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Could intermittent flank pain be a sign of renal failure or something else?

Could intermittent flank pain be a sign of renal failure or something else?

Not renal failure: Intermittent flank pain may be related to kidney stones. Could also be related to a kidney cyst or chronic pyelonephritis but not kidney failure. Only way could be sign of failure would be if you had lost virtually all your kidney function in both kidneys and had an obstructing stone in one kidney. ...Read more

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more


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I have only 1 kidney which is enlarged w/ recent flank pain & blood in urine. Kidney failure runs in family. What do you think this is & how serious?

I have only 1 kidney which is enlarged w/ recent flank pain & blood in urine. Kidney failure runs in family. What do you think this is & how serious?

See doctor: Should consult physician. Hematuria and flank pain can be from stones, infection, and tumor. Various blood tests and imaging tests may have to be performed. Having only one kidney, the function of this kidney needs to be preserved. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are signs of renal failure?

Could you tell me what are signs of renal failure?

Depends, acute or no: Give more details and in what context is the q arising, usually, renal failure has no signs other than high BP except until very late when other signs such as swelling of legs or less urine output can develop in terminal stages of renal failure! ...Read more

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What is the cause of sudden fever intermittent in patient with renal failure?

What is the cause of sudden fever intermittent in patient with renal failure?

Need a lot more info: You've given too little detail, so you'll need to provide us with more. When you say renal failure, do you mean end-stage renal disease, acute renal failure, chronic renal failure, or something else? What other things are happening with the patient besides the occasional fever? What region of the world is the patient in? Any other concomitant illnesses? How high is the fever? ...Read more

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I was wondering what are signs of renal failure?

Renal failure signs: Signs of renal failure (rf) are high potassium, bun, phosphate intact parathyroid hormone and creatinine levels. Others are, a low hemoglobin, blood carbon dioxide, acidosis, and calcium levels. Symptoms of rf are anorexia, nausea, vomiting, easy bleeding, and reversal of day-night sleeping patterns. ...Read more

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What are the signs of someone who has renal failure be close to die?

What are the signs of someone who has renal failure be close to die?

Oh dear.....: Renal failure is a complicated topic, as the kidneys impact so many aspects of our body's health. I don't know from your question if you are asking about someone else - like maybe a parent, or if you are asking about yourself. Also, is the individual on dialysis? Heart failure is extremely common in people with kidney shutdown. Please talk to the nephrologist involved to get specific answers. ...Read more

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