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How common is radiation cystitis?

How common is radiation cystitis?

It is common: When we give radiation near the bladder or to the bladder it is fairly common. This only means an inflammation of the lining of the bladder. Radiation can irritate this lining and therefore the patient feels a sensation on urinating. It can be as little as just noticing it, frequency or frank burning. We have medication to ease this symptom and after radiation is complete it usually goes away. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Nephropathy (Definition)

Nephropathy is a medical term that refers to disease of the kidney. There are many causes. It can be caused by high blood pressure, diabetes, uric acid, abnormal proteins, cancers, blood vessel blockages in the kidney, it can be minimal or or it can be severe ...Read more


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What is best drug for cystitis if mild renal damage?

What is best drug for cystitis if mild renal damage?

Based on urine cx's: Usually the treatment is based on what the urine culture shows (e.g. What bacteria in the urine is causing the cystitis). Dosages of antibiobitics that can affect renal function will need to be adjusted for degree of kidney insufficiency. However, most of the antibiotics used to treat bacterial cystitis do not have to be adjusted for mild renal damage. ...Read more

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Is chronic Kidney disease reversible , how is this done?

Is chronic Kidney disease reversible , how is this done?

Usually not: However, the diagnosis if made only on labs may be bogus. A well-muscled man with a high creatinine may be told he has low GFR when he does not. Chronic disease can't be diagnosed except over time. Anyone's kidneys can be temporarily impaired by Motrin. And some loss of kidney function is part of getting older. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is a common predisposing factor for pre-renal acute renal failure post-operatively?

What is a common predisposing factor for pre-renal acute renal failure post-operatively?

Surgery: Blood loss, inadequate volume resuscitation, excess diuretics, poor PO in take. Any thing that removes fluid from the body or reduces renal blood flow, such as low cardiac output. ...Read more

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How common is proteinuria?

How common is proteinuria?

Very: Several percent of folks have it just from standing up ("orthostatic"). Vaginal contamination, a urinary tract infection, and serious kidney disease can all cause proteinuria; mild proteinuria below the ability of the strips to detect may be important in deciding how to manage a diabetic. ...Read more

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Is there a way to diagnose drug induced immune deficiency vs inherited CVID?

Is there a way to diagnose drug induced immune deficiency vs inherited CVID?

Likely: A drug induced immune deficiency usually goes away after the drug has been discontinued but a CVID would not. Immunologic evaluation can also help pinpoint the immune defect but this can only be done in a research center. ...Read more

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What is used to treat Orthostatic Hypotension at its mildest condition? Is prednisone used to treat it commonly ?

What is used to treat Orthostatic Hypotension at its mildest condition? Is prednisone used to treat it commonly ?

Orthostatic Hypotension: The condition needs careful diagnosis and a mechanistic review of possible causes. Treatment depends on the cause and can include specialized medicines such as Northera .Prednisone would be a bad choice. ...Read more

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Is chondromalacia stage II synonymous with arthritis? How common and how serious is it?

Is chondromalacia stage II synonymous with arthritis?  How common and how serious is it?

Possible RA?: The combination u describe along with sex ; age makes me think of ra, especially if it is a very aggressive synovial reaction. 1 would expect some reaction, but if above what 1 would expect from the chondro, an evaluation 4 RA would b in order. Did ur surgeon take a biopsy? If so u will have the diagnosis if it is ra? ...Read more

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How to find cause of my chronic pancreatitis,doc said it is idiopathic.mrcp,usg scan done. no alcohol,autoimmune,pancreatic divisium.my age 19.Advance?

How to find cause of my chronic pancreatitis,doc said it is idiopathic.mrcp,usg scan done. no alcohol,autoimmune,pancreatic divisium.my age 19.Advance?

Need good nutrition: Other causes of chronic pancreatitis include hyperlipidemia, protein-deficient malnutrition and familial causes. It is extremely important that you follow a good diet to prevent relapses. I suggest you see a nutritionist and follow closely with your PCP. ...Read more

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What is stenosis disease ? Can it cause seizures?

What is stenosis disease ? Can it cause seizures?

Stenosis of what?: "stenosis" just means "narrowing." renal artery stenosis can cause seizures by way of extreme hypertension, and aqueductal stenosis by causing hydrocephalus; can't off hand think of any other type of stenosis that could cause seizures directly. ...Read more

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How common is kidney cancer?

How common is kidney cancer?

Relatively uncommon: Kidney cancer is the sixth and eighth leading cause of new cancers in men and women in 2012, respectively. An estimated 40, 250 cases in men and 24, 520 in women are projected in 2012, which represents 5% and 3% of new cancer diagnoses for men and women, respectively. ...Read more

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Is it true that methiprim is no more used in Rx of diarhea dysentrei because risk hemolytic uremic syndrom?

Is it true that methiprim is no more used in Rx of diarhea dysentrei because risk hemolytic uremic syndrom?

E. coli: There is evidence that enterocolitis due to strains of E. coli and possibly some other organisms that may result in hemolytic uremic syndrome can do this more frequently when treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is the common term used for oligohydramnios patient?

What is the common term used for oligohydramnios patient?

Too little fluid: There is not a normal amount of amniotic fluid surrounding the fetus. This can be caused by a variety of things, you should ask your obstetrician for more information and an explanation if this has been diagnosed. ...Read more

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If portal hypertension is suspected in a patient who is showing possible ascites, how is portal hypertension confirmed (particularly for those who's liver is not entirely cirrhotic) ?

If portal hypertension is suspected in a patient who is showing possible ascites, how is portal hypertension confirmed (particularly for those who's liver is not entirely cirrhotic) ?

Various - Ultrasound: To make an ABSOLUTE diagnosis TRADITIONALLY required an invasive technique of a catheter introduced into the portal vein and something called wedge pressures were taken at different sites to measure the pressures. TODAY it can be done NON-INVASIVELY with an ultrasound and measuring pressures based on blood flow. MRI can be used as well. Lastly, endoscopy can be used to look for advanced dz/varices ...Read more

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How is chronic kidney failure typically diagnosed?

How is chronic kidney failure typically diagnosed?

Urine and blood test: When visiting your primary care doctor, the doctor can perform simple urine and blood test to rule out chronic kidney problems. The doctor can check your urine for protein or your creatinine on your blood tests to rule out kidney problems. Chronic kidney problems occure more commonly in patients with diabetes and hypertension. ...Read more

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
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