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Cmc Vellore Nephrology Department Appointment
Many causes: Hormone problems, sometimes related to infections, cancer, lung, heart or liver problems can cause the kidneys to retain extra water and dilute the sodium in the blood. Sometimes medications, or extreme drinking of water can lower sodium, too. Keep in mind that high sugar, cholesterol and protein levels can make the sodium seem low when it is really normal. ...Read more
Analgesic nephropath: Hi dalton1, if you mean analgesic nephropathy then it depends on how damaged your kidneys were and whether you are still taking analgesic medications. Ibuprofen itself can cause kidney injury but when mixed with codeine, tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin, etc, you can have severe injury. If your kidneys are working fine and you no longer take analgesia, then there is a good chance no further injury will occur. ...Read more
What to do if I have started the nephrology wikia due to my immense interest in the discipline. Who has any ideas?
This is pretty: Vague. If you are more specific we can try to provide helpful answers. Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more
3 y/o had VUR w/ scarring. Now VUR clear & kidneys measure 6.4cm. Refered to Nephrology. Can't get appt for couple months. What possible issues?
This is just:
"a thought" since the answer should come from your child's Pediatrician but I would guess the kidneys are a bit "small" for your baby's age and follow-up after the VUR with nephrology is a common. And nowadays "STANDARD OF CARE" No "emergency" (my opinion)
Hope this helps and good luck!
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Kidney doctors.: Nephrology is the study of the kidney: its structure, its function, and its diseases. The kidney is an incredibly complex organ that participates in a large number of essential bodily functions. Nephrologists are fellowship trained after completing an internal medicine residency, and they are experts in non-surgical treatment of the kidneys and renal function. ...Read more
Medicine vs Surgery: The differences may be subtle outside of professional circles, but essentially urology is a surgical field that deals with the urinary tract: kidneys, ureter, bladder, prostate, and genitals. By contrast, nephrology is a specialty of internal medicine, where disorders of the kidney are treated in non-surgical ways (dialysis). ...Read more
Nephrology center: Usually dialysis...Or medical treatment to avoid dialysis, . ...Read more
Study of the kidney.: Nephrology is the study of the kidney: its structure, its function, and its diseases. The kidney is an incredibly complex organ that participates in a large number of essential bodily functions. Nephrologists are fellowship trained after completing an internal medicine residency, and they are experts in non-surgical treatment of the kidneys and renal function. ...Read more
My creatinine last week was 1.7 it comes down today at 1.32. I took ketobest 3x a day as prescribed by my nephrology. Do I hve to worry about my kdney?
Urologists are surgeons.
Nephrologists are internists who specialize in the medical aspects of kidney diseases.
Both evaluate hematuria, kidney stones, kidney tumors.
Urologists address disease mostly through surgical procedures, nephrologists through medical manipulation. ...Read more
Are treatments and guidelines in pediatric nephrology very different from those in adult nephrology?
Sir iam 47 yrs old iam a patient of nephrology since last one week my right side stomach outer part painning when I touch my skin its also painning?
I have lupus recently I have been diagnosed with trace blood in urine. Would this more likely be a urology or nephrology issue?
See details: This is one of the most difficult arthritic issues to effectively treat. Local injections can be tried but they will produce only short term relief in most cases. I would try a topical first such as voltaren (diclofenac) gel. Oral nsaids can also be tried. Splinting may help. Surgery has benefit for severe cases but it is not a joint replacement procedure. ...Read more
Short term pain: Obviously you need the surgery to improve your quality of life, and help. Be prepared for several day of moderate to severe pain that may be treated with pain medications. After 2-3 weeks you may still notice mild pains but should completely resolve over 2-3 months. In the end, the goal is to be better off after surgery than you are now. Hang in there!! ...Read more
Assume thumb: Involves removal of the trapezium, suspension of the metacarpal base to recreate effect of supportive ligaments, and often a soft tissue interposition to fill the space created by removal of the bone, most commonly with tendon transfered from wrist. Seek care with hand surgeon. ...Read more
I am 46 and will be having cmc joint athroplasty in oct. What is the success rate for this surgery? Thank u. :)
Sucess rate is high: Depends on the surgeon and your post op therapy. ...Read more
Dx'd with oa in both cmc jts possibly from repetitive use. Painful and interferes with activities. Pcp advises ot. Will that really help and how?
Could you please provide more details about my upcoming CMC surgery? I have questions, re: recovering timeline (both short-time, post-surgery and long-time complete recovery). Should I be concerned there's no preop planned? Also, is there any way to sc
Surgery on thumb?: To clarify, by CMC do you mean first carpometacarpal joint of the hand, for which a thumb arthroplasty is planned (or something else)? If so, the following link may prove helpful: https://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=6jqOkBE-eHw ...Read more
See a specialist: If the joint is not exactly lined up, you could have long term problems. The joint should be perfectly aligned. You should see a hand specialist. ...Read more
Depends.: If you have symptoms in those joints then maybe a pain reliever is in your futre. My suspicion is that this was an incidental finding and really means nothing. ...Read more
The CMC joint: Or carpometacarpal joint is at the base of the metacarpal The side that is towards the wrist away from the knuckle. In the thumb the CMC joint is the trapeziometacarpal join ...Read more
I am having pain while pressing and pressure while gripping or holding something in my carpometacarpal joint of the thumb.?
Most likely: Pain in the base of the thumb or cmc joint can be very debilitating. It is generally a result of osteoarthritis. However, you are pretty young to have it from oa. You may have basal joint pain syndrome, with tendonitis of your thumb, dequervains tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Get an appoinent with a hand surgeon to get some diagnostic testing and antiinflammatories. ...Read more
I had cmc arthroplasty 2 weeks ago. Still having a lot of pain. Having to take 2 oxycodone every 4 hrs while awake, which still isn't completely helping?
See Your Doc: Persistent post-op pain two weeks after arthroplasty that is uncontrolled on this high narcotic dosage suggests looking for explanations....Are there mechanical issues, drug related issues, medical issues that may explain your continued discomfort? Please refer to your surgeon for advice! ...Read more
When I was in cmc hospital, vellore as ip., for 11 days in april, 2012, bone marrow was done platelet count was 6k now it is 25k let me know remedies.
Possible ITP: Sounds as if the platelets have been chronically low for over 18 months. If the bone marrow was normal then you may have itp an autoimmune mediated low platelet count. I recommend you see a hematologist to confirm your diagnosis and begin appropriate therapy to raise the count toward a higher level. ...Read more
Had a bone spur removed & joint fused in my hand a year ago and it still isn't pain free. Think it was a cmc joint. Is this normal to have pain still?
See Hand surgeon: Considering your age, I am surprised that a cmc joint was fused unless you have had significant trauma or have some form of severe arthropathy. For ongoing pain, though, it would be best to see a hand surgeon, repeat x-rays, diagnose the problem and if indicated get some hand therapy to improve functionality of the hand. ...Read more
I had cmc arthroplasty 2 weeks ago still having alo of pain taking oxycodone every 4hrs while awake is this normal?
CMC: Check with operative surgeon. May need x-ray to check position. Also check for possible infection, etc. ...Read more