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How do you know if you're experiencing kidney failure?

How do you know if you're experiencing 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 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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How do you know if you have kidney disease?

How do you know if you have kidney disease?

Blood tesy: The most common, albeit not most accurate, measure is creatinine level in the blood. This can be used as a close estimate of overall kidney function at a reasonable cost and patient tolerability. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have kidney stones?

How do you know if you have kidney stones?

Imaging studies: Either x-rays ( ct scan or kub ) or an ultrasound can show stones. ...Read more

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How to know if I have kidney failure?

How to know if I have kidney failure?

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

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How do you tell if your kidney is starting to fail?

How do you tell if your kidney is starting to fail?

See below: The doctor can order a serum creatinine, and calculate the GFR [glomerular filtration rate] if the rate is lower than normal then your kidneys correspondingly are not clearing the blood of all waste generated. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have kidney stones?

How can you tell if you have kidney stones?

History and testing: Kidney stones cause pain as they travel down a tube into your bladder. The pain is typically very severe (as bad as child birth) and usually on one side of your tummy and often felt in the groin (and in the balls if you are a man). I suggest that you look at this link http://www.healthline.com/health/kidney-stones. ...Read more

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How would you know if you already have kidney disease stage 1? Please explain. Thank you.

How would you know if you already have kidney disease stage 1? Please explain. Thank you.

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

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How do you know if your liver or kidney is going out?

How do you know if your liver or kidney is going out?

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

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How do you tell if your liver is failing?

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

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What happens if you have your pancreas removed do you die?

What happens if you have your pancreas removed do you die?

Depends: Hi. Yes, we all die, no matter what, so whether you have your pancreas removed or not, you will die. But you can live a good life without a pancreas by taking pancreatic digestive enzyme pills with meals and snacks, and by taking insulin. If the pancreas is removed because of pancreatic cancer, you may do well (consider Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the few decent SCOTUS judges), or you may not. ...Read more

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How do you know if you are having a heart attack?

How do you know if you are having a heart attack?

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

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How do you know if you have broken heart syndrome?

How do you know if you have broken heart syndrome?

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

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How do you know if you have gallstones before you get pain or problems?

How do you know if you have gallstones before you get pain or problems?

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

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How do you know if you're having a heart attack?

How do you know if you're having a heart attack?

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 more

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What do you have to know before donating a kidney?

What do you have to know before donating a kidney?

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

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How do you tell if you have a gall stone?

How do you tell if you have a gall stone?

Ultrasound: Exam is usually the only way to know for sure. If you are having symptoms, have your doctor order appropriate tests. ...Read more

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How to know if I have kidney stones?

How to know if I have kidney stones?

Here are some...: Reviewing history and conducting physicals leads to suspicion, and imaging studies usually CT with no contrast will confirm if stone is present in urinary tract or not. ...Read more

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What to do if i might be experiencing a type of kidney failure. How do I know?

What to do if i might be experiencing a type of kidney failure. How do I know?

Kidney failure: can be easily determined by your personal physician with some simple laboratory and possibly radiographic tests. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have biliary colic?

How do you know if you have  biliary colic?

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

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