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painkillers and kidney damage

A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
40 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Not exactly: The main idea is to prevent damage to kidneys from medicines and other causes. However, medicines are used to treat a specific cause. So, depending on ... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
42 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: There are many causes of kidney damage/injury. Some are reversible and some are not. If its an allergic reaction to a medication, this injury is gener ... Read More
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Dr. Kalyani Perumal
29 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends on the cause: Kidney damage can occur due to various reasons.Some are long standing and irreversible like diabetic kidney disease.Some may be reversed if diagnosed ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. james Chon
25 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Many possible causes: Medical conditions such as diabetes, long-standing hypertension, glomerulonephritis--i.e. inflammation of the filtering units of the kidneys often lea ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney damage signs: There are two simple tests to see if you have kidney problems. One is an urine analysis. If you have protein or red blood cells in your urine, there m ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
42 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: Depends on the extent of damage and calculation of gfr. If GFR is lesss than 10 you may need dialysis.Anything above that value, may produce symptoms ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
16 years experience Urology
Varies widely. : The symptoms & signs of kidney failure vary widely. It depends on the degree of kidney underfunction, the onset, the cause, & the duration. If gradual ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
46 years experience Urology
Good question: You should be concerned and seek medical help if you have diminished urine output, you are swelling and gaining weight, you have headaches due to hig ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
31 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Should not: Ingestion of large amounts of protein (for example protein supplements) should not have any deleterious effects on kidney function if you have normal ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: Not real-true kidney damage. If your BUN and creatinine were just a little high because you got dehydrated, you'll get them back to normal immediately ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Weaver
30 years experience Radiology
Probably not: two of the best, most rigorously conducted and analyzed studies done in the last few years came to nearly identical conclusions: with normal kidney fx ... Read More

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