Daily Archives: January 7, 2019

Sir, I am going to urine so many times in one day. If I drink water after 10 to 20 minutes urine is coming. Is there any problem about my kidney? Please tell me sir?

I am unable to make any specific diagnosis without performing a complete history and physical examination. I suggest that you visit with your physician. The frequency of urine output is usually determined by how much water that you drink, so … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Blood/Urine Testing For Kidney Disease, Kidney-Related Health Questions

Dear Sir, Can O+ (positive) donate kidney to O- (negative)?

Yes, a blood type O positive can donate a kidney to a blood type O negative individual. The Rh (Rhesus) status on the red blood cell, which is the positive or negative aspect of blood typing, is not important in … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Living Donation, Transplantation

I was diagnosed while on chemo, with CKD. I think my GFR never righted itself. I’ve been at stage 3. Nothing I see online mentions chemo as a cause. I do not understand why.

Many drugs, including chemotherapy used for cancer, can cause chronic kidney disease. This is not common, but virtually any drug can be associated with kidney disease. The most common chemotherapy drugs to be associated with kidney disease include cisplatin, methotrexate, … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Chronic Kidney Disease, GFR, Kidney-Related Health Questions

My mum Age: 79 from Malaysia. I have been bringing her for check up for almost 20 years for her diabetic and hypertension and now after checking on her blood test her creatinine is 274 and her eGFR is 15. She is not on dialysis but doctor suggests to do dialysis. She urinate 6-8 times in a day. So can I consider that she do not have no CKD because she is producing and passing urine multiple times in a day? Doc said her HB is low and given a jab and also the iron vitamin. Please let me know if I am right or not with your basic understandings. Thank You!

The production of urine is not an accurate reflection of kidney function. Patients on dialysis commonly make urine and sometimes several times per day. The decision to start dialysis is based on symptoms that your mother may be having in … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Kidney-Related Health Questions

Hello Doctor. My brother was diagnosed with UTI and kidney stone. The urologist said this cause was as result of narrow part of ureter connecting kidney with bladder. First operation was performed to insert stent and my brother has some relief. Now the urologist said that the permanent solution is to cut off the narrow part of ureter and join the join the good part together. I want to know if this is the best solution?

I am a nephrologist and do not have any surgical expertise. A urologist is a surgeon and deals with questions of the urinary tract and surgery. I suggest that you seek any advice about this type of surgery from a … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Nephrologist, Urinary Tract Infection/Pyelonephritis

I have Papillary renal cell carcinoma and CKD with only 1 kidney, 30% function, chock full of cysts and some tumors. I had my knees replaced and have knee braces with copper in them. Is the copper harmful to the kidney. I have not used them yet till I can confirm they are safe. Thank you.

I do not know of any information that would suggest that wearing copper on the skin would cause any damage to your remaining kidney. For additional information about living with one kidney, please visit our website at: https://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/onekidney

Posted in Ask the Doctor, GFR, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Nephrectomy / One kidney

5 years ago I received a kidney & liver transplant at the University of Pennsylvania. About 4 months later I developed perpheral neurophathy in my hip, legs, knees, ankles, feet, toes and hands. The chronic pain, numbness, tingling and stiffness is difficult to deal with on a daily basis. Even while using opioids and Klonipin to control the daily discomfort. My team of doctors feel that I am reacting to the immunosuppressive medications. Do you have any recearch information on the use of CBD #1 or #2 to help control the pain while rebuilding the nerve myelin sheaths to heal & calm the irritated nerve endings? The suggestion to use CBD 1 or 2 was recommended by my family doctors who use it to help their chronic pain patients in Florida. They felt I would receive benefit from it’s use. But I am concerned about the effects CBD oil would have on my transplant organs keeping them healthy or causing any type of rejection. My home doctors know little to nothing about CBD’s use or side effects & are reluctant to learn about it’s use, possible side effects and recovery possibilities. What is you opinion on this natural pain reliever on the effects of kidney and liver function? Though there is more then 100 years of research on Hemp Seed Oil, my doctor’s are reluctant to discuss this topic in terms of relieving pain. Can you help guide me to information that might help answer my questions on the usefulness of CBD Oil 1 & 2? Thank you for you assistance to figure this conundrum out. Sincerely.

The use of cannabidiol (CBD) oil for any purpose is mostly on the basis of anecdotal reports. This means that a group of individuals report good responses with use of CBD oil. The number of people who have tried CBD … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Transplantation, Treatments

I have a brother who is in the hospital for high blood pressure. The Dr’s are saying that his kidneys are now damaged. He has been on B/P meds for the last two years and that dialysis is the only option. He tells me that his creatinine levels are elevated and are not dropping. Also his potassium level is low. He is not sold on doing dialysis and wanted to know if there are other options besides dialysis or a transplant. He asked the Dr’s about a holistic approach but to no avail.

I can only suggest that your brother listen to the physicians caring for him and try to make the best decision that he can. There is no other approach to kidney failure other than dialysis, transplant or consider entering a … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Dialysis, Kidney Failure, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Transplantation