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How serious is membranous nephropathy?

How serious is membranous nephropathy?

Depends: Depends on severity, response to treatment, also underlying contributors such as lupus, hepatitis b or c, cancer or meds such as Penicillamine (not penicillin) or nsaids.Not all cases have an obvious contributor.Mild cases frequently go into remission without treatment.Severe or refractory cases may lead to dialysis or kidney transplant.A nephrologist can give a more specific answer case-by-case. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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How serious is developing hydronephrosis?

How serious is developing hydronephrosis?

It depends...: Hydronephrosis, typically diagnosed by a ct scan or an ultrasound, is distension of the portion of the kidney that collects the urine. There are many causes, but the most common in adults is obstruction to the flow of urine. Left untreated, this can lead to permanent kidney damage. You should see your urologist for further information. ...Read more

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What is tubulointerstitial nephritis? How is it treated?

What is tubulointerstitial nephritis? How is it treated?

Tubulinterst nephrit: An inflammatory disease of the interstitial of the kidneys. Treated by finding out the cause in some cases. Would do a wikipedia on it for more details. ...Read more

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How serious is nephrotic syndrome?

How serious is nephrotic syndrome?

Depends on...: Nephrotic syndrome is a condition resulting from heavy protein loss through urine. A number of different kidney diseases are underlying pathologies. Therefore, the prognosis depends upon the underlying pathology ...Read more

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What is granulomatous interstitial nephritis and how is it treated?

Inflammation: Granuloma is small nodule or ball like structures formed by inflammation - has a type of cell known as macrophage. Granulomatosis interstitial nephritis is seen in conditions like sarcoidosis, medications amongst other meds treat with corticosteroids. ...Read more

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How serious is preeclampsia?

How serious is preeclampsia?

Very: You may be surprised to know that nutritional deficiency is a major cause, particularly magnesium. See your ob. ...Read more

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How serious is renal failure?

How serious is renal failure?

It depends: Usually it depends on the reason , the severity and person health. While renal failure due to dehydration and obstruction ( stones, prostate in a man)is reversible most of the the time , renal failure due to intrinsic kidney problems is sometimes hard to treat. ...Read more

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What is uremic hemolitic syndrome? How serious is this?

What is uremic hemolitic syndrome? How serious is this?

Can be serious: Hemolytic uremic syndrome ofter occurs due to infection with toxic strains of e coli. One of the manifestation is destruction of red cells and it causes damage to the kidneys. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hemolytic-uremic-syndrome/ds00876. ...Read more

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How serious is a kidney infection?

How serious is a kidney infection?

Extremely: Antibiotics are not causing the fever, the infection is. They might be making the nausea from infection worse, which can sometimes be helped if take w/food. If vomiting up all food/drink, then will need hospitalized for IV antibiotics. Untreated kidney (or other) infection can spread, cause sepsis and death--that is why they are treated. ...Read more

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How serious is scarodosis?

How serious is scarodosis?

Depends: Sarcoid can affect many different parts of the body. The more serious effects of sarcoidosis can cause problems with the lungs, joints, and eyes. Patients with severe lung disease tend to have the worst problems of sarcoid. If sarcoid only affects the skin or causes only mild arthritis the disease may not be that serious. Eye involvement also can be very serious. You may need to diff. Specialists. ...Read more

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What is pyloric nephritis?

See below: If you mean pyelonephritis, it is infection in the kidney. ...Read more

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What is renal parenchymal disease and how is it treated?

What is renal parenchymal disease and how is it treated?

Depends on the cause: There are many different types of renal parenchymal diseases.Some have spesific treatments some do not.Progressive disease usually results in transplant or life time dialysis. ...Read more

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What is glomerulonephritis?

What is glomerulonephritis?

Group of illnesses: Glomeruli are the little filters in the kidneys and -itis means inflammation. Since bacteria have nothing to grow on in the delicate little filters, the glomerulonephritis family results from immune injury. They range from trivial non-diseases to devastating processes that will ruin a kidney in a few days. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is glomerulonephritis?

What is glomerulonephritis?

Inflammation: Glomerulus is the functioning unit of the kidney. Blood passes through the glomerulus and water with electrolytes /some protein is filtered through the glomerulus into the kidney tubules where it undergoes various processes , eventually forming the final product- urine. "itis" means inflammation.Glomerulonephritis means- inflammation of the glomerulus - many causes - infection, autoimmune, cancer. ...Read more

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How serious is congestive pelvic?

How serious is congestive pelvic?

NOT SERIOUS, painful: Pelvic congestion syndrome occurs after a pregnancy where the veins of the pelvis become dilated causing chronic pelvic pain (especially on standing). Embolization (blocking) the veins with a interventional radiological procedure has about 80% success rate. I have a patient who did well with the procedure. ...Read more

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Whats a cure for calcinosis cutis and is it life threatining?Threatening?

Whats a cure for calcinosis cutis and is it life threatining?Threatening?

Underlying problem: Treatment of calcinosis cutis is limited and of variable benefit. The underlying problem needs to be identified and corrected. It is not life threatening, although the underlying problem might be. You may be confusing this with calciphylaxis, which is a medical emergency that has to be addressed immediately. ...Read more

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What is theGlomerulonephritis?

 What is theGlomerulonephritis?

Locater term: "itis" is a word ending that means inflammation. The glomerulus and nephron are the part of the kidney were the blood is cleaned, the good stuff is retrieved and the waste is channeled off to the junk outlet. Put it together as a word , it just means a process where this area is inflamed.It does not imply cause, but often appears alongside words that do. ...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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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

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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