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cause of membranous nephropathy

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Depends on severity, response to treatment, also underlying contributors such as lupus, hepatitis b or c, cancer or meds such as Penicillamine (not pe ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends: This disease is one that depends on two factors: the level of GFR (level at which your kidney is working) and the amount of protein you spill in your ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lane Childs
34 years experience Urology
Depends...: This condition is an abnormality of renal function due to microscopic kidney changes. It comes in different degrees of severity. Patients with dramati ... Read More
Dr. Loren Cohen
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: Membranous nephropathy causes a leak of Albumin and other proteins into the urine. This loss of Albumin is closely associated with the most prominent ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Unpredictable: This disease is unpredictable and can result in the need for hemodialysis and kidney transplant. Cyclosporin a has been show to slow the disease progr ... Read More
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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
9 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends: Primary membranous means unknown cause- can be treated but response to treatment is variable. It may remain stable for years or may progress which usu ... Read More
Dr. Alok Agrawal
34 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends: Spontaneous complete or partial remission occurs in more than 60 percent of pts even without treatment in 5 yrs time. With treatment it is even better ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
31 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Complex: 1/3 of patients recover spontaneously. Ask your nephrologist if features of your case put you in this favorable prognostic category. Membranous ne ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
35 years experience Pain Management
Kidney damage: caused by chronic use or overdosage of OTC pain meds like Tyleno or NSAIDs. As the functional parts of the inner Kidney are destroyed, kidney function ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
35 years experience Pain Management
Kidney damage: caused by chronic use or overdosage of OTC pain meds like Tyleno or NSAIDs. As the functional parts of the inner Kidney are destroyed, kidney function ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sreya Pallath
22 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Not blunt trauma: A physical hit to the kidney, such as during contact sports should not worsen kidney disease due to diabetes. Diabetic nephropathy is accelerated most ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Possibly: It has been shown that women with kidney disease (example diabetic nephropathy) have difficulty becoming pregnant. The worse the kidney disease, the m ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
42 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: Usually seen in children, it means the urine is flowing back wards into the ureters and kidney when the bladder contracts.This may be due to defective ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
16 years experience Urology
It can, if severe. : How much kidney damage reflux nephropathy can cause depends on the degree of reflux and the number and severity of kidney infections that may result. ... Read More

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