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My husband is scheduled for a cat scan w/ dye to review leg pain. He has chronic kidney disease w/ GFR of 33. Are these dyes too harmful?

There is some risk of kidney injury with the administration of iodinated contrast dye for a computerized tomogram (CT) scan.  The risks and comparable benefits of the test should be discussed with your husband’s doctor. 11 more words

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My 6 month old baby was admitted in hospital for the treatment of U T I. During ultrasound examination doctor said kidney is 5 mm bigger than normal size. Is this normal? After feeding she is vomiting regularly .

You would have to ask the physician interpreting the ultrasound study.  I am an adult nephrologist and do not see children.  It is common for one kidney to be slightly larger than the other with ultrasound measurement, but you would have to discuss with the physician evaluating the ultrasound study.

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ACTH Stimulation Test

  • ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone) is a hormone produced by the brain that stimulates the adrenal glands to release cortisol and other hormones.
  • Two medical conditions, Cushing’s disease and Addison’s disease, occur when the body’s regulation of adrenal gland hormones is altered.
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Lab results Hemoglobin 6.6, Blood Urea 248, S.Creatinine 10.7, GFR Left 1.03ml/min, GFR Right 1.25ml/min. What should I do?

The studies you provide suggest severe anemia and advanced kidney disease.  I suggest you contact a nephrologist or “kidney specialist”.

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