I am unable to provide a specific diagnosis based on the information that you present. I cannot make a specific diagnosis of kidney disease based on the information that you provide. 12 more words
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Three days ago I had flu & tonsillitis. I undergo lab test and found out my potassium is low 3.3, my hemoglobin 112 & there is a trace of blood in my urine. Another lab test done whole abdomen ultrasound and TVS & the impression is mild renal pelvocaliectasia, right & minimal hydrometra. My kidney size: right 10.1x4.7x4.0x1.2cm while my left kidney is 10.6x4.1x4.2x1.2cm. The medicines given are alkalka for potassium, co-amoxiclav & paratram and then request for follow up KUB on April17. Please help me understand about my situation. The doctor who check me is not a specialist in kidney.
My husband is scheduled for a colonoscopy in March. He is interested in using the prep pill OsmoPrep. He is a diabetic, and has one functioning kidney about the size of a softball, and one small mass that is nonfunctional from birth. After 16 operations, at the age of 16 he received a Urostomy and is now going to be 60 in August. This is his first colonoscopy and he has a severe gag reflex, which scares him from using the Miralax prep. Would you suggest the use of OsmoPrep if you had a patient with these issues?
I am curious. In April of 2014 my doctor did a CMP and the result (relating to kidneys, of course) were BUN:6, Creatinine:0.74, and GFR:>60. In August 2015 the same tests were done and the results were BUN:14, Creatinine:1.15, and GFR:51. My question is, is this cause for concern? Am I potentially at risk of decreased kidney function or worse?
What is a GTA test? My husband had ultrasound/dopler and they needed further information so they want to perform this test. Nurse actually told him she is not sure what it is. His creatinine is 2.20 and GFR is 29 and he has been battling high blood pressure. He has been diagnosed with congestive heart failure, daibetes, and a-fib. We would just like to know what the test is and what it measures.
I am a 76 year old male in relatively good health. My cardiologist is recommending an angiogram because he fears that I may need a stent. My kidneys are weak and I fear that the dye will destroy my kidneys. Is there an angiogram procedure which will not debilitate my kidneys?
There is no other way of diagnosing a blockage and placing a stent into an artery that does not involve contrast (dye). All forms of contrast may cause damage to the kidney function. 65 more words
My mother has creatinine value 1.8 and she has heart beat disorder problem. Can she go for angiography with this creatinine value?
I cannot give medical advice without performing a complete history and physical examination. The dye that is administered with angiography can be toxic to the kidney and cause further kidney damage. 26 more words
What are kidney calcifications? I recently had a CT scan for back pain and it noted there are small calcifications in my left kidney.
Small amounts of calcium can be seen in kidneys on a computerized tomogram (CT scan). These small bits of calcium are called calcifications and are commonly of no clinical consequence. 22 more words