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Cancer End Of Stage Kidneys Shut Down
Yes.: Many cancers that arise from organs within the abdominal cavity can lead to spread of cancer throughout the lining of the abdominal cavity, called carcinomatosis. This can lead to intestinal obstruction, effectively causing the intestines to "shut down". These cancers may occasionally be responsive to chemotherapy but are more typically a pre-terminal finding. ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Stage 4 cancer that has mets to brain, lungs, adrenal gland and now liver, cause bowels to shut down? If so what are the signs that it is happening?
It depends on so man: Bowel obstruction can occur in any advanced abdominal cancer. If the bowels are compromised by tumor they can close/obstruct. It is not difficult to tell when that happens because no food will pass through them. As a result patients become constipated/obstipated and have increasing pain in the abdomen and are unable to eat and drink due to persistent nausea and vomiting. The belly swells up as well. ...Read more
Depends on how much: If someone has a zero percent kidney function, his longevity is very short i.e. Days but if it is say 15% which is the definition of end stage kidney disease, the longevity could be as long as several months. Of course if you take dialysis or transplant, the longevity is in years. ...Read more
Depends: It can be just a few hours in very late stage failure or several days without dialysis. ...Read more
If your right kidney has shut down completely does that mean you attached renal gland has shut down also?
Not. necessarily: The adrenal gland that is proximate to the kidney is an endocrine secreting hormones into the bloodstream and separate from the kidney making urine. You Don, t say why the kidney shut down. If it was a destructive process like a tumor it could invade the adrenal gland, but if it, s not a potentially destructive process the adrenal gland should work properly and secrete hormone. ...Read more
My brother is having his"plug" pulled today. His kidneys have shut down how long before he passes?
Time of demise: If your brother has kidney failure he may survive up to a week without dialysis. He may pass due to high potassium levels or fluid overload. It is difficult for an outsider to answer your question in a meaningful manner. You should speak to his physicians, as they have more insight of his prognosis than anyone else. ...Read more
Does dialysis happen when the kidneys completely shut down or when they're still functional to some degree?
Dialysis: Dialysis usually starts before the kidneys completely shut down. Renal function (GFR) is measured on a scale of 60 to 0, and dialysis usually starts around a level of 15-10. For successful dialysis early planning is important. The shunt (vascular access) needs to be put in at least 6 months before intended use. Most affected persons should see a nephrologist by time their GFR is in the 30-20 range. ...Read more
I have pain in my right lower back after walking for about 15 minutes. Oct. 2010 I had an incident where I bled out and all my systems shut down. Could this be kidney related?
This : This does need to be evaluated based on your past medical history. It could be musculoskeletal pain. Try to note if the pain radiates down your leg when you get it. Because of your history of kidney problems, you should be tested for infection or blood in your urine. Please see your doctor, share your past medical history, and schedule a complete evaluation. ...Read more
I have pain in my right lower back after walking for about 15 minutes. Oct. 2010 I had an incident where I bled out and all my sysstems shut down. Could this be kidney related?
This does need to be evaluated based on your past medical history. It could be musculoskeletal pain. Try to note if the pain radiates down your leg when you get it. Because of your history of kidney problems, you should be tested for infection or blood in your urine. Please see your doctor, share your past medical history, and schedule a complete evaluation.
If you have increased pain, fever, or vomiting than you will have to go to the emergency department immediately for evaluation. ...Read more
Kidneys: Drinking water should not cause your kidneys to shut down. Stay well hydrated is actually beneficial to the kidney function. Not getting enough fluids can hurt the kidneys. Certain other beverages have been show to have some impact on kidney function. Diet sodas have been linked to a higher risk of kidney issues in one study. Too much alcohol can be a problem too. ...Read more
Kidney failure signs: The signs of kidney failure are an elevated BUN, potassium and creatinine, phosphorous and a low CO2 and hemoglobin on a blood test. The symptoms of kidney failure a patient with it may have are itching, nausea, vomiting, lack of appetite, prolonged bleeding, a bitter taste in the mouth and reversal of the day night sleeping pattern, among others. ...Read more
I just took two, 500 mg acetametaphins by accident. If I take anything with aspirin, my kidneys will shut down. Should I go to the hospital?
