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Renal Failure Leads To This Blood Condition
Kidney failure labs: You would look at the BUN and creatinine (c)levels which would be elevated. C is dependent on the age, sex, race and weight of the patient. You would also expect to see high levels of potassium, phosphorous, and parathyroid hormone in the blood. The carbon dioxide would be low as would be the hemoglobin level. Ask to be sent to a nephrologist for further evaluation and diagnostic studies. ...Read more
A condition in which your kidneys suddenly stop working normally. Since your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood, when your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems ...Read more
Llisinopril?: hello~ NO it does not GIVE you renal failure. We use it in hypertension and in diabetics because it INCREASES pre-renal blood flow and protects AGAINST renal failure. BUT ~ if you HAVE some renal failure, the mechanism of it's action means you have to use it with care and not at all in frank renal failure. The most important issue being its POTASSIUM (K+) sparing qualities. thanks ...Read more
High White Count: A high white count usually indicates that a patient has an infection. When your kidneys fail you are more susceptible to infection for a whole bunch of reasons. The consequence is not so much that your blood count is high, but that you likely have an undiagnosed infection and this needs to be investigated by your dialysis doctor/nephrologist or your primary care doctor. ...Read more
How does increase amount of the carbon dioxide in the blood affect kidney and causes renal failure?
Carbon Dioxide : Good question. Your kidneys have many functions. One is to maintain ph balance. When your body accumulates too much carbon dioxide(co2) your kidneys work to eliminate it. Co2 makes your body more acidic. The acidity not only makes your kidneys work harder, but it also makes all body functions less efficient. Over time this can cause kidney failure. This is not a common cause of kidney failure. ...Read more
Isn't it impossible for someone to have end stage renal failure with consistently normal bun and creatine blood levels and only protien in urine?
Most likely yes: The diagnosis depends on multiple factors including the likelihood of improvement with treatment. If there can be no improvement and there is severe protienuria due to glomerular malfunction, it is possible to be labeled end-stage before a significant change in creatinine or BUN has occurred. ...Read more
Renal Failure: Bloody urine is a common symptom of people who have kidney disease, but not all kidney disease leads to renal failure. Conversely, people who have renal failure due to diseases such as high blood pressure will have very few symptoms to include the lack of blood in the urine. ...Read more
I had a cathetar put in when I broke my leg. I got uti, renal failure no output hemogl. 6.6 gfr29they gave me blood and iron what happened?
Trauma: Acute post traumatic renal failure... Many possibilities. I lean toward myoglobinuria, but just don't know your story. You need a good nephrologist. ...Read more
I recently had a urine and blood test. Results show egfr @ 53, creatinine @ 1.35 and protein urine @ 123.7. Does this mean renal failure?
Renal failure?: You do not have renal failure. What you have is chronic kidney disease. To find what what your actual GFR is, you need to have a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and protein, as well as another lab test to get the creatinine at the time of your urine collection. You will also need a renal ultrasound. See a nephrologist for the best treatment of your chronic kidney disease and proteinuria. ...Read more
I'm 71 M I have renal failure stg 5, currently undergoing dialysis, blood urea is touching 223.4 & Uric touching 9, creatinine -7.4, how to control.
Ask your doc: This a question for your dialysis team. Some adjustments may be necessary to get your blood levels into acceptable range. Your doctor should know about your numbers. ...Read more
I have slight increase in atypical lymphocytes in blood test. I don't have any symptoms. Is there any chance it could indicate chronic renal failure?
See hematologist: I do not think it indicates renal failure. But atypical lymphocytes in the peripheral blood may not be normal. I would advise seeing a hematologist for diagnosis and advice. ...Read more
Stages: Chronic kidney disease can be staged based on creatinine clearance in 5 stages. End stage usually designates stage 5 of chronic kidney disease. ...Read more
Some are: Kidneys in children with chronic renal failure often can not concentrate their urine. As a result, such chi;ldren hve to drink much more than normal just to remain hydrated. This results in tmem producing an abnormally hugh urine volume which i turn makes them harder to toilet train. Suggest you discuss this with child's nephrologist. ...Read more
PKD: Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) can cause both chronic and kidney failure. PKD is a progressive disease that can lead to end stage renal disease in most instances and will lead to chronic in all patients. It is unfortunate that there is not cure for PKD and the overwhelming majority will wind up with end stage renal disease. ...Read more
I have blood in my urine for almoat 3 months and 2 weeks ago the hospital said kidney failure possible kidney disease but sent me home and did nothing?
I am going in for a blockage on my right kidney I am stage 4 renal failure w/ coranary artery disease and am going in for a surgical procedure remove a 60% blockage on my right kidney and 2 large stones on my left how serious is this procedure
Very important: Most important is to understand that with stage 4 renal failure and coronary artery disease you are fairly likely to develop kidney failure in the future. The question is how long. Your job is to address factors in your control such as weight, blood sugar, blood pressure, medications, smoking. The procedure sounds like it is not "open", and will use balloons + lithotripsy. Some risk but reasonable. ...Read more
What is the likelihood of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) which was given for a skin disorder being the cause of acute renal failure.
I am having lower back pain . I had done blood work and ultrasound before 2 months .Everything was fine .Is this pain due to kidney failure or disease?
Back pain: Should also be worked up by an orthopedist.- renal failure should be worked up by nephrologist or internist. ...Read more
My ultrasound said abnormal resistive index on r kidney suggesting medical renal disease or renal stenosis. My kidney blood levels were all low?
High Resistive Index: I have two questions, why did your doctor order a resistive index on you? Do you have hypertension (BP) that is difficult to control? If you do not have any bp, then you likely do not have a renal artery stenosis (ras). If you do have bp, you may need a renal artery angiogram to see if your BP is caused by a ras. See a nephrologist for more answers. Good luck. ...Read more
Got stage 3 renal disease, came off lisinipril hct, now on 75 mg avapro, (irbesartan) will this help my blood pressure and kidneys?
Have not seen that: I have not seen herpes cause renal failure, but sometimes strange things can happen to an unlucky person with any disease. The medications to treat herpes, such as Acyclovir and valtrex, (valacyclovir) can cause renal failure if a patient already has decreased renal function, is taking large doses of the anti-virals, or is taking other medications (that also affect the kidneys) at the same time. ...Read more
Increase urea levels: The kidneys are the cleansing organs through which all the blood flows in and dangerous by products of the body are filtered and removed through the urine. Everything the body needs is returned to the blood from the kidneys. As the kidneys fail, a protein breakdown product called urea builds up, and when high enough builds up in the skin causing itching. Transplant and/or dialysis may follow. ...Read more
Urine Volume: Your question is can someone who is on dialysis have lots of urine still (polyuria). The clearance of toxins and water functions of the kidney are different. One can require dialysis because of the lack of toxin clearance, but still clear water and appear to be voiding normally. Patients on dialysis eventually lose the ability to clear water as well. ...Read more