Doctor insights on:
Can Kidneys Recover From Damage
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
Good Question: About 90% of living kidney donations in the US are done using laparoscopic techniques. Most donors stay in the hospital 2-4 days; recuperate at home for an additional 2-4 weeks, and return to work after that. The time may be longer for some people, or for those who work in physically demanding jobs. ...Read more
Realize: That reducing your creatinine is more so related to fixing what your "kidney problem" was. This is what you likely need to focus on, but it hard to guide you without understanding what your problem was. You should be careful about NSAID use (like ibuprofen or naproxen) as these drugs can harm your kidney function. ...Read more
I had kidney faliler when I was 4 and I was just wondering if my kidneys would ever fail again I've fully recovered and was nearly put on dyaslis?
Depends: On what the cause was. If it was something acute and you fully recovered from it, you may have no more risk than anyone else. If the cause was something hereditary, or if there was scarring or other long term damage, this might be something that you have to always be careful about. Find out more information about what caused the even when you were 4. ...Read more
Usually permanent: You should be under a nephrologist. Kidney damage is almost invariably permanent. Important thing is to preserve what function remains. Hopefully damage is not progressive. Try to avoid any uti's. Find out if you might benefit from any corrective surgery. Limit protein & salt intake. 50% kidney function is more than sufficient to avoid need for dialysis or a kidney transplant. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes, unless...: Kidney dehydration is a problem that is correctable with fluid repletion. This is the usually the case unless the dehydration was so severe that you had to be admitted to the hospital with low blood pressure. In such case it will take longer time for recovery back to baseline. If another problem took place along with dehydration e.g. Toxic antibiotic was used, then recovery may not be complete. ...Read more
How can I recover from influenza? Seven days in, no appetite, kidneys hurt, coughing to the point of gagging.
Antibiotics: With influenza I would expect that by day 7 you should be starting to feel better. The cough especially if you are coughing up a discolored mucus may mean that you have developed a secondary bacterial infection and may need an antibiotic to speed your recovery. It may be time to see your doctor. ...Read more
Most...: Nowadays, most kidney stone procedures are done as outpatients with occasional cases requiring short hospital stay. How long the time is required to recover is decided and adjusted to meet individual need, largely depending upon patient's pain threshold/tolerance/coping ability and the complexity of procedures. At times, political correctness may come to play. So, ask urologist for detail. ...Read more
Yes you can:
Most kidney stones 5mm or less will pass on its own but it is always painful as they pass through the ureters into bladder and than from bladder through urethra
larger stones may or may not pass and have to be either broken down by lithodystrophy or surgery
kidney stones are painful and till these are passed or removed you need strong pain meds. ...Read more
I am a female 53yrs old. I have 4mm kidney stone. How long does it take for recover? Do I need surgery?
Kidney stones: It is not going to dissolve, it may sit there or may move down and get flushed out in urine. At this size if does not cause any problem no intervention is required, but if you know the type of the stone, follow dietary plan or any medicine given by your doctor to slow down the growth or formation of new stone. ...Read more
Recently found out that kidney enlarged due to hydronephrosis size of 18.8cm x 9.1cm x 10.4cm then renal scan no function is there a way to recover?
Hydronephrosis: A kidney that is completely obstructed may show porr to no function on renal scan. The kidney should be drained with a stent or nephrostomy tube and the renal scan repeated after 4 weeks with the drain in place. If there is still ni function, then removal may be indicated. Discuss this with your urologist as soon as possible. ...Read more
Depends: If your ultrasound shows shrunken or small kidneys then there could be considerable fibrosis which is not reversible. ...Read more
Not likely: Once the kidney has become smaller there is scar tissue within that represents irreversible damage, regardless of which disease is involved. If some kidney function returns it is not likely to be normal and careful attention to preservation of the amount that is retained will be extremely important. ...Read more
Try them all, and...: Often the best thing you can do to regain kidney function after disease has damaged your kidneys is to work on physical fitness and a really healthy common-sense low-salt diet, maybe low-protein. "allopathy" (mainstream medicine) often has little to offer here. Be sure you're not just a muscular man with a somewhat high creatinine -- this generates bogus "kidney disease" cases nowadays. ...Read more
I have one kidney and get 60g protein a day, I do intense 45min workouts 6 days a week, could I take one 20g protein shake on those days to recover?
