ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Means blockage: Hydronephrosis is a medical term that means enlarged kidney that results from blockage to the urinary stream. It may affect one kidney or both. Most c... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Call your doctor: Call your doctor your infection may be resistant to the antibiotics you are taking and you may be developing pyelonephritis ( infection of the kidneys... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
A lot: Donating a kidney is a precious gift that the donor will be doing. If everything goes the right way the donor will be having a very gratifying feeling... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
It depends: It depends on your health , your activity level and where you live. A rule of thumb is that men 70 kg weight should drink around 3 l per day whereas w... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Not sure: Studies are very inconsistent on creatine intake especially in young athletes going to the gym. While a study done in 2005 by pline et al showed no ef... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Could br kidney: Usually pain related to the kidneys is on the sides and travels to the belly if it is caused by a stone. If you have fever or burning on urinating you... Read More
A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
It depends: Usually it depends on the reason , the severity and person health. While renal failure due to dehydration and obstruction ( stones, prostate in a man)... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Very close: In recent meetings there was some new advances about a " wearable" kidney that i think will change the face of kidney diseases in the future .Stay tun... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Usually not: In pd the volume of fluid during each exchange is 2 liters and most patients are comfortable with that. We may use 1.5 l exchanges if someone feels sw... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Usually not: Usually all pre-donation tests are done on an outpatient basis. Unless if any tests were positive and they need to be taken care of that will preclude... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Lowers immunity : Kidney diseases usually lowers someone's immunity as evidenced by the high risk of these patients to develop infections ( pneumonia, urine infection e... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
A lot of signs: Usually nausea, vomiting , weight loss , shortness of breath , trembling of hands, palor and mood disorders, problem sleeping are mostly the signs and... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Could be normal: Cysts in the kidneys could be a normal finding if they are simple and one or 2 in number. They may be a sign if a disease called poly cystic kidney di... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
It depends: The answer to this question is not easy as water intake depends on your health, how active you are and where you live ( temperature outside) . Just re... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
May be normal: Bubbles in the urine may be a normal finding as the kidneys with the forceful flow of urine produces bubbles. Sometimes it may be an indication of pro... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Yes and no: We normally need to drink between 2 and 3 liters of water by day. While it is good to stay hydrated beware of overdoing it. Water has zero calories in... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Genetics: We all are born with different genes that express different proteins on our tissues. The best chance for a kidney transplant recipient is to get a kid... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Could be: It could be related to a kidney problem if it is associated with urinary symptoms( bloody urine or burning upon urinating) . If any of these above sym... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
If healthy zero: If you are healthy ( ie no diabetes, no hypertension, no kidney disease, no cancer history....) you risk is almost zero. Usually kidney donors are hea... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Both: A nephrologist is an internal medicine physician with a subspecialty/focus on kidney diseases. A urologist is a surgeon who deals with diseases relate... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
A lot of causes: In young people protein in the urine is usually due to heavy exercise or could be due to standing too long but it usually is minimal. The most common... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
It is normal: Thirst is a mechanism controlled by the brain where there are receptors (osmoreceptors) that sense the amount of salts in our body. If we loose fluids... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Different ways: While Cyclosporine is a very important medication used in the transplant field and in different rheumatologic and autoimmune diseases it sometimes may... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.

Ask doctors free
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less

Testimonials
Recommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.

2
Recommendations
171
Thank you notes
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. El-Charabaty is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. El-Charabaty is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
My son for 3yrs has suffered with blood and protein in urine and tends to become very sick . Urine sent to lab always comes back no infectio
HealthTap member
Thank you, Doctor! it settled down. I am glad that it wasn't anything serious!
HealthTap member
Mine seems to be getting worse, you helped my hospital sucks thank you

Awards

Top Nephrologist, Second Place, New York - Summer
2013
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less