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Nephrologist First Appointment What To Expect Gown
I have my first appt with a nephrologist today to try and rule out diabetes insipidus. What can I expect on this first appt?
The first goal is to verify if you have diabetes insipidus. This done through a history, physical, and tests done on simultaneous samples of blood and urine.
Next is to evaluate the likely causes.
At your follow appointments, he/she will discuss results and treatment options. ...Read more
Nephrology is the study of the kidney: its structure, its function, and its diseases. The kidney is an incredibly complex organ that participates in a large number of essential bodily functions. Nephrologists are fellowship trained after completing an internal medicine residency, and they are experts in non-surgical treatment of the ...Read more
Im now stage 4 renal failure...Gfr 25 and creatinine 2.19. My first nephrologist appt is thursday .....What are the chances he will put me in hospital?
I see a nephrologist for "iga nephropathy" but have been having clots in my urine. Should i see a urologist? I have had 6-7 episodes of hematuria in the past 10 months. The first couple i thought were utis and went away on their own within 4 hours. Epi
Could you give me a list of nephrologists in tulsa that take medicaid and medicare. I can't seem to find any.
Large hospital : Look up a large academic center or hospital. They tend to accept almost all insurances. ...Read more
What are uncommon causes of low magnesium? Had replaced via iv. Take 8 slomag/day w/o real help. Don't have usual causes. I see nephrologist next wek
Kidney physician: Nephrologist is a physician who specializes in problems with kidney function and how the kidneys and their function or lack thereof affects the rest of the persons health. They may also be involved in the use of dialysis and kidney transplants as part of their treatment regimen. ...Read more
Depends: If you have mild kidney disease, then you probably need to see the nephrologist 2 to 3 times a year. However if you have more advanced renal impairment that requires multiple medications and frequent checking of your labs, they you may need to see that doctor 4 to 6 times a year. ...Read more
Avoiding dialysis: When to start dialysis is sometimes an easy decision, and sometimes more difficult. If your nephrologist sees a need then there is a good chance there really is one, but there can be differences between nephrologists as to absolute need for dialysis in cases where the lab or clinical data are not clear cut. Tthere are many risks, benefits and alternatives to discuss, so a second opinion may help. ...Read more
My nephrologist has only treated 6 other cases of hyperaldosteronism in 20 years. Should i stick with him or find another more experiened dr.?
Depends: Depends on your comfort level- i would stick to the nephrologist. ...Read more
Nephrologist said she thinks i may have pdk despite my age & no history of it in my family. Made it sound like nothing to really worry about. Is it?
PKD: PKD is diagnosed by renal ultrasound or MRI imaging. Each kidney must have at least 3 cysts are your age. PKD can have no detectable family history in about 5-10 percent of individuals. If PKD is present, then blood pressure will rise and some decline in kidney function will occur. The size of each kidney determines natural history in any individual. Larger kidneys are not as healthy. ...Read more
Nephrectomy : A urologist is the surgical specialist of the kidney and a nephrologist is the medical specialist of the kidney. So a urologist would remove a kidney. ...Read more
Both can diagnose : And treat kidney, ureter, bladder and urethral problems. However the urologist, being a surgeon can do surgical procedures in the diseased urologic organs while the nephrologist can't. God bless u! http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease/overview/treatment-overview/what-is-a-nephrologist?/e/6884. http://www.healthcommunities.com/urinary-system-tests/what-is-a-urologist.shtml. ...Read more
How to locate a nephrologist that may specialize in resistent HTN when the insurance list nor ads do not include the medical title of nephrologist?
Specialist neph: This unique feature of a particular nephrologist is typically known by reputation and referral lines. Some websites will feature a distinctive focus as well. Ask your internist about reputations. ...Read more
Hi.I told my nephrologist that i was taking 2 captopril instead of one.My GFR went from 47 to 22 in 3 mos. She said i "did this to myself" did i?
Rx directions: Not sure of your exact question here..If you were prescribed a medication and the instructions were to take 1 daily, then it is important to take 1 daily and be compliant. If you take 2 instead of one, you certainly can put yourself at risk for an adverse event/side effect, and with an ace inhibitor, the most likely adverse event would include kidney/renal issues. Hopefully any can be reversible. ...Read more
Firstly creatinine was 6.6 but doctor refereed to nephrologist in only 2days it became7.45 but after 7days creatinine is 7.82.what u suggest here?
Hospital.: That’s very rapid progression in what already seems to be a severely compromised renal function. I don’t know by your posting the last time your kidney function was normal, but this requires immediate and daily attention in a hospital, I’d think. ...Read more
Bum: A proctologist refers to a doctor who specializes in treatment of diseases of the anus and rectum. It's a term that has fallen out of favor. Today's proctologists are generally called colorectal surgeons, who concentrate on anorectal disease. ...Read more
Diab Insipidis: Both nephrologist and endocrinologist can diagnose and treat this condition. There are two forms of DI. One is a pituitary deficiency of vasopressin. The second is kidney hyporesponse to vasopressin. Both are usually treated with exogenous vasopressin, though using HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) with low salt diet can also be used. Testing involves water deprivation testing - avoiding any fluid x 12 hours with urine test ...Read more
Need nephrologist? : It is time to repeat the test first. And get a clean catch mid stream urinalysis Ask dr what your eGFR is calculated from creat. Then if too low recommend you do second opinion with me. ...Read more
I was in the ER diagnosed with hydronephrosis. What should I know? And when or if should I go to nephrologist?
See urologist: Hydronephrosis, which is dilation or swelling of the kidney, arises from obstruction in the kidney tube (ureter). Critical points to define: what is causing obstruction- narrowing or kink or junction between ureter/ kidney or lower in ureter, stone in ureter. Also need to know if involved kidney is healthy with renal scan. See urologist to define issues and possible treatments ...Read more
My GFR has been stage 3 for over 2 years now. My PCP has not even spoke to me about it. Should I see a Nephrologists? I do not need a referral.
Yes, you need ...: Medically, you need to see nephrologist for F/U; but bureaucratically in insurance, it might be a different story. So, ask Doc before move-on. Remember: While the real authority is the available truth & facts of life, men-made authority for bureaucratic convenience supersedes & suppresses it. ...Read more
Heard cefipeme could cause problems in kidney pts. Will nephrologist automatically reach out to my grandpa if he is on it, in light of fda warning?
Most probably: Nephrologists are usually acutely aware of such alerts for the benefit of their patients. To ease your mind, you might contact the nephrologist's office to see if your grandfather needs an appointment to adjust his cefipeme dose. ...Read more
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