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Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Elevated kidney enzymes with dibeates?

Elevated kidney enzymes with dibeates?

Kidney trouble: It is well known that diabetes can lead to significant complications in the organs where there are very small blood vessels, i.e. Your eyes, your kidneys, and your feet and hands. If you are not getting good blood sugars on your treatment regimen this will only get worse. I would wish for you a good relationship with your diabetes doctor and good treatment to control your blood sugars.

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


Dr. John Rhoades Dr. Rhoades
Family Medicine
44 years in practice
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I HAVE CHRONIC HEP C AND ELEVATED LIVER AND KIDNEY ENZYMES IS THIS FATAL?

I HAVE CHRONIC HEP C AND ELEVATED LIVER AND KIDNEY ENZYMES IS THIS FATAL?

Impossible to tell: You will need to follow up with your GI DR closely and follow their instructions Impossible to give you any other response, without knowing you full medical history, labs-complete, and a physical exam

Dr. S. Smiley Thakur Dr. Thakur
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
27 years in practice
University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine
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I have elevated enzymes in my kidney what does that mean?

I have elevated enzymes in my kidney what does that mean?

Diagnosis: The creatinine going up does signify a process relating to the kidney, generally. There are reversible causes that have a good prognosis, like dehydration. Ask your doctor to clarify. Has this been going on a long time? How high is the creatinine?

Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Could gallbladder be pain in central/left, also kidney area, occasionally on upper left? Just a low grade off and on pain. Liver enzymes elevated.

Could gallbladder be pain in central/left, also kidney area, occasionally on upper left? Just a low grade off and on pain. Liver enzymes elevated.

It is possible: The gallbladder is on the right side of the abdomen. Its symptoms can be found anywhere in the abdomen even that on the left side is less likely but still possible. You can discuss this with your physician

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Blood test results showed elevated liver enzymes and elevated kidney function. What does this mean?

Blood test results showed elevated liver enzymes and elevated kidney function. What does this mean?

Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking a history, physical examination, looking at the actual lab results and may be additional studies. Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is in the best position to do that.

Dr. Badreldin Bedri Dr. Bedri
Pediatrics
8 years in practice
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What do elevated muscle enzymes in blood work without muscle strains? Does this mean I am going into kidney failure?

What do elevated muscle enzymes in blood work without muscle strains? Does this mean I am going into kidney failure?

Only if very high: When very high it could lead to kidney failure that is reversible most of the time. To prevent that you need to increase fluid intake to maintain high urine output.

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Dr. Alok Agrawal Dr. Agrawal
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
30 years in practice
Andhra University, Rangaraya Medical College AKA University of Health Sciences Vijayawada
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Dr. Neigatha Graney Dr. Graney
Pediatrics
33 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Child has elevated AST liver enzyme (1st test 58, 2nd test 43). Dr says no worry. Also has complex kidney cyst. Is it a sign of cancer spread 2 liver?

Child has elevated AST liver enzyme (1st test 58, 2nd test 43). Dr says no worry. Also has complex kidney cyst. Is it a sign of cancer spread 2 liver?

Return To Doctor: Child's age/details of Kidney disorder unknown. Liver enzymes (AST, ALT) elevate with liver cell damage however AST elevations can also come from anomalies in other organs, (eg. heart, kidneys & more) & does not point specifically to liver. Your child's AST's are very mildly elevated. With so little info given, suggest you see doctor to discuss cancer fears & to better understand child's condition

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Dr. Peter Wiernik Dr. Wiernik
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
52 years in practice
University of Virginia School of Medicine
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Could a bad kidney infection cause elevated liver enzymes or could this be cancer?

Could a bad kidney infection cause elevated liver enzymes or could this be cancer?

No: There are many things that can cause elevated liver enzymes: hepatitis, cancer, medicines to name a few. Kidney infection is not one of them.

Dr. Jack Rubin Dr. Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
44 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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What would cause my kidney enzymes to be low?

What would cause my kidney enzymes to be low?

