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Doctor insights on: Medicine For Kidney Cystic Diseases

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Can you find out if your fetus has cystic kidney disorder by ultrasound?

Can you find out if your fetus has cystic kidney disorder by ultrasound?

Absolutely!: A center competent in prenatal sonography should detect ~90% of renal cystic lesions. ...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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Best milk for people with poly cystic kidney disease?

Best milk for people with poly cystic kidney disease?

Potassium issue?: Polycystic kidney disease is a genetic disease that leads to cystic enlargement of the kidneys (often liver as well) accompanied by decreased kidney function and eventually kidney failure. The peak age for kidney failure is the 5-6th decade. I don't see why and adult with PKD could not have milk (cow) with coffee or cereal. Milk is high in potassium--is that the reason? Needs restriction. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about a 23 mm complex cystic structure on my right kidney?

Should I be concerned about a 23 mm complex cystic structure on my right kidney?

Yes: Needs proper work up. Simple cysts are benign. Complex cysts have potential for cancers sometimes- don't mean to scare you. Follow your doctors recommendations. ...Read more

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Is there a link between pco and poly cystic kidney?

Is there a link between pco and poly cystic kidney?

Just the name: Polycystic ovaries and polycystic kidneys are unrelated. The former is poorly-understood and probably a reaction pattern. The latter is a variable group of genetic diseases. ...Read more

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The doctor said that my baby had a cystic lesion on her kidney. What does that mean?

The doctor said that my baby had a cystic lesion on her kidney. What does that mean?

Dr should explain: Baby could have one of many types of cystic lesions. Probably most common is so called multicystic kidney displasia, birth defect where part of, or entire kidney is made up of a bunch of cysts. Opposite kidney is usually normal and child will have a normal life. May have a simple cyst, may have a complex cyst which is usually benign. Can be an obstructed calyx or blocked part of duplex kidney. Ask dr. ...Read more

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The doctor said that my baby had a cystic lesion on her kidney. What can be done? Is this serious?

The doctor said that my baby had a cystic lesion on her kidney. What can be done? Is this serious?

Not necessarily: Cystic renal lesions range from simply cysts (spherical sac of fluid such as water) to more complex cystic masses such as cancer. If basic imaging was done and it isn't clear whether it is a simply cyst, it may be best to conduct further imaging such as a CT or MRI (with contrast). Hope this helps. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a large mass on kidney, 12x8x9cm large. Described as having tubular cystic areas without vascularity, what are the things this may be?

I have a large mass on kidney, 12x8x9cm large. Described as having tubular cystic areas without vascularity, what are the things this may be?

Urology referral: I would encourage you to seek an evaluation from a urologist who can weigh in on the nature of the mass. I assume the details you described are from a percutaneous biopsy? ...Read more

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Can you drink green tea when u take Zoloft (sertraline) and have cystic kidneys?

Can you drink green tea when u take Zoloft (sertraline) and have cystic kidneys?

Zoloft (sertraline) + green tea: I am only responding from a psychiatric perspective. Green tea is fine with use of zoloft (sertraline). You will need to get input from a urologist or other physician about use of green tea with cystic kidneys. ...Read more

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I found a MRI showed multiloculated cystic structure of unknown eitology within the left kidney hilar region. Could this be malignant?

I found a MRI showed multiloculated cystic structure of unknown eitology within the left kidney hilar region. Could this be malignant?

Without knowing: Any of the details, it is tough to say, but it is possible to have a cystic neoplasm. Sounds like it may need further evaluation. Speak with your doctor about next steps. ...Read more

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Polycystic kidneys led 2 transplant 5 yrs ago. Works & labs great. Still severe chronic pain from cystic kidneys. Would mj 4 pain hurt transplant?

Polycystic kidneys led 2 transplant 5 yrs ago. Works & labs great. Still severe chronic pain from cystic kidneys. Would mj 4 pain hurt transplant?

