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Dr. Aaron Dommu
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Renal Impairment (Overview)

Renal impairment is a very general term that means there is some decrease in kidney function that is caused by a disease condition.


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What is renal impairment; when would you know you have it?

What is renal impairment; when would you know you have it?

Renal impairment: Renal impairment means your kidneys are not functioning normally. This has a wide range of causes and often goes undiagnosed until routine blood work is obtained. Usually it is asymptomatic until advanced stages (kidney function less than 30%) at which time symptoms can occur. ...Read more

Dr. Aaron Dommu
78 doctors shared insights

Renal Impairment (Overview)

Renal impairment is a very general term that means there is some decrease in kidney function that is caused by a disease condition.


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Please tell me what indicates whether renal impairment has developed recently?

Please tell me what indicates whether renal impairment has developed recently?

A blood test: Renal impairment is a fairly silent process. Unless severe, you won't feel a thing. It is a good idea to have a routine physical and blood work every few years and whenever you have symptoms. Yearly physical may be overrated. Kidney failure causes swelling, poor appetite and energy, altered sleep, urineferous odor among other symptoms. You can see, many diseases can cause these. See doc if unsure! ...Read more

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Is it safe to use ultravist injection instead of visipaque injection in renal impairment patients?

Maybe: it depends on the severity of the renal impairment. either contrast should be used with caution and only if the benefits are greater than the risks with moderate to severe renal impairment. ...Read more

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I have membranous nephritis but creat level 0.7 normal, my prolactin is mildly elevated 33 (n 29)is this renal impairment?Is this dangerous thing?

I have membranous nephritis but creat level 0.7 normal, my prolactin is mildly elevated 33 (n 29)is this renal impairment?Is this dangerous thing?

Not dangerous: Renal impairment is usually defined in terms of glomerular filtration rates (GFR) with 100cc/min being normal. With your nephritis and creat. Level, you have stage 1 kidney disease with a normal GFR but some kidney inflammation. Dialysis or transplantation is needed when the GFR is. ...Read more

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Is moderate renal impairment life threatening?

Is moderate renal impairment life threatening?

Not usually: It really depends on the degree of renal impairment. Most people with moderate chronic kidney disease do not even realize they have the disease! its often not until renal function had dropped below 30% and often lower than that, that you can see side effects. The side effects (anemia, high potassium, high phosphorus) are what cause most of the life threatening issues. ...Read more

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I have a history of renal impairment + pelvocaliectasis since over a year and when im about to have my period, my kidney hurts more. Why is that?

I have a history of renal impairment + pelvocaliectasis since over a year and when im about to have my period, my kidney hurts more. Why is that?

Swelliendometriosis : Your pelvis organs congested at that time, the ureter may be somewhat blocked and urine back up to swell the kidney also maybe a small stone is coming dow n the ureter because the ureter is dilated a bit more during the period also may be the endometriosis in the area swelling blocking the ureter should see md and do test when having the discomfort. ...Read more

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Do some or all of the high blood pressure medicines cause renal impairment?

Do some or all of the high blood pressure medicines cause renal impairment?

HBP and renal failur: High blood pressure itself can cause renal failure, but some meds used to treat hypertension can also have effects on the kidneys. These include diuretics, ace inhibitors, and arb's. The changes in renal function can be due to lowering the blood pressure or due to the meds themselves. ...Read more

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What is renal impairment; when would you know you have it?

Renal impairment: Renal impairment means your kidneys are not functioning normally. This has a wide range of causes and often goes undiagnosed until routine blood work is obtained. Usually it is asymptomatic until advanced stages (kidney function less than 30%) at which time symptoms can occur. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: renal impairment?

What is the definition or description of: renal impairment?

Kidney dysfunction: Renal impairment is a very general term that means there is some decrease in kidney function that is caused by a disease condition. ...Read more

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Please tell me what indicates whether renal impairment has developed recently?

A blood test: Renal impairment is a fairly silent process. Unless severe, you won't feel a thing. It is a good idea to have a routine physical and blood work every few years and whenever you have symptoms. Yearly physical may be overrated. Kidney failure causes swelling, poor appetite and energy, altered sleep, urineferous odor among other symptoms. You can see, many diseases can cause these. See doc if unsure! ...Read more