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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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?
Having constant flank pain with msk in both kidneys and renal colic almost every day where it has stopped me from working.
Er doc did a ct scan for left centralized flank pain discovered I have a left renal cyst and left renal adenoma. Have to wait for primary. Now what!
What does a ruptured renal cyst feel like? I have colicky unilateral flank pain, low grade fever, nausea & normal urine except can't empty bladder.
Kidney infection: You may have an infection of the kidney (pyelonephritis). You should see your doctor right away. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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