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If an appendix has ruptured and there may possibly be infection left int he body can it cause renal kidney failure in the future?

If an appendix has ruptured and there may possibly be infection left int he body can it cause renal kidney failure in the future?

Indirectly, if at all: Acute appendicitis with perforation may be complicated by an acute infection throughout the body (sepsis) that can compromise other organs' function temporarily, such as the kidney. Furthermore, an abscess may develop within the abdominal cavity that could take weeks to manifest itself; left untreated, this could lead to sepsis, as well. Either way, the effects on other organs are reversible w/rx. ...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


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Have OAB but scared it's kidney can kidney failure cause urinary frequency such as going every half hour less than an ounce? Not infection for sure.

Have OAB but scared it's kidney can kidney failure cause urinary frequency such as going every half hour less than an ounce? Not infection for sure.

Here are some. ..: OAB itself would not cause kidney failure for sure. But, poor lifestyle with metabolic syndrome (DM, high BP, obesity, high triglyceride, and low HDL) plus poor emptying bladder + recurrent UTI, etc. Will increase the chance to get kidney failure (but very slow). So, no matter who, what, and how you're, practice low-risk healthy lifestyle with no overindulgence / obsession as key to longevity. ...Read more

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Is it ever that a kidney infection cause kidney failure?

Is it ever that a kidney infection cause kidney failure?

Renal failure: Yes, kidney infections can eventually lead to kidney failure. That is why it is best that when you suspect you have any kind of UTI (urinary tract infection), that it gets evaluated promptly and treated. ...Read more

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What oral medicines can cause kidney failure (renal failure)?

What oral medicines can cause kidney failure (renal failure)?

Plenty: Some of the common ones are some over the counter pain killers, antibiotics like aminoglycosides, amphotericin b, chemotherapy drugs. Here is an article as well:

http://www. Kidneydoctorbradenton. Org/2013/06/how-do-some-over-counter-pain. Html. ...Read more

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What can be done for staph infection part 2: kidney failure?

What can be done for staph infection part 2: kidney failure?

Still antibiotics...: If active infection forming abscesses etc. These should be surgically drained, and oral antibiotic use just as with those without renal failure. The dosage/frequency of the medication/antibiotic may need to be adjusted based on the degree of kidney disease. Staph is a pretty nasty bug and so make sure u follow your doc as advised/regularly for monitoring. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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Are kidney problems hereditary? My dad had kidney failure due to a urine infection. And his other kidney was not functioning since childhood.

Are kidney problems hereditary? My dad had kidney failure due to a urine infection. And his other kidney was not functioning since childhood.

Some, unlikely dad's: Polycystic renal disease is hereditary, adult type is autosomal dominant so there is 50% chance of each child of parent with PKD inheriting it. Pediatric type PKD is recessive & usually fatal at or soon after birth. Bladder reflux which can cause kidney disease can also be heritary. Kidney duplication sometimes assoc. W kidney disease can be inherited. Dad's kidney problem unlikely heritable. ...Read more

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Could you pick up acute kidney failure by having a kidney infection?

Could you pick up acute kidney failure by having a kidney infection?

Not necessarily: If you already have problems with your kidneys that have caused them to not work normally, then an infection can make things worse. If your kidneys are functioning normally, it would be very unlikely to have acute renal failure with a kidney infection. Parenthetically, infected kidneys will lose some of their function, but treatment of the infection should restore things to normal. ...Read more

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Can a vaginal yeast infection lead to kidney failure or other major problems?

Can a vaginal yeast infection lead to kidney failure or other major problems?

Hmm not really: Did you have a yeaast infection in your urine?

Did it get systemic? Then maybe... But you need to see an infectious disease specialist and a nephrologist if you think this happened. ...Read more

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My ob spec found blood in urine (no infection) & neuro found high anion (19) could this be kidney failure? Both kidneys have been hurting terribly!

My ob spec found blood in urine (no infection) & neuro found high anion (19) could this be kidney failure? Both kidneys have been hurting terribly!

Possibly: Hematuria (blood in the urine) must be worked up. Many things can do this including infections and kidneys stones, but you must have this worked up, probably need a nephrologist (kidney doctor) see you soon. ...Read more

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Can a urinalysis pick up kidney disease? Had multiple, also was in hospital for infection but nobody said anything about kidney failure. Ct, sonogram to.

Can a urinalysis pick up kidney disease? Had multiple, also was in hospital for infection but nobody said anything about kidney failure. Ct, sonogram to.

It's a good start: A standard urinalysis does check for protein in the urine which is often a sign of kidney disease. But small amounts may be missed unless a more specific test is requested (for microalbuminuria). Other signs of kidney disease are an abnormal blood level of creatinine or blood in the urine (also detected in the urinalysis). Finally, many patients will start having elevated blood pressure. ...Read more

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How can renal/kidney failure be detected?

How can renal/kidney failure be detected?

Simple tests: A few blood and urine tests are sufficient to make a diagnosis. It's really quite easy. ...Read more

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My grandma has renal (kidney) failure and she has decided not to do dialysis. What will happen?

My grandma has renal (kidney) failure and she has decided not to do dialysis. What will happen?

Reanl failure: She will become more drowsy and disoriented. My grandfather made the same choice and he just simply went to sleep and passed away. My grandmother asked me the same question and after grandpa died she told me he was very peaceful and appeared comfortable. Thus, I have great empathy for your situation. Godspeed! ...Read more

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What can I do if my son is a 16-year old boy wants to donate one of his kidneys to his friend who is suffering from esrd (end stage renal disorder)?

