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Category Archives: Urinary Tract
My 88 year old Dad was recently diagnosed with stage 3 kidney disease. He has had urinary symptoms for a few years, urgency and frequency and told enlarged prostate. PSA was normal. Is it possible that an enlarged prostate can contribute to blocking urine, causing back flow and pressure on kidneys thus contributing to failure?
Yes, a blocked urinary system can cause a decrease in kidney function. This should be discussed with his physician. For more information on chronic kidney disease click here.
Been on dialysis since May 2011. The reason is my bladder quit working. I have to catheterize myself 4 to 5 times a day. My labs are normal. This last lab, my creatinine fell from 6.0 to 5.3. Any suggestions on the reason why I make between 100 to 120 ounces of urine a day?
Dialysis removed toxins and by-products from the blood that your own kidneys are no longer performing. Your kidneys may continue to make urine but not clear waste products and toxins. Hence, you make urine. The urine that you make will … Continue reading →
I am unable to make a diagnosis based on the information that you provide. In order to make a diagnosis of IgA nephropathy, you would have to have a kidney biopsy. Your symptoms sound more like a bladder infection. I … Continue reading →
What is the procedure available for a patient suffer from a stone with a 15mm size in urethra (tube)?
The question that you pose is a urological problem and must be addressed to a urologist. I am a nephrologist and do not perform surgery. For more information on kidney stones click here.
My friend says his urine is greenish and has been for 4-5 days, with lower back pain, but no other symptoms.
The color of urine frequently derives from food that is eaten. Many food dyes will end up coloring the urine. If this persists, then I would advise he see a physician and have a urinalysis.
I am on Renvela after taking myself off of dialysis 3 and a half years. I was diagnosed with Complete Renal Failure and then other doctors said it was Acute Renal Failure. Lately I have been having issues of running to the rest room and sometimes not making it. I have an appointment with specialist in a month but my husband who is a disabled war hero is worried. I control my kidney issues with diet and now recently with the Renvela to remove the Potassium and Mag. that like to sit in my kidneys. Other than that I feel pretty darn great.
Renvela (Sevelamer) is a drug used to bind phosphorus in the diet and avoid its build up in the blood. It does not bind potassium or magnesium. The symptoms you describe sound more like bladder symptoms than kidney symptoms. I … Continue reading →
After a kidney biopsy 3 years ago I was diagnosed with Fibrillary glomerulonephritis. A few months ago I advanced to Stage 3. I have two questions. I am up at least 2 hours at night to urinate, but it takes me forever to go. It’s like a “positional thing”. Also, during the day, I’m frequently nauseated, although I do eat in small amounts. So-what do you think?
Fibrillary glomerulonephritis is a very rare kidney disease that has no treatment and commonly progresses to kidney failure over time. Some nephrologists have tried to treat the disease with various agents but as far as I know, none have been … Continue reading →
I have a PUJ and had two operations to correct the obstruction. I am now 3 months after the operation and still throwing up and I am in excruciating pain. The doctor has agreed it is not right. Can this lead to further kidney damage if not treated?
The problem that you describe is a urological problem. I am a nephrologist and have no experience with this problem. This question should be addressed to a urologist. I do not perform surgery.
You must see a urologist for kidney stones. A urologist treats kidney stones. I am a nephrologist and my practice is to treat patients to prevent kidney stones.
I have a kidney stone too large to pass. I have blood in my urine at least twice a week and bouts with infection. My doctor won’t do anything but requests that I get dialysis. Is there more that can be done?
Kidney stones are treated by urologists. You should see a urologist. I am a nephrologist and do not treat kidney stones, but I do see patients and recommend treatments to prevent kidney stones. You should see a urologist and have … Continue reading →