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is it common to have a blood transfusion for kidney problems

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Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience Urology
Yes: Though the majority of serious kidney-related problems will often be associated with an abnormal urinalysis and the presence of an abnormal amount of ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
36 years experience Pain Management
Test for kidneys: It depends on what kind of blood work you had. A renal function test evaluates kidneys, a CBC shows white count which may be elevated during an infect ... Read More
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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
32 years experience Family Medicine
Not necessarily: Procrit (epoetin alfa) takes the place of the hormone normally made by the kidneys to boost bone marrow production of red blood cells. It is possible ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Normal: I am assuming the estimated GFR is 99 ml/min. While i join other pathologists and nephrologists who has little use for subscientific estimates of glom ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Definitely yes: Kidney produces renin a hormone that helps indirectly to regulate blood pressure. Reduced blood flow to entire kidney as in renal artery stenosis from ... Read More
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Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: Yes, you may plan to conceive but do take a special precaution for caring and guarding your pregnancy and possible developing preeclampsia by followin ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rosenblum
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
See nephrologist: Constant protein and red blood cells in the urine should be explained. A careful exam by an expert in kidney disease (nephrologist) would be reassuri ... Read More
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Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Can be used 4 stones: Meloxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids), which can be used to treat arthritis as you say, and can also be used to control pain d ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
What's BUN?: BUN stands for blood urea nitrogen. Urea nitrogen is what forms when protein breaks down and it not used by itself to identify patients with kidney di ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience Family Medicine
Can't see it: Please type in the values that you are concerned about.
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