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Could reflux nephropathy cause chronic kidney failure?

Could reflux nephropathy cause chronic kidney failure?

Yes it can: Reflux nephropathy can slowly destroy your kidneys ; rcause kidney failure. Fortunately most cases of reflux nephropathy do not result in kidney failure. Reflux nephropathy is a good indication for correction of vesico-ureteral reflux either by surgery or intravesical sub-ureteral injection of bulking material such as deflux. ...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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Will reflux nephropathy cause chronic kidney failure?

Will reflux nephropathy cause chronic kidney failure?

It can, if severe. : How much kidney damage reflux nephropathy can cause depends on the degree of reflux and the number and severity of kidney infections that may result. These insults can scar the affected kidney, diminishing kidney function. Chronic kidney failure means that a person's overall kidney function is not adequate, and can occur if both kidneys are severely damaged. ...Read more

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Gall bladder stone and heart problems?

Gall bladder stone and heart problems?

Hurt in similar area: Many patients who had gall stone pain (biliary colic) hurt in their upper central abdomen and between their shoulders. Many of my patients went to er thinking they suffered a heart attack only to be told they need gall bladder surgery. The lesson here is that you don't wait till you are absolutely sure about a heart attack or biliary colic - if in doubt, get checked asap. ...Read more

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Does reflux nephropathy cause chronic kidney failure?

Does reflux nephropathy cause chronic kidney failure?

Yes, but...: Children born with severe degree of vesicoureteral reflux(vur) sustain kidney damage, namely reflux nephropathy. However, surgical correction of vur and adequate management of urinary tract infections may prevent further damage leading to renal failure. The notion that recurrent utis damage kidneys and result in kidney failure has been overblown. ...Read more

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Is kidney reflux treatable?

Ureteral reflux: Depending on severity, "kidney" or ureteral reflux is treatable. Since the main problem is an obstruction in the urine flow, surgical repair or stent placement are the methods of treatment. ...Read more

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Does kidney stone cause stomach gas?

Does kidney stone cause stomach gas?

Not that I know of: I have not heard of kidney stones causing stomach gas. ...Read more

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Can TUMS cause kidney stones?

Can TUMS cause kidney stones?

Usually not...: Usually, using antiacid should not cause kidney stone since the key cause for urinary stone formation is genetic factors, which is still unknown to us on how to detect its related strength. That is why healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession is the foundation of care. More on life reality? Go to peruse articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. Best wish... ...Read more

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Is acid reflux a sign of kidney stones?

Is acid reflux a sign of kidney stones?

No: Acid reflux is acid from stomach(the organ not the "tummy").Has nothing to do with kidney stones. ...Read more

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Obstructive and non-obstructive kidney stones?

Obstructive and non-obstructive kidney stones?

See below: Nonobstructive kidney stones are those that sit inside the kidney. When they move around and go into the ureters is when they become obstructive, and are more likely to cause problems. ...Read more

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What could cause hydronephrosis of 1 kidney without stones or uti, rbcs 0-5 in urinalysis. Hx of GI issues, gastric ulcers, chronic gastritis?

What could cause hydronephrosis of 1 kidney without stones or uti, rbcs 0-5 in urinalysis. Hx of GI issues, gastric ulcers, chronic gastritis?

You: could very well have a "stricture" of the ureter leading from that kidney and emptying in your bladder. Peritoneal fibrosis is another condition which can cause obstructive uropathy..(Overuse of certain pain medications have been implicated) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Does gall bladder stones cause stomach pain?

Does gall bladder stones cause stomach pain?

Not always : Traditionally the symptoms are felt in the right upper quadrant, under the ribs or at the bottom of your sternum . And traditionally radiate to the back. There may be nausea, bloating or even vomiting. The pain can feel like a sharp gas pain, like you need to belch or a sore muscle in your rt back. Still, with humans, nothing is absolute and often patients will feel left sided pain, etc ...Read more

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Can ascorbic acid develop a kidney failure or kidney stone? Thanks

Can ascorbic acid develop a kidney failure or kidney stone? Thanks

Different effects: Citric acid can prevent the individual crystals of calcium salts from forming stones; however, for individuals with renal insufficiency, large doses of vitamin c are not prudent - see you dac! ...Read more

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Gall stone in gall bladder?

