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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have a kidney disease called IgA what can I do to help keep it under control? And does this effect getting pregnant?
See a kidney doctor : Follow the advice of your nephrologist. Iga nephropathy can result in mild to severe renal impairment and your doctor can tell you where you fall. The greater the severity of kidney disease, the greater the risk of pregnancy on you and the fetus. BP control is important as is keeping urine protein levels controlled. Ace inhibitors are BP meds commonly used but should not be used in pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have MultiCystic Dysplastic Kidney Disease,what complications involving pregnancy should I be aware of(Difficulty getting pregnant, preeclampsia etc?
No. : Pregnancy tests detect the presence of human chorionic gonodotropin (HCG) in the urine, which is not produced in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. False positives can occur in very rare cases of gynecologic tumors, so a confirmatory test with other test kits and the physician are necessary. ...Read more
Can having polycystic kidney disease cause a false positive on a pregnancy test? Also, are there any medications that can do this?
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
Probably improve but: It really depends on the nature of the disease and what you mean by get in really good shape. For instance some kidney scarring (fsgs) is related to obesity and gets better with weight loss. Also, excercise and wt loss improves blood pressure and diabetes stabilizing kidney disease. If you elaborate on the nature of kidney disease, it will be easier to tell you how to get in better shape for it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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