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Does renal cell carcinoma lead to chronic renal failure?

Does renal cell carcinoma lead to chronic renal failure?

Not necessarily: Only if both the kidneys have to be removed if cancer on both sides. If only one kidney or a part of kidney only is removed and the remaining kidney is healthy dialysis is not required. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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Can a renal ultrasound diagnose renal parenchymal disease?

Can a renal ultrasound diagnose renal parenchymal disease?

Not typically: An ultrasound can suggest radiographic evidence of medical renal disease but cannot diagnose this. To make the diagnosis of renal parenchymal disease the radiographic findings must be combined with blood studies of kidney function and sometimes urine studies for protein or a kidney biopsy. ...Read more

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Is Kidney shrinkage kidney failure?

Is Kidney shrinkage kidney failure?

Not necessarily: The shrinking of the kidney can lead to decreased kidney function (kidney failure) but there are two kidneys and if one decreased function the other kidney will step up to the task. It needs to be clear why one kidney shrank. This is a guide to the diagnosis and the therapy. Some illness actually cause both kidney to shrink. Your function will help clarify your diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can renal failiure leed to lung disesse?

Can renal failiure leed to lung disesse?

Yes: Acute renal failure can lead to increased volume ( salt& water) in the body . This can cause respiratory failure due to pulmonary edema( lungs become soggy, difficult to expand) . Treatment involves close observation, fluid management and in some cases dialysis. Sometimes kidney and lung can become involved by a disease process of blood vessels ( blood in the urine&sputum)- goodpasture' syndrom. ...Read more

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Will contrast isovue cause kidney damage, kidneys failure?

Will contrast isovue cause kidney damage, kidneys failure?

It can: All idodinated contrast agents used for radiographs can cause kidney injury. The risk is proportional to your level of renal function and they should be avoided if kidney function is impaired. If it is absolutely necessary to use them special preparations to reduce the risk can be taken. ...Read more

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Cure of diffuse renal parenchymal disease?

Kidney: None, all you can do is protect the remaining portion of your kidneys under the care of a nephrologist. ...Read more

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Is renal scarring the same as glomerulosclerosis?

Is  renal scarring the same as glomerulosclerosis?

Scarring: Glomerulosclerosis refers to scarring of the glomeruli, which are the filter units of the kidney. Renal scarring is a more inclusive term that also includes interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy which represent irreversible damage of the interstitium and tubules. ...Read more

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Does hydrouteronephrosis due to renal calculi cause damage to kidney?

Does hydrouteronephrosis due to renal calculi cause damage to kidney?

Only if prolonged: Hydronephrosis can cause temporary decrease in function of the kidney due back pressure. However, in the long term there should not be any significant effect on kidney function if the obstruction is relieved and there is no associated infection. ...Read more

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Is kidney failure permanent?

Is kidney failure permanent?

Not always: Chronic kidney failure is generally irreversible whereas acute renal failure can sometimes be adequately treated and reversed, e.g., hemolytic-uremic syndrome. ...Read more

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Can renal stone effect GFR ?

Yes...: Not directly. The process of stone formation involves some chemical transportation across the membranes and tubules.......this eventually decreases GFR. ...Read more

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how to heal diffuse liver parenchymal disease

how to heal diffuse liver parenchymal disease

Depends on the cause: The term means a disease process affecting the entire liver. The ability to heal liver disease depends on the specific cause in a given patient and the degree of damage thats occurred to the organ. If the condition is early and hasn't progressed to an advanced stage of cirrhosis(scaring and destruction of liver tissue) it may be partly reversible. There are MANY causes of liver disease. ...Read more

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Will reflux nephropathy cause chronic kidney failure?

Will reflux nephropathy cause chronic kidney failure?

It can, if severe. : How much kidney damage reflux nephropathy can cause depends on the degree of reflux and the number and severity of kidney infections that may result. These insults can scar the affected kidney, diminishing kidney function. Chronic kidney failure means that a person's overall kidney function is not adequate, and can occur if both kidneys are severely damaged. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can polycystic kidney disease cause chronic renal failure?

Help plz! Can polycystic kidney disease cause chronic renal failure?

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

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What is chronic renal parenchymal disease ?

What is chronic renal parenchymal disease ?

Renal disease: Chronic renal parenchymal (P) disease refers to damage to the renal parenchyma, as opposed to the renal blood vessels. Before this condition can be treated, the underlying cause of the kidney damage must be determined, as this can dictate which treatment regimen is most appropriate. HBP and diabetes are some of the causes of P. ...Read more

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Will contrast isovue cause kidney damage or failure?

Probably not: two of the best, most rigorously conducted and analyzed studies done in the last few years came to nearly identical conclusions: with normal kidney fxn to begin with modern iodine contrast agents used properly do not result in more kidney problems than is seen in the general population of patients who have medical imaging. In severe kidney disease pts some caution is still needed. ...Read more

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How rare is(calcifixiation) end-stage renal disease?

How rare is(calcifixiation) end-stage renal disease?

Not!: Very commonly seen in end stage kidneys, most notably in the arteries. Due to abnormal calcium metabolism, there is also commonly seen calcifications in many other tissues (dystrophic calcifications). ...Read more

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Leftkidney measures11.3x5.5cms enlarged in size rightkidney 9x5.5cms perapelvic cyst leftkidney causing mild calyectasis.Multiple renal cortical cys?

Leftkidney measures11.3x5.5cms enlarged in size rightkidney 9x5.5cms 
perapelvic cyst leftkidney causing mild calyectasis.Multiple renal cortical cys?

Multiple kidney cyst: The vast majority of renal cysts and benign simple cysts which are a symptomatic and causes no problems. It is not the same as polycystic kidney disease, where many cysts on both kidneys could lead to kidney failure. An ultrasound can determine if these are simple vs complex cysts, the latter could be worrisome. I suspect the kind you have could simply be followed over time; urologist will guide. ...Read more

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Medicine for bilateral grade 1 renal parenchymal disease?

Medicine for bilateral grade 1 renal parenchymal disease?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

Dr. John Mancoll
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Cicatrix (Definition)

Cicatrix = wound scar due to formation & ...Read more