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What is glomerulonephritis and is it painful?

What is glomerulonephritis and is it painful?

See below: Glomeruli are filtering units in the kidney- they are microscopic and each kidney has more than a million of these. Inflammation of these filtering units cause blood and protein in urine, BP elecvation, fluid retention, retention of wastes like bun, creatinine, elevation of potassium, and acid levels in blood. Usually painless. ...Read more

Dr. Patrick Sweet III
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Glomerulonephritis (Definition)

It means you have inflammation of the glomeruli of the kidney or the kidney is affected by an inflammatory process resulting in the presence of blood and/or ...Read more


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What's glomerulonephritis of the kidney?

What's glomerulonephritis of the kidney?

Inflammation kidney: This is an inflammation in the kidney usually caused by some type of an immune response. This topic is very complex and there are many conditions that can cause this, such as lupus, other types of vasculitis, after certain bacterial infections, and other causes (some of which not even the researchers in medicine fully understand). If diagnosed it is important to see kidney specialist. ...Read more

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What usually precedes acute glomerulonephritis?

What usually precedes acute glomerulonephritis?

Acute GN: Often acute glomerulonephritis happens after strep infection (skin or throat) i.e. Post strep gn, or an upper respiratory infection (iga nephropathy). Otherwise, there is not necessarily any preceding event. ...Read more

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Do glomerulonephritis experienced decrease fluid urine output?

Not necessarily: Glomerulonephritis is a condition affecting the kidneys. Urine output need not be low. Talk to your nephrologist especially if there is a recent change in urine output. ...Read more

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Could chronic glomerulonephritis keep me from joining the military?

Quite possibly: "Current or history of acute (580) or chronic (582) nephritis of any type is disqualifying" If is it an on-going condition would not count on a waiver. See: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/urinary.htm ...Read more

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What is the main difference of goodpasture syndrome and glomerulonephritis?

What is the main difference of goodpasture syndrome and glomerulonephritis?

Glomerulonephritis: Goodpasture's syndrome is a relatively rare cause of glomerulonephritis. It is caused by antibodies produced to the basement membrane in the glomerulus (functional unit of the kidney) and can cause a severe type of inflammation. Although goodpasture's is a type of glomerulonephritis, not all glomerulonephritis is goodpasture's; there are many other causes. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of any support groups on membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis?

Does anyone know of any support groups on membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis?

Kidney group: Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis usually produces serious, slowly-progressive kidney disease in children. There are support groups for sick children and for kidney disease in general. Do it -- you should be able to help many people. ...Read more

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Is it possible for membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis to be caused by mixed cryoglobulinemia?

Is it possible for membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis to be caused by mixed cryoglobulinemia?

Yes: This would be indeed one condition capable of causing immune complex deposition in the glomeruli with associated pattern of membrano proliferative disease in renal histology. ...Read more

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Hi there, I would just like to find out if a person is suffering from post streptococcal glomerulonephritis, what are their diet like?

Hi there, I would just like to find out if a person is suffering from post streptococcal glomerulonephritis, what are their diet like?

Glomerulonephritis: Post Strep Glomerulonephritis is typically a resolving inflammation of the kidneys. However, it may not completely resolve. Diet is very important: maintain low salt intake, low phosphorus intake (dairy and meats), low potassium intake (fruit and potato), and low saturated fat intake. Maintain high fluid intake to match urine flow. Keep in touch with your doctor. ...Read more