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Does reflux nephropathy cause chronic kidney failure?

Does reflux nephropathy cause chronic kidney failure?

Yes, but...: Children born with severe degree of vesicoureteral reflux(vur) sustain kidney damage, namely reflux nephropathy. However, surgical correction of vur and adequate management of urinary tract infections may prevent further damage leading to renal failure. The notion that recurrent utis damage kidneys and result in kidney failure has been overblown. ...Read more

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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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Will reflux nephropathy cause chronic kidney failure?

Will reflux nephropathy cause chronic kidney failure?

It can, if severe. : How much kidney damage reflux nephropathy can cause depends on the degree of reflux and the number and severity of kidney infections that may result. These insults can scar the affected kidney, diminishing kidney function. Chronic kidney failure means that a person's overall kidney function is not adequate, and can occur if both kidneys are severely damaged. ...Read more

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Could reflux nephropathy cause chronic kidney failure?

Could reflux nephropathy cause chronic kidney failure?

Yes it can: Reflux nephropathy can slowly destroy your kidneys ; rcause kidney failure. Fortunately most cases of reflux nephropathy do not result in kidney failure. Reflux nephropathy is a good indication for correction of vesico-ureteral reflux either by surgery or intravesical sub-ureteral injection of bulking material such as deflux. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can reflux nephropathy cause chronic kidney failure?

Help plz! Can reflux nephropathy cause chronic kidney failure?

Yes: Implied in the term "reflux nephropathy" is the progression to chronic renal insufficiency. If you've been given this diagnosis then definitely talk this over with your doctor. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed IgA nephropathy since birth, and is weight loss a sign of pre-kidney failure?

I was diagnosed IgA nephropathy since birth, and is weight loss a sign of pre-kidney failure?

It can be. : Weight usually only occurs in the advanced stages of kidney failure. It frequently is associated with anorexia and avoidance of meat products. Have your basic blood checked soon. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a baby with reflux nephropathy?

Is it safe to have a baby with reflux nephropathy?

Yes: Reflux nephropathy is graded 1-6. Grade 6 often needs surgical correction. Many babies are diagnosed with reflux in utero and it disappears after birth. I ultrasound my newborns a couple weeks after birth and it usually is much better than in utero. Most children outgrow this reflux (grades 1-2 ) by age six. ...Read more

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Can someone with reflux nephropathy have a baby?

Can someone with reflux nephropathy have a baby?

Reflux nephropathy: yes, as long as kidney impairment is not advanced. Infection may be a complication and this requires surveillance ...Read more

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What are some complications of reflux nephropathy?

What are some complications of reflux nephropathy?

UTI's: Reflux nephropathy occurs when urine is not completely excreted from the kidneys or bladders. It can lead to mulitple urinary tract infections, pyelonephritis (infection within the kidney) or a hydronephrosis (fluid build up into the kidneys causing it to enlarge). If the reflux nephropathy is not corrected, it can lead to worsening renal disease and possibly dialysis. ...Read more

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What exactly is reflux nephropathy?

Kidney issue/backflo: Occurs when there is obstruction to the flow of urine downstream, or when there is back flow of urine into kidney. Causes pressure problems which affect filtration and blood flow. ...Read more

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What are some signs of reflux nephropathy?

Recurrent UTI: Reflux nephropathy is when urine doesn't stay in the bladder area due to weak valve. The urine can then flow back into the kidneys. This situation can lead to recurrent urinary tract infections, blood in the urine, fever, back pain, and eventually renal impairment. ...Read more

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What are the differences between nephropathy and chronic kidney disease?

What are the differences between nephropathy and chronic kidney disease?

Close, semantics: Nephropathy means kidney condition. So you could have diabetic nephropathy, hypertensive nephropathy, or uric acid nephropathy. A chronic kidney disease (ckd) means a long-term kidney disease that is not amenable for correction. It also could have many different causes. Above examples of nephropathy are also chronic kidney diseases but uric acid nephropathy is possibly curable so it is not ckd. ...Read more

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Woud you please discuss the connections of kidney disease (nephropathy) with other systems?

Woud you please discuss the connections of kidney disease (nephropathy) with other systems?

