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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

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Please help! What is the name of that kidney disease where the urine backs up into the kindeys?

Please help! What is the name of that kidney disease where the urine backs up into the kindeys?

Reflux: I think what you are talking about is vesicoureteral reflux (vur). This is more commonly seen in children, especially males. There is a secondary form that can be seen in adults or anyone with damaged nerves to bladder resulting in a neurogenic bladder. When the urine backs up into the kidneys hydronephrosis (swollen kidneys) can develop. ...Read more

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If my urine test is normal, could I still have kidney disease?

If my urine test is normal, could I still have kidney disease?

Urinalysis: The answer is yes. Typically patients with certain kidney diseases such as that due to hypertension can have a normal urinalysis. Additionally early kidney disease may not necessarily show evidence on urinalysis. Their are urine biomarkers, that are expensive and special tests that are more sensitive to diagnosing kidney disease. These are not typically used in current practice yet. ...Read more

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I have extremely foamy urine every time I go I heard this could be kidney disease?

I have extremely foamy urine every time I go I heard this could be kidney disease?

Possibly: Are you taking extra protein for athletic reasons? Could be a sign of extra protein being excreted. Best to see a physician to make sure everything is ok. ...Read more

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Have kidney disease stage 3. Recently I've noticed a volume decrease when I ejaculte. Also lower flow of urine from time to time. Could this be related?

Have kidney disease stage 3. Recently I've noticed a volume decrease when I ejaculte. Also lower flow of urine from time to time. Could this be related?

Yes. But,: The relation may not be direct. For instance, if you are taking water pills, your amount of fluids in your body is lower. Sometimes the opposite, if your kidneys are slower or no water pills while you have much edema, the same happens. What's important is to keep your weight ideal according to your kidney doctor. If so, urine and ejaculate amount aren't important. ...Read more

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What role does urine play in kidney disease?

What role does urine play in kidney disease?

No role: I am unaware that cow urine has a role in human kidney disease. There lot's of stuff on the internet............................... ...Read more

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What urine tests are needed for chronic kidney disease?

What urine tests are needed for chronic kidney disease?

Depends on the type: Of disease. Measurement of serum creatinine is a good test to assess the degree of kidney disease. Other tests may be chosen depending on the cause of chronic kidney disease, e.G, urinalysis, serum protein electrophoresis, autoantibodies etc. ...Read more

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Is breath that smells like urine a symptom of kidney disease?

Is breath that smells like urine a symptom of kidney disease?

Urine breath: Patients who are uremic and not on dialysis try to excrete their increase blood urea nitrogen through their lungs. That is what causes their breath to smell similar to urine. Have that person see a nephrologist to assess the state his kidney function. His breath is a sign of advanced kidney disease. ...Read more

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I have smelly urine, I'm scared, I might have kidney disease, what to do?

I have smelly urine, I'm scared, I might have kidney disease, what to do?

Check UA: There are various reasons for smelly urine. It simply could be normal concentrated urine from dehydration. It could be an infection or various kidney diseases. The simplest way to find out is analysis of urine. Based on the result your doctor will able to address your concern. ...Read more

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Can they detect kidney disease, or kidney failure in a urine test?

Can they detect kidney disease, or kidney failure in a urine test?

Possible: U can detect abnormalities in urine test and measure the amount of creatinine you are filtering in 24 hours, but the test to diagnose and stage kidney disease are usually done in the blood since that is easier. Here is a comprehensive article:
http://www. Kidneydoctorbradenton. Org/2013/03/how-do-physicians-check-your-kidneys. Html. ...Read more

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What is protein in urine mean if kidney disease?

What is protein in urine mean if kidney disease?

Recheck urine: I agree. You can see protein in urine after exercise in some individuals and teenage can have orthostatic proteinuria. Where protein will appear in the urine on ambulation and it disappears when lying down. I think the next step would be to have. A repeat urine first urine in the morning and no exercise for 24 hours before the sample. I would have the doctor measure the protein creatinine rat. ...Read more

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Dipstick shows 15 mg (?) of protein in my every morning urine test, but no trace found during days or nights. Is this sign of kidney disease or damage?

