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Could I Have Kidney Failure If The Ultrasound Was Normal
Yes: The kidney is responsible for excreting waste and maintaining salt and water balance among many other functions. These are performed by special cells with enzymes/proteins within the kidney at an ultrastructural level the function of the kidney may be reduced even if the ultrasound is normal. Ultrasounds are useful to detect size and shape of kidneys and see if the urine flow is blocked.See 1 more doctor answer
An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more
Normal ursine output and normal urinalysises and normal kidney and bladder ultrasound! Can someone still have kidney failure?
Can u have kidney failure bec of urination frequency while ur kidney ultrasound resulted to normal and creatinine result is low? Appreciate help.
I am having lower back pain. I had done blood work and ultrasound before 2 months. Everything was fine. Is this pain due to kidney failure or disease?
Back pain: Should also be worked up by an orthopedist.- renal failure should be worked up by nephrologist or internist.See 1 more doctor answer
May be: The single best test to test for renal failure is serum creatinine. See this site for more info. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000501.htm.
Can a urinalysis pick up kidney disease? Had multiple, also was in hospital for infection but nobody said anything about kidney failure. Ct, sonogram to.
It's a good start: A standard urinalysis does check for protein in the urine which is often a sign of kidney disease. But small amounts may be missed unless a more specific test is requested (for microalbuminuria). Other signs of kidney disease are an abnormal blood level of creatinine or blood in the urine (also detected in the urinalysis). Finally, many patients will start having elevated blood pressure.
If Abd. Ultrasound & CT are negative and creatinine & BUN are consistently normal or slightly below normal, how likely is it to have kidney disease?
Polycystic kidney disease in infants. What is the prognosis, will my niece be ok? Cysts were found on my nieces kidney during an ultrasound
Variable.: An answer for renal (kidney) specialist. But in some kids it may resolve spontaneously. In some it causes severe kidney malfunction with the worst case scenario, being eventual transplantation.Also can be associated with other defects. With proper care should eventually be ok.See 1 more doctor answer
Kidney failure labs: Patients with kidney failure usually do not have normal egfr's or creatinine levels. Remember, "estimated" is the key word in the acronym egfr. Other lab abnormalities seen in chronic kidney disease (ckd) are a low hemoglobin level and a high parathyroid hormone level. Late stages of CKD have high phosphorous and potassium levels with a low serum bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). See your doctor for more information.See 1 more doctor answer
Does this result mean have disease? Normal >=60 3 Moderately decreased GFR 30-59 4 Severely decreased GFR 15-29 5 Kidney failure <15 (or dialysis)
Yes: There are various stages of kidney failure speak wth your PCP
My son has been diagnosed with stage 5 kidney failure. The meds he's taking is giving him a constant headache. Is this Normal? And what can he take
Drug side effects: I'm sorry to hear about your son's condition but in situations such as this where you're asking about potential side effects, we need to know what he's taking. Consider checking www. Drugs. Com for info. Better yet, ask his nephrologist about side effects & options. Good luck.
Weeks to months: Be followed by your md.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: If you have a less severe form of acute renal failure (ARF) like dehydration then probably a couple of days. However if you have a more severe form of ARF like a glomerulonephritis or infection causing acute tubular necrosis, the your recovering time might take weeks. In the severe form, you also may never get back to normal kidney function as well.
Does a low phoshorus level and low complement C3 but normal bun and creatin level mean kidney failure?
I have type 1 diabets, now my blood sugar level is normal...Is there any problem in kidney failure in future?
Can woman who donates a kidney live normal life? What care must she take? Risk in pregnancy? Is there lowered life expectancy? Risk of kidney failure?
Depends: Most of us need one well-functioning kidney to live normally. However, one needs to think seriously before deciding to become a living donor. After all, it is a major surgery (mortality rate 2-3 in 10, 000) and it requires general anesthesia. Recent studies have shown that former donors do have slightly higher chance of pregnancy-related complications (e.g. pre-eclampsia).
I can't urinate normal. I urinate but then there's still urge after I empty my bladder is it chronic kidney failure?
No, usually not...: Many females experience how the way you urinate. And how you urinate is not directly related with kidney function. For the time being, watch what you eat or drink to see if you can identify certain foods or beverages bothering your voiding. Notably, coffee and tea, spice foods, alcohol, etc may affect how you feel in the bladder. So, watch, see, and adjust for change. Best wishee...
76 yrs, female, stage 4 CKD, PTH 285, normal calcium, phospatase levels. Is this close to kidney failure? What to do?
Getting close: Stage 4 CKD is considered severe kidney disease with stage 5 considered end stage and requiring dialysis. The best thing to do is to see a nephrologist regularly and take medications they prescribe regularly. You should also avoid NSAIDs like motrin and aleve (naproxen). It would be good also to avoid salt and drink no alcohol.
My blood pressure is 130/55 is that good? My normal is 110/70. This isn't for me. This person has kidney failure and is undergoing dialysis 3 times/wk.
elevated BUN, elevated k+, elevated chloride, normal creatinine, and decreased Co2. Could this indicate kidney failure?
Probably not: I need more information in order to optimally answer your question. However, at a glance, the best indicator of kidney function is creatinine clearance. BUN can be elevated from other processes. I would need to look at the lab report to confirm your impressions. You are too young to have CKD. You should review the labs with the doctor who ordered them.
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
A condition in which your kidneys suddenly stop working normally. Since your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood, when your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems ...Read more
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