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Dr. Pouneh Nouri

Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Washington, DC
female

Locations

Capital Area Renal Associates (CARA)

Washington, DC

Address

106 Irving Street NW, POB S.Tower Unit#201, Washington, DC
Directions

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Specialties
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Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

Nephrology and Dialysis

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

82 Answers
10 Agrees
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
No!: Clarithromycin is more effective in treating respiratory tract infections. Azithromycin (1000mg one dose per mouth) and Erythromycin (500mg every 6 ho... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Glomerulonephritis: It means inflammation (due to cellular infiltration, autoimmune diseases, or infectious causes) in the glomeruli (which are smart tiny building block... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Muscle pain?: Despite of your normal CT you may still have a kidney stone which is smaller than the CT cuts(3 mm),so even if that is the case you will pass it witho... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Edema in pregnancy: Following your last question, if your swelling is not acute in onset it may just be a normal process in pregnancy, there are a few things you can do t... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Kidney stone?: Kidney stone can present as colicky pain sometimes moving or radiating around your flank to your groin! If you hydrate yourself (2liters daily), you g... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Target blood pressur: target BP control is different for different patients. In the absence of other medical problems (such as heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, etc) t... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Weight limit: I believe new machines can take up to 225kg patients for ESWL.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
No drug interaction: There is no adverse drug interaction among all three medications you named. Obviously the Betapace (sotalol) and Cozaar can have additive effect on re... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
As opposed to?: Did you mean Amoxicillin and Keflex? They are both safe for use in patients with decreased kidney function. Their frequency of use should be adjusted ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Corpus spongiosum CS: Corpus Spongiosum is a soft spongy tissue encircling the urethra in men. Its function is to keep the urethra open and prevent it from collapsing durin... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
ECG and low Na: Hyponatremia may cause prolongation of QRS complex but mainly no significant changes on ECG!
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Aldactone (spironolactone): Aldactone (spironolactone) has antiandrogenic effect so helps with facial hair and acne. It also has Progesterone like effects so can cause more menst... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Hypertension: Your BP is controlled because of the medication so do not stop it or it will go back up again. But if you quit smoking it may normalize your BP! Also ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Proteinuria: Long standing poorly controlled hypertension can cause mild proteinuria even with normal kidney function. But moderate to severe proteinuria due to hy... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Not normal!: Blood in your bowel or stool is not related to your PD. See your PCP for referral to a gastroenterologist. Blood in stool has many different causes (h... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Hypertension: If your hypertension is not controlled with at least 3 medications max dose and you are following a low salt diet , then you are entitled to see a nep... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Proteinuria: Proteinuria is a sign of kidney disease. Its differential diagnosis is a long list. You need to see a nephrologist to find out the cause with some uri... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Work up of edema: Where do you retain the water? If it is in your legs, then you may have vascular problems. Also despite of normal kidney function, have you been check... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Glomerulonephritis: Nephrotic Syndrome means excessive amount of protein in the urine (more than 2.5 gm daily) causing swelling of the legs, hands, and/or face with high ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Side effects: Two possibilities: 1-caffeine overdose (each 5hr energy has over 200mg of caffeine), it causes nausea, dizziness,nervousness,irritability, cold sweats... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Ignore: If infection is associated with sexual activity,bathing before sex and wiping yourself after helps!
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
HTN: 0.2/l of proteinuria is within normal range. If your blood pressure is also well controlled (less than 140/90) you are in good shape under current tre... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Long discussion!: Each is a modality of kidney replacement therapy. Hemo uses a blood vessel access (fistula, graft, or catheter) getting portion of your blood at a tim... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Not safe!: Teveten (eprosartan) is a great FDA approved medication with really minimal side effect profile! Carditone is NOT FDA approved, its major component is... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Flow problems : There are many different reasons for it. Simple Constipation can cause flow problem so make sure you have regular bowel movements. Sometimes fibrin fo... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Immune response: After certain infections (such as strep throat), the body makes proteins called antibodies to protect us from the infection.The antibody binds to the ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Low BP: Those non specific symptoms can be due to low blood pressure as 107/65 is relatively low! Is he dehydrated? Does he have diarrhea? Either way if his n... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Peritonitis: You seem to have peritonitis (infection of the peritoneum) which causes abdominal pain and turbid PD fluid and need antibiotics immediately! Shoulder ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Possible: The potassium (K) in the body is the balance between what you take in your diet and what you lose either in the urine (due to medications like diureti... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
