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Diarrhea related to kidney failure?

Diarrhea related to kidney failure?

HUS or Dehydration: Most kidney failure can cause constipation. Some forms of hemolytic uremic syndrome follow certain infectious forms of diarrhea. Also any severe diarrhea that produces significant dehydration can cause kidney failure if blood flow to the kidneys becomes compromised. ...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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Is there a correlation between kidney failure and diarrhea?

Can be there: In severe diarrhea, there is dehydration which can cause acute kidney injury or renal failure. Generally correctable with hydration by IV or mouth. There is also another uncommon condition known as hus ( hemolytic uremic syndrome). Needs more aggressive treatment. Your doctors should be able to help. ...Read more

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Someone told me if I am on metformin, and have severe diarrhea I should stop taking it because it could cause kidney failure, is this correct, thanks ?

Someone told me if I am on metformin, and have severe diarrhea I should stop taking it because it could cause kidney failure, is this correct, thanks ?

GI symptoms common: Gastrointestinal symptoms are not uncommon with metformin. Most people take metformin for diabetes; diabetes is one of the two leading causes of kidney failure. I imagine if one got very dehydrated with diarrhea (possible), it could result in a sudden worsening of kidney function. Perhaps that was the intended message. But do check with your doctor to be certain this applies in your case. Lgromko. ...Read more

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Is change in urine an early symptom of kidney failure?

Is change in urine an early symptom of kidney failure?

Not reliable: Your urine color/odor changes throughout the day--do you notice that couple of hours after consuming coffe you pee smell differently? Or after eating asparagus? Use of some meds/vitamin can change color of urine. So this is not reliable. If u have causes for concern for kidney disease such as diabetes, high blood pressure, lupus/arthritis, chronic med use etc...Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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DIagnosed as OAB BUT is urinary frequency going every 1/2 hour less about an oz a symptom of kidney failure or nephritis? I am scared diagnosis wrong

DIagnosed as OAB BUT is urinary frequency going every 1/2 hour less about an oz a symptom of kidney failure or nephritis?  I am scared diagnosis wrong

No: In kidney failure you don't pee at all, or make very little pee.With a nephritis you will pee blood or protein.I will assume that was looked at when you were seen. If you are not communicating well with the doc you have, try again or look for another.You sound like OAB. ...Read more

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Aren't throbbing, painful feet a symptom of kidney failure in systemic lupus?

Aren't throbbing, painful feet a symptom of kidney failure in systemic lupus?

No: However, painful feet may be secondary to arthritic inflammation or a neuropathy associated with lupus. Simple tests for kidney function would answer your question definitively. ...Read more

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Can you tell me: are throbbing, painful feet a symptom of kidney failure in systemic lupus?

Can you tell me: are throbbing, painful feet a symptom of kidney failure in systemic lupus?

Depends: Painful feet can be due to arthritis or nerve damage in lupus. If kidney failure is severe, it can cause burning and tingling of feet. Check with your rheumatologist- kidney function and serum activity of lupus. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me is throbbing foot pain a symptom of kidney failure in systemic lupus?

Can anyone tell me is throbbing foot pain a symptom of kidney failure in systemic lupus?

Throbbing Foot Pain: Swelling in the ankles can be a symptom of kidney failure, secondary to fluid retention. Lupus may cause global body pain and damage, as it is an autoimmune disease. This question is something that is too complex to diagnose over the internet. You need to visit a rheumatologist or podiatrist to have the situation evaluated in person and with laboratory tests. ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more


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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more