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
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Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

Nephrology and Dialysis

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

82 Answers
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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
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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
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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
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Blood in urine: I assume those Results are from your urinalysis. You seem to have microscopic blood in the urine (called hematuria), which is generally not significan... Read More
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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
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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
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Blood pressure meds: Is Clonidine the only medication you are taking for hypertension?It can rarely cause urinary retention(1% of the time,mainly in Elderlies).It's's not ... Read More
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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
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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
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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!
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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
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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
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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
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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
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Annual blood tests: Unfortunately chronic kidney diseases do not generally cause symptoms unless they are pretty advanced. Assessment of kidney function is achieved by ro... Read More
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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
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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
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A 85-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Correct: For 24 hr urine collection, You have to flush the first urine of the day (since that's the urine you have made the night before), start with empty bla... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Proteinuria: We generally calculate the urine protein to creatinine ratio and as long as the ratio is below 300 mg/g it is considered not significant (yours is onl... Read More
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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!!
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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
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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!
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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
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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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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
See your OB: Swelling of feet and hands can be normal or a sign of preeclampsia or eclampsia, please see your OB to check your urine for the presence of protein an... Read More
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Light amber: The PD fluid is normally clear and very light yellow (like a very diluted urine!). The most important thing is it should be clear (as opposed to turbi... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Yes and no: Swelling of your legs might just be "dependent edema", which is due to your legs hanging down while you're sitting on wheelchair all day and resolves ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Good BP med: Indapamide is a great medications for blood pressure control!
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Nutcracker Syndrome: Hypertension is very rare in Nutcracker Syndrome and it's presence is generally considered a coincident! As you probably know it generally presents wi... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Yes you can!: Allopurinol will keep your Uric acid level low and hence will prevent future gouty attacks. Keep Colchicine for treatment of the acute gouty attacks ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Normal ultrasound: It means your ultrasound of the right kidney shows obstruction of the urinary tract (that is hydronephrosis), no kidney stone &#40... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Yes: ARBs and ACEi class of drugs reduce proteinuria regardless of the cause of the hypertension (they restructure the anatomy in the glomeruli which are t... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
What R we treating?: If you want to treat low potassium level, PO potassium Chloride is more effective since it simply has more meq of potassium in each pill (over 10 time... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Nitroglycerine: Nitro glycerine family of drugs dilates your arteries and hence decreases resistance in your arterial blood vessels walls and drops your blood pressur... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Gabapentin: You mean Gabapentin? If yes, it is safe to take it.There is no major interaction with commonly used immunosuppressive meds (such as Prograf, cellcept,... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Risk of hypotension: The combination of Lisinopril and Viagra (sildenafil) may decrease your blood pressure a little (hypotension) and cause lightheadedness, otherwise saf... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Bursitis/arthritis: Elbow pain is not a sign of cancer at your age! it can be due to (1) bursitis (inflammation of some soft tissues around your joint) which is generally... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Prednisone effect: One of the major side effects of Prednisone is bone loss. The importance of it depends on the underlying bone health/condition of the individual. We g... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Sinusitis: There are many aspects to Acute and Chronic Sinusitis including allergy and infection. Infectious Sinusitis (acute or Chronic) generally have yellow o... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Safe to take it: There is no reported drug interaction between Lamictal, Levitra, (vardenafil) and Prozac . It is safe to take Levitra!
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Kidney disease: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has 5 stages.The higher the stage of kidney disease the more diet limitation you have.Kidney function in Stage 1 is over ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Vaginal itch: Itching in the vaginal area may be due to candidal infection or may be due to local irritation due to moisture, sweat, or intercourse or sensitivity t... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Hematuria: Microscopic blood in the urine with normal kidney function is generally a benign condition. You definitely need an ultrasound of your kidneys and urin... 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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