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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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Does excess calcium cause kidney problems?

Does excess calcium cause kidney problems?

It is possible : It is possible. One of the mechanisms may be kidney stones or calcium deposit in the kidneys. ...Read more

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Can kidney problems cause elevation of lipase?

Sort of: Renal failure can result in mild elevations of amylase and lipase, but by then renal failure is a serious enough issue and elevated lipase is a side issue. ...Read more

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Is cheese bad for people having kidney problems?

Kidney problems: It depends on the kidney problem. For people with chronic kidney disease or who or on dialysis, cheese has alot of phosphorus and that can build up in the body. If someone is having stones or other bladder infections, cheese should not directly effect the kidneys. ...Read more

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What creatinine levels indicate kidney problems?

What creatinine levels indicate kidney problems?

Varies: Although serum creatinine is routinely tested when blood chemistry is ordered, it is not a standardized test (i.e. different labs will give a slightly different numerical values & direct comparison of values from such labs is not meaningful). Frequently, normal serum creatinine ranges from 0.8 to 1.3 mg/dl. However, other factors such as degree of hydration and the muscle mass of the patient. ...Read more

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Could not drinking enough cause kidney problems?

Could not drinking enough cause kidney problems?

Yes it can: Most common problem is development of kidney stones due to hyper-concentration of urine ; crystallisation of urinary salts. Also increase risk f urinary infections which could ascend from bladder, cause pyelonephritis ; damage kidneys. ...Read more

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Can taking glutathione IV cause kidney problems?

Can taking glutathione IV cause kidney problems?

In fact: Glutathione IV is GIVEN in patients with kidney failure to supposedly help "tired blood" (anemia) There are no scientifically based medical studies showing the effectiveness of supplementing this chemical which is produced in large quantities in normal LIVER. MY OPINION ONLY Hope it helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Is it possible for an 8yo to have kidney problems?

Is it possible for an 8yo to have kidney problems?

Different but yes: In kids, their issues are often related to abnormal kidney shape/size/formation and outflow tract. The get urinary tract infections often due to these defects. Adults often lose function after diabetes or high blood pressure, kids rarely have these.There are kids that need/get kidney transplants every year after kidney failure. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of kidney problems?

What are the signs and symptoms of kidney problems?

Hematuria & Pain: Now often found at prenatal maternal/fetal ultrasound.. After birth large cystic, swollen kidney or large tumor sometimes causes visible bulge & can be palpated.Dark colored bloody urine can suggest nephritis, tumor or stone.Flank pain & percussion over lower rib cage could be pyelonephritis or obstructing stone. Thirst + large volumes of urine ?Diabetes insipidus(kidney can't concentrate urine. ...Read more

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How long does an alcoholic with kidney problems have to live?

How long does an alcoholic with kidney problems have to live?

Consult nephrologist: Taking care of the kidney problems. Of course subject may drink her/himself to death. Could die from acute alcohol poisoning, liver cirrhosis, kill him/herself in a dui accident or just walk into traffic on a highway. There are many ways to shorten one's life as an alcoholic. ...Read more

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What should be the diet plan for someone with kidney problems?

What should be the diet plan for someone with kidney problems?

Recommend: not covering this in 400 characters or less. Working with a nutritionist would be of much more benefit to you. ...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)

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