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Kidney Cell Function
What can cause high Active (holotranscobalamin) B12 levels in blood, when red & white cell & platelet counts, liver & kidney function are all normal?
It's just you: This test itself is not mainstream. It is experimental. A high value on a B12 is never a clinical concern. Reference ranges at real labs are set so that a few percent of healthy folks fall outside on either end. ...Read more
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
Everything comes with a price; so is shockwae lithotripsy (eswl) or any act of medical care. Experience confirmed the degree of damage is limited and usually not clinically significant within the recommended 2500-3000 shocks.
Despite the consequence of rx, practicing healthy lifestyle with no overindulgence and obsession will surely help all willing persons to live a long life. ...Read more
I was told from a kidney dr. That my kidney walls have cell damage &don't concentrate sodium properly & it leads 2 repeated bouts of low salt. Ideas?
Salt losing disease: It sounds as if you have an interstitial nephritis (I). Patients with I lose salt in their urines and have to ingest large amounts of salt to prevent their depletion of it by their kidneys not being able to conserve it. See a nephrologist for more information in your case. Good luck. ...Read more
Try again: Epi's almost always are a marker of a contaminated specimen--it picked up skin cells along the stream. Need a good clean catch, and are looking for bacteria, white blood cells, nitrite, leukocyte esterase, and WBC casts for classic pyelonephritis (kidney infection). If ua clean other than red blood cells, might be a kidney stone. See a doctor for testing. ...Read more
Second lithotripsy done 2-14. Toilet water sometimes clear to a tint of various shades. Is this normal? Does litho do damage to kidney cells?
More likely. ...: .. that the pink-tinged water is evidence of microscopic bleeding from residual or recurrent kidney stones. It's been a year and a half since you had the lithotripsy. Any injury to the kidney is almost always acute, i.e. immediately after the procedure and transient. I suggest you see your nephrologist/urologist for follow-up tests to check on the status of your kidney stones and kidney functon. ...Read more
I've had renal cell carsenoma with 60% of my left kidney taken. I was told I have a calsfied mass on what's left of the kidney now. I now have bloody?
Should I be nervous that they found a 7cm. Or 7mm something around my left kidney? I have has renal cell carisoma stage 2 years ago they did a parti
Worry won't help: 7mm and 7cm are hugely different--which is it? These bumps can be normal anatomy, cysts, abscess or tumors. If you are concerned, seek an biopsy from your physician to alleviate or confirm your suspicions and provide a diagnosis. With a positive history, you are right to be concerned, but not complacent. Worry will not change any outcome! ...Read more
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I have kidney stones in both kidneys. Could this cause both my white and red cell counts to be elevated?
Efr 35-40' one kidney not working, gout now atypical urothelial cells urine. 77 yr old male, gout controlled allupurinol, colchichine?
I have history bladder ca 1994, recurrent 2012 with ca cells found in urine of lft kidney, no growths. What is treatment for this condition.?
Complex question.: Some important additional information needed are the grade & stage of your bladder cancer history, along with whether a condition called cis was present. If you have a positive urine cytology, & it was localized to the left kidney, endoscopic evaluation with visualization, biopsy or brushing is necessary. If a growth is seen, endoscopic management may be enough; otherwise surgery may be required. ...Read more
70 years old and a high amount of red blood cells, kidney appeared to be 3% bigger than before. With hepatitis since a while ago as well. Dangerous?
Red blood cells: It's hard to give detailed response b/c it's unclear if you're concerned about the red blood cells, kidneys, or hepatitis (or all 3!) however, there is a disorder when someone produces too many red blood cells called polycythemia vera. People tend not to have symptoms with mild disease, but at higher levels they are at risk for blood clots. Hope this is somewhat useful. ...Read more
If I am thinking of doing a non directed donor kidney donation, is there an advantage to doing it now or waiting 1/2 yrs? At the rate of stem cells and dialysis will it no longer be neccisary in 2 yrs
A noble decision: You are very sweet to consider donating a kidney. As you know organs can save lives and no matter when, it will benefit someone. Make sure you are in good health yourself and that none of your family members have kidney disease. When you have only one kidney left also avoid extreme sports and sports that involve blunt trauma/falls. To decide when and where is all up to you. ...Read more
Yes: Infection in the kidney can cause elevated white cell count. ...Read more
I have constant pain by my kidney and also have both white, & red blood cells in urine. What could be the cause?
#1= infection, #2 =?: Obviously you've had a urinalysis. The next step would to go over this with your M.D. The question is what caused the infection, and is it secondary to other problems such as kidney stones, some other inflammatory process (of which there are many). Autoimmune diseases, reactions to medications are all possible. ...Read more
Hi I have been operated for kidney stones 5 months back, since than I am suffering from pain n pulse cell in urination please help?
My white blood cell count was round the 500 mark. But im also expierencing a sharp pain n my diaphram as well as my kidney area. Why is that?
Hello, my son had B-cell Burkitts Lymphoma at the age of eight, has lifetime IVIG treatments every three weeks, now white spots on both kidneys, US?
I received results of my 2nd cytology, no malignancies but it showed squamos & urothelial cells. Should I be concerned? Ihad a kidney stone in sept.
Many episodes of haematuria (sometimes coupled with uti)but us (bladder+kidneys) is normal. Now urianalysis shows epithelial cells-what could this mean?
Thanks for asking!: Visible or microscopic blood in the urine (hematuria) common with utis. If blood present in the urine in the absence of a uti, further evaluation may be needed such as a cystoscopy (exam of the bladder performed by a urologist). The finding of epithelial cells on urinalysis is normal and just represents a normal shedding of cells from the urinary tract and/or vaginal area. ...Read more
I had urinalysis done tonight because of a kidney stone my one question I have is Squamous Epi Cell normal in the urine I see the normal range is 0-3 and mine was 5-10 what could that mean?
See Below: There is no current treatment regimen utilizing stem cells. ...Read more
Can tumor cells that have metastasized to the kidney bones form the prostate increase psa levels?
Tumor cells: It can be. Don't ignore this. See you urologist. ...Read more
My 61 year old friend discovered papillary cells in his ureter and renal pelvis. Should he take afinotib after the kidney and ureter are removed?
She should be seeing:
An oncologist can address your questions better. From what you have written, I suspect that your friend has cancer (? Renal-pelvis/ureter). We first need to know if this is a kidney cancer or a transistional cell cancer (tcc of the renal pelvis).
Surgery is the main treatment unless there is already spread of the tumor in which case some of the drugs like you mentioned (axitinib/afinitor) may be useful. ...Read more
Both kidneys hurt, they found a kidney stone on the left what could be going on. I just finished my ciprofloxacin today. Also white cells n my urine.
Kidney stones: You may have other stones. In addition the presence of stones enhances the risk of secondary infections and can perpetuate existing infections. You should see your doctor and if necessary a urologist ASAP. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more