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Dr. Jason Kline

Nephrology and Dialysis
Camden, NJ
21 years experience male

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Nephrology and Dialysis

Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

183 Answers
56 Agrees
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Probably not. : An allergy to an antibiotic you may be taking for the UTI could cause generalized itching, but a UTI itself usually causes burning with urination, uri... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
No. : Usually pain from a kidney stone will start in one side of the lower back or flank and radiate down to the groin. But not the shoulders.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Don't panic.: Stage 2 chronic kidney disease is mild and if it remains stable, should not affect your lifespan significantly. Lead a common-sense healthy lifestyle... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
See a kidney doctor : Follow the advice of your nephrologist. Iga nephropathy can result in mild to severe renal impairment and your doctor can tell you where you fall. The... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Check with your doc: Kappa and lambda are parts of immunoglobulins which are proteins certain white blood cells make to fight infections. These are referred to as polyclon... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
See a kidney doctor.: An elevated creatinine level suggests kidney injury but without knowing the cause of injury or if this is an acute or chronic condition, i can't offer... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
No cure. : It is incurable but can be managed. Make sure your thyroid function has been tested. Avoiding excessive vigorous exercise as well as high-carb foods c... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
They can.: It doesn't usually happen, but if large enough, a kidney stone that makes its way into the bladder can potentially obstruct the bladder outlet.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Culture that urine. : A urinalysis (ua) cannot always identify the presence of bacteria or an infection. Although leukocytes can be present in the urine from other non-infe... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Good question.: The estimated GFR commonly reported on lab results is calculated by a formula that tends to underestimate true kidney function, particularly the close... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Let someone see it. : Hard to say without the benefit of examining that bump. If it is related to infiltration of blood from a needle inserted into your fistula or graft, t... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Safe.: The seeds are safe to eat, but should be avoided (like other seeds) in patients with a history of diverticulitis/diverticulosis.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Avoid diet pills. : Hydroxycut has been linked with liver damage and muscle injury that can result in kidney damage. We have no way of knowing your medical problems or yo... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Either. : Hyponatremia can occur regardless of urine color.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
I'd still restrict. : Di results in inappropriate water loss in the urine. As long as you have free access to water, you shouldn't run into any serious problems, but even w... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
An enzyme.: The Vitamin D that we get from our diet and what is made in our skin with the help of sunlight is initially inactive and must become activated in orde... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Check with doctor. : Your doctor can help answer your question after a careful review of your medical history and current medication usage including nonprescription medica... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
No. : Lisinopril is very commonly used and generally quite safe. Besides intended blood pressure reducing effects, it can cause a dry cough in certain indiv... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Reassurance.: 6000mg kcl (about 80 meq) is not an excessive daily amount for an individual with normal kidney function. Just to put things into perspective, an ave... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Not usually.: Super low potassium (k) can sometimes cause arrhythmias and fluid backing up into the lungs from a poorly beating heart, but most of the time fluid bu... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Kidney injury.: A creatinine of that level suggests significant reduction in kidney function. This can be acute or chronic, reversible or irreversible. You should h... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Reassurance.: She has a disorder that causes her kidneys to lose potassium inappropriately in her urine. The mainstay of treatment is adequate potassium supplement... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Stone pain? Unlikely: Kidney stones would likely not be responsible for stomach pain and bloating. Also the pain from a stone would not be related to eating. Would talk t... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Talk to you doctor.: Without more information, it is unclear if these recurrent utis are relapses or reinfections. Your doctor should determine if appropriate antibiotics ... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Not clear.: It may depend on the severity of the ckd. A small study in 2002 [nephrol. Dial. Transplant. (2002) 17 (3): 528-529] looked at taurine supplementation... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Relax.: It's an interesting congenital anatomic variance but generally it shouldn't be problematic. You may have a slightly increased risk of kidney stones a... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Culture. : A urine culture will isolate the bacterium causing the infection as well as identify a specific antibiotic that can be used to treat the infection. Go... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Infinite causes...: This is a very common complaint doctors are faced with daily. Unfortunately without a detailed history of your medical issues, medication use, sleep ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Yep, it can be : This could be a urinary tract infection. A urinalysis and urine culture can help diagnose the problem.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
