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Can I get a Tattoo if I have Polycystic kidney disease?

Can I get a Tattoo if I have Polycystic kidney disease?

Tattoo PCD: See no reason why not as the ttooist knows how to protect u from getting HIV, hepatitis etc. I would discuss with your team first as they know u best. ...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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Can you get a tattoo or piercing while having a kidney disease if no why not?

Can you get a tattoo or piercing while having a kidney disease if no why not?

You may: Assuring the tattoo artist runs a clean shop and uses sterile instruments, etc. It would be fine, even with an underlying kidney issue. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of a tattoo during kidney disease?

What are the side effects of a tattoo during kidney disease?

I know of none: The blogs are full of people with transplants who've been warned not to get inked, but a search of the nih database shows not a single study or case report about any danger. You want to be inked by somebody who's professional, who shows you the safety procedures. The usual rules -- no ink until you're 30, and only if you've wanted exactly the same tat though the past five years. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get pregnant if I have a kidney disease?

Is it safe to get pregnant if I have a kidney disease?

Yes: There are many types of kidney disease, and many ranges of severity. Your nephrologist is crucial in getting your renal function stable, and your medications should be reviewed by your obstetrician. If you've had a kidney transplant, experts recommend waiting at least one to two years (depending on donor) before attempting pregnancy. Unfortunately, pregnancy is very rare in dialysis patients. ...Read more

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Which pain medications are safe to use if I have kidney disease?

Which pain medications are safe to use if I have kidney disease?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): If you have kidney disease, nsaids like alleve and Advil can further worsen your kidney disease or increase your blood pressure. Therefore these medicines should be avoided in patients with ckd. If you have pain, tylenol (acetaminophen) would be your safest option. ...Read more

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I have kidney disease, what otc med are safe for me, for my foot pain?

I have kidney disease, what otc med are safe for me, for my foot pain?

Avoid nsaids: Advil, (ibuprofen) motrion, naproxen are not good for kidney disease. These meds are known as NSAIDS.AVOID THESE. Consult your MD for meds that does not affect kidney function ...Read more

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I have kidney disease. I have been on steroids for years and resulted in stretch marks all over my body. How can I get rid of them?

I have kidney disease. I have been on steroids for years and resulted in stretch marks all over my body. How can I get rid of them?

I'm so sorry: I know exactly what you mean. The steroids thin out the collagen in the skin and the stretch marks are ever more exaggerated. You need the advice of a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Given your chronic illness, it might not be recommended to use laser, but you need a board certified plastic surgeon to provide some key answers. In the meantime, I wouldn't purchase any lotions or products. ...Read more

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What names of the different types of kidney disease you can get are there?

What names of the different types of kidney disease you can get are there?

There are many: The list is as long as your arm. In general kidney disease is something your were born with-congenital, or was acquired later in life. Hypertension and diabetes are the two systemic diseases that most affect the kidneys. Infections, stones, obstructions, trauma, and inflammations--glomerulonephritis are also common causes of kidney disease. ...Read more

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32yr old female, polycystic kidney disease. Safe to use diy detoxifying waters?

32yr old female, polycystic kidney disease. Safe to use diy detoxifying waters?

PCKD: I don't believe there are any good studies to support this. First...you need a good nephrologist. Polycystic kidney disease is monitored by ultrasound basically. And of course following BUN, creatinine and GFR. Reno-vascular HTN is treated so not to contribute to this. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 5mg of Cialis for daily use for a man with stage 3 kidney disease?

Is it safe to take 5mg of Cialis for daily use for a man with stage 3 kidney disease?

Check with your doc.: This dose is appropriate for your degree of kidney dysfunction, however many people with chronic kidney disease also take medications that could have significant interactions with cialis. Also other disorders such as heart disease common in patients with kidney disease may limit your use of this medication. I urge you to check with your doctor to make sure that Cialis is safe for you. Take care. ...Read more

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With chronic kidney disease, is it safe to have a colonoscopy? The cleansing action is bad for the CKD?

With chronic kidney disease, is it safe to have a colonoscopy? The cleansing action is bad for the CKD?

Should not be: A problem but if you are that worried ask your nephrologist and gastroenterologist for their advice. ...Read more

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How does the BP get higher when you have polycyctic kidney disease? Why are you more suspectable of getting aneurysms?

How does the BP get higher when you have polycyctic kidney disease? Why are you more suspectable of getting aneurysms?

PKD and HTN: Polycystic kidneys secrete renin in higher than normal amounts, and without fluctuation. Renin catalyzes formation of angiotensin and ACE catalyzes formation of angiotensin 2. AG 2 constricts blood vessels and promotes salt retention thru direct actions and thru aldosterone. These combined effects raise bp. Arterial walls in PKD setting have some collagen defects, similar to nephrons. ...Read more

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My husband may have polymyositis, can this be treated and will he get back to normal. He cannot take Corticosteroids because of chronic kidney disease?

My husband may have polymyositis, can this be treated and will he get back to normal. He cannot take Corticosteroids because of chronic kidney disease?

Auto immune disease: Polymyositis belongs to a class of illnesses known as auto immune. Other diseases in this category include lupus erythematosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. The order of business is first to make a diagnosis which includes a good history and physical as well as lab and xray. There are treatments Best to call a rheumatologist ...Read more

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What will happen to my kidney disease if I get in really good shape?

What will happen to my kidney disease if I get in really good shape?

Depends on disease: Hard to answer. It depends on the type and severity of the kidney disease. Controlling blood pressure, salt intake, and urinary tract infections is the best way to maintain kidney function. ...Read more

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What kidney diseases do diabetics get?

What kidney diseases do diabetics get?

See below: It is called diabetic nephropathy where protein is found in the urine and kidney function is gradually lost
other less common problem related to diabetes and the kidney is called papillary necrosis, in which there is blood and tissue in the urine. ...Read more

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Can you get kidney disease from holding in your urine all the time?

Can you get kidney disease from holding in your urine all the time?

Probably not…: …kidney disease but more frequent bladder infections: holding urine stretches bladder so it doesn't function well in emptying, often leaving urine behind, which then becomes a source for infection. Try to urinate soon after getting the urge. If urinating often, see doc to be checked for UTI or diabetes. ...Read more

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Is a 20mg Cialis pill safe for a man with stage 3 kidney disease?

Is a 20mg Cialis pill safe for a man with stage 3 kidney disease?

Cialis in Stage 3: Yes, it is. See your nephrologist and he will tell you that the only absolute contraindication against taking drugs like Cialis is using nitrates. This is because nitrates lower blood pressure by vasodiliation. Kidney function, at any level, is not a problem taking drugs like cialis. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have another child after being diagnosed with chronic kidney disease?

Yes: Your ability to get pregnant, as well as the outcomes of your pregnancy will depend on the extent of your ckd. Early stage CKD should not affect the outcomes, but you should see a nephrologist as part of your care. Be mindful that pregnancy itself can make your CKD worse. However, if you receive the right care, nothing should stop you from having a child. Even patients on dialysis have kids! ...Read more

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I have the beginning stages of kidney disease. Is taking 50 mg of Viagra (sildenafil) safe?

I have the beginning stages of kidney disease. Is taking 50 mg of Viagra (sildenafil) safe?

Here are some…: Taking Viagra (sildenafil) 50 or 100 mg is okay as long as being tolerable and without contraindication. More? Ask the prescribing doctor for specific details timely. ...Read more

Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more


Previous Kidney Disease (Definition)

Polycystic kidney disease is a kidney disorder passed down through families in which multiple cysts form on the kidneys, causing ...Read more