Protein ingestion: Animal protein definitely increases blood flow and blood pressure thru kidneys. Having a solitary kidney at age 21 already creates a high likelihood that your kidney's blood flow and blood pressure are increased. Increased blood flow and blood pressure will enlarge glomeruli (the blood filters) and strain them. Increasing dietary protein will increase strain. Eat 50-60 grams per day only. ...Read more
Recovering meth addict/alcoholic- After relapsing I've had kidney pain and issues. What tests should I get to ensure there's nothing seriously wrong?
What does it mean if your kidneys ache sometimes, I am a recovering alcoholic. Would that have anything to do with it. I have been sober for a month.
Kidneys?: There's lots of stuff in there besides your kidneys. This is going to require a physical exam and some blood tests. Do it for your own peace of mind. And keep up the good work on your sobriety! ...Read more
Presence of protein in the urine is always a bad prognostic sign. The higher the level of protein in the urine the more likelihood that kidney disease will progress.
You have stage iii CKD based on your egfr and lack of protein in urine is a good sign.
Stage iii CKD needs management by nephrologist so have your pcp refer you to a specialist. ...Read more
I am recovering from a kidney infection but I still have pain under my right ribcage on the front side in addition to the lower back. Why is that?
Pyelonephritis: A kidney infection; sometimes called pyelonephritis, is a serious infection causing pain, fevers, and can require hospitalization. Antibiotics should help the pain resolve, but the discomfort can take time to improve. If you have fevers and continued pain on antibiotics this may mean that the antibx selected are not working and you should be rechecked by your doc. ...Read more
If someone has septic shock and then gets kidney failure with dialysis is there any chance they will recover?
Yes: Acute kidney failure has the potential to improve. Nephrologists watch for this routinely. Recovery is most likely when the other organ systems have improved too. ...Read more
Sediment at end of urine stream, no pain, no urgency, not technically cloudy. Recovered from kidney infection, test 12-12-14 came negative...problem?
UTI: If you've taken your medicine as prescribed and have no symptoms you have no worries ...Read more
Severe back issues, using Percocet for 7 yrs. Recent blood test showed Creatinine=1.6 & eGFR=44. Will my kidneys likely recover after discontinuing? H
Hard to say: The creatinine level rises with age and since you have not provided any info on your age, it is hard to tell whether there has been any kidney damage. There is also no way to tell whether your kidney function will improve after taking off of Percocet and whether there may be other factors causing the damage. Nonetheless chronic intake of acetaminophen can impact your organs especially the liver ...Read more
Today I an admitted to ultrasound and doctor is said your right kidney is hypoplastic. And it is half of the left kidney. So what can I do for recover?
Nothing: When one kidney is hypoplastic it means that the kidney did not develop. This is not correctable. The focus should be on preserving the remaining kidney function. You can live perfectly well with only one kidney. ...Read more
I am recovering from a diffuse axonal brain injury so I take a large amount of supplements. How can I help my kidneys process this many supplements?
What should I do if spouse is taking klonopin (clonazepam) oxycodione and cannibis recreationally? He is recovering alcoholic with kidney stones, 2 different docs
Not in Recovery: He may be a recovering alcoholic, but he is not in recovery. He has substituted one drug for another. He needs to be confronted in a loving manner. Consider contacting A.A. or a treatment center to find out what resouces are available for an intervention. ...Read more
Kidney biopsy shows the reason for kidney failure is multiple myeloma. No bone damage, hemo. More than 12. Will kimo therapy help to recover fully?
Seek opinion from a: This is unusual way to make a diagnosis of multiple myeloma (mm). Typically we need to do a bone marrow biopsy and look for cancer cells in the marrow. These cells produce abnormal proteins (m protein) which will show up either in the blood (commonly) or in the urine. We use a test called protein electrophoresis. If these tests have not been done, seek a second opinion. Chemo will help to control mm. ...Read more
I am a19 year old female, recovering from kidney problem (lupus nephritis) caused by sle. I am under medication and improving, but my face, skin and lips are pale and anemic. Why could it be?
See below: Could be from sle- your rheumatologist should be able to help. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor online
- Can you reverse kidney damage?
- Symptoms of kidney damage from alcohol
- Can drinking alcohol damage your kidneys?
- Can you recover from congestive heart failure?
- Can energy drinks damage your kidneys?
- Can ketosis cause kidney damage?
- Can msm cause kidney damage?
- Can not drinking enough water damage kidneys?
- Can your lungs recover from pneumonia?