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Sports To Avoid With A Horseshoe Kidney
Is it safe to play sports or do a water apnea with a congenital pulmonary stenosis? (already with tricuspide insufficiency and respiratory failiure) ?
M.D. visit/test: If you have significant limitations in your daily activities such as walking up a flight of stairs, exertion in sports will worsen your condition. It is best to check with your physician, and to obtain an exercise test and/or a six minute walk test. I hope that you do well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Kidney stones: Do you know the composition of your stone? If it's a cacium stone,avoid dairy products which are high in calcium. Uric acid stones are a different matter. Blood tests are recommended if you continue to form kidney stones.Your physician is best to advise you as he/she knows your findings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Where to go urologist or nephrologist? Case for 5.5mm kidney stone non obstructive?Is it big or can pass by drinking water?
Stone in kidney: This size stone may pass on its own if you drink 4-5 liters of fluid per day. Be sure to include at least one quart of lemonade or lemon extract added to water. If you use ReaLemon extract, add 5 teaspoons to each quart of water you drink. This will help. Minimize salt. Minimize animal protein. Push the fluids daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Duplex kidney: This is a normal variation of the urinary tract and does not induce the production of stones unless there is an obstruction associated with it. ...Read more
Hmm: Some people advocate this. I do not routinely suggest this to my patients. I instruct them to "be smart" and not go places where people are ill. Wash their hands after contact. Wearing a mask won't hurt anything but it may not add a whole lot either. ...Read more
Yes: But would suggest not doing this for a couple of reasons. Alcohol in the blood stream inhibits several functions of the white blood cells which eat bacteria. It is also a dehydrating agent since it increases urination without replacing an equivalent volume of liquid, and dehydration is not good in face of infection. On the other hand, if under treatment with approp meds, probably harmless. ...Read more
Shunt & sports: the best one to answer your question in his pediatrician or neurologist, they know his condition & will be able to help you out or tell which sport is best for him. Good luck ...Read more
Anything non-contact: The benefits of sports, physical activity and general exercise are overwhelmingly favorable for everyone, and especially transplant recipients. However, it may be worth reviewing with your physician first if you have had any heart problems, have new diabetes or vascular trouble since the transplant. But, these are all also important reasons to exercise if at all possible! clear with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, unless severe: Stages 4 and 5 of chronic kidney disease will be associated with fatigue and feeling poorly that will interfere with work. However, better stages will still be compatible with being able to work ok. Need to note that difference between stage 3 and 4 may be only the difference between 29 & 31 "%" of kidney function and other associated illnesses will also modify the above conclusion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi. Would like to know with kidney stones in both kidneys are u more prone to UTI infection.Had 10 in. In a year.Female. Thank you:)?
See below: Kidney stones cause blockage or ripples in the flow of urine and sometimes the blckage may be complete.Uti can be a cystitis ie a blader infection alone, or pyelonephritis ie a infection upto the kidneys.Prescence of a stone or many stones cause a susceptibility to infection, and it would advisable to seek a urologist to eliminate the stones and also try and prevent new ones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should someone with a history of hemolytic uremic syndrome as a child follow up with a nephrologist as a adult? Even if they're not having problems
Not necessarily: If your primary care doctor has checked your kidney function and it is normal then you probably do not need to see a nephrologist. If there is any residual kidney damage from the HUS then it would be good to see a nephrologist. Many people recover fully from HUS and do not need ongoing care by a kidney specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some...: Yes, an expert can, but do you need such surgery? Remember: Not everyone with a white coat on has the same professional capacity; so I wish you well & luck. Before embarking a surgery, always balance the medical necessity and professional possibility. So, ask doctor with critical questions as to the indications, potential complications, and realistic expectation during and after surgery if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can kidney stone with 8mmx4mm in urethral (between bladder and kidney) dissolve with medicines.? Or any procedure is required. I don't have much pa
No: If it is uric acid it can be dissolved.Uric acid stone does not show on plain xray but if you have history of uric acid stones,sodium bicarbonate to raise pH may dissolve stone.Most stones are calcium oxalate and cannot be dissolved.A stone that is 8X4mm is unlikely to pass on its own.Endoscopic procedure is advisable.Make sure you follow with your urologist.Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Being dianosed with nonobstructive cardiomyopathy as a child, can he/she play any sports at all ie basketball or baseball?
I have a non obstructive right renal calculus(3mm kidney stone in the mid pole). Do I need any medication as such or home remedies are enough. Thanks?
Renal stone+diet: XGrewel, Good question. Please find out from Urologist what the stone is made of and depending on that what dietary measures are appropriate. thanks ...Read more
If isolated: Within the kidney and is non-obstructing and your renal function is normal and you have no microscopic blood then there should be no problem. Just be vigilant for any new symptoms. ...Read more
Ureteral stone: The size of the stone does not correlate well to the intensity of the pain. The nearly unbearable pain of "ureteral colic" is from spasm of the muscular ureter. Although 50% probability to pass on its own within a few days, a 5-6mm stone sometimes will get stuck and fail to progress. Usually after 5 days, i recommend having the stone extracted with a ureteroscope as an outpatient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers