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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
It's just you: This test itself is not mainstream. It is experimental. A high value on a B12 is never a clinical concern. Reference ranges at real labs are set so th ... Read More
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Yes, but...: Everything comes with a price; so is shockwae lithotripsy (eswl) or any act of medical care. Experience confirmed the degree of damage is limited and ... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Lithotripsy: Lithptripsy is quite safe however damage may be seen in the corticomedullary region in relation to the vasculat tissue hence bllod in the urine after ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Salt losing disease: It sounds as if you have an interstitial nephritis (I). Patients with I lose salt in their urines and have to ingest large amounts of salt to prevent ... Read More
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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. 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 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
If untreated, yes: Primary renal cell carcinoma that spreads will eventually cause the kidneys to shut down.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean Williamson
12 years experience Pathology
Often very good: It depends on the tumor stage, which is based on the tumor size and whether it is confined to the kidney or invades other structures. Many papillary ... 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 25-year-old male asked:
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Could but always: Yes tumors on the liver or kidneys can cause abnormal lab values but not always.
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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 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. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: There are no good kidney cancers.
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 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Creatinine of 17?: Are you sure that your aunt's creatinine (c) is 17, not 1.7? If her c is 17, she should be on dialysis. A biopsy would not be done in someone that hig ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
21 years experience Palliative Care
Unknown: It sounds like you a reporting lung failure after a double-lung transplant? Lung failure (or respiratory failure as commonly known in the field) can ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
Yes: The vast majority of kidney transplants are done between ABO compatible donor and recipients. Some recipients have very low titers of antibodies agai ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It does no: Only kidney transplant can help to replace a non functional kidney...No stem cells available yet!
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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
Several labs: To assess kidney function, the BUN and creatinine levels will be checked. They can be compared to the levels in the urine too. A better measure is cal ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: To this date I am not aware that stem cell transplant helps kidney disease.You need a organ transplant to replace kidney function when the native kidn ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience General Surgery
Most likely: It's very common to have abnormal liver enzymes when cancer is present in the liver.
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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 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Transplant: Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis or fsgs has recurrence rate of 10 % after transplant. You can get another transplant and decrease rate of recurrenc ... Read More
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