Dipstick shows 15 mg (?) of protein in my every morning urine test, but no trace found during days or nights. Is this sign of kidney disease or damage?

Not likely: This sounds like positional proteinuria which is not equivalent with kidney failure. They are likely checking other things with bloodworm that will reflect kidney function too. ...Read more

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I overdosed on caffeine 3 months ago. Few days later, my urine became foamy, weeks later I urinate less. Can you develop kidney disease from overdose?

I overdosed on caffeine 3 months ago. Few days later, my urine became foamy, weeks later I urinate less. Can you develop kidney disease from overdose?

Go to the Doctor: This ongoing quest for information from the internet without engaging in real health care is not helping you. Renal disease can be diagnosed or ruled out in minutes with the appropriate testing. But that testing has to occur at the doctor's office not on the internet from strangers. ...Read more

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My mom recently identified with kidney disease. Her both kidneys are not functioning properly. Urine mixed with blood. What procedure can be done to cure?

Kidney failure: Transplant is the procedure that will offer a cure for a patient in kidney failure.
However, if your mom's kidneys are still functioning more than 15% of normal, she will be advised by her Nephrologist about medications to take and which to avoid to preserve function as long as possible. ...Read more

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What are the odds of someone my age having kidney disease? My urine appears bubbly I also hardly drink water I drink a lot of tea

What are the odds of someone my age having kidney disease? My urine appears bubbly I also hardly drink water I drink a lot of tea

Kidney disease?: You cannot diagnose kidney disease by bubbles in the urine. Have a urine analysis done. If it is negative, you have nothing to worry about. If you have protein in your urine, you will need to see a physician to get some blood and a 24 hour urine collection to see your GFR and to see how much protein you have in your urine. Your water and tea ingestion have no impact on your urinary bubbles. ...Read more

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I am having upper right side waist pain at morning. I have done urine test and blood CBC test both came normal. Does this is due to kidney disease.?

I am having upper right side waist pain at morning. I have done urine test and blood CBC test both came normal. Does this is due to kidney disease.?

Family practice: It sounds like they were checking for possible kidney infection or stones. Have them look for liver or gallbladder disease. An ultrasound and liver function tests could be helpful. ...Read more

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I have blood in my urine for almoat 3 months and 2 weeks ago the hospital said kidney failure possible kidney disease but sent me home and did nothing?

I have blood in my urine for almoat 3 months and 2 weeks ago the hospital said kidney failure possible kidney disease but sent me home and did nothing?

Your doctor: You definitely need to get your primary care doctor involved. You will need blood work and urine studies. Try also to retrieve your results from the hospital. Followup will be critical. ...Read more

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I understand that an elevated randome urine microalbumin/cratinine ratio of 129 may be a sign of kidney disease for a type 2 diabetic, but how bad is?

I understand that an elevated randome urine microalbumin/cratinine ratio of 129 may be a sign of kidney disease for a type 2 diabetic, but how bad is?

Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it does put you at risk of kidney disease, nerve and eye damage and other microvacsular lesions. How bad depends on your creatinine, blood pressure and A1c levels. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get edema and fatigue from kidney disease even though you have normal urine and blood tests?

Is it possible to get edema and fatigue from kidney disease even though you have normal urine and blood tests?

Swelling of Legs: By the time significant edema is occurring in kidney disfunction, tests are highly likely to detect the kidneys as the source. However there are several causes for edema and fatigue, including hypothyroidism, heart or liver problems as well as other less common ailments.
If the only evaluation has been urine and blood, and it is normal, look into other causes other than the kidneys themselves. ...Read more

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I'm scared. Been peeing much for years. I daily take excedrin. Took 24 hour urine collection. Doesn't hurt when pee. I prolly have kidney disease right?

I'm scared. Been peeing much for years. I daily take excedrin. Took 24 hour urine collection. Doesn't hurt when pee. I prolly have kidney disease right?

