Kidney Disorders

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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What is the treatment for oliguria in my husband?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband has not urinated in almost 24 hours. He has a pain in his right shoulder and chest with a severe headache. Also, his kidneys hurt.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. A urine output of fewer than 400 mL per day is referred to as oligouria. And no urine output means anuria. Both the conditions need urgent ER (emergency room) care to prevent a renal shutdown. The cause could be an infection, renal failure,...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for hydronephrotic kidney with PUJ obstruction?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother has a hydronephrotic kidney with PUJ obstruction. She also has a history of recurrent and severe UTI. I need an expert advice and treatment plan.  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If possible, send all the reports with images. I need to know the severity of hydronephrosis. What is the present creatinine level? What is her age? Only after seeing the above reports, I can suggest a treatment plan. She may require surgery. For more information cons...  Read Full »

I had infection in my kidneys four years back. I took test and they seem normal. Please guide me.

Query: Hello doctor, I have some issues with my kidneys. Four years ago, I had an infection in my kidney. Recently I consulted a nephrologist and performed an ultrasound of my kidneys and some tests. I am uploading all my tests. Please suggest what would be my next course of action. I have BP but entirely...  Read Full »


Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Parry

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclinq.com. I have seen your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Your ultrasound is as expected as well as your urine reports. You need to control your blood pressure. Kindly repeat your kidney function test. Thank you.   Read Full »

Was suggested kidney removal for tumor. Can the organ be saved?

Query: Hi doctor, This is about a tumor in the kidney case as follows. Before ten days, the patient found bloodstain in the urine. No pain, no other symptoms. On the next day, after drinking two glasses of water, he developed pain in the lower abdomen and back. Got an ultrasound done. Ultrasound showed a...  Read Full »


Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like a large tumor in the left kidney. The reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) show that the disease is localized and not spread to other parts. The only curative treatment for this tumor is surgery (removal of affected kidney al...  Read Full »

Proteins were detected in my urine. What can I do about that?

Query: Hi doctor, I took tablet Solifenacin 5 mg for increased frequency of urine along with tablet Cifran 500 mg. After 10 days, proteins were detected in my urine. Is it fatal? What should I do? Please suggest. I do not urinate frequently now, but I have right flank pain. What is happening to me?  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be suffering from urinary tract infection, and it could be secondary to kidney stones. In such case, I would recommend you to get an ultrasound of the abdomen and a urine culture done. Also, get your blood sugar tested if not done recently. You should drink...  Read Full »

What is serum creatinine and why do we measure it?

Query: Hello Doctor, What is serum creatinine and why do we measure it?  Read Full »


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. We normally measure serum creatinine values in a few medical conditions. Serum creatinine is a very important determinant, since it is a waste product. Its elevation in the serum points some kidney disorder such as glomerulonephritis, pyelonephritis, UTI (Urina...  Read Full »

How long can a double J ureteral stent be left inside?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a chronic kidney disease patient, and there are multiple stones in my right kidney. My doctor placed a double J stent almost six months ago. I have not removed my stent. Is it risky? How long can I let the stent inside? Due to some problem, I cannot go for the checkup.  Read Full »


Dr. Raja Ramesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The stent has probably been placed for draining the kidneys. Depending on the stent material, indwelling time will vary. It ranges from three months for polyurethane stent to a year for silicon stent. Neglecting stents can lead to lots of problems. Stones can form a rec...  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 »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

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 acu...  Read Full »

Is blood in my urine suggestive of kidney disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I had been experiencing extreme fatigue, brain fog, difficulty concentrating or remembering, muscle aches, mood swings, and frequent UTI (painful urination and sometimes blood) for years. I had a urine sample taken, and it always shows blood or protein in my sample, but no bacteria. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post and laboratory tests (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I did not find anything suggestive of lupus (autoimmune disease). It looks like IgA (immunoglobulin A) nephropathy, which could be the reason for hematuria (presence o...  Read Full »

I have frequent urination, and I am diabetic. Kindly advice.

Query: Hi doctor,I have a problem of frequent urination, and I am diabetic. Please check the attached reports and give your valuable advice or opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The ultrasound report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) shows enlarge prostate. You have urinary symptoms due to an enlarged prostate. The pre-void volume is 300, and post-void volume is 230, which is more. Also, left kidney is small, and...  Read Full »

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