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How Long Is The Pain From Renal Biopsy Meant To Last
Hours to few days: It is the pain of the site of the needle entry through the muscles of the back. It should go away relatively fast. However, if lasts longer than this you need to check with your doctor. Unusually some people have longer term local pain attributed to a rare event of possible nerve fibre injury from the needle track. ...Read more
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more
?indication for bx?: Microalbuminuria is common in diabetes mellitus and is not an indication to biopsy. In non diabetic patients it is not nessecarily and indication either. It is an indication to aggressively treat the underlying cause. I.E. Hypertension, diabetes. If other diseases are suspected biopsy may be indicated, other tests are required. A nephrologist is needed to sort these issues out. ...Read more
Kindly suggest an ideal trtmnt for sudden non symptomatic rise in sr.Creat levels>3.5 n renal biopsy stated its interstitial nephritis?
Interstitial nephrit: The ideal treatment for interstitial nephritis (in) is to treat what is causing it. Avoid long term use of penecillins, diuretics, increase low potassium levels and reduce high levels of uric acid and calcium. Steroids or cyclophasmamide may need to be given. Renal failure leading to dialysis is rare. If it needed it is usually not long-term. In is severer in the elderly. What did your doctor say? ...Read more
Kidney Biopsy: I've seen this kind of pain last up to 6 weeks but that was in someone who had some really bad bleeding afterwards. I would say the normal amount of time to have some pain is 2 weeks. What is critical is this - is the pain slowly resolving? If so, you are recovering. The actual blood that has been lost will reabsorb over about a 2-3 weeks. ...Read more
Depends: Kidney biopsies are done under local anesthesia (unless you are a pediatric patient) and either an ultrasound or CT scan is used to select a good location. Many physicians will inject 5-15ml of 1% lidocaine into the skin/muscle/soft tissues. You will still feel some pressure but should not have sharp pain during the biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have questions about kidney biopsy procedure... how does it work and what will it tell the doctors? I'm having one tomorrow and I have questions.
Complex issue: It is difficult to address the issue in the limited space available for answers. You may consult the site listed below for basic information and if you still have questions, it is appropriate to ask your doctor. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003907.htm ...Read more
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