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My hemoglobin was 7.5 before surgery & my iron less than 10 I went into kidney failure could this have caused it?

My hemoglobin was 7.5 before surgery & my iron less than 10 I went into kidney failure could this have caused it?

Not likely: What kind of surgery did you have? If it was elective surgery, your doctor would have corrected your hemoglobin by iron administration. In an emergency surgery, they could have given you blood transfusion. ...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


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My grandfather has chf, adema in his legs and kidney failure how dangerous will shunt surgery be?

My grandfather has chf, adema in his legs and kidney failure how dangerous will shunt surgery be?

Failure is Dangerous: Heart failure & kidney failure is more dangerous than shunt surgery. The shunt is for dialysis which can improve both heart & kidney failure. When the heart completely fails one dies, but when the kidneys fail there is still di alysis, which could be good for your grandfather. ...Read more

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Help! Is it possible to have hip replacement surgery with kidney disease?

Help! Is it possible to have hip replacement surgery with kidney disease?

Hip surg and CKD: Yes. Special attention to bleeding risk and infection risk is needed. And special attention to bone healing with activated Vit D and proper calcium is also essential. ...Read more

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Can you have surgery with kidney disease? My father needs a hip replacement, but had liver disease.

Can you have surgery with kidney disease? My father needs a hip replacement, but had liver disease.

Surgery: Patients with kidney disease may have increased surgery complications. It also depends on how severe is the kidney disease, overall health, age and type of surgery. ...Read more

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Can e.Coli caused kidney failure if untreated?

Can e.Coli caused kidney failure if untreated?

E. coli: The so-called enterohemorrhagic e. Coli is linked to a particular form of kidney disease called hemolytic uremic syndrome. Type o157 is the most common but other o types can also cause this. Anti microbial agents not only do not prevent the kidney complication but clearly are linked to a higher risk of it. However, e.Coli sepsis of other types can cause kidney failure that may be prevented by rx. ...Read more

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Could high b.P create any serious problem at the time gallstone surgery?

Could high b.P create any serious problem at the time gallstone surgery?

Yes: Anesthesiologist has many agents to control however! they will keep in normal range during surgery and recovery. The more you are in control ahead of time is better! discuss with surgeon and anesthesia team. ...Read more

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What is stage four kidney failure?

Info: This site will help answer that question: http://www.kidney.org/patients/peers/stage4 ...Read more

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Tell me symptoms of kidney failure?

Tell me symptoms of kidney failure?

Usually no symptoms: There may not be any symptoms. There may be symptoms related to the cause. Sometimes there may be so called uremic symptoms- like metallic taste, poor appetite, tiredness, shortness of breath, itching and others. It also depends on if kidney failure developing gradually or acutely. Ask your doctor if in doubt. ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Gallstones are stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...Read more