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I'm taking zegerid (baking soda), for my reflux. Can this have something to do withhaving a stone or UTI symptoms or is it good for the kidneys?

I'm taking zegerid (baking soda), for my reflux. Can this have something to do withhaving a stone or UTI symptoms or is it good for the kidneys?

Omeprazole + soda: Zegerid is a drug, omeprazole, plus sodium bicarbonate. And yes, it can cause acid/base imbalance and interfere with normal renal function. Especially if you're taking extra baking soda on the side! ...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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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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Is kidney reflux treatable?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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?

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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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

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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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My son has urine reflux on both his kidney on a renal ultrasound. Is that bad?

My son has urine reflux on both his kidney on a renal ultrasound. Is that bad?

Varies: The urine collecting system is supposed to flow out, not back & reflux describes back flow. Two issues have importance;chance of infection going up to the kidney from the bladder& pressure stretching open the collecting system. Low grade reflux will often disappear within a year or two, high grade reflux may require surgery.Discuss your kids findings & explore your options. ...Read more

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I take 3, 000mg max of tums. Not everyday but when I have acid reflux. Am I taking too much? I want to keep my kidneys healthy I'm healthy

I take 3, 000mg max of tums. Not everyday but when I have acid reflux. Am I taking too much? I want to keep my kidneys healthy I'm healthy

Hard to guess: For normal adults, the recommended daily dietary calcium intake is about 1200mg. People are recommended to take supplements if they don't eat enough dietary calcium or need extra for some other reason. People generally take daily supplements of 800-1200mg, with a maximum supplement of about 2000-2400mg. It is uncertain if taking oral calcium leads to kidney stones or not (more research needed). ...Read more

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My 4mo old son has reflux from bladder to left kidney which only doing 20% job, is there any hope with the surgrey that 20% can be saved forever?

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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My 4mo old son has reflux from bladder to left kidney which only doing 20% job, is there any hope with the surgrey that 20% can be saved forever?

Usually no: It seems your son's left kidney sustained significant damage of irreversable nature. Ureteral reimplantation will stop the reflux and further damage from hydrostatic pressure and recurrent infections will be minimized. However, it is unclear how long his left kidney remain functional. ...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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I just started taking a PPI for acid reflux. I read an article last year that long term use of PPIs can cause chronic kidney disease. Is this true?

I just started taking a PPI for acid reflux. I read an article last year that long term use of PPIs can cause chronic kidney disease. Is this true?

You may be: Right. If your doctor prescribes long term PPI use for you, then you should take it as prescribed. However, it is best to have your kidney function checked at least once or twice a year to make sure that you are not one of the very few people with this adverse effect. Here is a good article to read: http://www. Gastro. Org/info_for_patients/gerd-107-long-term-use-of-proton-pump-inhibitors-ppis ...Read more

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Posterior right leg from bottom of gastroc to just above ankle is 2-3x wider than right. MRI + D-dimer norm. GSV reflux below knee. Check kidneys?

Posterior right leg from bottom of gastroc to just above ankle is 2-3x wider than right. MRI + D-dimer norm. GSV reflux below knee. Check kidneys?

Vascular exam: You must be examined and have venous and arterial doppler studues performed: do not ignore these symtoms and additionally, cannot be diagnosed online. ...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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38 year old female, I have had urinary reflux on left side all my life. Recent CT revealed Hydro in left kidney. Renal scan was normal, and follow up MRI showed a "pocket" in my left ureter. What should the next step be?

38 year old female, I have had urinary reflux on left side all my life. Recent CT revealed Hydro in left kidney. Renal scan was normal, and follow up MRI showed a "pocket" in my left ureter. What should the next step be?

Talk to Urologist: Talk to a Urologist. He/she may recommend uroflow studies to see if the reflux from the pocket is causing the hydronephrosis. They can also suggest treatments (surgery) to fix the problem, if necessary. But surgery is not without risk, which the Urologist should explain to you. Alternatively, talk to your primary or use HealthTap Prime to get referred to a knowledgeable physician. Good Luck! ...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