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Posted online what was wrong about having oab, ultrasound, thoughts of overactive kidneys, etc.

Posted online what was wrong about having oab, ultrasound, thoughts of overactive kidneys, etc.

Here are some...: The pace of evolving care for all health-related concerns has sped from fast digital accumulation and analysis of experience. OAB refers to going to pee "too often" after ruling out IC, pending urinary retention, over drinking, poor concentration of kidney, etc. The term of overactive kidneys has not been used in medicine, but it may refer to going bathroom often in layperson term. More? Ask doc. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

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


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Are overactive kidneys related to sleep apnea. I get up about 3 - 5 times a night to void.

Are overactive kidneys related to sleep apnea. I get up about 3 - 5 times a night to void.

Nocturia: Yes nocturnia (urinating at night) can be a sign of sleep apnea. If you also snore, are tired or stop breathing in your sleep a sleep study is recommended. ...Read more

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I have been cramping for a week unbearable pain. But one Dr say is a kidney stone. Other Dr say its overactive bladder. I need help! What can it be?

I have been cramping for a week unbearable pain. But one Dr say is a kidney stone. Other Dr say its overactive bladder. I need help! What can it be?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. It sounds like you are already seeing a doctor. Keep your follow up to continue the evaluation process. ...Read more

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Overactive bladder worsening & peeing 20 times a day & urine is clear despite low water intake. Should I be worried about kidney problems?

Overactive bladder worsening & peeing 20 times a day & urine is clear despite low water intake. Should I be worried about kidney problems?

No, as long as. ..: Voiding, as often as you're, is usually nothing to do with your kidney as long as you have strong continuous urine flow with no overwork on the bladder. So, frequent voiding per se poses no risk to kidneys and your kidneys should work just fine. ...Read more

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What is bulky kidney?

What is bulky kidney?

Bulky kidney: That is not a normal descriptive terms to describe the kidney. It is unclear if bulky kidney means a kidney which is lobular in contour a normal variant or a kidney which is mildly larger than the other kidney or if it's a kidney that is blocked and has hydronephrosis. You should ask your doctor to further explain. ...Read more

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I'm having kidney peblem?

I'm having kidney peblem?

Please specify: A little more information would be helpful. ...Read more

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Why are my kidney hurting?

Why are my kidney hurting?

Depends.: Back pain may be caused by many different conditions, including kidney diseases. If the kidneys are involved, it is usually because of an obstructing stone, inflamation, infection or reflux of urine. Foreign bodies like ureter stent often lead to pain. Before labeling kidney pain, you should have appropriate history, physical and an imaging study to determine the location. ...Read more

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What is unilobular kidney?

What is unilobular kidney?

Unilobular kidney: This term refers to single lobe of kidney. The kidney is round. It may be a malformation. ...Read more

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What are kidney scans used for?

What are kidney scans used for?

Multiple reasons: Kidney scans are used to diagnose kidney diseases such as kidney stones, obstructed kidneys, kidney cancer, and overall kidney function. ...Read more

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What causes a swallened kidney?

What causes a swallened kidney?

See answer.: "swollen kidney" is a vague term but most common causes would be a kidney infection (pyelonephritis) or obstruction (hydronephrosis) of the kidney (e.g. Stone, tumor, urinary retention). ...Read more

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What makes you keep having kidney pains?

What makes you keep having kidney pains?

Kidney pain: Need more history about your medical problem question too vague ...Read more

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What is the solntion of kidney swellling?

What is the solntion of kidney swellling?

Depends on the cause: Kidney "swelling" is another term for hydronephrosis. Tis condition can only be diagnosed by an x-ray (typically a ct, mri, or ultrasound). If the swelling represents true obstruction and there is kidney function loss because of that blockage - surgery is indicated to restore good drainage and preserve function. Tis can often be accomplished by minimally invasive surgery. ...Read more

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What causes pelvocaliectasis of the kidney?

What causes pelvocaliectasis of the kidney?

Many causes: Pelvicaliectasis of the kidney is dilation of the spaces in the kidney where urine goes prior to passage into the ureter (kidney tube) and bladder. This can indicate a possible obstruction downstream from the kidney (stone or congenital narrowing of the ureter) or possibly can be a normal anatomic variant. Talk to your doctor, especially if you have any pain, to determine appropriate testing. ...Read more

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Is selling a kidney dengerous to the donnor?

Is selling a kidney dengerous to the donnor?

Selling kidney: The real danger is getting a kidney from someone without proper screening to check compatibility, presence of HIV, etc... ...Read more

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I'm having a shrinking kidney. What is the teeatment for this?

I'm having a shrinking kidney. What is the teeatment for this?