. Surgery: I am not sure what mj is, but your history shows you are taking rx meds for pain so otc meds may not work. If you are still experiencing pain after all this time you may need to have surgery to reduce the size of your kidneys. I would recommend talking to yor nephrologist and/or transplant surgeon for further guidance. ...Read more

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20 weeks sonogram shows echogenic foci in 4 chamber heart and cystic areas seen bilaterally in fetal kidney measuring 3mm. Tested neg for ds, worried?

20 weeks sonogram shows echogenic foci in 4 chamber heart and cystic areas seen bilaterally in fetal kidney measuring 3mm. Tested neg for ds, worried?

Not likely: Your doctor is the best one to ask since he or she has all the details. An echogenic intracardiac foci is basically a variation of normal if your genetic blood testing was normal and there are no other abnormalities were seen. There is not enough detail to comment of the kidney. ...Read more

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18 yr old has pain in lower parts of right side of abdomen, side, and right lower back has history of lapband, h pyloria, poly cy cystic fibrosis

In: In a patient with a lap-band who has abdominal pain, you must be immediately evaluated. Please call your bariatric surgeon for immediate evaluation. If your doctor can't evaluate you immediately, or if you have continued pain, vomiting, or fever then you need to go to the er. ...Read more

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10 yr old daughter MRI on lower back for curve says l5-6 diffuse mild disc bulge & mild degenerative change in facets; l6-s1 cystic changes & degenerative change in facets greater on right. Normal?

10 yr old daughter MRI on lower back for curve says l5-6 diffuse mild disc bulge & mild degenerative change in facets; l6-s1 cystic changes & degenerative change in facets greater on right. Normal?

Unusual: 6 lumbar vertebrae is an unusual variant but occasionally seen. To have degeneration at 10 is certainly unusual as well, but since MRI has been available, it's become apparent that younger patients can start having degeneration early. At this point, I wouldn't be terribly alarmed - simple conservative care and observation and followup should suffice - your child may very well grow up just fine. ...Read more

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Why do folk medicine people say you have kidney disease if you wake up at 3am a lot?

Why do folk medicine people say you have kidney disease if you wake up at 3am a lot?

See below: They were right, as you loose kidney function ie if your blood tests reveal lower GFR, your kidneys loose the ability to concentrate urine and your blader gets full quickly and you may have to empty the bladder a few times at night, not particularly at 3 am! ...Read more

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Why are patients with chronic kidney disease at higher risk for drug related complications?

Kidneys filter drugs: When Chronic kidney disease is diagnosed kidney function have already dwindled. One of the many functions of kidneys is to filters drugs and their metabolic products into urine and excrete them. When that function is compromised, complications arise frequently. ...Read more

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Had nephrotic syndrome 12 yrs ago. Minimal change disease. Should I always be on bp drug to protect kidneys? I've been on Losartan and my new dr disc

Had nephrotic syndrome 12 yrs ago. Minimal change disease. Should I always be on bp drug to protect kidneys? I've been on Losartan and my new dr disc

See answer: Minimal Change Disease is one of the more common and treatable kidney diseases. >90% of patients respond to oral steroids, with most having a complete remission. However, >50% of the adults who go into remission will relapse at some point. A nephrologist is the best MD to follow you and determine what medications are best for you based on your BP, edema, renal function, urine protein amount, etc. ...Read more

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How to treat hypertension due to kidney disease other than taking combined drug therapy, what lifestyle and food should be adopted to protect oneself?

How to treat hypertension due to kidney disease other than taking combined drug therapy, what lifestyle and food should be adopted to protect oneself?

Blood pressure: Low salt diet daily; avoid saturated fat foods; minimize animal protein to 30-40 grams per day. High intake of magnesium and potassium containing foods (fruit and some veg). Drink at least 3 liters fluid per day. ...Read more

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Are all nsaids drugs forbidden when kidneys are damaged with chronic kidney disease, meaning that only corticoid might be given against inflammatory?

