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How to diagnose Acute Glomerulonephritis and What is Treatment? As my creatinine is increasing, have back pain and RBC in urine from last 3 months.

How to diagnose Acute Glomerulonephritis and What is Treatment?
As my creatinine is increasing, have back pain and RBC in urine from last 3 months.

After: ALL the non-invasive testing is done, RENAL BIOPSY may be and often is an ABSOLUTE "requirement" to assess the status of renal tissue! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. Patrick Sweet III
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Glomerulonephritis (Definition)

It means you have inflammation of the glomeruli of the kidney or the kidney is affected by an inflammatory process resulting in the presence of blood and/or ...Read more


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Hello doctor, what is the best treatment for glomerulonephritis, patient age is 28 years. Kindly suggest giving the long life expectancy.

Hello doctor, what is the best treatment for glomerulonephritis, patient age is 28 years.  Kindly suggest giving the long life expectancy.

Glomerulonephritis: You need to find out what type of glomerulonephritis (gn) you are taking about. Many people can find out the type of gn they have by blood test results. To arrive at a diagnosis and a prognosis, a person with gn will need to have a kidney biopsy which will be sent off to a pathologist who will diagnose the type of gn. Once, the diagnosis is in, more can be said of your patient with gn. ...Read more

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For a 19year female with pauci glomerulonephritis, what is more likely outcome, transplant or cytoxan+steriod treatment for few moths with poss. Recov?

For a 19year female with pauci glomerulonephritis, what is more likely outcome, transplant or cytoxan+steriod treatment for few moths with poss. Recov?

Would try treatment : If you don't treat and go for dialysis and transplant, you may have the disease affect other parts of the body e.g. Lungs or brain. Pauci immune gn e.g. Wegener's disease or vasculitis is a systemic illness. Need to discuss risk and benefit of treatment with your doc esp Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) that can cause infertility. ...Read more

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Why does acute glomerulonephritis usually decrease urine output?

Changes in function: One of the defining features of glomerulonephritis is an alteration in the kidney function. One of the functions of the kidneys is to help regulate fluid balance. So if the kidneys are affected by glomerulonephritis, fluid balance may be compromised. ...Read more

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Relation between acute glomerulonephritis and having a C3 compliment?

C3: A low c3 level with gn would point to an autoimmumme process that needs treatment. ...Read more

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Explain the general difference between acute glomerulonephritis and chronic glomerulonephritis. How is each treated?

Diagnosis: Acute glomerulonephritis means onset of kidney inflammation in days, so cause should be identified, treated , to recover renal function. Chronic means the problem existed for few weeks - months, still cause should be diagnosed, treated.Most often , both requires renal biopsy. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with mild chronic Glomerulonephritis. What can I do to prevent it from developing to acute stage?

Avoid some medicatio: If you have chronic kindney disease you can prevent worsening of Kinsey function by avoiding medications which worsen kidney function. You should avoid medications such as Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) and Naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn). When in doubt ask your doctor or pharmacist. Always read the ingredient labels of multisymptom medications before taking them. ...Read more

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What usually precedes acute glomerulonephritis?

Acute GN: Often acute glomerulonephritis happens after strep infection (skin or throat) i.e. Post strep gn, or an upper respiratory infection (iga nephropathy). Otherwise, there is not necessarily any preceding event. ...Read more

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Why does in acute glomerulonephritis , specific gravity &urine osmolality increase ?Shouldn't kidneys loss the ability to concentrate the urine?

Why  does in acute glomerulonephritis , specific gravity &urine osmolality increase ?Shouldn't kidneys loss the ability to concentrate the urine?

Leakage of protein,,: This is likely due to the fact that there is failure of the basement membrane to contain large molecules like proteins, etc.. Also in some cases, oliguria can occur, which means anything in the urine can get concentrated even more than it should be. Proteinuria can be almost 3 g/day. ...Read more

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Can IgA and resolving post-infectious glomerulonephritis be differentiated without biopsy? Also, can the acute onset of post-inf gl be asymptomatic?

Need a biopsy: Both IgA and post infectious gn may look similar even on biopsy. Without biopsy can be different in presentation . Post infectious gn can be without symptoms. ...Read more