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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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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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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I have a kidney disease called IgA what can I do to help keep it under control? And does this effect getting pregnant?

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 more

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What are the classic symptoms of kidney disease in pregnancy?

What are the classic symptoms of kidney disease in pregnancy?

Those are the classi: The initial symptoms of a kidney infection show up quite quickly. Fever, pain, chills, vomitting, constant need to urinate, pain when urinating or blood in the urine are all initial indications of a kidney infection. ...Read more

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Can polysistic kidney disease cause a fals pregnancy test ?

Can polysistic kidney disease cause a fals pregnancy test ?

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

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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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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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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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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


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