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Doctor insights on: Signs Of Kidney Disease In Men

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Why would sometimes my GFR be normal and sometimes it be 54 i don't think I have any real signs of kidney disease?

Why would sometimes my GFR be normal and sometimes it be 54 i don't think I have any real signs of kidney disease?

Varying GFR: Your question would be better answered by asking the physician who told you your GFR was 54 ml/min. If it were an estimated gfr, it would have been derived from blood work and you can ask that physician (p) for an opinion as the p is most familiar with you. If you do not have a p, see a nephrologist for an evaluation of your renal function. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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I have had a lot of back pain, high blood sugars, and nausea lately. Possible signs of kidney disease?

I have had a lot of back pain, high blood sugars, and nausea lately. Possible signs of kidney disease?

Yes: Typically kidneys do not hurt. Usually back pain is musculoskeletal. Kidney pan does not change with movement, position or heat. It is usually located in the sides of the back just under the rib cage. If you have high blood sugars, you are chronically at risk of kidney disease. If acute rise think of a kidney infection especially with nausea. You need to be seen promptly. ...Read more

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What is the norm in early signs of kidney disease or damage, is it creatnine in blood or is it protein in urine ? Which one usually happens first ?

What is the norm in early signs of kidney disease or damage, is it creatnine in blood or is it protein in urine ? Which one usually happens first ?

Either: Both urine protein and serum creatinine are important. More important are the common causes of kidney disease, e.e., high blood pressure, and diabetes. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/magazine/issues/winter08/articles/winter08pg9-10.html ...Read more

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What are the most common physical outward signs that someone has kidney disease?

What are the most common physical outward signs that someone has kidney disease?

Vague: Kidney failure is notorious for causing very vague nebulous symptoms sometimes like, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, decreased appetite, metallic taste in the mouth, etc. Unless someone looks at the blood test results, it might be hard to pin these non-specific symptoms on to kidney failure. I have a more comprehensive list on my blog at http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/what-are-signs-and-. ...Read more

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What are some early warning signs of diabetes-related kidney disease?

What are some early warning signs of diabetes-related kidney disease?

Microalbumin: The first sign is the appearance of microalbumin in your urine. This is easily detected in a urine test and will tell your doctor to put you on a medication that will lower your blood pressure and "protect" your kidneys to reverse or prevent worsening of the kidney disease. ...Read more

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Is proteinuria a sign of kidney disease?

Is proteinuria a sign of kidney disease?

Could be: Normal individuals excrete a small amount of protein (up to 100 mg for children, 150mg for adolescents, and 200 mg for adults in 24 hours). Significant proteinuria is associated with a whole host of kidney diseases, not necessarily serious though. Orthostatic proteinuria is an example of benign one. ...Read more

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What are the signs of diabetic kidney disease?

What are the signs of diabetic kidney disease?

None: Diabetes can hurt the kidneys and not be detectable on urine or blood test. In fact, studies have been done on diabetes patients who have normal kidney test, yet biopsies of these patients show damage. Diabetic retinopathy correlates with diabetic nephropathy. Studies have shown ace inhibitors to be protective of kidneys on both normotensive and hypertensive patients. ...Read more

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Can a man with stage 3 kidney disease take 20mg of cialis?

Can a man with stage 3 kidney disease take 20mg of cialis?

With caution.: Caution is recommend with Cialis use in patients with decreased kidney function. Dosing of Cialis needs to be adjusted in kidney disease, and is based on gfr. Stage 3 represents a GFR of 30-59ml/min. The dose is 5mg once per day max. For kidney function worse than this, 5mg once every 72 hours is possible, but not recommended. ...Read more

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Is a 20mg Cialis pill safe for a man with stage 3 kidney disease?

Is a 20mg Cialis pill safe for a man with stage 3 kidney disease?

Cialis in Stage 3: Yes, it is. See your nephrologist and he will tell you that the only absolute contraindication against taking drugs like Cialis is using nitrates. This is because nitrates lower blood pressure by vasodiliation. Kidney function, at any level, is not a problem taking drugs like cialis. ...Read more

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Might it happen that a man with polycystic kidney disease have children?

Might it happen that a man with polycystic kidney disease have children?

Usually!: Adult polycystic kidney disease (apkd) is one of the most common inherited disorders. Extra-renal manifestation of apkd is not uncommon. Cysts involving the male reproductive system have been reported. Among cysts involving the reproductive system, seminal vesicle cysts have been reported. Current literature reports that majority of men "remain fertile.". ...Read more

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What might be the life expendancy of a 64 year old man with stage 3, GFR of 35, kidney disease?

What might be the life expendancy of a 64 year old man with stage 3, GFR of 35, kidney disease?

Normal if controlled: Ckd stage 3 is usually caused by underlying medical disease such as diabetes, HTN and/or renal tones. If your medical diseases are well controlled, then your kidney disease is likely to worsen and you can have a normal life span. It is all about controlling and managing what got you to stage 3 kidney disease to improve your life expectancy. ...Read more

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Could parapelvic cysts be a sign of polycystic kidney disease?

NO: Parapelvic cysts do not suggest polycystic kidney disease. Parapelvic cysts are rather common in occurrence and incidence increases with age. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 5mg of Cialis for daily use for a man with stage 3 kidney disease?

Check with your doc.: This dose is appropriate for your degree of kidney dysfunction, however many people with chronic kidney disease also take medications that could have significant interactions with cialis. Also other disorders such as heart disease common in patients with kidney disease may limit your use of this medication. I urge you to check with your doctor to make sure that Cialis is safe for you. Take care. ...Read more

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Can a man with polycystic kidney disease father children?

Can a man with polycystic kidney disease father children?

Yes: A man who has PKD carries a gene for it that has a 1 in 2 chance of being transmited to one of his kids. His ability to procreate is not affected by this gene so it usually affects half of his children who then pass it to their progeny. This way you find clusters of this illness in specific families. The same goes for women. ...Read more

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What to do if I have stage 2 kidney disease. Is my sudden weight loss a sign of something serious?

Yes: First of all, weight loss must be analyzed further. Some patients accumulate lot of fluid when they have kidney disease and excrete lot of protein in the urine. If they are placed on water pills( diuretics) , they lose weight quickly. This has to be differentiated from actual muscle mass loss. Some disease that cause kidney disease can lead to weight loss. This must be checked with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dipstick shows 15 mg(?) of protein in my every morning urine test, but no trace found during days or nights. Is this sign of kidney disease or damage?

Dipstick shows 15 mg(?) of protein in my every morning urine test, but no trace found during days or nights. Is this sign of kidney disease or damage?

Not likely: This sounds like positional proteinuria which is not equivalent with kidney failure. They are likely checking other things with bloodworm that will reflect kidney function too. ...Read more

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I understand that an elevated randome urine microalbumin/cratinine ratio of 129 may be a sign of kidney disease for a type 2 diabetic, but how bad is?

I understand that an elevated randome urine microalbumin/cratinine ratio  of 129 may be a sign of kidney disease for a type 2 diabetic, but how bad is?

Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it does put you at risk of kidney disease, nerve and eye damage and other microvacsular lesions. How bad depends on your creatinine, blood pressure and A1c levels. ...Read more

Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


Previous Kidney Disease (Definition)

Polycystic kidney disease is a kidney disorder passed down through families in which multiple cysts form on the kidneys, causing ...Read more