Not sure: It's not clear what is happening but why are you taking excedrin daily? This is Aspirin with caffeine and could cause other issues for you. See what your 24 hour urine collection shows you may or may not have kidney disease. Caffeine can act like a diuretic and make you urinate more as well. ...Read more

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Is viagra (sildenafil) 100mg safe for person having polycystic kidney disease with a normal GFR and having proteinurea in his urine? Can he take 3x per week viagra (sildenafil)?

Is viagra (sildenafil) 100mg safe for person having polycystic kidney disease with a normal GFR and having proteinurea in his urine? Can he take 3x per week viagra (sildenafil)?

Viagra (sildenafil): In general, yes it is safe. Blood pressure can decline with viagra (sildenafil). So, the combination of viagra (sildenafil) with calcium channel blocker may drop your blood pressure substantially. I recommend trying 25 mg or 50 mg rather than 100 mg. ...Read more

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What is the norm in early signs of kidney disease or damage, is it creatnine in blood or is it protein in urine? Which one usually happens first?

What is the norm in early signs of kidney disease or damage, is it creatnine in blood or is it protein in urine? Which one usually happens first?

Either: Both urine protein and serum creatinine are important. More important are the common causes of kidney disease, e.e., high blood pressure, and diabetes. See this site for more info.

http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/magazine/issues/winter08/articles/winter08pg9-10.html ...Read more

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I've hypertension and I have proteinurea and I'm not diabetic, the presence of proteins in urine is it due to kidney disease or to hypertension itself?

I've hypertension and I have proteinurea and I'm not diabetic, the presence of proteins in urine is it due to kidney disease or to hypertension itself?

HTN and proteinuria: Hypertension can indeed cause proteinuria, though typically this indicates uncontrolled hypertension. Polycystic kidney disease can cause proteinuria, and this indicates a worse form. Other kidney diseases do cause proteinuria and hypertension together. ...Read more

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21days in icu forsepsis, parkinson, prostate & kidney disease. E-coli in urine. Now urine shows same result-2 high sensitive drugs become resistant. Help.

21days in icu forsepsis, parkinson, prostate & kidney disease. E-coli in urine. Now urine shows same result-2 high sensitive drugs become resistant. Help.

Advanced question: If resistance is seen with 2 classes of antibiotic drugs, an alternate antibiotic which e coli is sensitive to, will be chosen and the source of the infection- likely a chronic Foley catheter- will be removed. You ICU team of doctors is the most appropriate group to ask this question, specifically the id specialist (if there is one in your institution). ...Read more

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Why might it be that red and white blood cells be found in urine with chronic kidney disease?

Why might it be that red and white blood cells be found in urine with chronic kidney disease?

Seek md opinion: These cells can indicate 1. Urinary infection 2. Kidney injury due to the disease that caused chronic kidney disease 3. Bleeding in the kidney- from stone, cyst, sometimes cancer.This must be investigated by urologist or nephrologist. ...Read more

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What tests should one perform after realizing that he has hematuria after urine cytology tests having polycystik kidney disease and hypertension? Help

What tests should one perform after realizing that he has hematuria after urine cytology tests having polycystik kidney disease and hypertension? Help

Polycystic Kidneys: Polycystic kidney disease (pckd) is a chronic condition, and can result in kidney failure if you don't follow up regularly with your doctor. You will need regular blood work and monitoring by a nephrologist (kidney specialist), regular follow up ultrasounds or ct scans of your kidneys, and you will need good blood pressure control to prevent damage to your kidneys. ...Read more

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Does a low GFR always mean kidney disease? Sle pt. In hosp 4months ago. Dark brown urine and +4 protein but dr said kid fine. Hep dr just found GFR 43.

Does a low GFR always mean kidney disease? Sle pt. In hosp 4months ago. Dark brown urine and +4 protein but dr said kid fine. Hep dr just found GFR 43.

GFR of 43: If real GFR is 43, you have stage 3 ckd. If may be caused by your proteinuria. Speak to a nephrologist to see if your proteinuria is caused by a disease that can be treated. After finding out its cause, see if you can preserve or recover some kidney function, or not lose any more by some form of treatment of the underlying disease causing your proteinuria. Good luck. ...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


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