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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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What symptoms does kidney failure have? For example, is there back pain, or are there other similar symptoms?

What symptoms does kidney failure have? For example, is there back pain, or are there other similar symptoms?

Possible back pain: Symptoms of chronic renal failure deelop slowly over time and may includee nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, muscle cramsps, change in urine output, shortness of breath, high blood pressure, swelling of ankles, decreased mental alertness.Acute renal failure is when kidneys suddenly stop working. Various symptoms include decreased urine, swelling legs, loss of appetiite, back pain, nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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My partner is suffering from severe back pain an sometimes blood comes out with urine. Is this related to kidney failure?

My partner is suffering from severe back pain an sometimes blood comes out with urine. Is this related to kidney failure?

See a doctor soon: Symptoms suggest passing a kidney stone. If so, it is important to know how big the stone is to determine if will have trouble passing. Kidney damage/infection can occur with prolonged obstruction from a stone. Start having your partner strain his urine now because if he passes a stone you want to keep it for analysis. ...Read more

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My dad is having bad back pain in his lower back , and he can barely move , its been going on for about a week now , we think it we think its kidney failure , do you know what it could be ?

There : There are many conditions that can lead to debilitating back pain. He could have problems with a disk in his spine. Perhapss nerve roots that are compressed. The pain could be from muscles or ligaments. He could have arthritis. Maybe the pain is from underlying organs such as problems with his kidney. The list of what could be possible causes for severe back pain is very long. I recommend that due to the severity of his pain and that it is apparently not resolving that he contact his doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Could a possible miscarriage be the cause for my severe back pain? I'm just worried about it affecting my kidneys because I am in kidney failure. I st

Could a possible miscarriage be the cause for my severe back pain? I'm just worried about it affecting my kidneys because I am in kidney failure. I st

Maybe miscarriage??: First, do you know for sure if you had a miscarriage? A completed miscarriage isn't going to cause ongoing back pain and shouldn't affect your kidneys. An incomplete miscarriage might cause secondary complications. You need to find out for certain about this. Your gyno and nephrologist should work together with you on this. Please don't delay! ...Read more

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I had urinalysis done and 30 plus protein is in urine and back pain. What could cause protein in urine? Kidney failure?

I had urinalysis done and 30 plus protein is in urine and back pain. What could cause protein in urine? Kidney failure?

Many things: this test detects normal amounts of albumin frequently as 30 mg/dl. I suggest a first morning void, if elevated then check a protein/creatinine ratio. Nephrology consultation may be needed, Causes, glomerulonephritis, interstitial disease, myeloma, infectin, nephrotic syndrome, diabetes, hypertension. A long list requiring medical attention to sort ...Read more

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I have had a lot of back pain, high blood sugars, and nausea lately. Possible signs of kidney disease?

I have had a lot of back pain, high blood sugars, and nausea lately. Possible signs of kidney disease?

Yes: Typically kidneys do not hurt. Usually back pain is musculoskeletal. Kidney pan does not change with movement, position or heat. It is usually located in the sides of the back just under the rib cage. If you have high blood sugars, you are chronically at risk of kidney disease. If acute rise think of a kidney infection especially with nausea. You need to be seen promptly. ...Read more

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If my family has a history of kidney disease and kidney transplants, should I be concerned with lower back pain?

If my family has a history of kidney disease and kidney transplants, should I be concerned with lower back pain?

May not be connected: Many types of chronic kidney disease (that would lead to kidney failure + the need for a txp) do not cause pain, including hypertension, diabetes, + glomerulonephritis. Others, such as polycystic kidney disease (they became enlarged and filled with cysts - giant blisters) + kidney stones may indeed cause pain. Persistent pain should always be evaluated by an md - disclose the family history. ...Read more

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
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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


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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more