NSAIDs: Nsaids are commonly used over the counter pain meds that can injure kidneys. Avoid them in kidney failure.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Not enough info...: A low creatinine is not concerning. A low calcium level may be related to many things including vitamin d deficiency, under active parathyroid glands... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Filters blood.: It's a complicated process, but basically dialysis involves a filter called a dialyzer that the patient's blood passes through. Potentially harmful m... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Ask your doctor: Without knowing all of your medical history or allergies, specific advice should be left to your treating physicians. Tight blood pressure control is... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Ignore: Want to prevent wrinkles? Do use sunscreen. Don't smoke.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Kidney biopsy. : Abnormal blood or protein in urine and other blood tests can suggest lupus nephritis even if there are no other "extra-renal" symptoms of lupus. Only ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Check with your doc.: This dose is appropriate for your degree of kidney dysfunction, however many people with chronic kidney disease also take medications that could have ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Yes. : Any drink that doesn't taste like the ocean is mostly water, regardless of whether it contains sodium or not. Long distance runners can be susceptibl... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
CRP: C reactive protein. It is a measure of acute inflammation, but generally not specific to a solitary disease.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Both!: Many BP meds have other health benefits in addition to lowering BP and your doctor can help choose a regimen that is tailored to you based on your nee... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Avoid oxalate. : Dietary ca helps to prevent oxalate absorption in gut, but excessive ca intake might increase risk of other ca stones. Would not restrict dietary ca i... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Don't panic.: Stage 2 chronic kidney disease is mild and if it remains stable, should not affect your lifespan significantly. Lead a common-sense healthy lifestyle... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Badness. : Potassium is necessary for heart and muscle cells to function properly. Low blood potassium levels can lead to muscle weakness or even paralysis as we... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Kind of...: Only if the weight gain is from medical conditions (usually organ dysfunctions) that lead to excessive salt and fluid retention. If used inappropriate... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Nope.: Contrary to what many people believe, diuretics actually remove excess salt (sodium and chloride) from the body via the kidneys into the urine. They a... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
No: No need to feel awkward. From a clinician's standpoint, being sexually active means one is engaging in sexual activities with another person or person... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Many possibilities.: Factors that affect blood pressure are diverse and complicated, and can include genetics, medical conditions, diet, medications, emotional state, amon... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Kidney doctor: The elevated Cr may suggest kidney dysfunction. Your friend should see a nephrologist first to establish what may be the problem. The nephrologist can... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Kidney stone?: Usually there is intense back or side pain radiating down to the groin. Also there may be blood seen in the urine. Stay well hydrated and seek medical... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Unlikely: If you mean Z pak (azithromycin), then probably not. There are other antibiotics that are far more superior at treating urinary tract infections. A ph... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
It's ok.: Sometimes a urinalysis can report small amounts of blood in urine even if there is no health problem. Menstruation, recent exercise, and a concentrate... Read More
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Aug 4, 2013
Great responses. Highly recommend.
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Feb 20, 2013
I didn't work the thing right on the page and didn't give Dr.Kline the 100% Doc Score and a huge thank you for his thorough and quick response to my concern that I wanted to! Dr Kline you are wonderfu...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kline is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Doctor Kline thank you so much for responding, you have given me reason to go back to my doctor. I will take your advice and would like you to know I really appreciate ...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I was given by my doctor a lifetime maintenance of 1 tablet 2x a day of Potassium Chloride.
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But my father showd no sign of any listed symptoms under this problem.That is why we are waiting for any kind of operation yet.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Residency

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Residency

THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Completed 2005

Awards

Top Nephrologist, First Place, New Jersey - Winter
2013
Top Nephrologist, First Place, New Jersey - Summer
2013
Top Nephrologist, First Place, New Jersey - Summer
2014
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