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Nephrologist first appointment what to expect gown

A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
H/P and lab: Expect a good history and physical exam and being scheduled for urine and blood testing. Also, a chance to ask questions and receive answers. Study u... Read More
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Diagnostic Process: The first goal is to verify if you have diabetes insipidus. This done through a history, physical, and tests done on simultaneous samples of blood an... Read More
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Diab Insipidis: There are two forms of DI. One is pituitary deficiency of vasopressin. The second is kidney hyporesponse to vasopressin. Both are usually treated wit... Read More

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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Not likely: Unless there is more going on it is not likely. You can be managed with those numbers for some time if they are not getting worse quickly. See what ne... Read More
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Stage 4 ckd: It is not likely you will require hospitalization unless the kidney insufficiency is progressive rapidly. Otherwise, tests will be done to determine ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Recommend : Recommend letting your nephrologist know your specific concerns about the blood clots. I would ask her to educate you about the mechanism that is caus... Read More
Dr. Ty Chen
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Anesthesiology 29 years experience
Many : Many things can cause hematuira. The nephropathy or a UTI could cause it. However, it may also be something else such as a kidney stone (unlikely if n... Read More
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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IgA neph: IgA nephropathy features visible bleeding into urine, bleeding can come from other sources, too. Having a renal ultrasound and having a bladder evalua... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 45 years experience
Call : Call your local hospitals or insurance carrier for help in finding a participating provider. Also ask your primary care physician for recommendations.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Usual causes?: Mg is either being lost in the stool or in the urine. Sounds lik the obvious causes have been evaluated - medications ( omeprazole, diuretics), diarrh... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. james Chon
Nephrology and Dialysis 25 years experience
A kidney specialist: Nephrologists take care of patients with kidney problems. These include acute kidney injury, chronic kidney diseases, kidney stones, high blood press... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Why ask here ?: This is the HT public information site. We feature volunteer docs based in the US that answer questions about specific medical problems. We have no ac... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pascale Lane
Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 36 years experience
Kidneys plus: Nephrologists specialize in the kidneys, but kidney function is important for other body functions. Nephrologists also deal with bones, anemia and oth... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
Urology 30 years experience
NEPHROLOGY: Most nephrologists do an internal medicine residency and a fellowship in nephrology.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends: If you have mild kidney disease, then you probably need to see the nephrologist 2 to 3 times a year. However if you have more advanced renal impairme... Read More

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