Gall stone in gall bladder?

Right upper abd pain: Gallstones can cause no symptoms or pain in the upper abd especially when eating fatty food. Go to your doc for referral for ultrasound. If you have symptomatic gallstones you may need to see a surgeon for gall bladder removal. Untreated, it can cause a more serious infection. ...Read more

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Whats GERD gastro esophageal reflux disease?

Whats GERD gastro esophageal reflux disease?

GERD defined: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) involves movement of stomach contents back into your esophagus. Gerd can be "silent" in a substantial # of patients, manifesting with ear/nose/throat & lung problems without heartburn. Heartburn is the common presentation of burning discomfort in your chest with exposure of the esophagus to stomach contents. See earlier healthtap answers for gerd prevention. ...Read more

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Does diabetes cause kidney stones?

Does diabetes cause kidney stones?

Yes: Type 2 diabetes is associated with an increased risk of uric acid stones.A acidic urine in patients with diabetes is the underlying problem. Avoidance of high uric acid diets such as beer, mushrooms, berries can decrease the risk of stone formation. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can reflux nephropathy cause chronic kidney failure?

Help plz! Can reflux nephropathy cause chronic kidney failure?

Yes: Implied in the term "reflux nephropathy" is the progression to chronic renal insufficiency. If you've been given this diagnosis then definitely talk this over with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause gurgling noises?

Not usually: Kidney stones usually do not cause gurgling noises. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause bladder incontinence ?

Can kidney stones cause bladder incontinence ?

No: stones in the kidneys have no relationship to urinary incontinence. A ureteral stones near the bladder can however, cause bladder irritative symptoms. ...Read more

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Is kidney reflux treatable?

Ureteral reflux: Depending on severity, "kidney" or ureteral reflux is treatable. Since the main problem is an obstruction in the urine flow, surgical repair or stent placement are the methods of treatment. ...Read more

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What can I expect for my son who is about to have a sting procedure for kidney reflux?

What can I expect for my son who is about to have a sting procedure for kidney reflux?

Good result: It depends on the severity of the reflux, but the success rate is 80 to 90 percent. Patients go home soon after surgery with minimal discomfort. Talk to your urologist. ...Read more

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1y/o daughter has grade 2 kidney reflux. Had dmsa & left kidney is 49% and right is 51% what does mean? Appt at end of the month. Should i make sooner

1y/o daughter has grade 2 kidney reflux. Had dmsa & left kidney is 49% and right is 51% what does mean? Appt at end of the month. Should i make sooner

Kidney Reflux : Kidney reflux refers to the abnormal upward flow of urine from the bladder to the kidneys via the ureter, the tube that connects the 2. The severity of the reflux is graded from 1, the most mild, to 5, the most severe. Grade 2 is considered mild and is very likely to resolve on it's own over the next few years. Although periodic follow up is important, nothing else further is necessary. ...Read more

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I have a hx of kidney reflux and now I'm experiencing pain, dark urine (even when hydrated), and white tissue-like things are floating in it as well.

I have a hx of kidney reflux and now I'm experiencing pain, dark urine (even when hydrated), and white tissue-like things are floating in it as well.

Here are some ...: The provided info is not enough for answering to the point. To demystify the conundrum, collect & bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, evolution, & progress of all symptoms and signs you've known as well as other potentially related discomforts to doc for analysis + physical exam + tests as needed so to deduce possible Dx for reasonable Rx/ care/ counseling for now and future. Best wish ...Read more

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I've had pain to the right of my belly button off and on for 3 years sometimes it's sharp pains and sometimes it just a constant dull pain I have pinched nerves in my back I don't know if that has anything to do with it I also had kidney reflux from birth

I've had pain to the right of my belly button off and on for 3 years sometimes it's sharp pains and sometimes it just a constant dull pain I have pinched nerves in my back I don't know if that has anything to do with it I also had kidney reflux from birth

Possible diagnosis: There are several possible causes to chronic right lower abdominal pain. Appendicitis and other bowel problems make you very sick, very fast so they get looked into first. Fever, vomiting and worsening pain needs more urgent evaluation. Otherwise, an outpatient visit with your doc to look for hernias, kidney stones, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, spinal disorders is okay. Good luck and be well. ...Read more

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I have fatty liver and kidney stones what reflux medicine can I take?