Dosing: If you have taken 1 gm don't take anymore and that can be used as a single dose in some patients. If you don't have any liver disease, you should not have any major issues. Would suggest not to exceed the total dose on the bottle. If you feel ill then sure seek attension. 1 GM is not an overdose. ...Read more
My father-in-law is on life support from a drug overdose and his kidneys are shut down. Will he ever b the same? He was unresponsive w/ bed sores also
HI I am a 21-year-old male and I am new here. I have no family history of colon cancer or colon problems but my grandfather had kidney cancer got his kidney removed and caught lymphoma and ended up dying from it at 61. About 2 weeks ago, I was on vacation
I had kidney cancer and now have pain in my right hip area and going down the right side of my bottom CT scan show a lesion in the right medial ilium?
Further testing: More detailed imaging may be helpful and possibly a biopsy of the area to determine the exact cause of pain. In cases of isolated bony metastasis, focused radiation therapy can provide significant relief from pain. Other therapies may be available as well depending on your particular situation, but it is certainly possible that'll none of this is cancer related. Good luck and keep in touch! ...Read more
?Hernia ?Back Disc: Unlikely cancer! Sometimes small groin hernias will push on nerves very early, before you can feel a lump, and cause the kind of pain that you're describing. Another possibility is a herniated disc in your back, pressing on the nerves to go to these areas. You need to see a physician to sort this out, may need x-rays, and perhaps even a referral to a specialist. Good luck and get well soon! ...Read more
Lower back pain/cramping in pelvis-goes down thighs/ winced in pain when dr. Pushed on right pelvis ovary area, said he felt something, cancer at 27?!, sent me 4 pelvic ultrasound, scared 4 result
Please try not to:
Worry too much. There are many reasons why you might have pain including ovarian cysts.
Please complete the workup with the ultrasound examination. ...Read more
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Other factors: !.43 cr is slightly high, one kidney is enough for normal life span, if you are not diabetic, and blood pressure is normal. If uncontrolled they are the biggest culprits for renal failure if you have one or even two, almost same. Creatinine also increases with age. The Best advice see your doctor, if you have above keep under control. ...Read more
X-ray: In the past, most kidney cancers were detected at a high stage or late stage (the cancer has grown large and invaded other structures) and therefore the signs were a large mass that can be felt, hematuria, or side/back pain. However today many kidney cancers are being detected at an early stage (small and limited to the kidney) because patients have x-rays (ct scan) for other reasons. ...Read more
Complex cysts, vs. Simple cysts, share common walls with other cysts, have solid components in the walls, or calcifications.
The radiologist will opine if features look suspicious and either recommend a repeat ultrasound in 6 months, or a ct to further clarify. ...Read more
Here are some...: Small renal cancer almost unlikely metastasize. To define what if one has metastasis, one has to consider multiple factors such as personal / family history & carefully review serial imaging studies like CT / MRI so to clinically correlated before deducing a sensible conclusion. How to put all things together correctly? Follow suggestion in http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. ...Read more
My right upper back is hurting, what can cause this? Also, I have no kidney it was removed last year for cancer. Thank you
Muscle strain, or...: The most common reason is muscle spasm in that area caused by your posture or a repetitive activity. But since you've had cancer, we have to keep that in mind. Try some gentle stretches, massage, and a heating pad, and make an appointment to follow-up with your oncologist. Also, pay attention to your body mechanics! ...Read more
Since I have a 2.5cm growth inside one of my kidneys and just got back labs with abnormal kindey results, do I have cancer?
My friend has just found out she has got cancer on the kidney she is 79 and on oxygen she also has diebetes what is the outcome?
If bosniak iif complex kidney cysts have a risk of being cancerous (up to 25%?) then why don't dr's remove it right away? Couldn't the cancer spread?
Not neccessary. : Bosniak iif cysts have low risk of progression, and can be stable up to more than 5 years without neoplasm progression, thus can be safely monitored. Retrospective study showed no patients developed locally advanced or metastatic disease from a bosniak iif. ...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
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