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Good day, I am trying to assist my daughter seek help for an apparent left kidney damage due to delayed UPJ obstruction/hydronephrosis. She had a pyloplasty, ureterocalicalcostmy and removal of redundant renal pelvis (2011-2020) numerous scope/RPGs procedures. Recently passing some stones, rounds of Cipro, nausea, pain, lacking appetite, sleep since 2/2021. What type of care provider should she see? PCP and Urologists do not seem to have answers and we travel 4 hours one way to BJH now to see a new Uro/surgeon. Beyond the plumbing issue now? Concerned of HBP, fight/flight, constant state of pain and very slow progression to find appropriate type of care for her. We reached out to patient advocate, they will let us know resolution in 30 days trying to get renal scan order set up for 3 weeks now. Any suggestion would be more than welcome. Thank you for your time.

The problem that you describe is a urological problem. I am an adult nephrologist and do not have any surgical expertise. A urologist is a surgeon and deals with surgery of the kidney and urinary tract. I can only suggest that … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Blood/Urine Testing For Kidney Disease, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Nephrologist, Urinary Tract Infection/Pyelonephritis, Urological Issues | Comments Off on Good day, I am trying to assist my daughter seek help for an apparent left kidney damage due to delayed UPJ obstruction/hydronephrosis. She had a pyloplasty, ureterocalicalcostmy and removal of redundant renal pelvis (2011-2020) numerous scope/RPGs procedures. Recently passing some stones, rounds of Cipro, nausea, pain, lacking appetite, sleep since 2/2021. What type of care provider should she see? PCP and Urologists do not seem to have answers and we travel 4 hours one way to BJH now to see a new Uro/surgeon. Beyond the plumbing issue now? Concerned of HBP, fight/flight, constant state of pain and very slow progression to find appropriate type of care for her. We reached out to patient advocate, they will let us know resolution in 30 days trying to get renal scan order set up for 3 weeks now. Any suggestion would be more than welcome. Thank you for your time.

I have been having pains for approximately 3 years now. About 6 months ago maybe, it started getting extremely painful on my left side (which is pretty constant now) and now my right side has sharp pains in the front and back. I urinate approximately 2x a day, sometimes more, sometimes none. How far into this disease do you think I am and just based on this what prognosis might I have? I only just started seeing my Doctor about it and haven’t been to the specialist yet. Thank you.

I do not recognize any kidney disease based on the information that you present. Flank or side pains are more commonly related to muscular or skeletal disorders than to kidney disease.   I suggest that you contact your physician and … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Blood/Urine Testing For Kidney Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, Kidney-Related Health Questions | Comments Off on I have been having pains for approximately 3 years now. About 6 months ago maybe, it started getting extremely painful on my left side (which is pretty constant now) and now my right side has sharp pains in the front and back. I urinate approximately 2x a day, sometimes more, sometimes none. How far into this disease do you think I am and just based on this what prognosis might I have? I only just started seeing my Doctor about it and haven’t been to the specialist yet. Thank you.

Hello. I suffer from glomerulonephritis (probably IgA but I haven’t done a biopsy) with normal blood pressure, no protein in urine but some blood. I also have Hashimoto and hypothyroidism, eczema and in my family has a history with auotoimmune diseases (my father has Reumatoid Arthritis, my mother Hashimoto etc). Should I go for the vaccine against Covid? Or will my glomerulonephritis get worse? Will I get another autoimmune disease? I am really scared and I don’t know what is the right thing to do because I hear all the time that these vaccines against Covid can exacerbate or cause autoimmune diseases to those that have a tendency to them. What is your opinion? Thank you very much for your time.

I do not have any information that the COVID-19 vaccines that are available in the United States cause any form of auto-immune disease. The Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine may induce an antibody against one of the platelet antigens, but … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, COVID-19, Glomerulonephritis, Kidney Biopsy, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Nephrologist | Comments Off on Hello. I suffer from glomerulonephritis (probably IgA but I haven’t done a biopsy) with normal blood pressure, no protein in urine but some blood. I also have Hashimoto and hypothyroidism, eczema and in my family has a history with auotoimmune diseases (my father has Reumatoid Arthritis, my mother Hashimoto etc). Should I go for the vaccine against Covid? Or will my glomerulonephritis get worse? Will I get another autoimmune disease? I am really scared and I don’t know what is the right thing to do because I hear all the time that these vaccines against Covid can exacerbate or cause autoimmune diseases to those that have a tendency to them. What is your opinion? Thank you very much for your time.