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BMP results: elevated BUN, elevated k+ , elevated chloride, decreased Co2. Could this indicate kidney failure? Potentially from IVIG?

BMP results: elevated BUN, elevated k+ , elevated chloride,  decreased Co2. 
Could this indicate kidney failure? Potentially from IVIG?

Here are some...: Please bring your current concern to the doctor providing IVIG treatment, which may lead to kidney failure, especially in those of >65, with diabetes, on other kidney-insulting drugs, etc. ...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


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I had a bmp which showed my bun was 13 and my creatine was 0.85. Does this mean i don't have any kidney issues or could i still have kidney disease?

I had a bmp which showed my bun was 13 and my creatine was 0.85. Does this mean i don't have any kidney issues or could i still have kidney disease?

No kidney failure,: Although you still could have any kind of kidney disease that doesn't cause decrease in kidney function, like stones, nephrotic syndrome or early stage of kidney disease. ...Read more

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Can e.Coli caused kidney failure if untreated?

Can e.Coli caused kidney failure if untreated?

E. coli: The so-called enterohemorrhagic e. Coli is linked to a particular form of kidney disease called hemolytic uremic syndrome. Type o157 is the most common but other o types can also cause this. Anti microbial agents not only do not prevent the kidney complication but clearly are linked to a higher risk of it. However, e.Coli sepsis of other types can cause kidney failure that may be prevented by rx. ...Read more

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Acute kidney failure caused by meds. Stopped meds and got better. Creatin level falling 1.9-1.7-1.6-1.3 at last test. Is this good?

Acute kidney  failure caused by meds.  Stopped meds and got better.  Creatin level falling 1.9-1.7-1.6-1.3 at last test.  Is this good?

Yes: It appears your renal function is improving with each subsequent test. Many medications are metabolized through the kidneys and have the potential to cause renal issues. It appears your renal problem was diagnosed and treated appropriately and you are on the road to recovery. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Labs: 8/11: bun 20/creatinine 1.4. 1/12: bun 20/creatinine 1.15. 6/1/12: bun 23/creatine 1.39. 6/20/12: bun 17/creatine 1.4. 7/24/12: bun 22/creatinine 1.4. 9/12: bun 24/creatine 1.3. Kidney failure?

Labs: 8/11: bun 20/creatinine 1.4. 1/12: bun 20/creatinine 1.15. 6/1/12: bun 23/creatine 1.39. 6/20/12: bun 17/creatine 1.4. 7/24/12: bun 22/creatinine 1.4. 9/12: bun 24/creatine 1.3. Kidney failure?

I'm puzzled.: Has there been something said that makes you think you are at risk for kidney failure? I'm not seeing this from your labs. The creatinine (a breakdown product from muscle and eliminated by the kidney) is a little generous - but it's not increasing. That's what you would typically see in kidney disease. I'm curious as to the number of tests you've had; make an appt with your doctor to clarify this. ...Read more

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My hemoglobin was 7.5 before surgery & my iron less than 10 I went into kidney failure could this have caused it?

My hemoglobin was 7.5 before surgery & my iron less than 10 I went into kidney failure could this have caused it?

Not likely: What kind of surgery did you have? If it was elective surgery, your doctor would have corrected your hemoglobin by iron administration. In an emergency surgery, they could have given you blood transfusion. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden kidney failure?

What can cause sudden kidney failure?

Acute (sudden): Renal failure has three main causes. A sudden, serious drop in blood flow to the kidneys. Heavy blood loss, an injury, or a bad infection called sepsis can reduce blood flow to the kidneys. Not enough fluid in the body (dehydration) can also harm the kidneys. Damage from some medicines, poisons, or infections. A sudden blockage that stops urine from flowing out of the kidneys (stones and tumors). ...Read more

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How does kidney failure impact other organs?

How does kidney failure impact other organs?

Complex: The kidneys maintain the ocean environment for us. Without them, everything goes off track: mental confusion, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, chest pain (pleuritis/pericarditis), arrhythmias, and fatigue. ...Read more

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What does chronic kidney failure really mean?

Chronic kidneydiseas: Chronic kidney failure is the loss of functioning kidney tissue due to permanent damage to the tiny subunits called nephrons.We have about a million nephrons per kidney, and as we lose nephrons the ones that are left enlarge and work harder until they reach their limit, at which point the kidney can no longer keep up with the body's needs to excrete toxins, balance fluids and minerals and other fx. ...Read more

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Kidney Failure (Definition)

The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more


Bmp (Definition)

Basic metabolic panel. This is a blood test that typically checks electrolytes and renal blood urea nitrogen and creatinine. ...Read more