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Why does acute glomerulonephritis usually decrease urine output?

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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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...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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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

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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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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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What is the difference between acute pyelonephritis and acute glomerulonephritis?

Here are some...: Pyelonephritis denotes kidney infection usually extended from its hollow part called renal pelvis, but occasionally maybe a blood-borne infection to kidneys. Glomerulonephritis denotes inflammatory change specifically affecting microfilters (glomeruli) & their associated tubules, which usually result from streptococcal infection, autoimmune disorders, drugs, diseases like diabetes or hypertension. ...Read more

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Do glomerulonephritis experienced decrease fluid urine output?

Not necessarily: Glomerulonephritis is a condition affecting the kidneys. Urine output need not be low. Talk to your nephrologist especially if there is a recent change in urine output. ...Read more

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Glomerulonephritis is associated with bloody urine? Is it always the case?

Glomerulonephritis is associated with bloody urine?  Is it always the case?

Not gross hematuria: In fact not common at all. One form called IgA nephropathy or berger's disease is the one most associated with hematuria. In many instances there can be microscopic red blood cells seen on a urine analysis or dipstick. ...Read more

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What is glomerulonephritis and how we treat it and does it cause a micro hematuria in the urine? How to treat inflammation of the kidneys ?

Glomerulonephritis: is inflammation of the glomruli,the functional building blocks of your kidneys! it can be due to autoimmune diseases,cellular infiltration,or an infectious process,presents as a combination of these signs and symptoms:Abnormal kidney function tests(that is elevated Creatinine), abnormal urine test (presence of blood, and/or protein in urine), hypertension, and leg swelling.Therapy depends on cause ...Read more

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I have blood in the urine. I was given an anti biotic for 21 days cotrimoxazole and co-amox is this the correct medication? I have glumerulonephritis

I have blood in the urine. I was given an anti biotic for 21 days cotrimoxazole and co-amox is this the correct medication? I have glumerulonephritis

Infection.: Was a urine culture done with culture to identify organism and sensitivity to determine what antibiotics best. Common treatments are ciprofloxin, sulfa- qbactrim ds andq others. Consult treating physician. Was treatment empirical or guided by urine culture and sensitivity. ...Read more

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I have glomerulonephritis for 10 years. Blood analys is ok, but urine isn't - protein is about 1 g/l. Blood pressure is ok. How do I can decrease it?

I have glomerulonephritis for 10 years. Blood analys is ok, but urine isn't - protein is about 1 g/l. Blood pressure is ok. How do I can decrease it?

Primary issue is the: reason for glomerulonephritis, not a common or routinely well understood issue, especially younger people. The big issues are damage to the glomeruli, blood pressure within the glomeruli (not your arm, optimal systolic well less than 120 mmHg, especially in your case), Carbs (all sugars) ? problem (not LCHF foods), ACEI medications (e.g. Aceon) tend to ?. Too little info & http://goo.gl/Blh6rW. ...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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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

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With acute diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis caused by systemic lupus erythematosus, why would a patient have uremia and hyperkalemia?

SLE DPGN is bad.: The degree of remaining renal function dictates the inability of the kidney to excrete waste products and manage potassium levels. In any severe kidney disease when egfr approaches 15 ml/min uremia and elevated k+ levels are frequently noted. ...Read more

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Antistreptolysin o ab and lft 's high with h/o strep. 1+protein in ua ? Glomerulonephritis, etc. What to do next?

Strep side effects: This can simply be a side effect of the strep infection and the severity prior to treatment. With the kidney issues, it might be a good idea to meet with a nephrologist. But i would start with my primary care doctor and ask what they think is the next step. You might also consider an infectious disease doctor. ...Read more

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Chronic glomerulonephritis pathophysiology?

Complex: Reduction in nephron mass from an injury reduces the gfr. This reduction causes hypertrophy & hyperfiltration of the remaining nephrons & to intraglomerular hypertension. These changes occur to increase the GFR of the remaining nephrons, thus minimizing the functional consequences of nephron loss. The changes are ultimately detrimental because they lead to glomerulosclerosis & further nephron loss. ...Read more

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Does chronic glomerulonephritis cause severe pain?

Does chronic glomerulonephritis cause severe pain?

See below: The common causes of kidney pain are kidney stones, infection and cyst rupture in polycystic kidney disease, besides kidney trauma from any cause and there is a condition called loin pain hematuria syndrome. Besides the above generally speaking chronic glomerulonephritis does not cause kidney pain get yourself examined for other causes. ...Read more

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What is focal sclerosing glomerulonephritis? What causes it?

Pattern: This may be due to anything from IgA nephropathy to lupus to a vasculitis. It's not a specific disease but a pattern of injury. As for more details. ...Read more

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Glomerulonephritis (Definition)

The acute inflammation of the kidney, typically caused ...Read more