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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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I have chronic kidney disease stage 4 .... Is it common to have loose bowel movements to that are lasting a few days?

I have chronic kidney disease stage 4 .... Is it common to have loose bowel movements to that are lasting a few days?

Diarrhea: Diarrhea can be seen with end stage renal disease and is not uncommon. Your symptoms may be related to kidney disease however change in bowel habits should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can an anatomical abnormality in the large intestine cause a delay in transit of food , and can this delay over time cause kidney disease?

Can an anatomical abnormality in the large intestine cause a delay in transit of food , and can this delay over time cause kidney disease?

Yes, no: It is possible to have an anatomic variant or a tumor in the large intestine which could slow transit or cause constipation. It is important to have a colonoscopy at age 50 to assess for possible polyps or tumors. However, a partial blockage of the large intestine does not cause kidney disease. If you have not yet had your colonoscopy, get it right away. Good luck. ...Read more

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Mom's in ICU with diverticulitis perforated colon and septis..kidney failure and not waking up once sedation was stopped..could I loss her?

Mom's in ICU with diverticulitis perforated colon and septis..kidney failure and not waking up once sedation was stopped..could I loss her?

I am so sorry: I am sorry for your situation. Perforated colon due to diverticulitis causing sepsis and kidney failure is very serious. Has she had surgery? or are they attempting to treat without surgery. As a specialty surgeon who has managed many of these situations I can tell you it is possible to survive this. Please do not hesitate to make sure all of the doctors are communicating with you/your family. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed IgA nephropathy since birth, and is weight loss a sign of pre-kidney failure?

I was diagnosed IgA nephropathy since birth, and is weight loss a sign of pre-kidney failure?

It can be. : Weight usually only occurs in the advanced stages of kidney failure. It frequently is associated with anorexia and avoidance of meat products. Have your basic blood checked soon. ...Read more

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I have severe preeclampsia 2011 almost loss of vision, kidney failure stillbirth a very traumatic event of my life do I have to conceive again.Scared?

I have severe preeclampsia 2011 almost loss of vision, kidney failure stillbirth a very traumatic event of my life do I have to conceive again.Scared?

No, of course not: Women are free to conceive or not to conceive. Women are free to do whatever they want with their own bodies. If not wanting to conceive, and wanting to continue having sex, just visit the ob-gyn and get some really effective birth control. One can also use condoms in addition to a method from the ob-gyn, for maximum protection. Vasectomy for the husband is an option, but rather permanent. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how a dialysis machine function in a person with kidney failure?

Can you tell me how a dialysis machine function in a person with kidney failure?

Filters: Kidneys filters blood, They basically have all the body's blood pass through them and they have specialized filters that take salts, toxins, drug and drug metabolites out. When they are not working dialysis machine's try to take over that function. Medicine has advanced a lot, and they are better than before, but still are not as efficient as the natural human kidney. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could a dialysis machine function in a person with kidney failure?

Substitute...: Dialysis is needed for someone with acute or chronic kidney failure with so-called uremic syndrome with fluid and electrolyte derangement, and can be done through extracorporeal "circulation" - abdominal or vascular - to remove fluid excess and correct electrolyte imbalance for detail, ask the expert in charge. Best. ...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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Kidney Failure (Definition)

The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more