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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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Rash on 2 year old butt and lower back that look like zits. What do I do?

Rash on 2 year old butt and lower back that look like zits. What do I do?

Variety of causes: The "zits" description leaves a lot to the imagination. This could be bites (flea, ant), yeast (candida albicans), hives (allergic) or a mild skin infection from skin germs, or bites originally that became infected later. If these do not fade over a few days and or continue to enlarge or incrase in number, an office evaluation is worth while. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my arms and lower back area. I was recently in contact with bed bugs but it does not look like bed bug bites. It looks more like an a?

I have a rash on my arms and lower back area. I was recently in contact with bed bugs but it does not look like bed bug bites. It looks more like an a?

Pix worth 1000 words: I suggest that you take the time to have an experienced health care professional look at your rash. It is very hard to diagnose a rash from an incomplete description. Here's a picture of bedbug bites for comparison. ...Read more

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Rash like bites and painful in kidney area. What do you think is wrong?

Rash like bites and painful in kidney area. What do you think is wrong?

Shingles?: Painful rashes could mean either shingles or bacterial infection in that area. You should see the doctor to find out what the diagnosis is and get the treatment. ...Read more

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I have rash on my back where my kidneys are?

I have rash on my back where my kidneys are?

Unrelated: It is not related to your kidneys. May be something to do with the skin. ...Read more

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I am having pain in my lower back, around the kidney and have also recently had a rash?

Get it Checked!: Pain located in a specific skin distribution followed by a rash can be associated with shingles so get it checked. ...Read more

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Can you get a rash (which looks like hives to me) from an unhealthy or infected kidney?

Can you get a rash (which looks like hives to me) from an unhealthy or infected kidney?

Unlikely: You might be getting these from a medication being taken, but not likely from UTI. ...Read more

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I have a rash from some sort of climbing vine. At the same time, my side started hurting like I had a kidney stone. Coincidence or related?

I have a rash from some sort of climbing vine. At the same time, my side started hurting like I had a kidney stone. Coincidence or related?

Rash from vine: 32 M from US notes rash from climbing vine. And now has side pain like a kidney stone. Need more information like did vine have 3 leaves? Poison Ivy or Oak when you the pic and google vine? Where do u? live US is a big area each with different vines. Is rash same place as stone pain. If so does it follow a dermatome? If so consider herpes zoster-aka shingles. If so see you team today. ...Read more

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Think I have HIV I cant even tell anyon have rash and hot body with no fever kidney hurt me but not anymore and other stuf tell me what is it?

Think I have HIV I cant even tell anyon have rash and hot body with no fever kidney hurt me but not anymore and other stuf tell me what is it?

Can not diagnose: This using this forum. You note that you have had unprotected sex and you indicate that you are concerned that you may be HIV positive. Please get an HIV test to know. ...Read more

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Could kidney failure or disease sometimes ppresent with a rash on yr upperr abdomen in a straight line but only on the sides?

Could kidney failure or disease sometimes ppresent with a rash on yr upperr abdomen in a straight line but only on the sides?

Probably not: If that is the only thing you notice, then it would not likely be a sign of kidney failure or disease. Your doctor can do simple blood and urine tests to see how your kidneys are functioning. ...Read more

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Recently treated for bad uti that spread to kidney. Then after period I have a itchy red rash. Is it from the uti?, or a new problem?

Yeast? Drug allergy?: How long ago did you finish your antibiotic (s)? And where is the rash? If around your body in general, probably an allergic reaction to the antibiotic. If in the genital area, the antibiotic probably triggered a yeast infection. Either way, contact the doctor who treated you for the UTI. Good luck! ...Read more

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Generalized itching five months, no rash, cbc with diffs, liver, kidney, thyroid all normal. What's wrong with me?

Generalized itching five months, no rash, cbc with diffs, liver, kidney, thyroid all normal. What's wrong with me?

Allergy?: Are you using any medicines? Have you changed soap or shampoo recently? Did your doctor check your liver function? There are rare blood disorders that can do this but you said your CBC is normal that is probably not the answer. If it doesn't go away you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have been taking oratane since 2 months and I suffer dizziness, rash, kidney pain, dryness, increased sex drive. R they normal side effects?

I have been taking oratane since 2 months and I suffer dizziness, rash, kidney pain, dryness, increased sex drive. R they normal side effects?

