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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Does a persons ankles or legs always swell significantly with advanced kidney failure?

Does a persons ankles or legs always swell significantly with advanced kidney failure?

Yes: End stage renal failure causes the kidneys to become unable to excrete (get rid of) sodium in the urine. If a person's sodium intake is more than their kidneys are able to get rid of, the result is edema. Patients who have total kidney failure will need to use dialysis and salt restriction in their diet to control edema. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could acute kidney failure cause long-term muscle and nerve pain in back and legs?

Please tell me, could acute kidney failure cause long-term muscle and nerve pain in back and legs?

Possibly: Sometimes people that have kidney failure can develop neuropathies that can cause back and leg pain. However on top of that you can always still have normal back pain issues like arthritis, pinched nerve or sciatica from a slipped or herniated disc. Recommend getting evaluated by a spine specialist for a thorough evaluation. ...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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I have kidney failure , heart disease and diabieses and I have a drug habit.I have lost the use of my legs i need help?

I have kidney failure , heart disease and diabieses and I have a drug habit.I have lost the use of my legs i need help?

First things first: When facing big challenges you can really only focus on one thing at a time, trying to take one step forward. It sounds like the major problem that is in your hands to change is the drug habit. Seeking help and getting clean may open other doors to important health care options. For example, you would only be a kidney transplant candidate after being clean for at least 6-12 months. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I'm 37 years old have spina bifida occulta which has never really caused much grief except for kidney failure now have numbpatch on leg, tethered cord?

I'm 37 years old have spina bifida occulta which has never really caused much grief except for kidney failure now have numbpatch on leg, tethered cord?

Not likely: A tethered cord may be a problem during periods of rapid growth during childhood. As an adult, it is very unlikely to start causing a problem. Minor numbness is common in normal persons and may be a trapped or pinched nerve. Tight clothing may be a cause or pelvic problems including inflammation of kidney or uterus or ovaries, etc. Discuss this with your doctor. May need pelvic ultrasound. ...Read more

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Legs have been swollen for two weeks I have dibeates and hypertension i was recently dignoised with chronic kidney failure. For the past two weeks my legs and ankles have been swollen really bad, after i soak them or get up from laying down they burn but

Legs have been swollen for two weeks I have dibeates and hypertension i was recently dignoised with chronic kidney failure. For the past two weeks my legs and ankles have been swollen really bad, after i soak them or get up from laying down they burn but

Swollen legs: What stage of chronic kidney disease (ckd) are you in? See a nephrologist and get a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and protein. If you have ckd 1 or 2, you will likely need to see a cardiologist to evaluate your heart's ejection fraction, as ckd of this degree is not normally associated with swelling. If you have a high protein in your collection, that could be the cause of your edema. ...Read more

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Mum has had cellulitis a pulmonary embolism and sepsis and kidney failure. 2 years on her leg has started to get inflahigh again and is leaking fluid?

Mum has had cellulitis a pulmonary embolism and sepsis and kidney failure. 2 years on her leg has started to get inflahigh again and is leaking fluid?

Consultation advised: Would like to help you but this Q & A box isn't designed for diagnosis.There are a number of reasons for fluid accumulation in the lower extremities.Congestive heart failure, venous insufficiency and advanced kidney failure are just several of a number of causes.For specific advice an online Health Tap IN BOX text consult may be helpful. Upload full medical history and be available to reply to Dr. ...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


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