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Kidney Working Properly
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
What type of test should a person do to know if his kidneys are working properly (for a person with type 2 diabetes)?
MY grandfather is suffering from anemia + his kidney is not working properly but working. his hemoglobin is increasing day by day.
What are you asking?: We'd love to help, and we're happy you are there for your grandfather. ...Read more
I recently went to a physical and my creatinine results came a bit higher than usual. I was told my kidneys are not properly working. How i fix that?
My son urine come back with high levels of sodium of over 250mg what's this mean for his kidneys and are they working properly he has rta?
RTA: In order to diagnose RTA, youneed to have blood tests to make the diagnosis. RTA has four types and many causes for it. Finding the reason for it is more important. high urine sodium means his kidneys are leaking sodium. ...Read more
Yes: You need to see a urologist to have evaluations to find out why your right kidney is not working. It could be a serious problem. ...Read more
About a week: With no kidney function at all (0%) usually 3 days to 2weeks. This sometimes is allowed to occur if a patient stops dialysis due to some other medical issue (such as terminal cancer). Otherwise patients are maintained on dialysis and can live indefinitely with adequate dialysis treatments even with 0% kidney function. Sometimes kidneys stop working temporarily and can recover. ...Read more
Time of uremic death: The time of death due to uremia varies from person to person. Those who stop dialysis may live anywhere from one week to several weeks, depending on the amount of kidney function they have left and their overall medical condition. Other patients who have kidney failure and who have not started dialysis may live for weeks, as well. The time of death depends on the same factors listed earlier. ...Read more
I have a caught that's been lasting over a week now and every time i cough my kidney hurt. I also have bad kidney working at 30%?
Cough and pain: Your pain on coughing is due to your muscles involved with the cough process. If you have that bad a cough, you should see a physician and/or get an x-ray to make sure you do not have a pneumonia. Your poor kidney function (kf) of 30% at your age is concerning. Have you seen a nephrologist (n) to see what the cause it and if your low kf can be improved? Good luck. ...Read more
Results from my scan says everything is working fine. A bulky left kidney but they don't think it's clinically significant. What does this mean?
Not sure: We don't normally describe the kidneys as "bulky" or not bulky. It could simply mean that one kidney is larger than the other in which case in and of itself is clinically insignificant or if one kidney is "bulky" in a part of it then that raises the possibility of a tumor or if the calyceal system is enlarged then there maybe obstruction. ASK YOUR DOCTOR! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Your options: Your options for failed kidneys are few. One is to do nothing. However if you do nothing you will die without working kidneys. Therefore the other options are renal transplant or dialysis. Dialysis can either be done through the blood (hemodialysis) or through the abdominal wall (peritoneal dialysis). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rarely: The answer depends on whether the kidney dysfunction developed quickly or over a long period of time. If there was something that caused the kidneys to fail that can be corrected such as dehydration or a medication, the kidneys can recover. However if the condition developed over many years associated with a chronic disease such as diabetes high blood pressure or glomerulonephritis than the likelihood of recovery is low. ...Read more