Are all nsaids drugs forbidden when kidneys are damaged with chronic kidney disease, meaning that only corticoid might be given against inflammatory?

It depends: I see that you have both polycystic kidney disease and an enthesopathy, the latter being an illness for which the nsaids are extremely valuable. I have little use for "cookbook medicine" ("people with ___ can't take ___"). Your physician will explain the risks and benefits (relief from pain, you must stay well-hydrated) to using nsaids in our situation. ...Read more

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Is coreg (carvedilol) the drug of choice for high blood pressure in a person having kidney disease?

Is coreg (carvedilol) the drug of choice for high blood pressure in a person having kidney disease?

No: Although is a good BP agent for a patient with hypertension and/or heart disease, it would not be the best choice for someone who has kidney disease. A patient with kidney disease should be getting a medicine called an ace inhibitor like Lisinopril or an arb agent like Cozaar or diovan (valsartan). These agents help protect your kidneys from getting worse. ...Read more

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Daughter type 1 diabetic. Under tight control. Diagnosed with stage 1 kidney disease. On bp medicine. Recent protein 54 after 4 weeks on meds. Worry?

Daughter type 1 diabetic. Under tight control. Diagnosed with stage 1 kidney disease. On bp medicine. Recent protein 54 after 4 weeks on meds. Worry?

Here are some. ..: Sorry to hear someone is sick, but drug & sympathy would unnecessarily help in the long run; yet, empathy & actions will. Besides, it's good idea to accept, adopt, and adapt to whatever life might have brought to us by realizing: Life is a changing adjusting dynamic process of constant struggle to cope with reality, certainty, and uncertainty of daily living for survival, growth, and continuation. ...Read more

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Hi I have a light yellow color in my nail what the reason of that is it kidney or liver diseases? Note that, I took medicine called Isotretinoin

Hi I have a light yellow color in my nail what the reason of that is it kidney or liver diseases? Note that, I took medicine called Isotretinoin

May not be related: Discolored nails can have a variety of reasons, ranging from dirt to nail fungus to loss of protein to psorasis. An isolated yellow nail is probably not from kidney or liver disease- typically these can cause whitish nails. ...Read more

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End stage kidney disease (pkd). Recurrent infections since apr, 12. Been on levoflox 500 since then. Noticed redness of skin in the leg. Is the drug safe?

End stage kidney disease (pkd). Recurrent infections since apr, 12. Been on levoflox 500 since then. Noticed redness of skin in the leg. Is the drug safe?

PKD and levofloxacin: Levofloxacin is a good medication, though can have tendon side effects. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Levo are especially good for PKD associated infections. Redness of leg skin may reflect some edema -- is there evidence of rash on trunk or arms? ...Read more

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21days in icu forsepsis, parkinson, prostate & kidney disease. E-coli in urine. Now urine shows same result-2 high sensitive drugs become resistant. Help.

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

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I have kidney failure, heart disease and diabieses and I have a drug habit. I have lost the use of my legs I need help?

I have kidney failure, heart disease and diabieses and I have a drug habit. I have lost the use of my legs I need help?

First things first: When facing big challenges you can really only focus on one thing at a time, trying to take one step forward. It sounds like the major problem that is in your hands to change is the drug habit. Seeking help and getting clean may open other doors to important health care options. For example, you would only be a kidney transplant candidate after being clean for at least 6-12 months. Best of luck. ...Read more

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My husband is born with unilateral kidney. He is 32 years old n we discovered it 2 years back. What all food n medicine s he should avoid?

Solitary Kidney: Your husband should see a nephrologist to have the function of his kidney assessed with a 24 hour urine collection to asses the kidney's function. He will also need to have some blood tests taken. It seems as if he was born with one kidney and he can live many years with it without problems, in the absence of diseases that attack the kidney such as diabetes and hbp. ...Read more