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When creatine in CRF goes to 8, what should you do? (Kidney Renal failure) ...

When creatine in CRF goes to 8, what should you do? (Kidney Renal failure) ...

See a doctor: if this is an acute worsening of renal function, you need to see a doctor immediately (i.e. go to the ED). if this is a slow worsening over time, we are probably going to reach the need for dialysis/transplant soon - speak a nephrologist ...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


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What oral medicines can cause kidney failure (renal failure)?

What oral medicines can cause kidney failure (renal failure)?

Plenty: Some of the common ones are some over the counter pain killers, antibiotics like aminoglycosides, amphotericin b, chemotherapy drugs. Here is an article as well: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/06/how-do-some-over-counter-pain.Html. ...Read more

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How can renal/kidney failure be detected?

How can renal/kidney failure be detected?

Simple tests: A few blood and urine tests are sufficient to make a diagnosis. It's really quite easy. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what functional changes occur in kidney with chronic renal failure?

Only late: Patients with chronic kidney disease usually do well for years with no symptoms. This depends on the cause of the kidney problem. It is important for close follow up by your doctor or nephrologist to minimize further kidney damage. The actual changes in the kidney depend on the causre, but the ultimate effect is gradual reduction of the kidney's ability to clear waste products from blood. ...Read more

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My grandma has renal (kidney) failure and she has decided not to do dialysis. What will happen?

My grandma has renal (kidney) failure and she has decided not to do dialysis. What will happen?

Reanl failure: She will become more drowsy and disoriented. My grandfather made the same choice and he just simply went to sleep and passed away. My grandmother asked me the same question and after grandpa died she told me he was very peaceful and appeared comfortable. Thus, I have great empathy for your situation. Godspeed! ...Read more

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How does increase amount of the carbon dioxide in the blood affect kidney and causes renal failure?

How does increase amount of the carbon dioxide in the blood affect kidney  and causes renal failure?

Carbon Dioxide : Good question. Your kidneys have many functions. One is to maintain ph balance. When your body accumulates too much carbon dioxide(co2) your kidneys work to eliminate it. Co2 makes your body more acidic. The acidity not only makes your kidneys work harder, but it also makes all body functions less efficient. Over time this can cause kidney failure. This is not a common cause of kidney failure. ...Read more

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Drear Dr. I have apt.with HT and DM for15 years and stone maker (now have staghorn stone in lt.kidney ) presented with renal failure Bloodurea265?

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I have apt.with HT and DM for15 years and stone maker (now have staghorn stone in lt.kidney ) presented with renal failure 
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Here are some ...: The specifics and relevance of the contents in the Q are not clear enough for answering to the point as wished. But, working closely with family doc, urologist, & nephrologist so to decide how to decide the sequence and extent of handling current conditions, which would be no easy task. More? Ask the doctors in the team timely. ...Read more

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How to deal this situation about the kidney and kind of renal failure if anny... And renal failure can pass through

How to deal this situation about the kidney  and kind of renal failure if anny... And renal failure can pass through

Silver linings: Hard to believe today because of all the care options available, but kidney failure used to be universally fatal. With good care and excellent cooperation fron the patient (you!) work, a family life, a sex life, transplant - much is possible. Try to focus on the positive and to listen to the professionals advising you. Ask questions and know your medications. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why are kids with chronic renal failure (kidney disease) harder to toilet train?

Why are kids with chronic renal failure (kidney disease) harder to toilet train?

Some are: Kidneys in children with chronic renal failure often can not concentrate their urine. As a result, such chi;ldren hve to drink much more than normal just to remain hydrated. This results in tmem producing an abnormally hugh urine volume which i turn makes them harder to toilet train. Suggest you discuss this with child's nephrologist. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can polycystic kidney disease cause chronic renal failure?

PKD: Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) can cause both chronic and kidney failure. PKD is a progressive disease that can lead to end stage renal disease in most instances and will lead to chronic in all patients. It is unfortunate that there is not cure for PKD and the overwhelming majority will wind up with end stage renal disease. ...Read more

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Acute renal failure after hysterectomy becuase of uterine cancer. Is this normal after a hysterectomy? Problems after surgery, dec 2011, mother 62, now renal failure. Kidney doctor found blockage causing the kidneys to fail.

