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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
40 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Good hydration: Adequate hydration will prevent renal damage in this situation.
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Dr. Victoria Bellot
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: Rhabdomyolysis can cause death from the effects of kidney failure. The myoglobin that is released into the blood from muscle breakdown can damage the ... Read More
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Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Surely yes: Untreated/ unrecognized rhabdo can cause kidney failure, metabolic encephalopathy, other complications- and surely it can kill a person.
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Dr. Nantida Hong
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
Depends on severity.: Severe rhabdomyolysis is uncommon but can be fatal and associated with high morbidity and mortality. Massive destruction of the muscles in severe rhab ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Hospitalization: This is not a do it yourself issue. One needs to address the cause of rhabdomyolysis, institute hydration, induce diuresis, and correct electrolyte ba ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
48 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Muscle pain: Rhabdomyolosis is breakdown of muscle related to extreme exercise , some drugs, high sustained fever, and exercise under extreme heat conditions. Mus ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Victoria Bellot
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Urgent evaluation: Rhabdomyolysis means that there was some damage to muscle fibers causing them to break down. Myoglobin which is a protein present in muscle then leak ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Nall
15 years experience Sports Medicine
No: Can you and should you are two different things. You probably could but rhabdo can cause such bad problems (kidney failure) why would you? Get seen ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Roth
40 years experience Hospital-based practice
Hydrate well: You actually can't make rhabdomyolysis go away. It does so naturally when the cause is stopped. Rhabdomyolisis is muscle injury from many possible cau ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Pain in the muscle that has been injured is expected, and patients can have abnormal urine color and flow because injured muscle tissue is trying to b ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Acute illness: Rhabdomyolysis is generally and acute illness. While it is disabling it is not a long term illness. The person usually gets over it, however, it may l ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Disqualifier?: Please restate your question to let us know what rhabdomyolysis is a "Disqualifier" for a meaningful answer to your question.

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