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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

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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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

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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

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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?

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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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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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

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)

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