Acute renal failure after hysterectomy becuase of uterine cancer. Is this normal after a hysterectomy? Problems after surgery, dec 2011, mother 62, now renal failure. Kidney doctor found blockage causing the kidneys to fail.

Assuming : Assuming that your mother did not have chronic renal disease going into surgery, then the prognosis for recovery of kidney function will depend on the reason for the acute injury. Most often acute renal failure is due to a period of low blood pressure, where there is not enough blood pressure to perfuse the kidney which results in something called acute tubular necrosis. There are varying degrees of this, which should improve once the blood pressure stabilizes, in some cases, hemodialysis may be necessary to support the kidney until this recovers. Another potential cause though, particularly in uterine surgery, is injury to the ureters, sometimes due to the extent of the tumor or difficulty in removing the uterus. As you mention that the kidney doctor said a blockage was found, this may be a contributing factor, but usually is known prior to surgery. Other causes (unlikely here) may relate to drug toxicities, for example antibiotics or chemotherapy related. In general, if the patient goes into surgery with good kidney function, the prognosis for recovery is good once all the inciting factors are removed. ...Read more

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If an appendix has ruptured and there may possibly be infection left int he body can it cause renal kidney failure in the future?

If an appendix has ruptured and there may possibly be infection left int he body can it cause renal kidney failure in the future?

Indirectly,if at all: Acute appendicitis with perforation may be complicated by an acute infection throughout the body (sepsis) that can compromise other organs' function temporarily, such as the kidney. Furthermore, an abscess may develop within the abdominal cavity that could take weeks to manifest itself; left untreated, this could lead to sepsis, as well. Either way, the effects on other organs are reversible w/rx. ...Read more

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If only 35% of your kidney is working does that mean renal failure yet?

If only 35% of your kidney is working does that mean renal failure yet?

No, chronic kdny dis: 35% means a stage 3 ckd = chronic kidney disease. Under 30% is stage 4 where we only prepare patient for dialysis but not do dialysis. Under 10-15% is what we call failure and start dialysis. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if only 37% of your kidney is working does that mean renal failure?

Could you tell me if only 37% of your kidney is working does that mean renal failure?

37% kidney function: At 37% of kidney function (kf), you did not have kidney failure, you have chronic kidney disease (ckd). Most non-diabetic patients start dialysis when their kf is. ...Read more

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If one's kidney fxn is 14 percent, is that considered end stage renal failure? Any way to reverse its course? Any fluctuation possible?

If one's kidney fxn is 14 percent, is that considered end stage renal failure?  Any way to reverse its course? Any fluctuation possible?

GFR <15 is end stage: Kidney doctors will follow the lab results, start dialysis, and refer to the transplant team if one is eligible. Criteria for transplant can vary among medical centers and may include: end-stage renal disease, creatinine clearance at 20 or less, no active or ongoing cancers, no active infections, have reasonable heart and lung function, bmi <35, no smoking/drug-abuse/alcohol-abuse, etc... ...Read more

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Friend is young and healthy other than his renal failure. What is the success rate of the kidney not rejecting his body and realy working?

Friend is young and healthy other than his renal failure. What is the success rate of the kidney not rejecting his body and realy working?

Transplant success: There are a couple of places to get more information - go here (http://www.Konnectology.Com/kidneytransplant/success) or go to webmd. Overall success rate is at or above 90%, but there are so many factors that go into determining kidney survival after transplant i could fill a book. My best advice is use google and read. I wish your friend great success. ...Read more

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Stage 5 renal failure of 80+ year old man with one kidney operating at less than 10%?

Stage 5 renal failure of 80+ year old man with one kidney operating at less than 10%?

???????????: What's the question? To get the most from this site you enter background information, as you have, and ask a question related to that information.You are welcome to start over.Your questions are not linked & are sent out to the site at random. ...Read more

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Kidney Failure (Definition)

A condition in which your kidneys suddenly stop working normally. Since your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood, when your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems ...Read more