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I was diagnosed with kidney stones. Worried I have kidney failure: fatigue, lots foamy pale urine, and bilateral pain after 800mg ibu liquigels. I never heard back from blood test. Was i misdiagnosed?

I was diagnosed with kidney stones. Worried I have kidney failure: fatigue, lots foamy pale urine, and bilateral pain after 800mg ibu liquigels. I never heard back from blood test. Was i misdiagnosed?

Call your doctor now: Your symptoms are concerning. You might have a kidney infection which is common with kidney stones. Kidney infections can be serious. At the very least you should go to urgent care tonight. ...Read more

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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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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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Is change in urine an early symptom of kidney failure?

Is change in urine an early symptom of kidney failure?

Not reliable: Your urine color/odor changes throughout the day--do you notice that couple of hours after consuming coffe you pee smell differently? Or after eating asparagus? Use of some meds/vitamin can change color of urine. So this is not reliable. If u have causes for concern for kidney disease such as diabetes, high blood pressure, lupus/arthritis, chronic med use etc...Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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It it possible to know if I have kidney failure by urine test?

It it possible to know if I have kidney failure by urine test?

Theoretically : Yes, if you collect your urine for 24 hours and measure what is called "creatinine clearance". However, its typical done with blood tests. Here is a more comprehensive article on how its done: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/03/how-do-physicians-check-your-kidneys.Html. ...Read more

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Is it possible to hold urine in long enough to cause kidney failure?

Is it possible to hold urine in long enough to cause kidney failure?

Kidney failure?: Patients with obstruction of their urinary outflow tracts can make no, or diminished amounts of urine due to that blockage. The bad news is that it can cause acute kidney failure (akf) and the good news is that akf, if caught early enough, can be reversed and the patient can recover their renal function. Remember, the patients are not holding in their urine, it is just not reaching their bladder. ...Read more

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How would the urine of a person suffering from acute kidney failure be different from a healthy person?

How would the urine of a person suffering from acute kidney failure be different from a healthy person?

Cells,casts: Urinalyis in acute renal failure helps to determine the cause, rbcs and RBC casts indicate a glomerulonephritis, wbcs an infection and WBC casts pyelonephritis. Muddy brown casts indicate atn. These findings are absent in health. The fractional excretion of sodium in typically higher in acute tubular necrosis vs prerenal states. The presence of protein and bile etc can help diagnose the problem. ...Read more

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Bubbles on my urine? Does it mean that I have a kidney failure as i've read here, huhuh , I am also a salty eater, ?

Bubbles on my urine? Does it mean that I have a kidney failure as i've read here, huhuh , I am also a salty eater, ?

Maybe protein : Bubbly or frothy urine may be caused by protein in the urine - healthy kidneys don't leak protein into the urine. This is easily detected in a routine urinalysis test. There are many reasons kidneys may leak protein - they should be investigated. See a primary care provider for the initial evaluation. Other explanations might be soapy toilet water - try urinating into a very clean bowl to check. ...Read more

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I have reduced urine. Could I have kidney failure?

I have reduced urine. Could I have kidney failure?

Depends: Urine amount varies greatly with the amount of fluid intake. However if the amount of urine in a day is less about 400 cc, about 15 oz than yes this could be kidney failure. ...Read more

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What is the color of urine following kidney failure?

What is the color of urine following kidney failure?

Variable: After an episode of acute kidney injury urine may look like water as the kidney often cannot appropriately retain water. Sometimes the urine may contain blood and appear red or cola colored. Sometimes the urine looks normal and golden in color. ...Read more

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Do urine tests show evidence of acute kidney failure?

Yes: Blood creatinine levels most often lead to the diagnosis of acute kidney injury (aki) or failure. Some abnormalities on routine urine tests can indicate acute kidney damage. A number of urine markers of aki are being studied for early detection and may be available in the future. ...Read more

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Protein in my urine does that mean kidney failure soon?

Protein in my urine does that mean kidney failure soon?

Not necessarily: I would see your doctor to determine how much protein is in your urine. Not all patients with protein in the urine progress to kidney failure. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible that i could be suffering from kidney failure even with no protein showing up in my urine?

Is it possible that i could be suffering from kidney failure even with no protein showing up in my urine?

Yes: Proteinurua is not a required symptom of renal failure. Glomes ( functional unit if kidneys) can fail without causing proteinuria. ...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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Im confused...I thought kidney failure was having little to no urine..If i pee alot...How could this be related to kidney failure then?

Im confused...I thought kidney failure was having little to no urine..If i pee alot...How could this be related to kidney failure then?

Kidney failure?: Kidney failure is not just based on urine volume. Do you have any idea of what the person's you are talking about bun, creatinine and potassium levels are? If you give more information, the answers you get would be more valid. ...Read more

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My partner is suffering from severe back pain an sometimes blood comes out with urine. Is this related to kidney failure?

My partner is suffering from severe back pain an sometimes blood comes out with urine. Is this related to kidney failure?

See a doctor soon: Symptoms suggest passing a kidney stone. If so, it is important to know how big the stone is to determine if will have trouble passing. Kidney damage/infection can occur with prolonged obstruction from a stone. Start having your partner strain his urine now because if he passes a stone you want to keep it for analysis. ...Read more

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I ve low GFR calculated abbreviatd MDRD [ its 76 now ] and my urine smells very strong and strange since recently,is this sign of mild kidney failure?

I ve low GFR calculated abbreviatd MDRD [ its 76 now ] and my urine smells very strong and strange since recently,is this sign of mild kidney failure?

See nephrologist: Your eGFR is lower than desired, though not too bad. However, it would be prudent to see a kidney doctor to rule out treatable issues. You should drink more water, drink enough so that your urine is colorless and watery. ...Read more

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Does kidney failure typically cause urine pH fluctuations & protien in urine, but normal bun and creatine?

Does kidney failure typically cause urine pH fluctuations & protien in urine, but normal bun and creatine?

Renal failure: Renal failure implies the kidneys are not working. When that happens, BUN and serum creatinine rise. Ph fluctuations in urine are normal. Mild amounts of protein in urine can be normal. So, kidney failure can cause a whole bunch of urine changes, but BUN and creatinine have to be abnormal to make this diagnosis. ...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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Kidney Failure (Definition)

A condition in which your kidneys suddenly stop working normally. Since your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood, when your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems ...Read more