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22 yo f in good health experiencing mild pains on right lower rib cage. Pain in right back when running. Kidney disease or liver cancer likely?

22 yo f in good health experiencing mild pains on right lower rib cage. Pain in right back when running. Kidney disease or liver cancer likely?

Q 4 Physiatry, Sport: A healthy runner would be unlikely to have a major illness. Hence if i saw someone in my college town practice who was 22, i would refer her to orthopedic surgery or sports medicine clinic for initial evaluation. I would not drop things there, however. I would communicate with all of the consultants, look at ehrs, speak with the patient about changes and continue to refer to specialists as needed. ...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


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Could fatty liver that is borderline enlarged cause chest wall pain or rib pain? I am aching in my right kidney area and sore when you push. No UTI or kidney problems

Could fatty liver that is borderline enlarged cause chest wall pain or rib pain? I am aching in my right kidney area and sore when you push. No UTI or kidney problems

No: Fatty liver does not usually cause enlargement -- if your liver is enlarged you need to be evaluated for other cause such as subacute alcoholic hepatitis or others -- and the pain in the right flank may also be caused by other musculoskeletal problem. ...Read more

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What heavy metals cause kidney disease?

What heavy metals cause kidney disease?

Heavy Metals: The extent of kidney damage caused by heavy metals depends on the dose, route and duration of exposure. Cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), lead (Pb), platinum (Pt), and Chromium (Cr) and they can cause heavy metal nephropathy and the severity could range from tubular dysfunction to renal failure/death. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of chronic kidney disease?

What could be the cause of chronic kidney disease?

CKD causes: There are many causes of chronic kidney disease (ckd). Among them are diabetes, types 1 and 2, hypertension, exposure to drugs that harm the kidney, obstruction of the urinary outflow tract, amyeloid, glomerular diseases of the kidney and HIV to name several. See a nephrologist for more information about the cause of ckd in your case. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the cause of polycystic kidney disease?

What is the cause of polycystic kidney disease?

Cause- unknown: Exact etiology for PKD unknown. Some researchers swear that genetics plays a big role-- hence ADPKD and ARPKD ( autosomal dominant type and recessive type). But then there are other tapers not genetically oriented. Some hypothesize-- something goes wrong in signaling at cellular level during renal development--- pronephro/ mesonephros/ metabephros stages! ...Read more

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What is the cause of polycystic kidney disease?

Inherited disease: You inherit polycystic kidney disease, so it is reasonable to be evaluated if you have a parent with polycystic kidneys. Evaluation will likely include a painless ultrasound (sound wave) examination. If you know you have polycystic kidneys, you want to do everything you can to protect their function. At some point, though, you may need dialysis or a transplant. Talk to your doctor. LGromkoMD ...Read more

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What could cause both neuropathy and kidney disease?

What could cause both neuropathy and kidney disease?

Neuropathy / kidney: Diabetes mellitus is the most common cause of neuropathy and kidney disease. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. ...Read more

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Given that high BP can cause kidney disease, but going the other way, what is it about kidney disease that causes high bp?

Given that high BP can cause kidney disease, but going the other way, what is it about kidney disease that causes high bp?

Kidney disease - BP: Diseased kidneys retain sodium and sodium retention elevates BP; diseased kidneys also secrete renin in excess; renin generates angiotensin and angiotensin tightens blood vessels, particularly arteries, and this elevates BP also; angiotensin also retains sodium and promotes aldosterone synthesis, and aldosterone also retains sodium; and then high BP damages kidneys more - a vicious cycle !!!! ...Read more

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Kidney Diseases (Definition)

Kidney diseases include hereditary problems such as polycystic kidney disease, structural abnormalities, infections, cancer, and damage to kidneys due to other medical conditions ...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