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Dr. Terry Woodard

Nephrology and Dialysis
Tyler, TX
33 years experience male

Locations

Premier Nephrology of Tyler

Tyler, TX

Address

2702 E. Fifth Street, #339, Tyler, TX
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My office hours

Wednesday: 12pm - 5:00pm
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Fax

9035662677

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Nephrology and Dialysis

Doctor Q&A

56 Answers
32 Agrees
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Probably unnecessary: Utis are very common in early pregnancy, and may not be typical in terms of symptoms. To be certain, have a urinalysis and culture done, and trust the... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Probably normal: A "dipstick" urine test is very sensitive to hemoglobin in the urine, and even a few red cells will register as "positive" for blood. The key would be... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Partially: Very possible that a low grade infection caused the initial symptoms, then became full blown pyelonephritis , which requires initial IV antibiotics an... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Not likely: There are no studies focused strictly on this issue, but none of the side effects of these medications list it as a problem or complication. However, ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
It can: This drug is a direct inhibitor of aldosterone, a hormone produced by the adrenal gland that is similar to a male hormone, which may be blocked partia... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Unpredictable: Although statistics reveal the "average" life span of dialysis patients, each person has unique personal and physiologic characteristics that make pre... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Many substances: The assay for free metanephrines is sensitive, but not specific. Many drugs containing Epinephrine compounds (such as sudaphed and related ones), as w... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Many possibilities: There are numerous causes of bladder infections (not always involving the kidney), and these can lead to infection in the kidney(s). Inadequate hygien... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Blood in urine: Bladder cancer can arise from different types of cells in the bladder and is more common in smokers or due to certain chemical exposure. If blood cell... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Cirrhosis fluids: Many fluid shifts occur in cirrhosis, with abdominal expansion as the most common, more so than edema in the legs. Requires certain types of diuretics... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Yes: Many foods can enhance urine output, such as cranberries, melons, apple cider vinegar, and certainly caffeine. Some people believe that dandelion and ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
May be helpful: There are many causes of an elevated BUN or elevated creatinine, and the ratio between them must be interpreted in the clinical context of each specif... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Doubtful: Urinary tract infections rarely cause lymph node enlargement unless there is an unusual organism (bacterial, fungal, or viral), or may be seen in addi... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Probably normal: Up to 10 white blood cells in urine specimen from a female my be normal. If there is no report of nitrites or bacteria in the urine sample, & "no gro... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Could be either: Infection in the urinary tract often begins with a bladder infection; this may extend further "upstream" to involve the kidneys (but the kidneys could... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Depends on the cause: There are dozens of causes of kidney disease; some are limited to the kidneys themselves, while others are associated with other systems in the body. ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Not usually: Cysts vary in their causes, but most do not cause symptoms unless they become infected, blocked, or very enlarged.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Probably not: Back pain is very common and kidneys usually only cause this if infection or kidney stone is present; otherwise, another cause is usually present, suc... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Vasoconstriction : Blood vessels constrict when exposed to cold temperature, and this shunts blood into the circulatory system, causing more filtration by the kidneys an... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Drink earlier: Try consuming more of your liquids earlier in the day and decreasing the volume in the afternoon and evening. If you have leg or ankle swelling, you s... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Almost none: Most kidney tumors have almost no symptoms, whether benign or malignant. If a cyst or tumor has sudden bleeding (hemorrhage) or gets infected, or bloc... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Not dangerous: Bk virus is very common (about 60% of population) and usually benign. In kidney transplants, it can be associated with interstitial nephritis (inflamm... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Very possibly: Painful urination can be caused by many things, some of which can be treated easily, but most of which require thorough evaluation by a qualified phys... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
IV Fluids: Rhabdomyolysis is a potentially very serious condition that should be treated in hospital with IV fluids containing a high concentration of sodium bic... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Not at all.: Although the kidney itself has no pain receptors, the structures around it do, such as the ureter (that drains into the bladder) and the capsule (that... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Easy/hard answer!: "dehydration" is a loss of water from the body, but is incorrectly used for the more appropriate term of "volume depletion" which is loss of salt and ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Not usually: Pyelonephritis is not usually a familial condition and is not contagious. If there is a family history of kidney infections or kidney failure, then so... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Fairly soon: Fatigue and burning or tingling on urination is a common sign of urinary tract infection. Some can resolve on their own, but many require evaluation a... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Not carcinoid tumor: 5-hiaa is a urine test that reflects a chemical released from an endocrine type cell in a specific tumor originating in the nerve tissue called "carci... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Many causes: Heart failure, liver disease and kidney diseases (many kinds) may all cause fluid retention and leg swelling. You should be seen by a physician to try... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Inherited disorder: An abnormality of an enzyme that converts methionine (an amino acid) results in elevated levels of this compound. May be associated with connective ti... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Not predictable: This disease occurs spontaneously, but higher incidence if you have a relative with it, or if black or scandinavian background. Often involves lung an... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Yes: Certainly the presence of yellow eyes and dark urine are suggestive, but not diagnostic of, jaundice. Anyone having these findings should quickly seek... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Many possibilities: It could be a transient occurrence from something you ate or drank, but more likely the prodrome (or telling finding) of a uti. If it does not clear u... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Inflammation : Usually caused by an inflammation of the interstitium (the small spaces between cells), often triggered by an identifiable drug or agent causing "hype... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Vinegar & water: Use a mixture of 1 part white vinegar with 2 parts water and use a spray bottle to cover area well. Wait 5 minutes and wipe off with a terry cloth tow... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Certainly may be: An "exophytic" mass is one that grows away from the epithelium (or membrane lining) and often heralds a pre-malignant or possibly malignant mass. Thes... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Unclear association: Not sure what you mean by "water infection, " but it would be uncommon for these two conditions to be directly associated unless you are drinking or w... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Not likely: Depending on your ethnicity and muscle mass, these numbers could represent a decreased kidney function between about 70-80% of normal, and you should ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Some caution: Combination may increase CNS depression, psychomotor impairment, cause low blood pressure, and rarly cases a syndrome of intense serotonin release tha... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Both may be right: You may very well have had a kidney infection years ago, and treated or not, many of them are self limiting and cause no long term damage, whereas oth... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Two problems: First, you likely have an allergy to "cephalosporins" ( the class of antimicrobials of cefalexin), and should tell your doctors about this. Second, yo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Expected condition: Nephrosis means a loss of protein in the urine; protein normally helps fluid stay in the blood vessels, but when blood protein (mostly albumin) is low... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Maybe not: Microscopic hematuria is not uncommon, and may be benign, hereditary, acquired, or associated with other local or systemic conditions. Ultrasound is n... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Possibly...: Could be a ruptured blood vessel, more likely in the prostate gland. Depending on your age and use of tobacco, if this recurs, it should be evaluated ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Needs evaluation: Nephrologists are "fluid experts" specializing in areas you mentioned. Diuretics often cause thirst, but rarely to this degree. Could be another under... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Multiple causes: BUN is a breakdown of ingested protein, but becomes elevated compared to creatine, in cases of increased catabolism (breakdown). Such things as a high... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Yes: Many rheumatologists, nephrologists, as well as cardiologists and internal medicine doctors are aware of this condition, which may be a manifestation ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Vinegar solution: The best way is to soak the item(s) of clothing in a mixture of white vinegar and warm water for several hours. There is no "magic" combination, but p... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Indefinitely: It is impossible to predict how long any individual may survive most medical conditions, as there is too much variation in tolerance, genetics, associ... Read More

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Texas Tech University School of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1989MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Tyler, TX - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Tyler, TX - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Tyler, TX - Winter
2013
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