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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Yes, this can happen: At significantly low levels of kidney function. In addition, food and medication can also lead to abnormal odors.
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
31 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Urine smell: The uremic toxins, at the near end stage of kidney failure, are exuded through sweat and breathing.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Reaction: There is always a possibility of an allergic reaction to the chemicals used in the test. Some mag3 scans use Captopril to look for renal artery steno ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
46 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No: Alcohol in moderation is not a kidney toxin however in excess it can cause hypertension which will damage your kidneys.
Dr. Kevin Passer
35 years experience Child Psychiatry
Not usually: Excessive alcohol consumption can adversely affect every organ in the body, even the skin. Remarkably, the kidneys are not affected by alcohol. That b ... Read More
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Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Alcohol ingestion: If you have chronic kidney disease, the alcohol have no effect on your kidneys. That is because the liver is the organ that metabolizes A. Your havin ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Fluid retention: do you mean the fluid is in your legs? abdomen? fluid retention could be due to several reasons including heart failure, liver disease, losing protein ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Metformin kidney: No but poorly controlled DM does and is a leading cause of kidney failure and need to go on dialysis.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Montoya
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No: No.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
29 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Diabetes, high BP: Common causes of kidney disease-diabetes, hypertension, kidney stones, blockage in the kidney and urinary system. Other disease- lupus, medications li ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
46 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Not likely: Rhabdomyolysis is a very specific condition associate with severe muscle pain or weakness leading to release of muscle protein in the blood stream so ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Refrain from alcohol, and see a gastroenterologist, possible pancreatic/liver/small bowel problem, good luck
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Anemia: What kind of anemia do you have, if you have renal insufficiency, that itself may be the cause for anemia. Aplastic anemia is emergency situation, I d ... Read More

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