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Doctor insights on: Acute Kidney Failure Edema Of Hands Feet Stiff Neck

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Dr. Fred McCurdy
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Acute Kidney Failure (Definition)

An abrupt loss of renal function as determined (usually) by a rise in the serum creatinine. Definitions vary, a rise in creatinine of as little as 0.2mg/dl in a smaller person could be significant. There is no consistent description. It could be asymptomatic or the patient plagued with edema, lack of urine, sob, protein and or blood in the urine. Pain and ...Read more


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2 weeks ago i had hand/foot/mouth, ever since stuffy nose, throat congestion, and now stiff neck? What could it be?

2 weeks ago i had hand/foot/mouth, ever since stuffy nose, throat congestion, and now stiff neck? What could it be?

Cannot diagnose: This sounds as if you have a viral upper respiratory tract infection, but 2 weeks is a lengthy time to be symptomatic. You don't say whether you have fever, nausea, vomiting or photophobia, but your symptoms have been present long enough to warrant a visit to your primary care physician. Go and i hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter medicine that can cause acute kidney failure?

Is there an over-the-counter medicine that can cause acute kidney failure?

Yes: Nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen can trigger kidney injury especially with fever, dehydration and the presence of other drugs or illnesses. ...Read more

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My husband drank antifreeze and is now having acute kidney failure--how likely is it his kidneys will heal?

My husband drank antifreeze and is now having acute kidney failure--how likely is it his kidneys will heal?

Time will tell.: Ingestion of anti-freeze, or ethylene glycol, is a potentially life threatening type of poisoning. Glycolates and oxalate crystals damage kidney tubules leading to kidney failure. Hemodialysis is commonly used, and immediate nephrology care is necessary. Some of the damage is reversible, but the degree of permanent damage depends on the severity of poisoning and the patient's ability to heal. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more