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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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What are the symptoms of a kidney infection in women and men?

What are the symptoms of a kidney infection in women and men?

Pain,fever,blood in : Symptoms are
1pain during urination
2frequency and urgency of urination
3blood in the urine
4 flank pain or groin pain
5fever. ...Read more

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What's the right term to use for when my kidney is inflated? I know one was size 15

What's the right term to use for when my kidney is inflated? I know one was size 15

Hydronephrosis: You might be referring to Hydroneprosis, but there are other reasons to have an enlarged kidney. Refers to distension and dilation of the renal pelvis and calyces, usually caused by obstruction of the free flow of urine from the kidney. ...Read more

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What is the best diet for a 59 year old woman(me) with only one kidney?

What is the best diet for a 59 year old woman(me) with only one kidney?

Here are some ...: Were you born with one kidney or did you have one kidney removed for some reasons? If kidney is healthy, ...Read more

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Can a women get pregnant with only one kidney ? (Right kidney)

Can a women get pregnant with only one kidney ? (Right kidney)

One Kidney and Preg: Yes, with one kidney and approximately 50% of normal overall kidney function, fertility is retained and pregnancy is possible. Conception and retention is a bit impaired at that level of kidney function, and as kidney functions decline further, fertility is further impaired. But chronic dialysis females conceive pregnancies and deliver. So - yes, is possible; if pregnancy happens, is HIGHER RISK ...Read more

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Stage 5 renal failure of 80+ year old man with one kidney operating at less than 10%?

Stage 5 renal failure of 80+ year old man with one kidney operating at less than 10%?

???????????: What's the question? To get the most from this site you enter background information, as you have, and ask a question related to that information.You are welcome to start over.Your questions are not linked & are sent out to the site at random. ...Read more

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Can a women get pregnant with one kidney ? I was born only with my right kidney so far I've lived 19 healthy years

Can a women get pregnant with one kidney ? I was born only with my right kidney so far I've lived 19 healthy years

Pregnancy possible: Assuming your reproductive organs are working normally, having one kidney should not prevent you from becoming pregnant. ...Read more

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Hi, I am 35yo woman overall healthy but I have only one kidney & i think i got an uti. How do I gat better? This is not at all common in me. Thanks

Hi, I am 35yo woman overall healthy but I have only one kidney & i think i got an uti. How do I gat better? This is not at all common in me. Thanks

Protect that kidney : Uti needs to be treated promptly. A urine culture is desirable, specially if you get infections often. Your provider may consider prescribing a long term antibiotics to suppress new infections. ...Read more

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32yr old female, polycystic kidney disease. Safe to use diy detoxifying waters?

32yr old female, polycystic kidney disease. Safe to use diy detoxifying waters?

PCKD: I don't believe there are any good studies to support this. First...you need a good nephrologist. Polycystic kidney disease is monitored by ultrasound basically..and of course following BUN, creatinine and GFR. Reno-vascular HTN is treated so not to contribute to this. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 5mg of Cialis for daily use for a man with stage 3 kidney disease?

Is it safe to take 5mg of Cialis for daily use for a man with stage 3 kidney disease?

Check with your doc.: This dose is appropriate for your degree of kidney dysfunction, however many people with chronic kidney disease also take medications that could have significant interactions with cialis. Also other disorders such as heart disease common in patients with kidney disease may limit your use of this medication. I urge you to check with your doctor to make sure that Cialis is safe for you. Take care. ...Read more

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I've heard that protein powder is bad for your kidneys. Is that true? If so, what alternative should one use as a supplement?

I've heard that protein powder is bad for your kidneys. Is that true? If so, what alternative should one use as a supplement?

Not intrinsically-: -bad. We all need 50gms of protein daily with heavy weight training, a boost may be needed for that day. Taken in excess or when not needed, can be toxic 2 the kidneys. Also you can get your protein from diet, not supplements. ...Read more

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If I have only one functioning kidney (was born like this), can I use silicon supplements like biosil (ch-osa)? Is it safe for me?

If I have only one functioning kidney (was born like this), can I use silicon supplements like biosil (ch-osa)?  

Is it safe for me?

Probably safe but...: I consider biosil to be a very safe & benign supplement but in researching this i found statements like:
"long-term use or very high doses of horsetail (or silica) supplements have caused irreversible kidney damage, especially in people with existing kidney disease."- from http://www.Vitalhealthzone.Com/nutrition/minerals/silica.Html#9 but I have not found any references on this- see my comment:. ...Read more

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Can I have surgery if I have a cast on my hand? Surgery is fir kidney but wasn't sure with an IV and stuff if i only have one hand to use.

Can I have surgery if I have a cast on my hand? Surgery is fir kidney but wasn't sure with an IV and stuff if i only have one hand to use.

