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Level 3 Kidney Disease From E Coli
21days in icu forsepsis, parkinson, prostate & kidney disease.E-coli in urine.Now urine shows same result-2 high sensitive drugs become resistant. Help.
Advanced question: If resistance is seen with 2 classes of antibiotic drugs, an alternate antibiotic which e coli is sensitive to, will be chosen and the source of the infection- likely a chronic foley catheter- will be removed. You ICU team of doctors is the most appropriate group to ask this question, specifically the id specialist (if there is one in your institution). ...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
No: Absolutely not. In fact, if you do not have a real diagnosis, such as kidney damage from high blood pressure or diabetes, or glomerulonephritis or interstitial nephritis, be skeptical about the whole thing. At your age, creatinine levels can be up for a variety of reasons. When I was bodybuilding, mine ran 1.6-1.8 with perfectly good kidneys. ...Read more
I tested at a level of stage 3 kidney disease last week (gfr 43). What is the likelihood when retested this week that it would be "normal?"
Class 3 CKD: Your question is better answered by a nephrologist (n). At your age, it is not likely your GFR will improve. For a 77 year old female, you have well preserved kidney function. Improvements are possible in a low grf if there is some reversible cause responsible for it. Patients on advil-like drugs can have improved renal function if they come off them, for example. See a n for more information. ...Read more
Not necessarily.: If you are healthy, this lab finding might be unexpected. However, it doesn't mean that you have intrinsic kidney disease. There are factors other than the kidney which could raise serum creatinine including dehydration, liver disease, heart disease, urinary tract obstruction, muscle breakdown. Certain antibiotics and blood pressure medications can elevate it. I would go to your PCP and repeat it ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can stage 4 kidney disease be cured? If levels are stable, how can I tell if getting worse. What symptoms should I look for?
Kidney Disease Cure: You should ask the doctor who told you that you had stage 4 kidney disease to refer you to a nephrologist and to tell you what caused it. It can be caused by diabetes, high bp, medicines, obstruction and diseases of the kidney. See a nephrologist for other tests and be followed by him. Symptoms of kidney failure may include weakness, nausea, itching, a bitter taste in your mouth among others. ...Read more
My Crestinine serum level is 1.01 but the range is 0.57-1.00 does this mean I have kidney disease or failure, please explain? Please help
NO: The test is NORMAL. Move on and don't worry. ...Read more
No: Often c3 complement levels are a nonspecific marker of other possible problems like infection or autoimmune inflammation or lupus perhaps. But if you have normal kidney function otherwise that may not be the case. You might need to have your kidney function looked at more closely to be sure of this with other tests first. ...Read more