Dr. John Wigneswaran

Nephrology and Dialysis
28 years experience male

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Nephrology and Dialysis

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Ohio, Rhode Island

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97 Answers
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A female asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Cysts: Having a cyst in the kidney can be a benign occurrence- many people develop a cyst or two later in life. However the answer to your question needs mor... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Vitamin D: A calcium of 10.4 or around that is a higher level. If one supplements with D3, or cholecalciferol, this can actually elevate your calcium levels. The... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Breathing: Breathing is handled by aspects of the body that are on autopilot. If you feel the sense you may stop breathing or have such thoughts this sometimes ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Thoughts: Check a pregnancy test- that is the only way to be sure. Plan B is not 100% effective, and less effective after 72 hours.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Protein : Right after working out, for the few hours thereafter, your body is in a period where added protein can be helpful in achieving further growth. I wou... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Discharge: Difficult to make that determination just on color. Best thing to do is see your physician and have an exam, urinalysis and culture.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Oral Lesions: There are multiple causes for lip lesions based on how theylook and a host of other data including how they appeared for how long etc. Your medical h... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Good question: Typically without significant diarrhea, losing electrolytes is unlikely. if you do have significant diarrhea beyond the water loss that occurs, one al... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Irritation: Be careful in shaving that area as it can cause an infection with the normal bacteria that is over your skin. As you shave and scrape the skin, it can... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Complicated answer: You need to supply the ranges at the particular lab that is taking these as well as units- difficult to assess accurately otherwise.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Exam: There are multiple reasons that can chase swelling including a hernia, testicular torsion, epidydimitis or even a cancer. Please see a urologist asap... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Many reasons: An enlarged kidney can be caused by many reasons. One sided enlargement may be related to an anatomic issue blocking the ureter like a kidney stone, o... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
General...: Firstly, you need to be seen by your doctor. At your age, 6 weeks of symptoms (I'm not sure what they are), and now loose stools needs to be looked at... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Cat Bite: Typically 24 hours or earlier if the patient has vascular disease. The bacteria typically seen is Pasteurella multocida - which is PCN sensitive.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Donation: I would visit the National Kidney Foundation website and ask them. They can direct you to a local affiliate. www.kidney.org
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Kidney Infection: Not necessarily. Most kidney infections, such as a urinary tract infection or an infection in the kidney itself (pyelonephritis) can be treated safely... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Cysts: That typically represents cysts. Bilateral cystic disease can be either a normal variant if a small number and age of the patient, or polycystic kidne... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
It can: Much of this disease resolves spontaneously in 50 percent inpatients but Vitamin E is a possible treatment. Time will tell if it is mild. You are doin... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Thoughts: I would like to help but that is a very nonspecific pain. Are you having pain when you urinate? In your testicles? Have you had unprotected sex rece... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Mucus color: Typically the color of your mucus represents what is happening with the bacteria that is trapped there. When you first get ill its a yellow color ofte... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Me:): A kidney specialist is called a Nephrologist. Typically after you finish medical school and three years of internal medicine residency you need to und... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Weight gain: Many possibilities but more common would be excessive eating, thyroid abnormalities, heart failure, renal failure, excessive protein in the urine- it'... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Swelling/balance: There are multiple reasons you mate such symptoms including protein in your urine, thyroid disease, medication reactions etc. Its important you call ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Thoughts: Scrotal swelling in a young male is not at all normal and needs to be looked at quickly. Possibilities include, cancer, epidydimitis, testicular torsi... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Options: Currently no therapy can reduce "parenchymal" or tissue changes to patients with kidney disease What damage has occurred its permanent. What you can ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Suggestions : Obviously if the weight is a problem don't exert yourself. There are many reasons for feeling like this including bone disease, muscle or tendon weakn... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Relative : it depends on the location and the size of the hemorrhage. I wish I had a more specific answer but it's very dependent on those facts as well as the u... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Diarrhea: The answer is it depends. If you do not have an infection, then peptobismol, could help. However if you have an infection related to antibiotic use, ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Chest pain: Chest pain should be taken seriously. You need to call your doctor first. What you are staying could be muscculoskeletal, related to a lung infectio... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Vomiting: There are many reasons for someone feeling nauseous and throwing up. In her age range you want to make sure she isn't pregnant, but other possibilitie... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Diarrhea: Diarrhea has multiple possibilities. Firs explore your diet. You may be lactose intolerant, have a gluten allergy, or possibly an inflammatory process... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Yes: There are sometimes secretions put forth my the proud even prior to ejaculation. This could cause pregnancy. Check a pregnancy test with your physicia... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Bleeding: Bright red blood is something to be taken seriously. You ned to see your doctor for a full history and exam. Some causes more commonly are hemorrhoids... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Cut: Likely a cut or an infected follicle. Try bacitracin and avoid any further shaving it products to the area.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Kidney Pain: First you need to make sure it is your kidney as on your left side there are other organs that can mimic this such as back pain, lower rib pain, lung ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Some possibilities: This could be many things- most commonly, sinusitis, corrective vision needs, migraines, tensions headaches, evidence of low or high blood sugar, and ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Scrotal Pain: Typically for those sexually active an STD needs to be ruled out. If not sexually active the diagnosis could be testicular torsion, epidydimitis( a no... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Repeat urinalysis: it may be that the presumed urinary tract infection is not sensitive to your antibiotic. Alternatively one would need to consider another possibility ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Possible: It is possible and there is some data to support: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2728940/#__ffn_sectitle This could be a class effec... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Stress and weight : Streas can contribute to weight gain. First of all people may eat more when stressed and be less motivated to exercise. Because cortisol levels rise i... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Kidney Disease: Chronic Kidney Disease is defined by 5 stages 1-5. Stage 1 is mild and Stage 5 is where you need dialysis. Taking care of your kidneys depends on the ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Smart: You are quite smart to realize and know the connection between NSAIDS- non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs- such as Motrin, Advil (ibuprofen) etc. ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Cystic Disease: Typically small sized kidneys can be congenital(born like that), or in many instances as your kidney function gets worse the kidney scars and get smal... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
One option: This is a complicated condition so you should seek care from a good Rheumatologist. Within the kidney world a specific type of kidney disease called M... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Some thoughts: Hard to know without an exam and imaging, but could be a bone cyst which can be benign. See your doctor however to be certain.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Definition: Essentially the fetus right kidney is shown to be slightly dilated which can happen when urine is not exiting the kidney in a normal fashion. The term... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Counseling: One is you can't do it yourself. It's helpful to talk to someone to understand what is driving it. There is usually a reason for it. Without that reas... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Diet: That is a great question and depends on the degree of kidney disease. For example those with less than 30% function should restrict salt, fluid, potas... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Antidepressants: It is dangerous to abruptly stop medications. You need to speak to your physician as you can significant side effects.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Depends: Dependent on the individual. One should not stop suddenly and should speak to your physician about a slow taper or whether you should stop in the firs... Read More
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Feb 15, 2015
I heart Dr. Wigneswaran because he has such a big heart and always pays it forward!
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wigneswaran is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wigneswaran is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! It didn't look normal. It's been tested twice since then with little improvement. I'm the only one who's concerned! Thank you!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tufts University School of Medicine, MA
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL/BROWN UNIVERSITY

Awards

Medical Sales Training Award- CHF Solutions 2006
Assistant Clinical Professor, Wright State University School of Medicine
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Renal Physicians Association
National Kidney Foundation
American Society Of Nephrology
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