Dr. Alok Agrawal

Nephrology and Dialysis
Wilmington, OH
36 years experience

Locations

Office

Wilmington, OH

Address

630 W main Street,, Wilmington, OH
Directions

Fax

9373832722

About

Bio

I am passionate about prevention and slowing the progression of chronic kidney disease. I teach medical students and residents. I am active with NKF. I am also involved in charitable work in the area of health care and education.

Specialties
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Nephrology and Dialysis

Doctor Q&A

234 Answers
119 Agrees
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
Depends: It depends on fluid intake and environmental conditions.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
See below: Please discuss with your rheumatologist/ other physicians. There is a whole spectrum of severity and lots of causes. It is difficult to answer your qu... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
High BP: Certain patients with high BP and sometimes worsening kidney function.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
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Relieve obstruction: A tube ( catheter) is passed into the urinary tract to ensure passage of urine- generally if there is obstruction or if the patient does not have cont... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
Experiment nephritis: There is a serious condition anti- gbm nephritis. Masugi nephritis is experimentally created anti- gbm nephritis. It is only to study the anti gbm nep... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
No: Please don't - just follow the instructions provided by company and talk to your dialysis team.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
Weakness: Muscle weakness, heart rhythm problems.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
Right: You are right. Uric acid stones dont show up on xray, ct scan but on ultrasound only.
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A female asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
No: Should not make it worse.
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A member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
See below: The real values of BUN and creatinine are more important. Sounds like they are ok - otherwise you would have put those values in the question. If thos... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
Depends: The radiologist is able to tell whether it is simple or complex cyst. If it is simple cyst and your kidney function is normal with normal urine test, ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
See below: Make sure you are getting enough fiber and drinking enough fluids. He should get on transplant list at the earliest. If he can get kidney from a l... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
Depends: Depending on symptoms it could be either shock treatment or minimally invasive surgery sometimes. Prevention of recurrence is always important.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
See below: Pressure in the lower abdomen, painful and/or frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, traces of blood or pain in the lower back or abdomen.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
Medications: Both the medications can cause stomach problems.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
Depends: If your kidney function is ok and you are not on medications that increase potassium it is ok.
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
Yes: At lower gfr, less of medication or it's end product with metabolism will be excreted so you need less dose, benefits and side effects will be same at... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
See below: There will be no symptoms unless BP is too high or too low , the meds have to be adjusted in that case. Some meds can make your BP drop too much on st... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
Several: There are several alternatives. It is a good drug generally.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
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36 years experience
See below: You need treatment for leukemia- your cancer doctor will try their best to ensure that kidneys are ok.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
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See below: You are leaking a little protein in the urine- could be from several reasons. Get a urine protein to creatinine test done which will quantify the prot... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
See below: Urine cytology is not very good test- it is not showing malignancy in your report. You need to follow with your doctor and possibly see a urologist.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
See below: Different surgical and non invasive techniques used to remove stones. Surgical techniques are open surgery or minimally invasive techniques like urete... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
Depends: It depends on the renal function. If it is normal just a low salt healthy diet would be ok so that HTN is avoided.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
See below: Kidneys can be involved. Get urine analysis for protein and blood cells in the urine. Also blood test for bun, creatinine will help with diagnosing ki... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
No: It does not indicate kidney problem.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
Blood, urine, US: Blood test for bun, creatinine urine analysis with sediment exam urine for sodium , creatinine, osmolality ulrarsound of kidneys.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
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See below: Obesity results in increased incidence of several non communicable chronic illnesses such as type ii dm, htn, high cholesterol, heart disease, strokes... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
See below: A kind of dialysis where fluid is introduced every few hours into the abdomen of the patient through a catheter. The peritoneal membrane in the abd... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
See below: See a endocrinologist or nephrologist. I will need more details- such as do you have high blood pressure.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
No: The combination of two is bad for kidneys. Can induce acute renal failure.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
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Metabolic product: It is a byproduct of creatine phosphate which is present in muscles. Levels are increased in poor kidney function.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
See below: A 24 hr urine catecholamine test is done to help diagnose and susequently resect a tumor in the adrenal glands called a pheochromocytoma which results... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
No: Appears to be at upper limit of normal.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
No: It will not cause potassium levels to decrease.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
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See below: In medullary sponge kidney disease, there can be stone formation sometimes which could be one reason why you have pain in the flank. If that is the ca... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
None really: Concommitant use of BP meds can cause BP to drop. In more advanced kidney disease it should not be used.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
Several: Blockage in the ureter, bladder neck or urethra. This can be internal, external or within the walls of these organs.There are several causes.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
Yes: High creatinine and BUN occur in poor kidney function. High potassium levels can occur when kidney function is poor because kidney cannot get rid of p... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
Blockage: Urinary obstruction is the blockage in the pathway of urine passage. It could be in thhe ureters, urethra. It could be from prostate enlargement.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
No: Acute kidney trouble is generally correctable- depends on the cause. Rarely, if it is permanent then transplant can be considered.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
See below: If there is kidney failure, then control BP and blood sugar. Make sure you are not taking anti inflammatory pain medications like ibuprfen. Follow wit... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
Salt restriction: Restrict salt and fluids. Use diuretics if still needed if there is some other abnormality.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
Yes: Pinkish urine indicate blood in small amounts from uti. It should go away with antibiotics.
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
Not from kidney: Likely to be from some injury in the back 3 weeks ago- please have it checked.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
See below: If you do not have symptoms of uti, don't worry.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
No: No, but don't smoke. Healthy lifestyle can prevent lots of problems.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
Yes: High protein or very high protein diets can cuse BUN to increase.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
No: It does not have effect on kidneys. It does not cause mass or cyst.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
See below: Baclofen use is not bad on your kidneys, however if you have bad kidneys, then the dose should be decreased or it should be avoided depending on sever... Read More
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May 3, 2014
Very knowledgeable. His answer was relieving compared to what I was led to believe.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Agrawal is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Agrawal is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I was honestly worried about the size. Something so small causing gross hematuria? But I'm glad to know that it's nothing to worry over to much.
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Thanks for your quick rthank you doctor for your quick response...here are the results of the ct scan....left kidney mildly delayed.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! My daughter is going through a lot of painful, vague symptoms.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Gandhi medical college, university of health sciences, vijayawada
Graduated 1987MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Cincinnati, OH - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Cincinnati, OH - Winter
2013
Top Nephrologist, Second Place, National - Winter
2013
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