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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Stein
50 years experience Urology
Drink fluids: If not corrected it can go on to permanent kidney damage and dialysis.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Meds and Dehydration: Acute kidney failure occurs predominantly from newly prescribed medications like a diuretic (hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) or lasix) or from certain anti ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
No, but likely to: cause lower abdominal discomfort and increase risk of bladder infection.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Cusano
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Lidney Toxic meds: Otc meds that are often toxic are nsaids like Motrin alleve and Aspirin (not low dose). Antihistamine decongestants can cause urinary retention in men ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes but: The level of dehydration necessary to cause kidney failure relates to the diminished blood flow through the kidney.If it drops the blood pressure low ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
31 years experience Neurosurgery
Liver: Generally narcotics affect the liver rather than kidneys. Nonsteroidal antiinflammatories can cause renal failure.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred McCurdy
44 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: If your kidneys are already not working correctly or the infection goes for a long time untreated or both you can have acute renal failure. If you ar ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cain
35 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Toxic insults: Low blood pressure, interruption of blood flow, obstruction of urine flow, drug allergies, toxic drugs, autoimmune disease, heart failure, chronic liv ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
Dr. Joel Ross answered
39 years experience Geriatrics
Very unlikely: The intestinal tree is not at all close to the urinary system in that it is highly unlikely constipation will lead to damaging of the urinary system.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Multiple causes: Shock from any cause, auto-immune nephritis, bilaleral ureteral obstruction, drug toxicity, liver failure etc. See the site below for more info http ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
36 years experience Internal medicine
Yes: Heart failure can cause decreased blood flow to the kidneys, causing decreased renal function. Renal failure can also exacerbate heart failure by incr ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience Cardiology
Renal failure: A buildup of acid occurs in renal failure as the kidneys are central in acid-base balance and regulation. Acid is a byproduct of metabolism and the i ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Ask your doctor: You should be seeing a specialist called a nephrologist. They will explain it to you.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred McCurdy
44 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Acidosis: The simple answer is yes. However, the amount of acid has to be very high for that to happen. High amounts of acid in the blood interfere with many, ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Common causes: The answer is very long. Commonly, i encounter causes such as dehydration, sepsis, heart failure, drugs & obstruction to urinary flow.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Yes: If by delirium you mean changes in your state of consciousness then yes. Decreased cardiac output means that your heart is not pumping the needed amo ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Acute renal failure: It depends on the cause of the acute renal failure. If it is due to volume depletion/dehydration, then yes, fluids (either oral or iv), can often hel ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
30 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Complex: Chronic immune mediated inflammation of the glomeruli (filtering units), does them in over time and causes loss of ability to clear the daily toxin an ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes and no: Diabetes mellitus, the most common condition in adults leading to chronic renal failure, is an example that vigorous management can make a difference. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
22 years experience Pathology
Yes: The malaria parasite lives and divides in the red blood cells. In some forms of malaria, there are so many parasites that the red cells start getting ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Common: Usually is related to decrease of BP associated with sepsis. However, it sometimes occurs without significant drop of BP in the context of sepsis. Us ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
13 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Plenty: Some of the common ones are some over the counter pain killers, antibiotics like aminoglycosides, amphotericin b, chemotherapy drugs. Here is an artic ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Safford
34 years experience Critical Care
Renal Replacement Th: Dialysis is one of the treatments for metabolic acidosis. Depending on the cause as well as the other medical problems and type of the acidosis, corr ... Read More
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