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What Kind Of Problem Does Polycystic Kidney Disease Cause
Inherited disease: You inherit polycystic kidney disease, so it is reasonable to be evaluated if you have a parent with polycystic kidneys. Evaluation will likely include a painless ultrasound (sound wave) examination. If you know you have polycystic kidneys, you want to do everything you can to protect their function. At some point, though, you may need dialysis or a transplant. Talk to your doctor. LGromkoMD ...Read more
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
Cause- unknown: Exact etiology for PKD unknown. Some researchers swear that genetics plays a big role-- hence ADPKD and ARPKD ( autosomal dominant type and recessive type). But then there are other tapers not genetically oriented. Some hypothesize-- something goes wrong in signaling at cellular level during renal development--- pronephro/ mesonephros/ metabephros stages! ...Read more
Can be problem free: 1% of population have complete duplication of collecting sytem ; ureter. Many more have just a duplex collecting system without any problem. Problems with double collecting sydtem referred to me, after a UTI os an incidental finding are: bladder reflux, hydroneprosis from uretero-pelvic junction obstruction involving both kidney elements or just lower one, upper pole megaureter or ureterocele. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get blood;urine test: Kidney cysts can sometimes cause reduced kidney function. However, the vast majority of the time, kidney cysts are not dangerous, will not cause cancer and will not reduce kidney function. You should see your doctor and get blood and urine tests to make sure your kidney is functioning normally. A kidney ultrasound might be helpful too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kidney damage: Chronic conditon of kidneys which can develop after many years, usually > 15 years, primarily in patients with type 1 diabetes. Problem is sclerosis (shrivelling up) of the tiny blood capillaries in the glomeruli (min filters) of kidney. This leads to progressive loss of function. Patients usually require dialysis or kidney transplantation within 3 years of diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any: Abnormal bruising can be from problems in clotting cells (platelets), clotting factors (vitamin k, plasma proteins), iron deficiency, marrow problems. Chronic liver diseases of any cause, i.e. Infectious (viral hep), autoimmune, medication related, alcohol related, metabolic abnormalities (iron, copper diseases), others, can cause problems with clotting. Acute liver diseases inf., etc. Can do too. ...Read more
Does the location of edema tell a doctor what's wrong or what organ is having problems (kidneys, heart, etc)?
Not one infection: Usually one kidney infection does not cause decrease in function of kidneys. Bilateral disease of kidneys usually on chronic basis causes reduction in renal function. Chronic kidney disease can be related to infection, hypertension, congenital cystic disease, certain medications, diabetes, glomerulonephritis etc. Usually detailed history, examination , and perhaps testing may narrow cause. ...Read more
Needs Treatment: Addison's disease, which is rare, is failure of the adrenal glands - 2 glands adjacent to the kidneys that produce hormones: especially cortisol, aldosterone, adrenalin, and small amounts of sex hormones. Symptoms include low blood pressure, weight loss, weakness, and dizziness. Replacement therapy is mandatory once the DX is confirmed by lab tests as these hormones are necessary for life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of medicines contribute to kidney failure.. What is dosage that causes these medicines to cause kidney failure ?
No answers: Numerous meds have the ability to cause issues with the kidney. There are literally scores of meds that can do this so there is no way to answer your questions. ...Read more
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