Low kidney enzymes?: Kidneys do not have enzymes that are measured in the blood. If you have a low bun, you may be on a very low protein diet or are overhydrated. If your creatinine is low, you may have very little muscle mass or be over-hydrated. If this does not answer your question, please name to the enzymes you are referring to.

Dr. S. Smiley Thakur Dr. Thakur
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
27 years in practice
University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine
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Why is my doctor doing a sonogram of my kidney if my liver enzymes are high?

Why is my doctor doing a sonogram of my kidney if my liver enzymes are high?

Complex: You may also have kidney chemistry abnormalities. Some cystic diseases have cysts in the liver and kidney.

Dr. Bradley Peckler Dr. Peckler
Emergency Medicine
27 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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Wouldn't a tumour on the kidney or liver cause abnormal CMP (liver enzymes & kidney functioning)?

Wouldn't a tumour on the kidney or liver cause abnormal CMP (liver enzymes & kidney functioning)?

Could but always: Yes tumors on the liver or kidneys can cause abnormal lab values but not always.

Dr. John Hanna Dr. Hanna
Family Medicine
31 years in practice
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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Can enzyme therapy cure chronic kidney disease?

Can enzyme therapy cure chronic kidney disease?

Enzymes: I am not aware of any specific enzymes that reverse kidney disease. Kidney disease most simply put is the progressive loss of the inner structure of the cells that filter the wastes of the body.

Dr. Michael DePietro Dr. DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
31 years in practice
Hahnemann Medical College
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Does your liver enzymes go up with a kidney stone?

Does your liver enzymes go up with a kidney stone?

Not typically: If the kidney stone is associated with a urinary tract infection, especially if severe this can make the liver enzymes go up, as can a number of medicines, but the stone itself does not typically do so.

Dr. Armen Margaryan Dr. Margaryan
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
19 years in practice
Yerevan State Medical University
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Dr. Fred McCurdy Dr. McCurdy
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis
41 years in practice
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
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Can enzyme therapy help with chronic kidney disease and dialysis treatment?

Can enzyme therapy help with chronic kidney disease and dialysis treatment?

Debatable: One newer approach to treating chronic kidney disease (ckd) is experimental anti-inflammatory drugs. There have been limited positive results. Alternatively, there are many testimonials on the benefits of enzyme therapy for a variety of disorders, many of which have some inflammatory component. Thus, benefits of enzyme therapy in ckd/dialysis is debatable. Best, talk to your doctor and discuss.

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Dr. Addagada Rao Dr. Rao
Surgery
52 years in practice
Andhra University, Guntur Medical College
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What is the reason why pancreatic enzymes are high after a kidney-pancreas transplant?

What is the reason why pancreatic enzymes are high after a kidney-pancreas transplant?

Need to see trasplan: Surgeon, immediately after procedure elevation could be normal, elevation in long standing case could be sign of rejection, or need dose adjestcment must call ; see transplantation team.

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Dr. Warren Wolfe Dr. Wolfe
Family Medicine
54 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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For 6 months, I've been feeling pain in my lower back. My liver enzyme test came back high- AST 47 & ALT 71. Is it related? Could it b my kidneys?

For 6 months, I've been feeling pain in my lower back. My liver enzyme test came back high- AST 47 & ALT 71. Is it related? Could it b my kidneys?

Need more info: Low back pain has many causes most commonly muscle spasm, spinal problem kidney problem. I doubt that your liver is the problem. More info is needed along with a through physical exam.

Dr. Andrew Doe Dr. Doe
Radiology - Interventional
16 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Liver enzymes normal history kidney stones pain right side why ultrasound?

Liver enzymes normal history kidney stones pain right side why ultrasound?

Easy and safe: Ultrasound is very safe and easy, and it can tell you if there is something wrong with your kidney (stone, dilated collecting system, etc). It can also look at the liver, if needed, at the same time. It is an excellent first step to visualize a problem. If you get an answer, you're done, and you don't have to go through a ct, mri, etc.

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Enzyme (Definition)

An enzyme causes the transformation of a compoond to another compound. In living structures, it is the transformation of a protein to another form. An example is from an inactive state ...Read more