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compromised kidney function

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Possibly: It depends on the degree of restriction.It takes only 10% of one kidney to maintain adequate kidney function, but its never a good idea to lose a kidn ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
?Reduce function: Narrowing of the ureter can be congenital at either end, ureterovesical or ureteropelvic junction obstructions. Narrowing can occur after passage or r ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. james Chon
24 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Many possible causes: There are many different reasons why one may have suboptimal kidney function. In industrialized countries, many people suffer from diabetes and hyper ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
10 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends: On the underlying kidney problem. Kidney function can be improved with medications, modification in diet, avoidance of toxic medications, good control ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Not usually: Very rarely, hyperthyroidism from graves' can be so severe that it causes many organs to malfunction. Usually, however, kidney function stays normal. ... Read More
A 80-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Clarify: I'm not sure what your question is. Testosterone should be used with caution in patients with conditions involving edema, such as impaired kidney func ... Read More
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Yes but rare: Penicillin is mostly metabolized/breakdown by the liver and the by-product is then excreted to the outside world via the kidneys in the urine. Typical ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Oswari
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it can: It's a good idea to have a baseline renal function test (bun/creatinine) when one is on colchicine.
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A 93-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Not necessarily: The shrinking of the kidney can lead to decreased kidney function (kidney failure) but there are two kidneys and if one decreased function the oth ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Some may: There are many antibiotic that are cleared through the liver, some are cleared trough the kidney.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience Urology
See answer: Patients with impaired renal function have difficulty getting rid of potassium. As kidney function worsens (GFR
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No.: One person in four has a simple kidney cyst. Ignore it. I wish all the questions here were this easy! thanks for writing.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hanna
34 years experience Family Medicine
Renal equals kidney: The kidney is the basic engine of the renal system. It is what processes the wastes and corrects the chemicals in the body. The remainder of the ren ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Not common: Some antidepressants have been linked to nonspecific renal failure, but they have not been established as the only causative factor. More often, the ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
45 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
It can: All idodinated contrast agents used for radiographs can cause kidney injury. The risk is proportional to your level of renal function and they should ... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
45 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Usually not: The main risk is of bleeding within the tumor itself as it happens with persons who have a condition called tuberous sclerosis. Other than that if ju ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pascale Lane
35 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: Chronic kidney disease eventually involves the whole kidney. Disorders may start out in one location, but over time the kidney's adaptive processes le ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sathish Adigopula
19 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Depends on hla typing. Living better than cadaver transplant. More close to your hla type, weather related or unrelated, the better. You have a ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unclear question: Would you please restate your question? For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, be ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Most people with some form of kidney(renal) have diminished energy levels and can, in fact, be quite ill.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudette Anderson
Specializes in Gynecology
No: Pelvic congestion syndrome is a waste basket term for pelvic pain /discomfort which is chronic.Kidney function should not be affected by this syndrome ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
11 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends : If your ultrasound shows shrunken or small kidneys then there could be considerable fibrosis which is not reversible.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
26 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Other way around: Usually it is the decreased cardiac function that leads to kidney failure due to lack of blood flow. However, the two illnesses in general share many ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes.

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