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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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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?

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?

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?

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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