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Why does acute glomerulonephritis usually decrease urine output?

Why does acute glomerulonephritis usually decrease urine output?

Changes in function: One of the defining features of glomerulonephritis is an alteration in the kidney function. One of the functions of the kidneys is to help regulate fluid balance. So if the kidneys are affected by glomerulonephritis, fluid balance may be compromised. ...Read more

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Urine (Definition)

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


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Do glomerulonephritis experienced decrease fluid urine output?

Not necessarily: Glomerulonephritis is a condition affecting the kidneys. Urine output need not be low. Talk to your nephrologist especially if there is a recent change in urine output. ...Read more

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Glomerulonephritis is associated with bloody urine? Is it always the case?

Glomerulonephritis is associated with bloody urine?  Is it always the case?

Not gross hematuria: In fact not common at all. One form called IgA nephropathy or berger's disease is the one most associated with hematuria. In many instances there can be microscopic red blood cells seen on a urine analysis or dipstick. ...Read more

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Why does in acute glomerulonephritis , specific gravity &urine osmolality increase ?Shouldn't kidneys loss the ability to concentrate the urine?

Why  does in acute glomerulonephritis , specific gravity &urine osmolality increase ?Shouldn't kidneys loss the ability to concentrate the urine?

Leakage of protein,,: This is likely due to the fact that there is failure of the basement membrane to contain large molecules like proteins, etc.. Also in some cases, oliguria can occur, which means anything in the urine can get concentrated even more than it should be. Proteinuria can be almost 3 g/day. ...Read more

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What is glomerulonephritis and how we treat it and does it cause a micro hematuria in the urine? How to treat inflammation of the kidneys ?

Glomerulonephritis: is inflammation of the glomruli,the functional building blocks of your kidneys! it can be due to autoimmune diseases,cellular infiltration,or an infectious process,presents as a combination of these signs and symptoms:Abnormal kidney function tests(that is elevated Creatinine), abnormal urine test (presence of blood, and/or protein in urine), hypertension, and leg swelling.Therapy depends on cause ...Read more

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I have blood in the urine. I was given an anti biotic for 21 days cotrimoxazole and co-amox is this the correct medication? I have glumerulonephritis

I have blood in the urine. I was given an anti biotic for 21 days cotrimoxazole and co-amox is this the correct medication? I have glumerulonephritis

Infection.: Was a urine culture done with culture to identify organism and sensitivity to determine what antibiotics best. Common treatments are ciprofloxin, sulfa- qbactrim ds andq others. Consult treating physician. Was treatment empirical or guided by urine culture and sensitivity. ...Read more

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Urine pH of 5 mean?

Urine pH of 5 mean?

Nothing: This varies with the amount of sulfate and phosphate produced by metabolism from your food and by unknown factors. ...Read more

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Urine pH is 5.5 is that acidic?

Urine pH is 5.5 is that acidic?

Yes: Acidic is ph less than 7, while ph of 7 and above is alkaline. Normal urine ph is 4.6 to 8.0. Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories. Some labs use different measurements or test different samples. Talk to your doctor about the meaning of your specific test results. ...Read more

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Does urine pH typically jump up and down throughout the day?

Does urine pH typically jump up and down throughout the day?

Yes: Very much so. We've just visited; get some pH strips and have fun. You'll discover the tremendous variability -- it's your kidneys doing fine-tuning so you don't have to worry about your blood pH and can do the things you enjoy. ...Read more

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Dr. Patrick Sweet III
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Glomerulonephritis (Definition)

It means you have inflammation of the glomeruli of the kidney or the kidney is affected by an inflammatory process resulting in the presence of blood and/or ...Read more