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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 (sodium 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
Toxic insults: Low blood pressure, interruption of blood flow, obstruction of urine flow, drug allergies, toxic drugs, autoimmune disease, heart failure, chronic liver disease, sepsis, underlying problems such as diabetes and myeloma increase the chance for renal failure. There are many causes, most are evident upon inspection of the patient, this requires expert attention and action to reverse the process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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