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Is there a link between kidney problems and developing astigmatism in a 4 year old?

Is there a link between kidney problems and developing astigmatism in a 4 year old?

Astigmatism & Kidney: As a direct cause not common since astigmatism is due to a football shaped cornea. Kidney disease could be incidentally associated with astigmatism.Theoretically, kidney infection can cause high fever and that in children has anecdotaly been associated with astigmatism.Clinically not common. ...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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I had HUS when I was a little over a year old. I recently have started developing some worrying symptoms of kidney problems, is there a link?

I had HUS when I was a little over a year old. I recently have started developing some worrying symptoms of kidney problems, is there a link?

H/O of HUS: Could be. HUS can recur. Please follow up with doc/ nephrologist within 24 hours as the effects can be serious , need CBC, CMP, U/A http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hemolytic-uremic-syndrome/basics/prevention/con-20029487 ...Read more

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How do I know if I have kidney problems?

Asymptomatic: Apart from kidney stones or sources of bleeding, kidney disease is largely asymptomatic. You can ask your doctor to screen you for diabetes, hypertension, check your blood chemistry, and spot urine albumin/creatinine ratio for an initial line of evaluation. ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in kidney problems?

What symptoms are common in kidney problems?

Plenty: Decreased urine output may or may not be seen, change in urine color possible, fatigue, swelling, chest pain. Depends on the severity of kidney problems. Please see a more comprehensive list here: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/what-are-signs-and-symptoms-of-ckd.Html. ...Read more

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What are common kidney problems in children?

What are common kidney problems in children?

More specific: Please be more specific - give more symptoms that the child is experiencing. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of kidney problems?

What are some of the symptoms of kidney problems?

Flank pain, blood: Back pain in the flank at level of lower back ribcage, can be very severe kidney stones. Blood in the urine, in any amount, either bright red or rust brown. Flank pain with fever, chills 7 vomiting. Back pain aftr uti. Puffiness of the eyes or ankles. Thirst and producing excessive volumes of urine. Absent urine production from acute medical kidney disease. High blood pressure & headaches etc. ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in having kidney problems?

None -> many: Flank pain w stones, kidney infection, abscess, urinary reflux, or obstruction. Blood in urine w nephritis, stones, infection, trauma, cancer, tuberous sclerosis, av malformation. Abdo pain & vomiting w hydronephrosis. Ankle &/or eyelid swelling w nephrotic syndrome or kidney failure. Thirst & frequent urination w diabetes insipidus, headache & high BP w kidney artery stenosis. Frothy urine =protein. ...Read more

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What are typical signs of kidney problems or failure?

What are typical signs of kidney problems or failure?

Plenty: Decreased urine output may or may not be seen, change in urine color possible, fatigue, swelling, chest pain. Depends on the severity of kidney problems. Please see a more comprehensive list here: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/what-are-signs-and-symptoms-of-ckd.Html. ...Read more

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Does diabetes cause kidney problems?

Does diabetes cause kidney problems?

Diabetic nephropathy: Diabetes causing high blood sugar can damage kidneys because sugar is filtered by kidney glomeruli. High blood sugar damages the filters so that larger molecules such as protein, which normall are retained, escape through the filters causing proteinuria or albuninuria which damages kidneys firther.Kidney damage causes hypertension whichs adds to damage.Early diagnosis & treatment can slow disease. ...Read more

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Can cheap perfume cause kidney problems?

Can cheap perfume cause kidney problems?

Unlikely: It probably depends on what potentially harmful ingredient is in the perfume but it is not a common cause of kidney failure. ...Read more

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Kidney Problems (Definition)

Kidney problems are clinical findings that are likely due to kidney issues and include mid-back pain on one side, pain with urination, decreased urination, bubbly ...Read more


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Astigmatism (Definition)

Astigmatism is an eye condition that causes blurry vision because the eye is unable to focus light to a point and thus unable to produce a sharp ...Read more