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My Potassium Is High And I Always Feel Sick But My Kidney Function Is Fine Why
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
HIgh potassium level: Factitious hyperkalemia (fh) is caused buy potassium (k) leaking from the intracellular space while taking a sample of blood. Other causes are the rupture of red blood cells in the test tube which elevates k levels. Fh is seen with increased platelets in a person's blood. If you were not acidotic, and have a normal, for age, creatinine level, i suspect you had fh causing your high k reading. ...Read more
I have read different things about taking bystolic & losartan together causing potassium issues should i be concerned? My kidney function is great!!
Probably not: I agree there is a small chance of elevated potassium levels(hyperkalemia) with these two medications, if you have no kidney dysfunction or other medications predisposing you to elevated potassium levels you should be fine. Nonetheless you healthcare provider you should be monitoring your for elevated potassium levels, particularly when you just start taking these medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low potassium, 2.9. Awaiting kidney function test taking supplement 3x day and since starting have crampy feeling down one calf. Poss connection?
Yes,,: Your crampy feeling in your calf is one of the initial symptoms of hypokalemia or low blood potassium. Of your kidney function is lessened, that can be a cause, or if you're taking a diuretic it can also result in loss of potassium. You might need a potassium sparing diuretic like spironolactone to help stop the loss. It would be wise to see your doctor about your kidney tests and this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can one IM dose of 250 mg of methyl prednisone cause salt rentintion and low potassium? My last potassium level was 3.8 and normal kidney function.
Why have I been told that I have high potassium and low function kidneys. I have normal creatinine. what is wrong with me.
A cancer blood marker test done, result is kidney not functioning great, &also potassium is high! also have spot above rt kidney on CT scan, .Possib?
Kidney cancer: There is no serum blood test to detect kidney cancer. In addition, patients with kidney cancer, depending on tumor location, usually have normal kidney function. The "spot" seen on ct was likely described by the radiologist with an impression of what that abnormality represents. You should discuss these findings with the doctor who ordered the tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
26 f, microscopic hematuria detected inconsistently in urine tests. Blood tests show kidney function is fine. Should i be worried/see a urologist?
Constant hematuria: If you have no urinary tract infection, you need go to a urologist to assess your urinary tract. You will need a renal ultrasound and probably an intravenous pyelogram to see if there are any problems with your kidneys. If these studies show no problem, you will need to have the urologist do a cystoscopy so your urinary bladder's wall can be visualized to see if you have any abnormalities there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have cystinuria and my kidney function is always high. What are the health risks-side effects of high kidney function over an extended period?
Kidney Failure: As you may know Cystinuria is a genetic disorder which leads to increased Cystine in the urine and cystine stones ( a type of kidney stone) in the urinary tract. If your kidney function is impaired you should definitely be closely watched by a kidney specialist ( Nephrologist) who can monitor and try to minimize the damage to your kidneys. The risk is failure and need for long term dialysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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