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How long until kidney recover after acute kidney failure

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
Nephrology and Dialysis 12 years experience
Depends : If your ultrasound shows shrunken or small kidneys then there could be considerable fibrosis which is not reversible.
Dr. Amy Friedman
Transplant Surgery 39 years experience
Probably not: Once kidneys have become small, they are very diseased. If the acute kidney failure does recover (which we would certainly hope happens) it is unlikel... Read More
Dr. Amy Friedman
Transplant Surgery 39 years experience
Not likely: Once the kidney has become smaller there is scar tissue within that represents irreversible damage, regardless of which disease is involved. If some k... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Common causes: The answer is very long. Commonly, i encounter causes such as dehydration, sepsis, heart failure, drugs & obstruction to urinary flow.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Low urine output: Acute kidney failure results in low or no urine output, fluid overload, and hypertension.
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 9 years experience
Tiredness, low urine: Depends on cause- blood in urine, protein in urine; tiredness, weakness, leg and or facial swelling, low urine out put, rash, joint pains, nausea, vom... Read More
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Decreased urine: Output, fatigue, swelling of legs, poor appetite, nausea.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
BUN, Creatinine &: Serum elecrolytes.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pascale Lane
Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 36 years experience
Varies with degree: Careful attention to fluid and nutrition may be sufficient for mild cases. Otherwise various forms of dialysis can support the patient until their kid... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
Treating the cause: Causes are a wide array of possibilities. Based on the diagnosis the doctor will treat the cause. Also, the kidneys will sometimes need support with d... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cain
Nephrology and Dialysis 36 years experience
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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Decrease urination: There are multiple signs of acute renal failure (arf). The first sign that must people realize is a decrease in urine output as well as noticeable sw... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Yes: A simple blood test called serum creatinine.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Cain
Nephrology and Dialysis 36 years experience
Labs : An abrupt loss of renal function as determined (usually) by a rise in the serum creatinine. Definitions vary, a rise in creatinine of as little as 0.2... Read More

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