Pretty broad: Really not enough space to answer. The kidney ultimately effects the metabolism of the entire body, and renal disease can effect the bone marrow, skin, heart, lungs, blood vessels, liver, joints, bones, muscles, etc. ...Read more

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My 9 yr old son has strep throat and a kidney disease called IgA nephropathy it's a kidney disorder started when he was 5. Kidney biopsy ?

My 9 yr old son has strep throat and a kidney disease called IgA nephropathy it's a kidney disorder started when he was 5. Kidney biopsy ?

Confusing question: Although some strep strains can cause kidney problems, early treatment usually avoids them. If the kid has a pre-existing kidney problem, the need for a biopsy is best determined by the docs who know him best. A recent strep infection would not require such an invasive procedure, but a significant change in kidney function might. ...Read more

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I just started taking a PPI for acid reflux. I read an article last year that long term use of PPIs can cause chronic kidney disease. Is this true?

I just started taking a PPI for acid reflux. I read an article last year that long term use of PPIs can cause chronic kidney disease.  Is this true?

You may be: right. If your doctor prescribes long term PPI use for you, then you should take it as prescribed. However, it is best to have your kidney function checked at least once or twice a year to make sure that you are not one of the very few people with this adverse effect. Here is a good article to read: http://www.gastro.org/info_for_patients/gerd-107-long-term-use-of-proton-pump-inhibitors-ppis ...Read more

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Can chronic constipations cause kidney failure ?

Can chronic constipations cause kidney failure ?

Very unlikely: The intestinal tree is not at all close to the urinary system in that it is highly unlikely constipation will lead to damaging of the urinary system. ...Read more

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Are there and kidney diseases that cause chronically low potassium? Even with normal bun and creatine?

Are there and kidney diseases that cause chronically low potassium? Even with normal bun and creatine?

Yes. : They lesions or diseases often are accompanied by high bp. There are kidney tubule defects or hormonal disturbances related to the adrenal gland function that can cause low potassium yet lab testing show normal kidney function in terms of clearance. Also medications and herbal supplements (including even exotic type of tea, licorice, or some tobaccos) can cause potassium disturbances. ...Read more

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What is the causes chronic kidney diseases?

What is the causes chronic kidney diseases?

Many things: Chronic kidney disease is caused by many things. However, the top two causes are high blood pressure and diabetes. If you have any kidney disease, see your doctor. A blood test and urine analysis can narrow down and sometimes diagnose many of those causes. ...Read more

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My daughter has hydronephrosis. High platelet levels, high creatinine and bun levels, white blood cells in her urine. No reflux.Possible kidney disease?

My daughter has hydronephrosis. High platelet levels, high creatinine and bun levels, white blood cells in her urine. No reflux.Possible kidney disease?

Azotemia: Your daughter needs to be evaluated by both pediatric urologist & pediatric nephrologist. Repeat my previous advice that you need to take her a center which can provide these services and believe that would by ucla or la children's hospital or uc irvine medical center. They should be able to make a diagnosis and optimally advise regarding treatment. My sympathies this is a serious problem. ...Read more

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Can e.Coli caused kidney failure if untreated?

Can e.Coli caused kidney failure if untreated?

E. coli: The so-called enterohemorrhagic e. Coli is linked to a particular form of kidney disease called hemolytic uremic syndrome. Type o157 is the most common but other o types can also cause this. Anti microbial agents not only do not prevent the kidney complication but clearly are linked to a higher risk of it. However, e.Coli sepsis of other types can cause kidney failure that may be prevented by rx. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause acute kidney failure?

Please tell me what can cause acute kidney failure?

Acute renal failure: Acute renal failure (ARF) can arise from low blood pressure, from a loss of blood or sepsis, causing acute tubular necrosis of the kidneys. Other causes are nephrotoxic agents, such as nsaid's. And urinary obstruction. Rhabdomyolysis, multiple myeloma, and acutely elevated uric acid levels to cancer treating agents can cause arf. Most ARF cases can recover their kidney function once treated. ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

A condition in which your kidneys suddenly stop working normally. Since your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood, when your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems ...Read more


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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more