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I have my first appt with a nephrologist today to try and rule out diabetes insipidus. What can I expect on this first appt?

I have my first appt with a nephrologist today to try and rule out diabetes insipidus. What can I expect on this first appt?

Diagnostic Process: 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

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Nephrology And Dialysis (Definition)

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


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I'm 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'm 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?

Stage 4 ckd: It is not likely you will require hospitalization unless the kidney insufficiency is progressive rapidly. Otherwise, tests will be done to determine cause, like ultrasound and urine tests and other blood tests. ...Read more

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What is a nephrologist?

What is a nephrologist?

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

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What does a nephrologist do?

A kidney specialist: Nephrologists take care of patients with kidney problems. These include acute kidney injury, chronic kidney diseases, kidney stones, high blood pressure, glomerulonephritis (inflammation of kidney tissue), and kidney failure. ...Read more

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What are the things a nephrologist does?

What are the things a nephrologist does?

Kidneys plus: Nephrologists specialize in the kidneys, but kidney function is important for other body functions. Nephrologists also deal with bones, anemia and other complications of kidney disease, especially in patients who require dialysis. ...Read more

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How frequently do I need to see my nephrologist?

How frequently do I need to see my nephrologist?

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

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What do nephrologists do? Is this a specialty. Focusing on what?

What do nephrologists do? Is this a specialty. Focusing on what?

Kidney: Nephrology is a specialty in internal medicine focused on diseases of the kidney. You may consult this site for more information on this topic. Http://www. News-medical. Net/health/What-is-Nephrology. Aspx ...Read more

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Are there any nephrologists in logan ut?

Likely: I think consulting the local phone book or a directory provided by your insurance company can help. If you do not have insurance, you can contact your local health department for advice. ...Read more

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Do nephrologists only take care of the kidneys or other stuff too?

Kidneys plus: Nephrologists specialize in the kidneys, but kidney function is important for other body functions. Nephrologists also deal with bones, anemia and other complications of kidney disease. ...Read more

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Is there a way to avoid dialysis when your nephrologist orders you to have it?

Is there a way to avoid dialysis when your nephrologist orders you to have it?

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

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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?

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

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How to find a pediatric nephrologist?

How to find a pediatric nephrologist?

Teaching hosp: Call your close teaching hospital pediatric dept and they should refer you to one. Large children's hospital should have pediatric nephrology ...Read more

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What kind of doctor removes your kidneys, a nephrologist or urologist?

What kind of doctor removes your kidneys, a nephrologist or urologist?

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

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What is the difference between a nephrologist and a urologist?

Medical vs. Surgical: nephrology is a branch of internal medicine. they treat medical disorders of the kidney and kidney failure. They also treat hypertension. Urology is a surgical specialty. Urologist treat surgical disorders of the urinary system and male reproductive system ...Read more