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Chronic glomerulonephritis pathophysiology?

Chronic glomerulonephritis pathophysiology?

Complex: Reduction in nephron mass from an injury reduces the gfr. This reduction causes hypertrophy & hyperfiltration of the remaining nephrons & to intraglomerular hypertension. These changes occur to increase the GFR of the remaining nephrons, thus minimizing the functional consequences of nephron loss. The changes are ultimately detrimental because they lead to glomerulosclerosis & further nephron loss. ...Read more

Chlamydia (Definition)

Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. This bacteria infects mucous membranes of the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus, rectum, eyelid, and throat. Chlamydia may be asymptomatic but some patients experience pain or burning during urination, nausea, fever, vaginal discharge, ...Read more


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Could chronic glomerulonephritis keep me from joining the military?

Quite possibly: "Current or history of acute (580) or chronic (582) nephritis of any type is disqualifying" If is it an on-going condition would not count on a waiver. See: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/urinary.htm ...Read more

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Why does chronic glomerulonephritis lead to renal failure?

Why does chronic glomerulonephritis lead to renal failure?

Complex: Chronic immune mediated inflammation of the glomeruli (filtering units), does them in over time and causes loss of ability to clear the daily toxin and water load. ...Read more

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Does chronic glomerulonephritis cause severe pain?

Does chronic glomerulonephritis cause severe pain?

See below: The common causes of kidney pain are kidney stones, infection and cyst rupture in polycystic kidney disease, besides kidney trauma from any cause and there is a condition called loin pain hematuria syndrome. Besides the above generally speaking chronic glomerulonephritis does not cause kidney pain get yourself examined for other causes. ...Read more

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Explain the general difference between acute glomerulonephritis and chronic glomerulonephritis. How is each treated?

Diagnosis: Acute glomerulonephritis means onset of kidney inflammation in days, so cause should be identified, treated , to recover renal function. Chronic means the problem existed for few weeks - months, still cause should be diagnosed, treated.Most often , both requires renal biopsy. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with mild chronic Glomerulonephritis. What can I do to prevent it from developing to acute stage?

Avoid some medicatio: If you have chronic kindney disease you can prevent worsening of Kinsey function by avoiding medications which worsen kidney function. You should avoid medications such as Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) and Naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn). When in doubt ask your doctor or pharmacist. Always read the ingredient labels of multisymptom medications before taking them. ...Read more

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Does chronic glomerulonephritis increase the risk of facial swelling following lower face lift surgery?

Does chronic glomerulonephritis increase the risk of facial swelling following lower face lift surgery?

Facelift Swelling: Any medical condition causing swelling can increase edema following a facelift. Your pmd should be part of the team looking after you making sure you are in optimal condition and a good candidate for plastic surgery. ...Read more

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Does chronic glomerulonephritis increase the risk of facial swelling following lower face lift surgery? I suffer from chronic glomerulonephritis which causes my knees, feet and face to swell occasionally. Would a lower face lift provoke a swelling episode

Does chronic glomerulonephritis increase the risk of facial swelling following lower face lift surgery? I suffer from chronic glomerulonephritis which causes my knees, feet and face to swell occasionally. Would a lower face lift provoke a swelling episode

Facelift ; Kidney : I would think that your history of swelling elsewhere would certainly also apply to your face following facelift surgery. It however is not an independent contraindication for surgery - just that it will take a bit longer for recovery. ...Read more

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Question for urologists: How many epididymectomies have you performed? Have you seen high success rates for chronic epididymitis from past chlamydia?

Question for urologists: How many epididymectomies have you performed? Have you seen high success rates for chronic epididymitis from past chlamydia?

Success not likely: Epididymectomy may be considered for suspicious/possibly malignant masses but if this is the case then concurrent removal of the testicle may be needed. However, for chronic pain, often surgical removal is not effective for symptoms as they can return or never resolve at all even after surgery. Consultation with pain management may be needed if pain is debilitating. ...Read more

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Can stis, cause varicoceles? I.E. Gonorrhoea and chlamydia? Especially if those infections are chronic and causing further syndromes as epididymitis?

Can stis, cause varicoceles? I.E. Gonorrhoea and chlamydia? Especially if those infections are chronic and causing further syndromes as epididymitis?

