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Can having nephrocalcinosis eventually cause you to have a kidney transplant

Can having nephrocalcinosis eventually cause you to have a kidney transplant

Yes: If your kidney stones back up your kidneys enough or cause recurrent infections, you could end up losing enough function to require going on dialysis or receiving a transplant. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Transplant (Definition)

In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more


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If I have chronic kidney disease, will I ultimately need dialysis or a transplant?

If I have chronic kidney disease, will I ultimately need dialysis or a transplant?

No: Not necessarily. It depends on the cause of the chronic kidney disease, your other health concerns (such as elevated blood pressure), your age, and how long you have had kidney disease. It would be wise to control diabetes, blood pressure, and monitor medication use that could further cause kidney harm to prevent progression to dialysis and/or transplant. ...Read more

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What can cause a person to have kidney stones?

What can cause a person to have kidney stones?

Many causes: In women the most common cause is not drinking enough water. In men, the most common is too much calcium in the urine and there are several causes for this. Find an expert in the metabolic evaluation of kidney stones, usually an endocrinologist, or go to a major medical center with a stone clinic. We can prevent over 90% of recurrences with proper evaluation and treatment of the underlying cause. ...Read more

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If you have a kidney stone blocking your tube and tests show only 10% funtion do you have to have your kidney removed or can it be saved?

If you have a kidney stone blocking your tube and tests show only 10% funtion do you have to have your kidney removed or can it be saved?

Urologist: If the obstruction is successfully removed that kidney's function should improve significantly unless the damage done is irreversible. Usually a kidney is not removed unless there is malignancy or extensive abscess formation from infection or the damage causes recurrent infection.Your urologist will guide you. ...Read more

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What could cause a 3-year-old to have seizures and early kidney failure?

What could cause a 3-year-old to have seizures and early kidney failure?

A variety of genetic: disorders, both metabolic & some with dysmorphism, developmental delays & inborn errors of metabolism can cause seizures & renal failure. So can chemical poisonings, acute viral infections with hemolytic-uremic syndrome & overwhelming sepsis, bacterial infections. Pediatric ICU doctors will investigate for all possible causes. ...Read more

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How severe must kidney failure be before you need a transplant?

CKD5: Either already on dialysis or vey close to it ie the calculated GFR (a measure of kidney function) is less than 20. ...Read more

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If you need a kidney transplant. What immunological issues can arrise?

If you need a kidney transplant. What immunological issues can arrise?

Rejection and others: Several including rejection of the graft. Some recipients can also have a recurrence of the disease that caused the kidneys to fail, or develop de novo (new) auto immune kidney diseases. In addition, the immunosuppressive drugs taken to prevent rejection may also predispose the recipient to infections and cancers at a higher rate than the untreated population. ...Read more

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How often could kidney function return if you suffered from acute renal failure?

How often could kidney function return if you suffered from acute renal failure?

Renal failure : Most people recover renal function (rf) between 2-3 weeks of their going into acute kidney failure (akf). A times, it may take up to 3 months to recover it. The longer it takes to recover (rf), the less likely it is that renal function will return to pre-akf levels. Ask a neprhologist for more information. ...Read more

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What could you do to prevent a kidney failure for a diabetic?

What could you do to prevent a kidney failure for a diabetic?

Diabetes checked: Keep your diabetes well checked and maintain hemoglobin A1c level close to 6.0. Dcct(diabetic control and complication trial), a large multicenter collaborative study proved that good diabetic control prevented the development of renal failure or slowed down the progression of already developed diabetic nephropathy. ...Read more

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What are some diseases that cause you to need a kidney transplant?

What are some diseases that cause you to need a kidney transplant?

Renal failure: Any disease that lead to kidney failure which means the glomerular filtration rate drops under 60 and high blood urea nitrogen and creatinine. Patient may start dialysis first and then be a candidate for transplant. In adults diabetics are the main patients with renal failure. Long term hypertension cause serious damage to the kidney too. There are acquired and inherited kidney disease too. ...Read more

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How likely do kidney stones return if you've had them once? Also can Metamucil contribute to developing kidney stones? Thank you

How likely do kidney stones return if you've had them once? Also can Metamucil contribute to developing kidney stones? Thank you

Stones: The risk of a 2nd stone in 7 years is 50%, stone analysis is single best test, a 24 hour urine test along with blood work helps define reason for stone formation, then there are simple things, if no medical issues, drink 2L of water in 24hr, decrease salt in diet, (sodium), and see a kidney doc. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How can I tell if this kidney pain is dehydration or a kidney infection?

Pain: The easiest way to tell if there is a kidney infection is to have your urine tested for infection. A simple urinalysis can show if bacteria or white blood cells are present. The answer may require more testing however ( a urine culture or blood tests even). ...Read more

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How can a lung blood clot occur when you just have had kidney transplant?

How can a lung blood clot occur when you just have had kidney transplant?

Pulmonary embolus: A blood clot in the leg or pelvis (also called deep venous thrombosis) can occur with any major abdominal surgery. Smoking, obesity, prolonged immobility, or chronic medical condition can increase this chance. These blood clots can travel to the lungs causing a pulmonary embolus. ...Read more

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How can a lung blood clot occur when you just have had kidney transplant?

How can  a lung blood clot occur when you just have had kidney transplant?

Risk of blood clot: Any major surgery, such as transplant, carries a risk of developing blood clots in the legs, deep vein thromboisi (dvt). Clot gets in the lung, pulmonary embolus (pe), when a piece breaks off from the leg DVT and travels into the lungs via the connecting veins. ...Read more

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What are the chances I will need a kidney transplant if both my parents have kidney disease and have needed transplants?

It Depends on Why: You are probably at higher risk but it depends on why your parents developed renal failure. You should investigate the circumstances surrounding their problems and then discuss your risk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can renal pelvis be dislodged from the kidney and if so, what can cause this to happen?

Can renal pelvis be dislodged from the kidney and if so, what can cause this to happen?

No, clarification: Renal pelvis is part of the kidney structure - collecting system that allows the urine to passinto the ureter. So renal pelvis cannot be dislodged from the uterus. I suggest you clarify with your physician about the report. ...Read more

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I have membranous nephropathy and i see a nephrologist. Can the disease ever go away or am i most certain to eventually be on dialysis someday. Thanks?

I have membranous nephropathy and i see a nephrologist. Can the disease ever go away or am i most certain to eventually be on dialysis someday. Thanks?

Membranous GN: Membranous glomerulonephritis can remit in 25% of people, can partially remit and remain stable in 50% of people, and will progress in 25% of people. Effective therapy can make a difference. Therapies include Prograf, Cytoxan, (cyclophosphamide) Chlorambucil, Prednisone, ACE Inhibitors, and angiotensin receptor blockers. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Kidney Transplant (Definition)

Kidneys anatomically require connection to an artery for blood supply, a vein for blood drainage and the bladder for urine outflow. In a transplant a healthy kidney is disconnected from its usual attachments and moved to a new location with those 3 requirements (artery, vein, bladder). This may be an auto-txp - somewhere else in your own body; or an allo-txp -from ...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