Always use it with..: Every drug has its own side effects; so is isotretinoin. To view its long list of side effect, go to http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Oratane#Psychological_effects. With the available information in mind, work with treating Doc closely hoping to achieve its best possible intended benefit with minimal side effects. ...Read more

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Vaginal rash - six weeks ago - UTI turned into kidney infection - now have the same rash again but much worse - can it be another UTI and if so why?

Vaginal rash - six weeks ago - UTI turned into kidney infection - now have the same rash again but much worse - can it be another UTI and if so why?

Probably not: UTI does not cause rash in the vulva (I think you are referring to it as vagina). However, the antibiotic used for the UTI can give, as a side effect, a yeast infection in the vaginal area. If you are having no urinary symptoms, it is unlikely to be a UTI. You should be checked by your doctor or your gyn, who will also check a urine sample and diagnose the rash. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Generalized itching five months, no allergies. Cbc, liver, kidney, thyroid all normal, no rash, not taking meds, what could be wrong with me?

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Generalized itching five months, no allergies. Cbc, liver, kidney, thyroid all normal, no rash, not taking meds, what could be wrong with me?

Hard to say but: Dry skin is one of the most common causes for itching without any rash. Try avoiding scented or antibacterial soap and applying a moisturizer within 3 mins after bathing for a week to see if this helps If not consider consulting an allergist. ...Read more

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On cipro (ciprofloxacin) for kidney infection had reaction so was changed to bactrim. Now having rash, shaking so switching it agin. Is it safe to keep switching?

On cipro (ciprofloxacin) for kidney infection had reaction so was changed to bactrim. Now having rash, shaking so switching it agin. Is it safe to keep switching?

Adverse reactions: Unfortunately, it IS necessary to change if now you're getting a rash reaction to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) - which is a 'sulfa' drug. Knowing what the germ is and it's sensitivity profile would help select the right antibiotic for you -- as well as keeping in balance with your allergies/medical history. Usually I like to treat for 10 or 14 days for a kidney infection- so hopefully not that much treatment left.. ...Read more

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I had a kidney infection recently. I have a red rash on my chest for over a year, butterfly shape. Recently hives & weight gain. Could it be lupus?

I had a kidney infection recently. I have a red rash on my chest for over a year, butterfly shape. Recently hives & weight gain. Could it be lupus?

Hard to say.: The butterfly rash from lupus is on the face not chest. A rash, kidney infection, hives and weight gain may or may not all be related. You need to be thoroughly evaluated, with appropriate testing, by your primary care doc. A referral can be done to an appropriate specialist, if indicated by the results of that work-up. ...Read more

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Will omnicef work on kidney infection? Was switched to omnicef from bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds because of rash and shaking.

Will omnicef work on kidney infection? Was switched to omnicef from bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds because of rash and shaking.

Probably OK, but...: Bad luck with the allergic reactions. Antibiotic effectiveness for any infection depends on the bacteria causing it and which antibiotics are active against it. If you had a positive urine culture that was tested and found susceptible to cefdinir (Omnicef®), it will work well. If such testing wasn't done, you'll have to wait and see how it works. Discuss with the doc who prescribed it. Good luck! ...Read more

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16 days of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) sulfa800mg / trimeth160mg. 44 age male 150lbs. Incredible abdominal, kidney pain. Skin red rash. What can I do/take to counter?

16 days of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) sulfa800mg / trimeth160mg. 44 age male 150lbs. Incredible abdominal, kidney pain. Skin red rash. What can I do/take to counter?

See your doctor: Your symptoms may represent an allergic reaction to the sulfa component of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). This allergic reaction may also affect the kidney and cause kidney injury and hence, it is important that you see your doctor soon. I am also unclear as to why you would be taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for such a prolonged period of time. ...Read more

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Night itch top of my feet and lower legs for 2 weeks No welts/ rash. Blood sugar, kidney/ liver functions ok. Hypothyroid controlled. What's up?

Night itch top of my feet and lower legs for 2 weeks No welts/ rash. Blood sugar, kidney/ liver functions ok. Hypothyroid controlled. What's up?

Dry Skin: Generalized itching without primary skin rash most commonly caused by dry skin. Most severe during the winter months and in older people, characterized by itching in areas of dry, scaly skin. Looks like appropriate lab work to uncover an underlying cause was normal. Treat with daily moisturzation (Vanicream, Cetaphil) and better skin hygiene (avoid hot showers). Nonsedating antihistamines for itch ...Read more

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Ana320 homogeneous, sed rate 5, CRP 5, skin rash from sun, hx. 1996 of ana80, CMV igg58, EBV igg>90, liver and kidney cysts, mild splenomegaly?

