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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Do you mean...: ... Igm nephropathy? It's usually rather mild. Most of the time, it's not especially treatable or especially troublesome. In fact, it's good news, sin ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
8 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Myoglobin in urine: Myoglobin is in muscle and rupture or any condition causing leakage of myoglobin into urine. Can cause kidney tubule damage, acute kidney failure and ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scionti
36 years experience in Urology
Kidney disease: Nephropathy is a medical term that refers to disease of the kidney. There are many causes. It can be caused by high blood pressure, diabetes, uric aci ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Ortiz
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
Urine flow blocked: A condition which arises when the outflow of urine is blocked thereby leading to loss of kidney function. Relieving the obstruction can reverse the k ... Read More
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Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some ...: Despite clinical suspicion and speculation, the evidence of decades has failed to document it as being genetic in more than 90-95% of cases. More deta ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
CKD + DM: The answer to your question is "Yes". Diabetes is the leading cause of renal failure in the US. There are 6 stages of chronic kidney disease, with sta ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Not that is proven: No know therapy is shown to cure IgA nephropathy.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
May be none: Other possibilities include seeing matter in urine versus in advanced disease, foamy urine and leg swelling may take place. Of course in the context o ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience in Urology
It can, if severe. : How much kidney damage reflux nephropathy can cause depends on the degree of reflux and the number and severity of kidney infections that may result. ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Protein in urine: If you have diabetes, early diabetic nephropathy can be suspected if your doctor tests the urine for microalbumin, and then later for protein.Usually ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: Usually seen in children, it means the urine is flowing back wards into the ureters and kidney when the bladder contracts.This may be due to defective ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Recurrent UTI: Reflux nephropathy is when urine doesn't stay in the bladder area due to weak valve. The urine can then flow back into the kidneys. This situation ca ... Read More
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Dr. Rola Rimawi
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
Inflammation: Inflammation of the kidneys due to infection, a reaction to a chemical put into body ( meds, contrast, etc), surgery, disease, etc.. to diagnose, bloo ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: You're simply leaking protein into your urine. The most common single cause is that a few percent of people do this just by standing up. It's easy to ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
11 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Mildly: This is a rare side effect. At the 300 mg dosing you don't see this often unless you already have renal impairment. If you do have kidney disease and ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Cain
35 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Diabetes: High creatinine, proteinuria and glucosuria indicate that diabetes is probably involved. It does not explain the hematuria, les or uti.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Interstitial nephrit: What is tubulointerstitial nephritis? ANS: Inflammation of the surrounding tissue of the tubules. Many causes. Too many to discuss here
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Urine tests: Urinalysis, urine Albumin to creatinine ratio, blood biochemistry, serum creatinine with GFR estimation, kidney ultrasound . Tests to consider- 24 hou ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Maybe, maybe not: Curable is probably the wrong word, as albuminuria is not a disease. It's a sign that the kidneys are not filtering properly. You can reduce the amoun ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes it can: Reflux nephropathy can slowly destroy your kidneys ; rcause kidney failure. Fortunately most cases of reflux nephropathy do not result in kidney failu ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Not usually: Glycosuria ie sugar in urine points to high blood sugar probably from diabetes. High sugar spills over from the blood into the urine, and does not mea ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sreya Pallath
21 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Not blunt trauma: A physical hit to the kidney, such as during contact sports should not worsen kidney disease due to diabetes. Diabetic nephropathy is accelerated most ... Read More
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Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends: Depends on severity, response to treatment, also underlying contributors such as lupus, hepatitis b or c, cancer or meds such as Penicillamine (not pe ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
?: Unlikely, this is complex, depends on several factors, underlying conditions, and other medications taken concomitantly, your treating doctors can ans ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Sipperley
49 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Diabetic retinopathy may be prevented by good blood sugar control ( HGB A1c of <7.0) and may be treated with laser photo coagulation or anti-vegf( vas ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: The serum creatinine level which requires dialysis is based on calculation of the gfr, as persons with different weight, sex and race may have have di ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
26 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney scarring: This is a diagnosis seen at time of renal biopsy and essentially means that the kidney is damaged by high blood pressure.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
NO: There are no drugs that treat diabetic nephropathy per se. Diabetic nephropathy is not a curable condition. Slowing it down can be achieved by several ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
40 years experience in Ophthalmology
Treatable!!: Tremendous advances in therapies for this issue, all dictated by extent of changes. Critical you are under care of retinal specialist to counsel you o ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emily Lu
Dr. Emily Lu answered
6 years experience in Family Medicine
ACE inhibitor or ARB: In general, ace inhibitors (e.g. Lisinopril) or arbs (e.g. Diovan) are the blood pressure medications given to anyone at risk for kidney disease. Thou ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
30 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Complex: 1/3 of patients recover spontaneously. Ask your nephrologist if features of your case put you in this favorable prognostic category. Membranous ne ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
IgA nephropathy: Ace-i and arb's have been shown to reduce proteinuria seen in patients with IgA nephropathy. Depending on the levels of creatinine and potassium, they ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience in Cardiology
Glimeparide is safe: While metformin is contraindicated.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farzad Assar
35 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
To know the risks.: Diabetes and high blood pressure are the biggest risk factors to know about causing kidney damage. Prevention is the key. Make sure to have a medical ... Read More

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