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Dr. Laura Pak Dr. Pak
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Is it possible to have leg amputation if you have kidney problems?

Dr. Laura Pak Dr. Pak
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Is it possible to have leg amputation if you have kidney problems?

Yes: Unfortunately, one of the more common groups of patients who require amputations are diabetics, who frequently also have kidney disease. The kidney disease in itself does not impact the surgery, but severe kidney disease is correlated with increased risk of complications around the time of surgery. ...Read more

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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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Help! Is it possible to have IVF if you have thrombosis?

Help! Is it possible to have IVF if you have thrombosis?

Yes, High Risk: You have to take medications for prevention of thrombosis. Then you can do IVF. This is associated with more risks during IVF procedure as well as during pregnancy. Good Luck! ...Read more

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What happens if you have bone cancer is it possible that they would cut your leg off?

What happens if you have bone cancer is it possible that they would cut your leg off?

No: Radical surgery such as removing a leg is a very uncommon procedure for cancer. They can remove some parts of the muscle and/or bone, but when doing this, this is reconstructed/grafted to maintain the leg. For most situations in which cancer involves the bone (typically cancer from elsewhere spreading to the bone), no surgery is done. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to have a pain in your shoulder blades when you have a kidney infection?

Is it possible for you to have a pain in your shoulder blades when you have a kidney infection?

Unlikely: Nerves do span great distances, so referred pain can happen. Pain in the shoulder blades can be referred pain from irritated nerves. Nerves from the diaphragm can cause pain around the shoulder blades. The kidneys are not far, but not that close to the diaphragm. If the inflammation is large and there is kidney swelling as well, it could be possible, but unlikely. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have kids if you had pid?

Is it possible to have kids if you had pid?

Probably: Recurrent pelvic infections may result in scarring of the tubes leading to infertility, ectopic preganancy and chronic pelvic pain. If your tubes are blocked because of old infections, you can still carry a pregnancy but only after in vitro fertilization. ...Read more

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If I have type 1 diabetes, is it very likely that I will have to have a kidney transplant?

If I have type 1 diabetes, is it very likely that I will have to have a kidney transplant?

Not necessarily: It is estimated that it takes about 25 years of poorly controlled diabetes to cause cause renal failure. The will vary based on several factors including, age, diabetic control, other renal injuries or diseases (hypertension), etc. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an 8yo to have kidney problems?

Is it possible for an 8yo to have kidney problems?

Different but yes: In kids, their issues are often related to abnormal kidney shape/size/formation and outflow tract. The get urinary tract infections often due to these defects. Adults often lose function after diabetes or high blood pressure, kids rarely have these.There are kids that need/get kidney transplants every year after kidney failure. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a baby if you have corhn's disease?

Is it possible to have a baby if you have corhn's disease?

Yes: Yes it is posible. I would see a high risk ObGyn given the history of Chrons disease ...Read more

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Would it be safe to have neck surgery if you have a venous anginoma in which doctors don't know cause and won't do anything until it gets acute?

Would it be safe to have neck surgery if you have a venous anginoma in which doctors don't know cause and won't do anything until it gets acute?

Need more info: The answer to your question requires much more information - what neck surgery is proposed, and where/how big/what type of angioma. Talk with your doctor about your options. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to get pregnant and have a baby if you have polycystic kidney disease?

Is it dangerous to get pregnant and have a baby if you have polycystic kidney disease?

No but.........: Pregnancy is successful for most women with polycystic kidney disease. However, they may develop a life-threatening disorder called preeclampsia. Those most at risk are women who have high blood pressure before they become pregnant. ...Read more

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How long would you have to have an untreated UTI before it affects the kidneys?

How long would you have to have an untreated UTI before it affects the kidneys?

Variable: Depends upon bacterial species, some are like mini- caterpillars, presence or absence of bladder reflux, or if reflux develops as result of ureteral valve becoming rigid as result of bladder inflammation. Other factors can be host resistance to infections depending on such things as bladder emptying, immunoglobulins ; quality of wbcs. Thus UTI can affect kidneys from as early as. ...Read more

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Help! Is it possible to have sex if you have a fractured pelvic bone?

Help! Is it possible to have sex if you have a fractured pelvic bone?

Hmm: Depends on where the fracture is exactly and your pain threshold. It'll probably hurt, so passive partner may be the way to go until it heals. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have heart attack without ever having chest pain if you are a non-diabetic.

Is it possible to have heart attack without ever having chest pain if you are a non-diabetic.

Atypical MI: Yes. Of course. It is not normal; common, or often seen in one as young as you. But, yes, myocardial infarctions can be a big surprise. ...Read more

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Kidney Problems (Definition)

Kidney problems are clinical findings that are likely due to kidney issues and include mid-back pain on one side, pain with urination, decreased urination, bubbly ...Read more


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Amputation (Definition)

Amputation is the removal of a body part due to disease or trauma. Most commonly it involves one of the limbs ...Read more