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Aunt kidney problem creatinine 17. Kidney size normal dr. Says chances of revival ofkidney function. Biopsy sent. Passes urine.Can kidney revive age60?
Creatinine of 17?: Are you sure that your aunt's creatinine (c) is 17, not 1.7? If her c is 17, she should be on dialysis. A biopsy would not be done in someone that high a c. If the c is 1.7, it seems that she had a glomerulonephritis, the cause of which needs to be determined for a diagnosis and prognosis. The best way to get more information about your aunt is to call the doctor who ordered the renal biopsy. ...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
Clarify: I'm not sure what your question is. Testosterone should be used with caution in patients with conditions involving edema, such as impaired kidney function, as the hormone may worsen edema. One of the adverse effects of testosterone is an increase in serum creatinine concentration. ...Read more
Could but always: Yes tumors on the liver or kidneys can cause abnormal lab values but not always. ...Read more
My ultrasound said abnormal resistive index on r kidney suggesting medical renal disease or renal stenosis. My kidney blood levels were all low?
High Resistive Index: I have two questions, why did your doctor order a resistive index on you? Do you have hypertension (BP) that is difficult to control? If you do not have any bp, then you likely do not have a renal artery stenosis (ras). If you do have bp, you may need a renal artery angiogram to see if your BP is caused by a ras. See a nephrologist for more answers. Good luck. ...Read more
Possible: U can detect abnormalities in urine test and measure the amount of creatinine you are filtering in 24 hours, but the test to diagnose and stage kidney disease are usually done in the blood since that is easier. Here is a comprehensive article: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/03/how-do-physicians-check-your-kidneys.Html. ...Read more
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
Is kidney infection dangerous, esp. Kidney stone in the ureter, low platelet count and hypotension, resulting in bloated kidney and kidney infection?
Yes: Nobody can diagnose or treat you except your physician, but what you describe is both all-too-common and poses an immediate threat to health and life. ...Read more
Enlarged left kidney. Ectopic cross fused kidneys. What does the enlarged left kidney mean? No hydronephrosis or calcium build up and no stones.
My child right kidney function 98%, left function 2%.How could it can possible full funtion of left kidney?
See below: It is possible your baby has a congenital defect in the left kidney, or ref lux. Normally both have equal function. It is likely the right kidney is contributing to all of total expected function, and your doctor will be able to determine that. This needs to be closely monitered and any possibility of reversibility.Most children are fine with one functioning kidney. ...Read more
Here are some...: The odd to pass a 4-mm stone through ureter to bladder in 2 weeks is about 75-85%; for a 11-mm one, its odd to pass should be next to zero. Finding 20-25wbc indicates significant inflammation most likely related with stone-related irritation to the lining of urinary tract. So, intervention at convenient time is advised as long as being tolerable and of no fever. More? Ask treating urologist timely ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Obliterated costophrenic angle,pleural effusion,normal blood picture&WBCs count,normal liver & kidney function tests,normal CA 19-9,cause of effusion?
In case of kidney transplant due to chronic kidney failure, which donated kidney is preferred: living related or living unrelated kidney?
Husband has 3.0 creatinine level (ref range is 2.5 and under) with 24 hour urine test. Protein, uric acid in urine normal. Kidney us found small hyperechoic foci in kidneys and 1 cyst in left kidney?
Interesting question: A horseshoe kidney would be created by the material that failed to separate & form two separate ones. You certainly couldn't do so while alive (you would die). I doubt that they could use one as a organ donation at death because of the abnormal blood supply and other hookups. ...Read more