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Why r my calcium levels normal, while my ionized calcium levels are high? I have bone pain, fatigue, kidney stones. I don't know pth level, or vit. D.

Why r my calcium levels normal, while my ionized calcium levels are high? I have bone pain, fatigue, kidney stones. I don't know pth level, or vit. D.

Half if calcium: In the blood is bound to proteins and inactive. The other, active, half is the ionized or free calcium, which is what really does the heavy lifting and is more accurate cllinically. You really need the other lab and a good endocrinologist. ...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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What effects can losing a kidney have on the body-can it cause fatigue, or affect the immune system?

What effects can losing a kidney have on the body-can it cause fatigue, or affect the immune system?

Single kidney: Loss of one kidney should have no effect on bodily functions. You can live a normal life with one kidney. The one exception would be of you had faling kidneys. In that situation every bit of healthy kidney tissue is needed to maintain kidney functions, so loss of an entire kidney could have a significant consequence. Fatigue and even immune dysfunction could occur with more severe kidney failure. ...Read more

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Mystery diagnosis... Recurrent liver/kidney function test abnormalities, weak immune system, fatigue, joint pain; but neg rf test... What's up w/me?!

Mystery diagnosis... Recurrent liver/kidney function test abnormalities, weak immune system, fatigue, joint pain; but neg rf test... What's up w/me?!

Could be. ..: The negative rheumatoid factor does not completely exclude rheumatoid arthritis but given the tests and symptoms you mention, it could be lupus erythematosus. You need to see a rheumatologist. Joint pain at your age is not "normal" and the liver and kidney abnormalities could be related. ...Read more

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Could the loss of a kidney be a possible cause of cronic fatigue?

Could the loss of a kidney be a possible cause of cronic fatigue?

Chronic fatige: This is unlikely. Chronic fatigue has a whole lot of possibilities. Most peolpe do well with only one kidney ie kidney donors. Certailnly if your remaining kidney is failing and not working correctly this can cause fatigue with often swelling, sob and lab abnormalities. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can adrenal fatigue syndrome cause kidney stones?

Can adrenal fatigue syndrome cause kidney stones?

No: The most common cause of kidney stones in women is not drinking enough water. When the urine is concentrated, crystals, which can become stones, form more easily than when the urine is dilute from a higher intake of water. ...Read more

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I have been getting headaches, tiredness, extremely sleepy for 1-2weeks. I took Prilosec for 2yrs and again recently. Can this cause kidney diease?

I have been getting headaches, tiredness, extremely sleepy for 1-2weeks. I took Prilosec for 2yrs and again recently. Can this cause kidney diease?

See your doctor.: It Is not likely that the symptoms you are experiencing are due to Prilosec, or even kidney disease at all. There are many things that can cause kind of symptoms that you are describing. You need a general evaluation, including a physical exam and possibly laboratory tests to sort it out. Do not delay in seeking care. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does low kidney function cause low immune system with low WBC and platelets? Or would it be the other way around?

Does low kidney function cause low immune system with low WBC and platelets? Or would it be the other way around?

Kidney: Depends on how poorly the kidney function is. It can lead to anemia and sometimes low platelet count. Sounds like you have more going on and should continue seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Will having kidney stones cause me even greater issues because I also have Multiple Sclerosis? I'm in pain and extra fatigued.

Comments: Kidney stones are miserable and probably one of the most intense pains that humans can encounter, but will not make MS worse or trigger a relapse. If the stones are a nidus of infection, this could be an answer for your bladder infection. There is no causal relation between kidney stones and MS, and you could consider lithotripsy to deal with these. ...Read more

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Can a decreased kidney function (30%) cause tiredness, lack of energy, and feeling faint?

Can a decreased kidney function (30%) cause tiredness, lack of energy, and feeling faint?

Symptoms kidney: At age of 18 if your kidney functions are 335 nprmal you have other issues to worry about as to what is the cause of it and if the causal disease is causing the symptoms. As such reduced renal function down to 33 5 does not usually create too many symptoms but as they reduce further you may see these appear kidney function is just one measure you should be seeing a good nephrologist if this is you. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in kidney when I cough? I have been dealing with kidney issues. Buff in urine, nausea, vomiting, a lot of pain, and fatigue. Now

What could cause pain in kidney when I cough? I have been dealing with kidney issues. Buff in urine, nausea, vomiting, a lot of pain, and fatigue. Now

Get evaluated.: Your physician will need to perform a detailed history, physical exam, and lab tests to work up what sounds to be a complicated medical history with prior kidney issues. Pain, nausea, & vomiting are often symptoms of an obstructed kidney, and though renal colic transmitted by coughing is rare, can also be due to obstruction. After evaluation, you may need to see a kidney or urologic specialist. ...Read more

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What causes missed periods, pain when peeing, had lower back pain along with kidney pain, and tiredness (with no prior sexual experience)?

What causes missed periods, pain when peeing, had lower back pain along with kidney pain, and tiredness (with no prior sexual experience)?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be severe and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Can meningitis cause any long term immune issues? Recovered, but 3 months later still long bouts of fatigue/aches. Follow up labs have been normal

Can meningitis cause any long term immune issues? Recovered, but 3 months later still long bouts of fatigue/aches. Follow up labs have been normal

Sounds pretty normal: This doesn't sound like you have any "immune issues". It is very common for people to feel wiped out, fatigued, and so on for a few months after any severe illness. Discuss with your doctor, but these feelings probably will gradually clear up. Good luck! ...Read more

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Multiple symptoms: weak immune sys., gastro prob, neuro sym, malaise, fatigue) for over a year but still no answers & losing motivation. Any suggestions?

