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Does Dark Urine Mean Kidney Failure In Dying Patient
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
It depends: Acute, reversible kidney failure in a child does not always result in dialysis. Chronic, non-reversible renal failure will likely result in dialysis. Peritoneal dialysis is preferred for a variety of reasons. Finally, renal transplant asap is the ultimate preferred treatment for children who are on dialysis. Children need to grow and getting a transplant is their best hope to see that happen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: It is possible to have isolated proteinuria in which case there is protein in the urine (no greater than 3g/24h) but no other abnormalities in urine or blood tests, as well as no symptoms associated with kidney problems and a normal physical exam. It is a diagnosis of exclusion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In Kidney Disease or kidney failure what color of urine is produced, white, pale yellow or dark urine?
Not always related: Renal failure in and of itself is not realted to cardiac output, there are many things that can cause both renal failure and decreased cardiac output, but they are not always related. However if someone has really low cardiac output, one could develop renal failure b/c not enough blood is getting to the kidneys. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Isn't it impossible for someone to have end stage renal failure with consistently normal bun and creatine blood levels and only protien in urine?
Most likely yes: The diagnosis depends on multiple factors including the likelihood of improvement with treatment. If there can be no improvement and there is severe protienuria due to glomerular malfunction, it is possible to be labeled end-stage before a significant change in creatinine or BUN has occurred. ...Read more
Kidney failure: I am not quite sure what you mean by "does not show it." are you asking why a person with kidney failure doesn't have a fever? Or they have a fever but they look fine? Kidney failure by itself doesn't necessarily cause a fever. Infections are usually the cause of fever. So a person with kidney failure may look fairly normal. ...Read more
Major risk factor. : Diabetes has become exceedingly common, and so have its complications, which include coronary heart disease (chd), stroke, peripheral arterial disease, nephropathy, retinopathy, and possibly neuropathy and cardiomyopathy. Exact mechanisms are not clearly understood but has to do with long term effects of consistently high blood sugar levels leading to various tissue damage in certain organs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband is in transplant renal failure GFR 17 creatinine 340 due to sickness and diarrhoea bug he is in hospital creatinine 900 dehydrated.
Outcome may be ok: Transplanted kidneys are particularly vulnerable to injury from dehydration and acute infection, which is the situation you have described. The best chance of a good outcome is definitive management in a hospital (which is being done), intravenous fluids, frequent measurement of the immunosuppressant drug levels, and treatment of any infection. Recovery of baseline kidney function often occurs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am suffering from end stage kidney failure and on dialysis which is because of high blood pressure can my kidney failure be reversed?
What would be the extreme/last stage of serum creatinine blood test of kidney nephritis patients?
Resubmit: The question does not make sense. You need to try to resubmit it in different terms. ...Read more
What does it mean if a patient with congestive heart failure has cyanosis coupled with liver and kidney failure?
Renal Failure: Bloody urine is a common symptom of people who have kidney disease, but not all kidney disease leads to renal failure. Conversely, people who have renal failure due to diseases such as high blood pressure will have very few symptoms to include the lack of blood in the urine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Husband has cirrhosis alkaline phosphate 363. history of acute liver failure. is that lab normal for cirrhosis? what does it mean?
It's a Liver: function test which discloses OBSTRUCTION to the liver seen in advanced cirrhosis. Sorry to tell you... Hope the info helps Dr Z ...Read more
Recheck urine: I agree. You can see protein in urine after exercise in some individuals and teenage can have orthostatic proteinuria. Where protein will appear in the urine on ambulation and it disappears when lying down. I think the next step would be to have. A repeat urine first urine in the morning and no exercise for 24 hours before the sample. I would have the doctor measure the protein creatinine rat. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Husband's renogram report says relative uptake 39% and poor relative function with obstruction in right kidney. Does it mean kidney removal?
Yes or not...: Nuclear diuretic renal scan is used to roughly assess the percentage of total function contributed from each kidney so to decide if worthwhile to remove a severely damaged kidney or to decide and plan to remove a kidney with cancer which could not be managed with trans-ureteroscopic approach. If such a kidney is removed, possible dialysis may be required. So, ask surgeon for detailing... Best... ...Read more
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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