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I'm having kidney pain, not the first time when should I go to the er? I have metabolic acidosis. I'm in pain.

I'm having kidney pain,  not the first time when should I go to the er? I have metabolic acidosis.  I'm in pain.

See the doctor: You should go to the er if you have severe pain, blood in urine, fever, chills, vomiting, unable to urinate. It could be a kidney stone or kidney infection. You should call your doctor too and see a urologist. They can do tests like urinalysis. Ultrasound or a ct scan. ...Read more

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Metabolic Acidosis (Definition)

Metabolic acidosis occurs either from primary acid retention, renal (kidney) dysfunction/failure or bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) losses. Primary acid retentions cause anion-gap metabolic acidosis from these etiologies (methanol, uremia, diabetic ketoacidosis, para-aldehyde, isoniazid, lactic acidosis, ethylene glycol, salicylates). Kidney's dysfunction leads to acidosis. Finally any loss ...Read more


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How can diabetic ketoacidosis (w/ metabolic acidosis) causes respiratory failure?

How can diabetic ketoacidosis (w/ metabolic acidosis) causes respiratory failure?

Due to acidosis.,,: The metabolic acidosis causes a respiratory compensation in an attempt by the body to keep the blood ph normal. The respiratory compensation is to increase minute ventilation (both respiratory rate and volume per breath!). So, the person with severe metabolic acidosis will be breathing fast and deeply. Doing this for an extended period of time can lead to fatigue resulting in respiratory failure. ...Read more

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Could metabolic acidosis be one possible cause of rosacea ?

Could metabolic acidosis be one possible cause of rosacea ?

Not likely: Rosacea is usually caused by or aggravated by Sun or wind exposure, spices, and alcohol but metabolic acidosis is not usually a cause but I don't know whether it would aggravate it. A dermatologist is best qualified to answer your question and treat rosacea. ...Read more

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Can topamax (topiramate) cause metabolic acidosis?

Can topamax (topiramate) cause metabolic acidosis?

Yes: Among the side effects, including cognitive issues, narrow angle glaucoma, heat stroke risk in kids, kidney stones; is also, metabolic acidosis, which can potentially be life threatening. It has been associated with kidney disease, and surgery. It is advised to stop topamax (topiramate) if surgery is planned. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why a fever causes metabolic acidosis?

Doesn't: Fever by itself will not cause a metabolic acidosis. But when associated with sepsis can be due to lactic acidosis, with starvation ketoacidosis. Infections are frequently associated with these conditions very ill patients, this is not your every day fever. ...Read more

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How can metabolic acidosis cause kussmaul breathing?

How can metabolic acidosis cause kussmaul breathing?

Yes.: Kussmaul breathing is a deep and labored breathing pattern often associated with severe metabolic acidosis, particularly diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) but also renal failure. It is a form of hyperventilation, which is any breathing pattern that reduces carbon dioxide in the blood due to increased rate or depth of respiration. In metabolic acidosis, breathing is first rapid and shallow. ...Read more

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Can hypercalcemia be caused because the body is trying to protect you from negative effects of mild/severe acidosis (metabolic acidosis, perhaps)?

Hypercalcemia: The answer to your question is, unfortunately, "no". Hypercalcemia (h) due to hyperparathyroidism is seen with a metabolic acidosis, it is not a defense against acidosis. H is usually not caused by bengin causes. If you, or someone you know, has h, see a endocrinolgoist as soon as possible. Goo luck. ...Read more

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How does high chloride cause a (non-anion gap) metabolic acidosis?

See below: Please consult this site for the information. It is more involved than the 400 characters will allow. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/240809-overview ...Read more

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Husband in the ER in severe metabolic acidosis. What does this mean, and what could be the cause?

Husband in the ER in severe metabolic acidosis. What does this mean, and what could be the cause?

Many causes: Kidney failure has to be ruled out first. Sepsis, i.e. Infection is important to rule out also. If has diabetes need to make sure it is not diabetic ketoacidosis. Also, important to make sure it is not due to metformin (glucophage) if takes it for diabetes. Other rare causes include Aspirin poisoning and antifreeze poisoning will be ruled out by his doctors. ...Read more

Acidosis (Definition)

Normally our body chemistry is kept in a narrow range, and in particular the amount of acid in the body is kept within a narrow range. The amount of acid is measured by a value called the ph. It is normally a value between 7.35 and 7.45, values below 7.35 are considered to be "acidotic" a patient with this value of the blood chemistry ...Read more


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