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How Do You Know If Your Having Kidney Failure
See below: A very low urine volume less than 400 ml/day , but generally speaking a blood test with an elevated creatinine level and a low calculated gfr, informs you that the kidney is not capable of getting rid of all the waste and you may still pass urine, however the kidneyis not all eliminating the waste . This is called uremia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
See a doctor: Hi LuYork1. "Kidney failure" can represent 1 of 2 conditions. Either immediate damage (acute kidney injury) or long term damage (chronic kidney disease). Both conditions may have associated symptoms, but often times patients do no experience symptoms at all. The only way to diagnose and manage suspected kidney diseases are with blood and urine tests, with the guidance of a physician. ...Read more
Pain and testing.: Assuming you're having symptoms consistent with renal colic (episodic mid-back pain in either side), an ultrasound of the kidneys would usually show the stones and the potential ramifications of such. If this does not, a CT scan will generally show stones that are stuck farther down the ureter towards the bladder (these can be missed on ultrasound). ...Read more
Stage 1 CKD: You will need to have a 24 hour urine collection for creatinine clearance to determine what your renal function is. A GFR over 89 ml/min is ckd stage 1. In stage 1 ckd kidney function is normal but there is other evidence of kidney disease. - see more at: http://www.Renal.Org/information-resources/the-uk-eckd-guide/stages-1-and-2-ckd#sthash.Dnnxbgcp.Dpuf. ...Read more
Need evaluation: If you mean by "going out" not functioning well. There are several blood tests that will give an answer. Specific kidney tests include the blood creatinine, bun, and electrolytes. Specific liver function tests include liver enzymes called transaminases and bilirubin. There are of course symptoms related to dysfunction of each of these organs, including retention of fluid and swelling. ...Read more
You'll know: You'll feel terrible, you'll be sick to your stomach and you will notice the whites of your eyes being unmistakably yellow when viewed in the sunlight. You may have discomfort in the right upper quadrant. None of these are specific. Early liver disease is often discovered on labs. If someone has warned you but scientific labs are normal & you feel okay, seek another opinion. ...Read more
Kidney stones: Very little other than start drinking fluids and calling your doctor. ...Read more
Sometimes U don't: Heart attacks can cause no symptoms or atypical symptoms but the classic symptoms are: substernal discomfort, can become painful, described as a weight or vise-like tightening, with sweating, nausea, sometimes with breathlessness, sometimes radiating to the left arm or jaw. They are exceptionally rare in premenopausal women unless diabetic or on cocaine. ...Read more
ANXIETY BHS: Actually streesfull anxiety which relases harmful stress hormones, so anxiety and stress of death of a loved one or breakup or long term stress i the cause and not affect of bhs.If you suspect you have this syndrome see a cardiologist and he/she can do an exam, ekg, and echocardiogram to make a diagnose. ...Read more
Painless gallstones?: Stones in the gallbladder (gb) seldom cause symptoms unless they migrate into the neck of the gb (& block exit of bile) or into the common bile duct. Symptomless gallstones may be diagnosed by chance by imaging or during investigation for some other condition. Only 10% become symptomatic within 5 years of detection. Ultrasound, ct scan, mrcp finds stones; cck-hida scan can tell if gb is diseased. ...Read more
Depends: Although chest pain or pressure are the most common sx. Other sx include pain, fullness or squeezing sensation of the chest; jaw pain, toothache, headache; Shortness of breath; Nausea, vomiting, upper middle abdominal discomfort,; sweating; heartburn or indigestio;, Arm pain L>R.; Upper back pain, Gerneral malaise; lightheadedness; or NO SYMPTOMS at all. Seek prompt medical attention for MI ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: The doctors make sure you have 2kidneys, and in most cases no significant medical problems .Also blood group should be compatible. ...Read more
Kidney failure: can be easily determined by your personal physician with some simple laboratory and possibly radiographic tests. ...Read more
Pain: Biliary colic is abdominal pain usually located in the right uppwer quadrant of the abdomen under the ribs. It can be precipitated by eating a meal high in fat. The pain may radiate to the back and be associated with nausea and vomiting. The pain may occurr several hours after the meal. ...Read more
Vague: Kidney failure is notorious for causing very vague nebulous symptoms sometimes like, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, decreased appetite, metallic taste in the mouth, etc. Unless someone looks at the blood test results, it might be hard to pin these non-specific symptoms on to kidney failure. I have a more comprehensive list on my blog at http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/what-are-signs-and-. ...Read more
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