BP treatment: Noten (also known as Atenolol in some countries) and Atacand (candesartan) do not have any interaction except for the fact that they both drop the blo... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Look for other cause: Kidney diseases rarely cause pain and back pain (where kidneys are)is rarely related to the kidneys.The 2 which cause pain are kidney stone and urinar... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Herpes: You need to see your gynecologist. It seems like Herpes, but have to be examined for definite diagnosis. It resolves with antivirals such as Valtrex (... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Not related: Your kidney stone is not related to your abnormal liver enzyme tests(LFT).There are many different conditions that can cause abnormal LFTs such as inf... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Morning after pill: Taking morning after pill will bring your next period earlier than expected (generally within 2 weeks of taking it), and causes mild PMS symptoms, tha... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Too much drinking?: With normal kidney function, you pee as much as you drink liquids, the more liquids you drink the more you pee! Also urinary tract infection (UTI) can... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Burning urination: The sensitivity of your urethra and burning during urination in the absence of urinary tract infection may be due to irritation of your private area d... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
No!: Unfortunately drinking water can not help with blood pressure control!!
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
See your PCP: Discharge from the nipple if you are not pregnant or breast feeding may be a sign of prolactinoma,which is a benign tumor in the brain producing a hor... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Scar formation: Chronic glomerulonephritis (regardless of the cause) is chronic inflammation which will lead to scar formation (aka fibrosis) in the kidneys. Fibrosis... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Constipation : Most laxatives and stool softeners are safe in chronic kidney patients.You can take Colace and Dulcolex(both over the counter stool softeners),or Lact... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Yes: If you are just starting taking Vesicare, (solifenacin) it is advised to start w 5mg daily, but if you have been on 5 mg daily for weeks and would lik... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Cysts in the kidney: All of us will develop benign cysts in the kidneys with age. 2 cysts are of no concern. They may cause microscopic blood in the urine otherwise harmle... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
See your doctor: Blood in stool or in vomit is a BAD sign and needs immediate attention! Either consult your doctor or go to ER!
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Yeast infection: Are you referring to female vaginal/genital yeast infection? And if it can spread to kidneys and blood? If yes, then your answer is no! vaginal yeast... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Pregnancy!: If you are sexually active, you might be pregnant! If you are not sexually active you may wait for your next period, you might just be stressed out an... Read More
A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Elemental iron: Each 5mg of ferrous glauconate has 0.6mg of elemental iron and each 5mg of ferrous sulfate has 1mg of elemental iron. 325 mg of ferrous sulfate has 6... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Rare: Erectile dysfunction is listed as one of side effects of Buspar (buspirone) but it is not a common side effect. In a recent online survey in over 1000... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Sperm lifespan: Sperms can stay alive at room temperature outside of female genitalia for a few hours!
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Creatinine level: Is a marker of kidney function and the normal level depends on the body muscle mass (weight),gender (higher in men than women),race (higher in african... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
BP control: Be aware that it is not unusual to be on 2-3 different blood pressure medicines to achieve a good BP control. 75% of North Americans with hypertension... Read More

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Jun 17, 2014
Dr. Nouri, answered my question in a very easy to understand fashion. I truly appreciate her answer. Now, I know what to expect.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Nouri is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Nouri is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Yes catapres is all I'm taking... For b.p. no stones trouble peeing
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so very much, as I was told I weighted too much at 396lbs.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Have many medical problems now but will suggest this also, thanks!

Education & Training

Residency

ST LUKE'S ROOSEVELT HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, District of Columbia - Summer
2014
Top Nephrologist, First Place, District of Columbia - Summer
2014
Thought Leader Doctor, Third Place, District of Columbia - Summer
2014
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