Splitting a cast: Using a cast saw is a way to make sure that swelling if present will not allow the cast to constrict too much. If that is a concern you may ask your treating hand or orthopedic surgeon if that can occur if you have anesthesia. ...Read more

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Can EPO abuse stop the kidneys from producing their own EPO once drug use is ended i've read plenty of research about erythropoietin abuse by athletes, and there is consensus that one of the big risks is polycythemia and the possibility of strokes, hypert

Can EPO abuse stop the kidneys from producing their own EPO once drug use is ended i've read plenty of research about erythropoietin abuse by athletes, and there is consensus that one of the big risks is polycythemia and the possibility of strokes, hypert

Yes, : Yes, once exogenously administered erythropoietin is stopped, assuming that the patient's kidneys are normal (where erythropoietin is primarily made), they should resume making erythropoietin on their own. Erythropoietin also known as epo, is a hormone that controls erythropoiesis, or red blood cell production. ...Read more

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Can a man get a woman pregnant if he has an kidney transplant?

Can a man get a woman pregnant if he has an kidney transplant?

Sure!: Having a prior transplant history does not generally impair fertility. Exceptions exist for prior exposure to highly toxic chemotherapy - which is rarely necessary for kidney transplant recipients. ...Read more

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My legs are swollen, and I am in constant pain. I cannot sit or sleep because of the pain, what do I do? Female, 40, one kidney, over-weight

My legs are swollen, and I am in constant pain. I cannot sit or sleep because of the pain, what do I do? Female, 40, one kidney, over-weight

Unexplained symptoms: Multiple unexplained symptoms can be quite concerning. Some answers are obtainable through healthtap but multiple unexplained symptoms with the inability to ask questions or examine is not safe. If the symptoms have been going for a while and been reviewed with a physician a second opinion could be warranted. If they are new and concerning to you, you should seek care from a medical professional. ...Read more

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67 year old man diagnosed with stage 3 liver disease. One kidney removed due to cancer. PSA level is at 9. What is estimated life expectancy?

67 year old man diagnosed with stage 3 liver disease. One kidney removed due to cancer.  PSA level is at 9. What is estimated life expectancy?

Normal: Assume that you will live out your years with the same chance as any of your friends of reaching 100. A majority of kidneys respected for cancer result in cure. Liver disease is largely reversible when the cause is found and addressed. If you can live clean and know the secret that the liver loves it when you exercise, then oil forward to many more good years. ...Read more

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My GFR is 52 , BUN 29, and creative 1.12. CT scan for GI showed cyst in one kidney. I am 49 year old female grandfather, father, and sister all had ki?

My GFR is 52 , BUN 29, and creative 1.12. CT scan for GI showed cyst in one kidney. I am 49 year old female grandfather, father, and sister all had ki?

Mild kidney CRI: Your numbers indicate mild chronic renal insufficiency & or decreased kidney functions. If you have cyst less than 5 cm - it is not worrisome . Any cyst close to 5 cm should by monitored periodically by ultrasound.,At best consult Nephrologist - especially if u have some significant family history.,Avoid nephrotoxic drugs as much Ibuprofen ( NSAID's) . ...Read more

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83 yr female. One swollen ankle, burning pain in back of heel and ankle. Kidneys, heart, BP good. Nearly everyday pitting edema in only one. Cause?

83 yr female.  One swollen ankle,  burning pain in back of heel and ankle. Kidneys, heart, BP good. Nearly everyday pitting edema in only one. Cause?

ANKLE PAIN: You want to go see a foot specialist such as a podiatrist or foot and ankle orthopedics because you might have a possible fracture, severe ankle sprain, cellulitis or vascular condition. The only way to diagnose these condition is by a physical exam , blood work, cultures if open wound followed with diagnostic/radiographic testing. ...Read more

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Is it better to use ice or heat after straining one's lower back?

Is it better to use ice or heat after straining one's lower back?

Do what helps: Traditional wisdom is ice for first 24 hours to limit inflammation then heat after to reduce spasm and stiffness. While this approach works well for some injuries (like a sprained ankle) i don't find patients usually get much relief from the ice portion (likely less inflammation and more muscle spasm). Heat helps most people but in the end, do whatever works for you. ...Read more

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Really bad muscle spasms in my lower back. Can I use one of those stickon warm pad things from walgreens?

Really bad muscle spasms in my lower back. Can I use one of those stickon warm pad things from walgreens?

Give it a try: Warm compresses to help relax muscle spasms are some times efffective along with a nice warm jacuzzi. Also massage and light muscle stretching exercises can be helpful for prevention and treatment. If pain persists then see your physician for possible Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) or other muscle spasm treatments. ...Read more

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Age23,female,eat veg and chicken(healthy),use psylum husk,no antidepressants,have constipation,feel it in lower back,what is the cause of constipation?

Age23,female,eat veg and chicken(healthy),use psylum husk,no antidepressants,have constipation,feel it in lower back,what is the cause of constipation?

See below: Constipation can be caused by not eating enough fiber or drinking enough liquids. Other reasons include side effects of medication, hypothyroidism, irritable bowl disease and pregnancy. For advice on treating constipation see http://bit.ly/1uzOegm ...Read more

Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


Male (Definition)

Male refers to the masculine gender, those people ...Read more