I have fatty liver and kidney stones what reflux medicine can I take?

Reflux Rx: 53 F with past surgery for reFLUX GERD with fatty liver and kidney stone asks what reflux medicine ca. I take. The and safest Rx is to put the head of your bed up on 8 inch blocks which you can get in bed and bath or diy stores. Try this or a week more and may not need meds. If not recommended before should maybe see a real GI DR. ...Read more

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My 2 year old son has right kidney hydronephrosis grade 3 reflux is he suppose to be on medications?

My 2 year old son has right kidney hydronephrosis grade 3 reflux is he suppose to be on medications?

Vesico-Ureteric : Reflux: he has hydronephrosis due to reflux disease on right; means, when u. Bladder contracts during pee, jet of urine backflow throu rt. Ureter to kidney causing damage. There is recurrent UTI due to residual urine in bladder. Your urologist definitely explained this. When there is uti, full dose of antibiotic given as per susceptibility; to prevent further infection: prophylactic abx continued. ...Read more

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UTI symptoms, pain in my right pelvic area. Ultrasound from GYN: kidney stone at junction of ureter and reflux in kidneys. Cant see Uro for 1 mo. Bad?

UTI symptoms, pain in my right pelvic area. Ultrasound from GYN: kidney stone at junction of ureter and reflux in kidneys. Cant see Uro for 1 mo. Bad?

Bad to the "stone": The pain is the kidney stone getting stuck and unstuck like a ball valve at the narrow juncture of the ureter entry into the bladder. The infected urine is "backing up" into the kidney and requires continuous antibiotics until you can get to the Urologist who has ways to either retrieve surgically the stone through the bladder or breaking it up with lithotripsy- so no "romancing the stone" . ...Read more

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My daughter has hydronephrosis. High platelet levels, high creatinine and bun levels, white blood cells in her urine. No reflux.Possible kidney disease?

My daughter has hydronephrosis. High platelet levels, high creatinine and bun levels, white blood cells in her urine. No reflux.Possible kidney disease?

Azotemia: Your daughter needs to be evaluated by both pediatric urologist & pediatric nephrologist. Repeat my previous advice that you need to take her a center which can provide these services and believe that would by ucla or la children's hospital or uc irvine medical center. They should be able to make a diagnosis and optimally advise regarding treatment. My sympathies this is a serious problem. ...Read more

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I had reflux urine back to my left kidney problem; had surgery twice in my life . Now i live with one. No kidney desease- what shouldn't i eat?

I  had reflux urine back to my left kidney problem; had surgery twice in my life . Now i live with one. No kidney desease- what shouldn't  i eat?

Reflux: There is nothing much you could change in diet. Preventing kidney stones might help prevent damage if your remaining kidney. Calcium is no longer recommended as a supplement because of high kidney stones incidence. Drink water and prevent dehydration. ...Read more

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Is acid reflux a sign of kidney stones?

No: Acid reflux is acid from stomach(the organ not the "tummy").Has nothing to do with kidney stones. ...Read more

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Will a grade 4 reflux in a baby cause scarring of kidneys over time even if the baby gets no UTI till the reflux is resolved?

Will a grade 4 reflux in a baby cause scarring of kidneys over time even if the baby gets no UTI till the reflux is resolved?

Kidney reflux: This topic has been addressed recently by pediatric specialist and is changing our current methods of treatment so I would talk to a pediatric nephrologist for current recommendations. ...Read more

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Does reflux nephropathy cause chronic kidney failure?

Yes, but...: Children born with severe degree of vesicoureteral reflux(vur) sustain kidney damage, namely reflux nephropathy. However, surgical correction of vur and adequate management of urinary tract infections may prevent further damage leading to renal failure. The notion that recurrent utis damage kidneys and result in kidney failure has been overblown. ...Read more

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Will reflux nephropathy cause chronic kidney failure?

It can, if severe. : How much kidney damage reflux nephropathy can cause depends on the degree of reflux and the number and severity of kidney infections that may result. These insults can scar the affected kidney, diminishing kidney function. Chronic kidney failure means that a person's overall kidney function is not adequate, and can occur if both kidneys are severely damaged. ...Read more

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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more