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For 57+ female, is occasional cramp of left leg in winter nights due to osteoarthritis (known) or kidney disease (not yet diagnosed) ?

For 57+ female, is occasional cramp of left leg in winter nights due to osteoarthritis (known) or kidney disease (not yet diagnosed) ?

Hard to say: Patients with kidney disease can have subtle changes in their electrolytes that can lead to cramping. Osteoarthritis is a common cause of lower extremity pain. There are multiple other possibilities. Seeing a primary care doctor for a good medical check up is probably a good place to start. ...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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A family member had kidney disease and lost movement of their legs. why does this happen?

A family member had kidney disease and lost movement of their legs. why does this happen?

Kidney disease: The primary reason for the kidney disease itself the reason for the leg weakness also. Leg weakness could be from a different cause is a possibility also. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have severe leg pain with kidney disease?

Is it normal to have severe leg pain with kidney disease?

No: Severe leg pain, especially one sided, is a cause for immediate medical attention. It could be muscle cramps but it could be more serious. See a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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End stage kidney disease(pkd). Recurrent infections since apr, 12. Been on levoflox 500 since then.Noticed redness of skin in the leg.Is the drug safe?

End stage kidney disease(pkd). Recurrent infections since apr, 12. Been on levoflox 500 since then.Noticed redness of skin in the leg.Is the drug safe?

PKD and levofloxacin: Levofloxacin is a good medication, though can have tendon side effects. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Levo are especially good for PKD associated infections. Redness of leg skin may reflect some edema -- is there evidence of rash on trunk or arms? ...Read more

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My dad has third stay kidney disease and takes diuretics. But all of the sudden he's swollen in his knees, hands, legs....What might this mean?

My dad has third stay kidney disease and takes diuretics. But all of the sudden he's swollen in his knees, hands, legs....What might this mean?

Fluid retention: He is retaining fluid from his kidney disease; it seems like he has a protein-losing kidney problem and his blood protein levels are lower - hence fluid retention in various body parts. Call his doctor. Needs check ...Read more

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I have stage 3 kidney disease. Can I take Mirapex for Restless Leg Syndrome? If not what would be the best choice. Can't take Requip (ropinirole) because of nausea

I have stage 3 kidney disease. Can I take Mirapex for Restless Leg Syndrome? If not what would be the best choice. Can't take Requip (ropinirole) because of nausea

Speak with doctor: Clearance of pramipexole was 75% lower in patients with severe renal impairment and about 60% lower in patients with moderate impairment compared with healthy volunteers. Other options inc rotigotine transdermal (liver metabolism), calcium, magnesium. Please speak with your physician. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for calciphylaxis nephrogenic fibrosis dermatopathy for chronic kidney disease patients. The inflamation on both legs r unbearab

What is the treatment for calciphylaxis nephrogenic fibrosis dermatopathy for chronic kidney disease patients. The inflamation on both legs r unbearab

The 2 are different: Calcipylaxis is probably what you are referring to.Vpainful dark leg lesions that later ulcerate and actually may heal in my experience over months. The problem is its incapacitating pain and infection development that make mobility not possible. Most pts request to quit dialysis. May use local Lidocaine 2% gel on it to kill pain. Of 14 pts I have seen, 2 healed in 3 months both on 500 mgcipro/day. ...Read more

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32y f possible kidney disease, current fracture in foot, freezing cold & later sweating. Feel run down, bad calf pain in leg with fracture. Advice?

32y f possible kidney disease, current fracture in foot, freezing cold & later sweating. Feel run down, bad calf pain in leg with fracture.  Advice?

Ask your doctor: Many things going on here. Could be reflex sympathetic dystrophy which is an abnormal neurological reaction to trauma. Calf pain could possibly be phlebitis or a clot. Are you walking on foot? Consult your doctor immediately! ...Read more

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Kidney Diseases (Definition)

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