What can I do if my son is a 16-year old boy wants to donate one of his kidneys to his friend who is suffering from esrd (end stage renal disorder)?

Have him tested: If he tests and is a match, then you can consider it, but given his age as a minor, you would have to talk to your transplant team to see if they would allow it. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can polycystic kidney disease cause chronic renal failure?

PKD: Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) can cause both chronic and kidney failure. PKD is a progressive disease that can lead to end stage renal disease in most instances and will lead to chronic in all patients. It is unfortunate that there is not cure for PKD and the overwhelming majority will wind up with end stage renal disease. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged fatty liver, enlarged spleen, & 2nd stage kidney disease & I need to know if any one of those would cause a UTI & an ear infection?

I have an enlarged fatty liver, enlarged spleen, & 2nd stage kidney disease & I need to know if any one of those would cause a UTI & an ear infection?

Not per se: The conditions you described do not cause UTI by themselves. You should be under the care of a doctor to manage these illnesses so that you may prevent deterioration of liver and kidney function. ...Read more

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18 years old having pre hypertension normal renal Doppler no kidney disease possible causes? Normal heart echo

18 years old having pre hypertension normal renal Doppler no kidney disease possible causes? Normal heart echo

Wt/diet/predisposed: In adults, once the specter of kidney damage is removed we find most patients have a limited set of problems. Either they are carrying excessive weight, have a diet that aggravates the issue, or they are destined to have HBP based on unknown factors. (essential hypertension) ...Read more

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What can cause right side flank pain but no ovaries or appendix. Don't have a kidney stone or kidney infection?

What can cause right side flank pain but no ovaries or appendix. Don't have a kidney stone or kidney infection?

Here are some. ..: Right flank pain warns you either something is irritating your local tissues or organs or some disorders in muscles, joints, or nerves along the course of spinal nerve to right flank region. To sort these things out is not that difficulty by systemically analyzing the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, & progress of the pain and its possible related Sx over time + conducting physicals. ...Read more

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Kidney stone - what will happen if kidney stone left unremoved. Aside from pain would it cause kidney failure or other complications.?

Kidney stone - what will happen if kidney stone left unremoved. Aside from pain would it cause kidney failure or other complications.?

Kidney stone: It depends on where the stone is. If it ends up blocking the tube that leads out of the kidney or from the bladder, it can cause further pain and can lead to kidney disease (from obstruction). Some stones can cause scaring in the kidneys. Often stones will pass on their own with enough hydration if they are small enough. If not, they may need to be removed or broken up. ...Read more

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What reason would cause the ammonia level in your body to go up to 120? Is it due to kidney failure this is a question about my 81 year old father

What reason would cause the ammonia level in your body to go up to 120? Is it due to kidney failure this is a question about my 81 year old father

Ammonia level: Ammonia level is moat likely due to kidneys not working effectively, but there are other rare causes. Your dad needs to see a doctor very soon. ...Read more

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Why are kids with chronic renal failure (kidney disease) harder to toilet train?

Why are kids with chronic renal failure (kidney disease) harder to toilet train?

Some are: Kidneys in children with chronic renal failure often can not concentrate their urine. As a result, such chi;ldren hve to drink much more than normal just to remain hydrated. This results in tmem producing an abnormally hugh urine volume which I turn makes them harder to toilet train. Suggest you discuss this with child's nephrologist. ...Read more

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Can you tell if strep infection was from a certain time for kidney disease, NG, say that antibodies in the blood say that disease was 5 years previou?

Can you tell if strep infection was from a certain time for kidney disease, NG, say that antibodies in the blood say that disease was 5 years previou?

Confusing question: Infections with group A streptococcus, the main cause of strep throats and certain skin infections, can lead to a kidney problem called glomerulonephritis. Post-strep GN usually is apparent within a few weeks after a strep infection, but sometimes can cause kidney damage that isn't diagnosed until years later. This is uncommon. At 5 years, probably something else explpains the kidney problem. ...Read more

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Whenever I get an upper respiratory infection, I urinate blood. This always lasts about 5-8 days and I am completely miserable. Is it kidney disease?

Whenever I get an upper respiratory infection, I urinate blood. This always lasts about 5-8 days and I am completely miserable. Is it kidney disease?

Urinating blood: Some upper respiratory pathogens like mycoplasma can be associated with Ig A nephropathy and or hemolytic anemia. There is an entity called Goodpastures an autoimmune condition that is associated with hematuria and pulmonary issues but it is usually more severe. Would follow up with nephrologist ...Read more

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Might it happen that a kidney infection turn into something more serious like chronic kidney disease?

Might it happen that a kidney infection turn into something more serious like chronic kidney disease?

Multiple infections: If infection treated with appropriate antibiotic during the accute phase kidney damage can be preented. Chronic renal disease has to occur from multiple and/or subclinical infections, sometimes infection can affect one or both kidneys. Scarred kidneys from infection can lead to hypertension and renal failure. Infections in children are often related to vesicoureteral reflux (from bladder to kidney. ...Read more

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Will a kidney infection lead to kidney disease?

Will a kidney infection lead to kidney disease?

Kidney Infection: Not necessarily. Most kidney infections, such as a urinary tract infection or an infection in the kidney itself (pyelonephritis) can be treated safely and quickly. In certain situations based on the degree of infection or the underlying health of the patient this can impact kidney function. ...Read more

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What is a common infection with polycystic kidney disease?

What is a common infection with polycystic kidney disease?

UTI: Polycystic kidney disease usually causes hematuria (blood in the urine) or a urinary tract infection. These conditions can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

A condition in which your kidneys suddenly stop working normally. Since your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood, when your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems ...Read more


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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more