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I have stage 3 kidney disease and and used a fleet rectal enema for constipation I later found out it may cause kidney failure. Should I be worried?

I have stage 3 kidney disease and and used a fleet rectal enema for constipation I later found out it may cause kidney failure.  Should I be worried?

Yes it can: It contaions monobasic sodium phosphate and dibasic sodium phosphatase heptahydrate which is rarely known to cause kidney failure in certain individuals sometimes, it has been reported but it is very rare, and happens in people with normal kidneys. ...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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I have Stage 3 CKD & used a Fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) today. How soon would I know if it damaged my kidneys? Is there anything I can do now to lessen the risk?

It didn't: If you're not under the care of a nephrologist and having to adopt other lifestyle restrictions, that phosphate enema isn't going to hurt you. The people who really had trouble with these were end-stage kidney failure people in nursing homes, though there's been some silly litigation. ...Read more

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Why do fleet enemas (sodium bisphosphate) put stress on the kidneys? Are glycerin suppositories safer for heart patients?

Why do fleet enemas (sodium bisphosphate) put stress on the kidneys? Are glycerin suppositories safer for heart patients?

Phosphate: The kidney removes excess phospate, this ability is degraded in ckd. Fleets phosphasoda enemas contain large amounts of sodium phosphate. It is recommended to not use phosphate enemas in chronic kidney disease. The same is true for na phosphate containing bowel preps. ...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

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What oral medicines can cause kidney failure (renal failure)?

What oral medicines can cause kidney failure (renal failure)?

Plenty: Some of the common ones are some over the counter pain killers, antibiotics like aminoglycosides, amphotericin b, chemotherapy drugs. Here is an article as well: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/06/how-do-some-over-counter-pain.Html. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of kidney failure when no symptoms are present?

Two leading causes:: Diabetes and high blood pressure are the two leading causes of kidney failure. With acute diabetes, a person may notice excessive hunger, excessive thirst and excessive urination. But often, it just creeps up! Most people with high blood pressure have no symptoms at all. So see your doctor for blood tests, a urinalysis, and a physical examination. Early diagnosis matters! LGromkoMD ...Read more

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Why does kidney failure cause you to get fluid in your lungs?

Why does kidney failure cause you to get fluid in your lungs?

Fluid Status: Kidneys are very important for fluid balance in the body. They filter our toxins and regulate your volume status (how much fluid you have in your body). When they fail the ability to loose water/fluid by way of your urinary system goes away and fluid buildup begins. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many grams of protein can cause kidney failure?

Can you let me know how many grams of protein can cause kidney failure?

Not a number: That anyone can give you.. Your kidneys fail from... Many factors. The best person to ask these questions is the nephrologist. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause renal failure and what are the symptoms of kidney failure?

Can diabetes cause renal failure and what are the symptoms of kidney failure?

Definitely: Diabetes is the number cause of renal fialure by far. So controlling your diabetes would mean avoiding renal failure. Individuals with chronic renal failure tend to have no generalized symptoms. However as the renal failure progresses, a person can feel sluggish, fatigue, nause, vomiting and lose of appetite. ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more


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Esrd (Definition)

End stage renal disease (ESRD, or sometimes called chronic kidney disease), describes any condition where there is a progressive ...Read more