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Leg Cramping Stage 5 Kidney Disease
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
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
On a diuretic for edema, kidney disease, i still have terrible swelling. More swelling on one leg, turns red and swells duble size, should I fone dr?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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
32y f possible kidney disease, current fracture in foot, freezing cold & later sweating. Feel run down, bad calf pain in leg with fracture. Advice?
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