No it is not infecti: -related. The infections have nothing to do with causing your varicocele. I would advise you to quit worrying about this problem as it is fairly harmless. Take a mild pain medicine like paracetamol and ignore the varicocele. ...Read more

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Hi, i am confused. My chlamydia test show IgG positive but IgM negative. My partner is oposit, he is IgG negative but IgM positive! Do i have chronic chlamydia and gave it to him? Or he just get new infection and i didnt get it from him by some wonder?! P

Hi, i am confused. My chlamydia test show IgG positive but IgM negative. My partner is oposit, he is IgG negative but IgM positive! Do i have chronic chlamydia and gave it to him? Or he just get new infection and i didnt get it from him by some wonder?! P

Be careful: Interpret these tests with caution. Chlamydia (I'm assuming C trachomatis) can live within epithelial cells and thus masks itself from the immune system. If you were never treated, then I would suspect chronic carriage or reservoir state. Your husbands IgM indicates new antibody response and is consistent with recent contraction, possibly from you. Also maybe past exposure for you and unrelated ...Read more

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Is it possible that an isolated infection causing chronic epididymitis, like chlamydia and gonorrhoea, will not show up in a urine test?

Is it possible that an isolated infection causing chronic epididymitis, like chlamydia and gonorrhoea, will not show up in a urine test?

Urethritis: A concomminant urethritis can be suggested in urine, but the caveat is that the specimen should be the first voided sampling (to contain the "washout" from the urethra (as opposed to the "midstream" clean catch specimen). ...Read more

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Can Chlamydia cause permanent damage in men's urethra and chronic epididymitis? Had chlamydia, STDs are negative now, still in pain, been 5 months now

Chronic pelvic pain?: Chlamydia is not known to cause chronic epididymitis or permanent urethral damage. The cause of your symptoms depends on details not provided: Nature of the pain? Exact location(s)? Swelling of testicles or tenderness to touch? Prostate exam? Maybe prostatitis (not an STD) or chronic pelvic pain syndrome; see Wikipedia article for more info. (Uncomfortable but not harmful.) Keep working w/ doc. ...Read more

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Positive semen PCR chlamydia. Mainly urethra tip discomfort 24/7. Rx? Is this chronic bacterial prostatitis? Unprotected oral unknown partner. plzhelp

Positive semen PCR chlamydia. Mainly urethra tip discomfort 24/7. Rx? Is this chronic bacterial prostatitis? Unprotected oral unknown partner. plzhelp

Chronic pelvic pain?: Chlamydia doesn't cause prostatitis, and is rarely acquired by oral sex -- maybe false positive test? Maybe chronic pelvic pain syndrome, or genital anxiety, not true prostatitis. You've been asking repeated questions. Follow your doctor's advice, or see an infectious diseases specialist or urologist. Your situation is too complex for a forum like this; don't expect any further advice. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cramping, no period 5 months, urinary urgency, thyroid checked (normal), pre-diabetic, have had chlamydia, history of chronic ovarian cysts. No ins?

Cramping, no period 5 months, urinary urgency, thyroid checked (normal), pre-diabetic, have had chlamydia, history of chronic ovarian cysts. No ins?

OCP's: If you are not pregnant, starting birth control pills would be an easy way to help with this. Not having a cycle for 5 months, especially if you are overweight raises your risk of endometrial cancer development later in life. Try the health dept. In your area. They can help you with this and do your pap smear also. It is a government service. Look under the county services are in the phone book. ...Read more

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I recently been tested positive for chlamydia and likely passed it to my girlfriend she s very concerned that her chances are of getting pregnant are ?

I recently been tested positive for chlamydia and likely passed it to my girlfriend she s very concerned that her chances are of getting pregnant are ?

No risk: Chlamydia can cause fertility problems when it results in pelvic inflammatory disease (pid), which can damage fallopian tubes. But if there's no pid--just cervical infection or exposure to chlamydia without symptoms--there should be no risk, as long as it's treated. ...Read more

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How long to treat chlamydia?

How long to treat chlamydia?

Usually 1 to 7: Days depending on antibiotic choice. Should not be sexually active until treated for at least 7 days. ...Read more

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Does chlamydia make you itch ?

Does chlamydia make you itch ?

Not so much.: Most people w chlamydia don’t have sxs. That is why it’s called a silent std. Sxs can include: vaginal discharge, bleeding w intercourse or btwn periods, nausea, fever, painful intercourse, ; lower abdominal ; back pain. Men can experience discharge, burning w urination, itching at opening of the penis (urethra) ; less often – pain/ swelling of testes. It can lead to rectal pain, bleeding ; d/c. ...Read more

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What does chlamydia look like?

What does chlamydia look like?

Chlamydia is often a: “silent” disease – this means the person isn't experiencing symptoms. Chlamydia symptoms in women may include: spotting, painful sexual intercourse, pain w urination, vaginal discharge (milky or yellow mucus), lower abdominal pain, nausea & fever. Chlamydia in men may cause burning or pain w urinating, irritation at penis opening, discharge, groin pain w swelling & testicular swelling /pain. ...Read more

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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

A sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or ...Read more


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Glomerulonephritis (Definition)

The acute inflammation of the kidney, typically caused ...Read more