Preventive measures: For future kidney failure, shrinkage of size kidney, is a sign of chronic renal disease, a progressive disease, effecting glomurali and nephrons, check your creatinine levels, control the blood sugar and blood pressure, two most common causes of kidney failure, eat plenty of vegi, fruits and exercises to prevent end stage renal failure. ...Read more

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Where do kidneys hurt?

Where do kidneys hurt?

Sides and back: Usually on the sides and back of mid trunk; lower end of ribs. ...Read more

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Kidney pain what to do?

Kidney pain what to do?

Get ua: Are you sure it is a kidney pain? Get a urinalysis and a physical exam. ...Read more

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What is a baggy kidney?

What is a baggy kidney?

Could be...: You may have a dilated kidney - hydronephrosis - caused either by congenital UPJ obstruction or by acquired (by long-time block by stone, tumor, etc.). Occasionally laypersons may refer multiple kidney cysts as "baggy". Does something need to be done? Depend on Hx + sequence of events so to decide the necessity v.s. possibility of when, how, and what to do. Detail? Ask Doc timely. Best wish... ...Read more

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What do the kidneys do?

What do the kidneys do?

Several functions: Kidneys have several functions which include: 1) maintain electrolytes in the blood to be compatible with life, 2) excrete excess electrolytes, water, and toxins the body needs to get rid of, 3) synthesize erythropoietin (a hormone that stimulates the bone marrow to produce red blood cells). ...Read more

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Is soda bad for kidneys?

Maybe bad, never good: Sodas have a high acid content can make it easier for kidney stones to form. If you are drinking little water, eating lots of acidic foods, drinking soda on top of that can cause kidney stone formation, which can lead to pain and obstruction of the kidneys. Drinking soda (esp. Regular, but even diet) is never good for you. Limit consumption if possible. Moderation and balance are key! ...Read more

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What causes kidney pain?

Renal capsule: Kidney pain is caused classically because of distension or stretching of the renal capsule. This happens with blockages (stones) and infection most commonly. A kidney stone not causing blockage or simple cystitis (uti without kidney involvement) does not typically cause pain. The pain is mediated via the vagus nerve which explains the associated nausea, sweating, etc. ...Read more

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What causes dry kidneys?

What causes dry kidneys?

Dry kidneys cause: Been doing kidney disease for 55 years. Never heard of dried kidneys. Kentucky term? I would ask the Dr who told you that what he means. ...Read more

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Is duplex kidney common?

Yes: Duplicated kidney/ureter is the most common renal abnormality, occurring in approximately 1% of the population. There are many variations (complete, partial, bifid, ectopic, etc.) as they relate to the anatomical configuration of the ureter and upper collecting system within the kidney. Most duplications are incidental findings on an x-ray and are not associated with any clinical problems. ...Read more

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What is kidney nephritis?

What is kidney nephritis?

Kidney inflammation: Nephros=kidney, -itis= an ending referring to inflammation. Nephritis just means the working cells/structure of the kidney are inflamed or irritated due to some event or infectious process. ...Read more

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What is a cyst on kidney?

What is a cyst on kidney?

Renal cysts: Renal cysts are quite common and are most frequently without any symptoms. As a result they are most often detected as an incidental finding on imaging done for unrelated symptoms. Simple cysts require nothing further. Complex cysts are monitored with annual imaging. Cysts with a solid component may require partial or complete removal of the kidney due to malignant potential. ...Read more

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How does kidney pain feel?

How does kidney pain feel?

Depends on cause: Flank pain due to an obstructing stone can be of sudden onset, very sharp, excruciating ; can come in waves (colic). Worse than childbirth. Pain from pyelonephriits (infection) can vary from dull ache to severe ache.; associated with fever.Kidney trauma. All can b associated with nausea ; vomiting. Polycystic kidney pain, tumor chronic hydronephrosis or trauma can all cause dull tomoderate pain. ...Read more

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Is hookah bad for kidneys?

Is hookah bad for kidneys?

Like ciggarettes: Hookah pipes do not filter out nicotine or other 'poisons' in tobacco. Thus can contribute to areriosclerosis which can laed to reduced kiney blood flow ; cause renal hypertension. Nicotine tends to cause arerial blood spasm causing temporary reduction in kidney blood flow. Hookah smaoke remains in body longer than ciggarette smoke. ...Read more

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Kidney pain while jogging?

Variable: Hydrate, keep away from nsaids, breathe right. ...Read more

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I have pain in my kidneys?

I have pain in my kidneys?

Go to ER: If you are indeed having pains in your kidney area, you need to be seen. The er may be the best place to go, unless you can see your own doctor right away. ...Read more

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What causes sponge kidney?

What causes sponge kidney?

MSK: Medullary Sponge Kidney (MSK) is a congenital disorder caused by malformation of collecting ducts into both small and large cysts. However, the actual cause of the disease remains unknown. ...Read more