The diseases affecting the kidneys are nephritis (inflammation of the kidney) and nephrosis. They usually cause loss of kidney function and might cause kidney failure. Diabetes, hypertension, obesity, smoking, heart problems, and old age are the risk factors for kidney disorders.
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I have UTI. Should I worry about my kidneys as my appointment with doctor is getting delayed?
Query: Hello doctor,I have a UTI and cannot see my doctor until next week. And it hurts so much. Will I get kidney damage before my doctor can see me? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Simple cystitis is common in young, sexually active female. Take tablet Nitrofurantoin 100 mg at bedtime, tablet Tamsulosin 0.2 mg at bedtime. Syrup Potassium Citrate two tablespoon three times a day. Have all these for three days. Develop good voiding habits like not ... Read Full »
Please advise on medications for my 73-year-old father's hematological and kidney problems.
Query: Hello doctor, My father is 73 years old and has hematology and kidney problem. I want a second opinion regarding the medications prescribed by his doctor. Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Your blood reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) suggest abnormal findings for two or more months. So bone marrow biopsy has been done. It shows myeloproliferative neoplasm, which is a form ... Read Full »
I had a burning sensation when urinating last week and tested negative for STI. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor,I had a burning sensation when urinating last week. I did an STI (sexually transmitted infections) test and it was negative. Then what could be the reason for the burning sensation? Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. There would be multiple causes of burning urine, like bladder infections, prostatitis (prostate gland inflammation), or, very rarely, kidney stones. To answer your question in terms of diet, I would suggest you firs... Read Full »
My mother takes six pills of 20 mg of Prednisone every other day. Does this pose any danger?
Query: Hello doctor, My 76 years old mother has a kidney infection. The doctor prescribed 20 mg Prednisone, and she is to take six pills every other day. I have taken Prednisone before, and I know the danger of this medication. Are six pills of 20 mg Prednisone every other day too much? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Steroids are not used in infection. In fact, if a person has an infection, then steroids will flare it and result in septic shock, as they decrease immunity. If a doctor has prescribed it, that means the kidney infection is less likely. She might have some degree of a... Read Full »
I have high BP and my creatinine level is 1.63 after taking medications. Should I be concerned?
Query: Hi doctor, I have had high BP due to which my kidneys got affected and my creatnine was 1.39 and I was taking BP medicines as per my cardiologist. Then after 15 days my cretanine level was 1.61. My doctor said it is because my BP was not normal yet, but now my BP is normal and today my test report... Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclinic.com I understand your concern. Your blood pressure was high and the kidney might be affected by high blood pressure, and so mild nephropathy. In hypertension induced kidney disease, it is desirable to control blood pressure strictly, less than 130/80 mm of Hg. Along with th... Read Full »
Please advice on causes of cyst in kidneys and the steps to be taken.
Query: Hello doctor, During a health check-up, I got to know that I have a renal cyst. I did a follow-up ultrasound about a month ago and I found that now I have developed a cyst in my left kidney as well over and above the cyst in the right kidney. Which means now I have a cyst in both of my kidneys. Thes... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have simple renal cysts. These keep varying in sizes but they are usually of harmless nature except occasional pain. Have you got serum creatinine done? Then please send. At present, you have no reason to get worried about the cysts except occasional pain. Also get ... Read Full »
My mother has been a diabetic with increased creatinine levels and on medication. Can she be cured with medications alone and avoid dialysis?
Query: Hello doctor, My mother has been a diabetic patient for the last 20 years, with increased sugar levels, and is under medication. Her fasting blood sugar level is 150 mg/dL. Recently, we got her kidney checkup done, and the creatinine level is 12 mg/dL. She has been on kidney medications for two mont... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Given the situation you mentioned, with a creatinine of 12 mg/dL, your mom will benefit most from dialysis. Unfortunately, the medications used for kidney dysfunction usually do not help stabilize renal function. However, her diabetes does not appear to be controlled... Read Full »
I am having medullary sponge kidney calcification. Kindly advice.
Query: Hello doctor, Flank pain about nine weeks. Medullary sponge kidney calcification of kidney, past lung pneumothorax four times. Sinusitis surgery six times. No urine or blood infection. Normal kidney function. Chest pain sometimes. Fatigue, diarrhea only morning. Initial signs of clubbing. Currently... Read Full »
Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The features of the ultrasound are of medullary sponge kidney which is a genetic disease with one in every 20000 affection. Although the condition is progressive, the kidney functions will be preserved for a long time. Urine gravels, stones, and infections are common th... Read Full »
What is the reason for my high blood pressure of 150/100 mm of Hg and heart rate of 90 to 100?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had a high blood pressure of around 150/100 mm of Hg and a heart rate of 90 to 100 for four years when measured on a digital monitor. I have started using tablet Cilnidipine 10 mg once daily, tablet Telmisartan 40 mg once daily, and tablet Met XL 50 mg once daily for the last t... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your lipid profile is deranged; you are also a prediabetic (FBS and HbA1C range) and a known hypertensive. I suggest you exercise regularly, follow a diet modification for six months, and lose weight. I also suggest you get a renal doppler ... Read Full »
My report says there is blood in urine, but my doctor says I am fine. What should I do?
Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I had undergone chest X-ray, ECG, creatinine, fasting glucose, postprandial blood sugar, urea, uric acid, lipid profile, liver function test, thyroid stimulating hormone, TSH, urine complete analysis, complete blood count with ESR and ultrasound of abdomen and pelvis. All the re... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your reports, it seems to be a urinary tract infection secondary to a kidney stone. Some kidney stones are not visible on the ultrasound. So, I suggest you do a CT scan of the abdomen and repeat urinalysis. If the same report persists, then we can think ... Read Full »