Multiple symptoms: weak immune sys., gastro prob, neuro sym, malaise, fatigue) for over a year but still no answers & losing motivation. Any suggestions?

CFS or depression?: You've probably already looked at chronic fatigue syndrome and depression. While you continue to pursue the answer, do everything you can to ensure you're getting good quality sleep, while minimizing stress. Otherwise things are just likely to get worse. You have to take care of yourself or you won't be able to help others. ...Read more

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35yo m HIV neg. Cd3, cd4, cd8 mildly depressed, cd19 mildly elevated. Fatigue large complaint. Possible causes of immune dysfunction listed?

35yo m HIV neg. Cd3, cd4, cd8 mildly depressed, cd19 mildly elevated. Fatigue large complaint. Possible causes of immune dysfunction listed?

Horses, not zebras: You don't have "immune dysfunction." you have a mild abnormality of a lab test that shouldn't have been drawn in the first place. Focus on common causes of fatigue, not rare ones. ...Read more

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I have bad allergies and a high IgE level (1300). Will this wear my immune system out over time? Also can allergies cause body aches and fatigue?

I have bad allergies and a high IgE level (1300). Will this wear my immune system out over time? Also can allergies cause body aches and fatigue?

Maybe: Allergy is from a skewed immune reaction to otherwise innocuous substances- usually a protein. People with allergic asthma are more susceptible to respiratory infections for this reason. Allergy does not usually cause body aches although sleep disruption from your allergic conditions may cause body aches and fatigue. Uncontrolled asthma can cause fatigue. See an allergist. ...Read more

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Myself (30 years) have mild lower back pain and I always fatigue in my calf, all my normal blood routine test is normal, what is the cause of this?

Myself (30 years) have mild lower back pain and I always fatigue in my calf, all my normal blood routine test is normal, what is the cause of this?

If by "fatigue": You mean WEAKNESS you might have a pinched nerve in your back between the 4th and 5th LUMBAR vertebrae! Discuss with your Primary Care Provider!

Hope this helps,,, just a thought!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Vomiting for over 3 weeks, fever pain in lower back, fatigue weight loss 12 lbs in the last 10 days doctors unsure of cause should I go to the ed?

ER: The er is not the place in which to begin a diagnostic evaluation for a 3 week illness that your doctor is uncertain about. If the doctor is not continuing an investigation to find the cause of these disturbing symptoms then perhaps they can refer to someone more specialized for further assessment. You need a diagnostician, not an er doctor who will simply refer you on. ...Read more

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Have a yeast infection while on my cycle would it cause fatigue and bloating and lower back pain?

Have a yeast infection while on my cycle would it cause fatigue and bloating and lower back pain?

Not a vaginal: Yeast infection, would not cause those symptoms but your period can cause all of those symptoms, please see your gyn for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Symptoms: Fatigue, right (achy)chest pain when exerted or cold air, achy joints, infrequent nausea and mild headache, lower back pain. Causes?

Symptoms: Fatigue, right (achy)chest pain when exerted or cold air, achy joints, infrequent nausea and mild headache, lower back pain. Causes?

FATIGUE EVAL: You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. Start a. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach. Com gutbliss. Com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science. Com Then review results if no firm diagnosis is made, a sleep study may be necessary many subtle sleep disorders cause Fatigue. COLD INDUCED. ASTHMA CAN CAUSE Atypical CP ...Read more

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Swollen glands, lower back pain, constantly dehydrated and fatigued. What could be the cause?

You need to: See an internist for further examination there are many reasons you can have these symptoms. You may have a virus like mononucleosis. A doctor would be able to make a diagnosis after a thorough exam which may include bloodwork, throat culture etc. ...Read more

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The past month, I exercise and eat healthy and my stomach got bigger (not pregnant) what causes abdominal enlargement? Also lower back pain and fatigue

The past month, I exercise and eat healthy and my stomach got bigger (not pregnant) what causes abdominal enlargement? Also lower back pain and fatigue

Check your weight: If you are not gaining weight from eating too much food, You may be overexerting and getting a six pack of abdominal muscles. Be sure to check with a trainer that you are balancing exercises and stretch afterwards. Good to get examined if no improvement. A sonogram could check for an ovarian cyst. ...Read more

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Severe pain in abdomen, blood clots during period, facial hair, lower back pain, lack of sex drive, fatigue what could be the cause? It's killing me!!

Severe pain in abdomen, blood clots during period, facial hair, lower back pain, lack of sex drive, fatigue what could be the cause? It's killing me!!

Exam needed: You need to see a provider to have an exam and to follow up w/ the necessary treatments recommended. No one can diagnose those symptoms from a distance. Find relief or get started on resolving the issue (s). Best! ...Read more

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How does polycystic kidneys affect the immune system?

How does polycystic kidneys affect the immune system?

Not sure: Adult polycystic kidney disease (numerous cysts form in both kidneys. It is a autosomal dominant genetic disease, meaning you inherit it from your parents. Can cause cysts in the liver and pancreas, aneurysms in the brain which can cause stroke.Urinary tract infections, blood in urine, high blood pressure
kidney stones, renal failure, bowel diverticula can occur. No definite immune issues are related. ...Read more

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Can kidney cyst compromise my immune system?

Can kidney cyst compromise my immune system?

No.: One person in four has a simple kidney cyst. Ignore it. I wish all the questions here were this easy! Thanks for writing. ...Read more