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Medicine For Kidney Cystic Diseases
Absolutely!: A center competent in prenatal sonography should detect ~90% of renal cystic lesions. ...Read more
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
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
No: Not really, to the contrary some herbs may damage the kidney. ...Read more
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
What to do if I have kidney disorder and got that as the medicine to stop the bleeding now I'm late for menstruation cycle. Are they correlated?
Not enough info to: Know. Significant illness can delay period.Get a more detailed answer ›
How to treat hypertension due to kidney disease other than taking combined drug therapy, what lifestyle and food should be adopted to protect oneself?
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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