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I was injected with iodine IV contrast for cta 4 x. Does this damage kidneys?

I was injected with iodine IV contrast for cta 4 x. Does this damage kidneys?

It may: But at young age, good hydration, and some separation if timing of cts the risk is limited. Diabetes, some medications, preexisting renal disorders are known risks. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

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


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Is it safe to have a CTA of coronaries. I had CTPA to rule out PE but my kidneys were aching for days after the CTPA. Should I ask for reg angiogram?

Is it safe to have a CTA of coronaries. I had CTPA to rule out PE but my kidneys were aching for days after the CTPA. Should I ask for reg angiogram?

Depends on why: Whether you have a CT angiogram of the coronaries or a coronary angiogram via catheterization depends on why you are having it done. If you are having it done for chest pain or strongly suspected coronary artery disease, then consider the catheterization. Otherwise CTA or stress echocardiography is an option. The dye used in both is the same. In any case, hydration is key to protecting kidneys ...Read more

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Can i buy a kidney?

Can i buy a kidney?

No: It is illegal to sell human body parts. ...Read more

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Is ensure good for kidney?

Kidney & Supplements: Without knowing your current kidney function, it's difficult to comment definitively. Many people with kidney disease need to restrict their protein intake. There are supplements available for patients with various conditions such as diabetes, kidney disease, and other situations. I would highly recommend checking with your doctor before beginning the regular use of supplements such as ensure. ...Read more

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Wat does kidney gritt mean?

Wat does kidney gritt mean?

Big crystals, sand?: Kidney grit and sand most likely are crystals in the urine. Some crystals form in normal urine if the urine is concentrated (not dilute), so has a high concentration of minerals. Other crystals are abnormal crystals that form and grow... And can turn into kidney stones if they get big enough. Abnormal concentrations of certain minerals can be related to one's diet, genetics, and water intake. ...Read more

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Can one have kidney spasms?

Can one have kidney spasms?

Bladder spasms: The kidneys make urine, but do not have spasms. Spasms are associated with excessive muscle contractions, which can occur in the muscles of the bladder. ...Read more

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What does bulky kidney mean?

What does bulky kidney mean?

See answer: "bulky" kidney is not a common or usual term used to describe the appearance of the kidney on an imaging (ultrasound, ct, etc) study or report. If there is no mention of a renal mass, hydronephrosis, or other pathology, it likely refers to the size, shape, or contour of your kidney and probably just represents a normal anatomical variation of no clinical significance. Ask your md for clarification. ...Read more

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How do you examine a kidney?

How do you examine a kidney?

Very carefully: There is only indirect physical examination of the kidney, labs from the blood (bun and creatinine), urine (sodium, creatinine, potassium, albumen, protein, the appearance of the urine under a microscope), ultrasound of the kidney, or ct scan are helpful. Biopsy of the kidney can be done but only if the answer can't be obtained elsewhere. ...Read more

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Where is the kidney located?

Where is the kidney located?

In your belly: The kidneys are located in the retroperitoneum. This is a fancy word for the back of your belly. They lay on either side of your spine at about the level of the rib cage. ...Read more

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How to control kidney problem?

See below: If there is kidney failure, then control BP and blood sugar. Make sure you are not taking anti inflammatory pain medications like ibuprfen. Follow with your kidney doctoe as advised. ...Read more

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Kidney problem what is the sign?

Kidney problem what is the sign?

Varies: Until you lose 80-90% of your kidney function, you may not have very clear symptoms unless you have blood or urine test to see how the kidneys are functioning. If you have significant kidney problems, you might have high blood pressure, ankle swelling, fatigue (due to anemia), etc. ...Read more

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How often to kidney stints fail?

How often to kidney stints fail?

Not often: Assuming you mean a stent in the renal artery and not a ureteral stent...The failure rate is very low and should be clinically obvious. For a ureteral stent it is a simple matter to replace or reposition. ...Read more

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What does spaces in kidney mean?

What does spaces in kidney mean?

Cysts: Ultrasound shows stones as bright and spaces as dark (empty). The latter are likely cysts filled with urine. The number of cysts per kidney and location within the kidney are of interest. Together with the sizes of the kidneys and presence/absence of other features, provides the total clinical picture. ...Read more

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Why does my kidney hurt so badly?

Why does my kidney hurt so badly?

Don't know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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What is the cure of damage kidney?

What is the cure of damage kidney?

Cure 4 kidney damage: Quest: What is cure of damaage kidney? ANS: Find the cause and treat that. Most often high blood pressure and/or diabetes. I specialize in this and happy to do 2n opinion. ...Read more

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Instant pain in kidney, what to do?

Instant pain in kidney, what to do?

Are you sure?: Are you sure you got kidney pain? So, please collect the feature, degree, and progress of the pain with its sequence of event, and bring those to doctor for review, analysis, more history, adequate physicals, and possible tests as needed to define what is it and how can be done. Best wish.. Yet, practicing healthy lifestyle with no overindulgence and obsession will help anyone to live better... ...Read more

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What happens when you lose a kidney?

What happens when you lose a kidney?

Kidney: Usually one kidney can compensate for the loss of the other, granted it is in good condition. You don't mention why the one kidney is lost in the first place? Is it from disease or donation? The answer will vary accordingly. ...Read more

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Is soft drinks are harmful to kidney?

Kidneyy: Can be in excess bc of surgars and all the additives. ...Read more

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Pain in lower side is it from kidney?

Pain in lower side is it from kidney?

Maybe...: Back or side pain on either side can be from the kidneys. Pain in front on either side is usually from the bowels. Pain in the lower center of the abdomen is usually from the bladder or uterus. ...Read more

Cta (Definition)

Computed tomography angiography. Specialized contrast enhanced CT technique that visualizes the blood vessels. Can simulate a traditional angiogram without ...Read more