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A 21-year-old male asked:

calculi of 5-7 mm in both kidneys..any suggestion plz?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
Ask Ur urologist: Stones that size could pass into the ureters & cause obstructive tho they r small enough to pass but painfully, they seem 2 b borderline 2 me. Ultrasonic removal may b a good way to go. Ur urologist would b the best 2 recommend which path 2 follow.

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If my kidneys are already affected, can I keep them from getting worse?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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A 51-year-old member asked:

Does diabetic medication affect the kidneys?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Almost all medications of any kind can affect either the liver or kidneys in large doses and/or long-term use. Several diabetic medications do affect the kidneys, the most notable being metformin (glucophage). That is not to say these drugs should not be used for diabetes or you cannot use them if you have kidney disease - simply that frequent monitoring of your kidney function is necessary.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
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Sure runnergirl. Anytime. Kidney disease is a common problem with diabetes so it's important to make sure his doctor is checking his kidney function regularly, that he knows all of his medications, and that your father understands the importance of diabetes control and monitoring the progress of his kidney function, whether good or bad.
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Dr. Edwin Jacobson
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be very careful of NSIDS like Advil and others
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A 21-year-old member asked:

Does age matter when kidneys decide to fail?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: Kidney(renal) failure is very serious at any age. However, elderly patients are usually more at risk from complications because of other disease processes that man occur as they age.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What type of people usually have problems with their kidneys?

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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Anybody: People with hypertension and diabetes are at an increased risk for having kidney probems. Also individuals who spill excessive amounts of protein in their urine are at risk for kidney disease. That is why it is important to get your blood and urine checked out regularly with your doctor.
A 51-year-old member asked:

Is there medicine that can help my kidneys stop failing?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: The most common cause for kidney failure is diabetes, and with diabetes we recommend that they take a common blood pressure medication, and ACE inhibitor, which has been thoroughly studied and shown to slow the progression of kidney failure. Ace inhibitors are the blood pressure medications that end in "-pril" (i.e. Linsinopril, captopril, etc.).

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