Ana320 homogeneous, sed rate 5, CRP 5, skin rash from sun, hx. 1996 of ana80, CMV igg58, EBV igg>90, liver and kidney cysts, mild splenomegaly?

No simple answer: A postive ANA is not a true marker of disease. Your photosensitivity may be a sign for Discoid lupus. I would suggest seeing a Rheumatologist fresh, and let them perform a full history and physical and not just test. The probability of a severe disease with normal ESR and CRP is lower. They are nonspecific but can be increased in most rheumatological disease. See a good MD, a full exam and history ...Read more

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I have mild swelling on legs, severe constant joint pain, fatigue, butterfly rash, SLE the other day there was blood In my pee could kidney be damaged?

I have mild swelling on legs, severe constant joint pain, fatigue, butterfly rash, SLE the other day there was blood In my pee could kidney be damaged?

Should be checked.: There is something called lupus nephritis, in which the process of SLE inflames the kidney. Any new hematuria deserves investigation into the true cause. This does not mean the kidneys are damaged, but the cause of your symptoms should be clarified. ...Read more

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I have SLE of nephritis, fatigue, severe joint pain butterfly rash, cough, fever, mild swelling, had blood in pee one day could it be kidney damage, flare?

I have SLE of nephritis, fatigue, severe joint pain butterfly rash, cough, fever, mild swelling, had blood in pee one day could it be kidney damage, flare?

Could be: SLE is a multi-system disease which can effect multiple organ systems. You mentioned that he already had an SLE nephritis. That could cause the hematuria. Have him see his doc soon. ...Read more

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What will an oncologist suggest for a patient with 16 lbs weight loss, CT with small masses on liver and one on kidney, swollen lymph nodes, and scarring skin rash?

What will an oncologist suggest for a patient with 16 lbs weight loss, CT with small masses on liver and one on kidney, swollen lymph nodes, and scarring skin rash?

First, biopsy: The oncologist will likely recommend a biopsy to establish a diagnosis. Choice of therapy depends on (1) whether patient has cancer, (2) where it began, (3) where it has spread, and (4) overall health of the patient. ...Read more

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I feel fine, no fatigue, rash, my heart, kidneys, lungs normal. Myonly symptoms is joint pain in fngers, both hand, shoulder, knees esp in am/cold. Jra? Sle?

I feel fine, no fatigue, rash, my heart, kidneys, lungs normal. Myonly symptoms is joint pain in fngers, both hand, shoulder, knees esp in am/cold. Jra? Sle?

Screen autoimmune: There are multiple joints involved which are painful. This complaint may indicate arthritis and/or autoimmune disease. I would recommend screening tests for autoimmune disease and having an evaluation of your renal function. Your doctor will discuss these possibilities with you further. I hope that this helps. ...Read more

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I have rashes on my lower back, shoulders, abs and inside of my thighs, also ring worm on hand, what does this mean? (the rashes aren't visable)

I have rashes on my lower back, shoulders, abs and inside of my thighs, also ring worm on hand, what does this mean? (the rashes aren't visable)

Rash: I think the rash would dissipate when your ringworm is treated. Often a infection or irritation in one area of the body will stimulate you to have a rash elsewhere. Get the ringworm treated and the rash should resolve. ...Read more

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29f few bumps in nose. Have grown into large white masses over a week. Swollen lymph, small patchy rashes, lower back pain. Should I be seen?

29f few bumps in nose. Have grown into large white masses over a week. Swollen lymph, small patchy rashes, lower back pain. Should I be seen?

Nasal polyps?: I'm having some trouble visualizing your description, but maybe you have nasal polyps? Regardless, a physician needs to evaluate you and examine the nose. Enlarging mass in the nasal cavity should be seen, particularly in the context of changing lymph nodes, should be seen. I suspect nasal polyps and/or infection may be the cause and both require treatment. ...Read more

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What is this rash on my lower back?

What is this rash on my lower back?

Too many possible: There are just too many rashes that it could be. Have it seen by the doctor to find out what it is and how to treat it. ...Read more

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Itch on my lower back for months. No rash?

Itch on my lower back for months. No rash?

Tough to Dx: This is tough to DX over the computer, especially with no rash, etc. You need to see your dr. For a good history and clinical exam to help diagnose your issue. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a red itch rash on my lower back what is it?

Rash: One of the options to evaluate a rash is to see a photo of the rash. You may consider sending a photo of the rash for evaluation by a Healthtap physician ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more