Dr. Ionel Donca

Nephrology and Dialysis
OH
27 years experience

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Nephrology and Dialysis

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

23 Answers
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ionel Donca
27 years experience
Probably: There are bacteria that could cause both food poisoning and UTI , or there is just coincidence an dhave two conditions in the same time . The numbers ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ionel Donca
27 years experience
Possible: Potassium sparing diuretics tend to decrease the amount of potassium elimanted by kidneys . If a patient needs to take diuretics due to fluid retenti... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ionel Donca
27 years experience
Could be many things: First need to know your sex since the causes may be different.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ionel Donca
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Very unlikely: Although not impossible , colon cancer at 25 is very uncommon , in particular without family history . Colon cancer at 25 is almost always a genetic c... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ionel Donca
27 years experience
It may be true: Depends what was the initial reason for your dr to put you on Florinef (fludrocortisone) . If your na was too low or your BP was too low, yes you may ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ionel Donca
27 years experience
Multiple possibiliti: Although this could be a UTI i would rahter bet on vaginal infection in particular std . Pregnancy should be ruled out too.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ionel Donca
27 years experience
None: You either did not get read of the infection or your symptoms are not related to an infection.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Donca
27 years experience
Probably nothing: Stones in the kidneys are punctate hyperechogenicity shadowing.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ionel Donca
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Need more info: It is not important how many times you urinate , it is the total amount of urine . If you drink 2 lit / day you should urinate a little less just beac... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Donca
27 years experience
Not sure: Kidneys hurt only in limited number of conditions . Most common when there is an infection called pyelonephritis . They can also hurt if you have a st... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ionel Donca
27 years experience
What is the question: Need to know what the cystoscopy report states , then will try to figure out what is the best step.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ionel Donca
27 years experience
Due to high Ca: Vitamin d incerases ca level in your blood, so do the other 2 conditions.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ionel Donca
27 years experience
Yes: Albumin less than 30 mg /dl is normal , anything above is sign of some issues with your kidneys . Albumin and protein are not interchangebla so first ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ionel Donca
27 years experience
Nothing: You do not get a UTI if you take a bath, unless bath means something else that people would understand using this term.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ionel Donca
27 years experience
Clinical judgement: Interstitial cystitis is a clinical diagnosis and does not require any partyicular tests . Tests are required only to rule out other conditions that h... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ionel Donca
27 years experience
From blood or other: Coagulase negatice staph does not get in the urinary tract like other bacteria, unleass there is other infection in the boddy and commes from the bloo... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ionel Donca
27 years experience
Reconsider: If people are making fun repeatedly you , in your vision everybody is crazy but you . May be your conditions are not very serious from medical perspec... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ionel Donca
27 years experience
May be something els: All listed tests are normal . You my want to know if your serum Albumin is normal and if you are spilling protein in the urine which is probably teh m... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ionel Donca
27 years experience
No and Yes: Drinking too much water will not cause kidney failure . Depending if there are other medical conditions too much water could cause your sodium level t... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ionel Donca
27 years experience
Lots of other things: When you have blood in teh urine it could be the kidneys or the 'piping ' which is the ureters/bladder/uretra and . In general the kidneys are last pl... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ionel Donca
27 years experience
Seems like UTI+-: Flank pain in female comonly asociated with kidney infection . All other symptoms are suggestive of urinary infection (UTI) that dose not involve the ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ionel Donca
27 years experience
I do not know: At your age not too many things can give you chest pain . If your heart rate is up too i would first make sure that you do not have a cloth in your lu... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ionel Donca
27 years experience
Need for Biopsy: Needs a biopsy first , the only way to find out what the condition is , since treatment is different.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Donca is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Donca is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thats one thing they did not do and we dont understand why they havent?...hes not improving yet on steroids!...they gave him Albumin & lasix
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you for your promt reply to my question
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Institute of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Graduated 1996MD
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