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Nitrite: positive/ Leukocytes: 25/uL, 2 months excessive urination and other kidney disease symptoms, did my doctor miss something, should i go to ER?

Nitrite: positive/ Leukocytes: 25/uL, 2 months excessive urination and other kidney disease symptoms, did my doctor miss something, should i go to ER?

See a urologist: Make an appointment to see a urologist unless you get a fever, are bleeding or become lethargic in which case you should then go to the ER. Sounds like you need to have imaging of the urinary tract and other work up completed. ...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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Excessive urination and kidney pain. What could this be?

Excessive urination and kidney pain. What could this be?

Urine infection: Until proven otherwise, this is very likely a urinary tract infection - anywhere from the kidney to the bladder. You need to check with your doctor and have a urine analysis done to confirm or eliminate this possibility. ...Read more

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Frequent urination, taking Azo but urine won't turn orange after day 2 dosage, drinking a lot of water, could it be kidney failure?

Frequent urination, taking Azo but urine won't turn orange after day 2 dosage, drinking a lot of water, could it be kidney failure?

No: Kidney failure leads to less urination, not more frequent urination. It sounds like this might be a urinary tract infection. See your doc for further testing. -- (attending comment) the other concern would be if you had developed diabetes, most commonly diabetes mellitus. I would agree with seeing your doctor for further testing. ...Read more

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I can't urinate normal. I urinate but then there's still urge after i empty my bladder is it chronic kidney failure?

I can't urinate normal. I urinate but then there's still urge after i empty my bladder is it chronic kidney failure?

No, usually not...: Many females experience how the way you urinate. And how you urinate is not directly related with kidney function. For the time being, watch what you eat or drink to see if you can identify certain foods or beverages bothering your voiding. Notably, coffee and tea, spice foods, alcohol, etc may affect how you feel in the bladder. So, watch, see, and adjust for change. Best wishee... ...Read more

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1/29/13 yrly checkup GFR 97 creatinine .74 had urine checked 2 weeks ago no protein all ok urinating more often nml amounts A1c 4.9 -- kidney failure?

1/29/13 yrly checkup GFR 97 creatinine .74 had urine checked 2 weeks ago no protein all ok urinating more often nml amounts A1c 4.9 -- kidney failure?

NOPE!: All the #s you offered are totally normal. If you are having frequency of urination, might want to have urine rechecked for infection or see md either way if bothering you too much... ...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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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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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

Dr. Richard Auerbach
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Excessive Urination (Definition)

Excessive urination may bring confusion in its possible meaning for peeing too often in its frequency or too much in total daily urine volume. By AUA, peeing >8 times in 24 hrs is urinary frequency, though I do not agree to. Peeing often may be related with much urine excretion resulting from over drinking, poor renal ...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