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Can Kidney Failure Cause Diarrhea
Someone told me if I am on metformin, and have severe diarrhea I should stop taking it because it could cause kidney failure, is this correct, thanks ?
GI symptoms common: Gastrointestinal symptoms are not uncommon with metformin. Most people take metformin for diabetes; diabetes is one of the two leading causes of kidney failure. I imagine if one got very dehydrated with diarrhea (possible), it could result in a sudden worsening of kidney function. Perhaps that was the intended message. But do check with your doctor to be certain this applies in your case. Lgromko. ...Read more
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
Can be there: In severe diarrhea, there is dehydration which can cause acute kidney injury or renal failure. Generally correctable with hydration by IV or mouth. There is also another uncommon condition known as hus ( hemolytic uremic syndrome). Needs more aggressive treatment. Your doctors should be able to help. ...Read more
I have low potassium (3.2.). I don't have diabetes, kidney disease, diarrhea, or vomiting. I don't have a low magnesium level. I don't use diuretics. What could be the cause of my low potassium?
Low k: hypokalemia is shift inside cells, increased losses either Gut or kidney and low intake with some loses. Based on your info you need a full exam and a urine study to assess for losses by the kidney. Also what is your BP and serum bicarbonate. This information offers clues. Suggest see a kidney doc for work up. All this is assuming all your labs were repeated and low k was persistent. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: Kidney failure can be from problems before, within and after the kidneys(pre-, intrinsic, post-renal failure).Dehydration or poor blood flow from heart problems, blockage from prostate or urinary flow problems, and many things within the kidney. Infection can do it, too. Diseases such as diabetes and hypertension are main causes, as are medications. ...Read more
What kind of medicines contribute to kidney failure.. What is dosage that causes these medicines to cause kidney failure ?
No answers: Numerous meds have the ability to cause issues with the kidney. There are literally scores of meds that can do this so there is no way to answer your questions. ...Read more
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
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
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
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