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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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Are high levels of metanephrines and high blood pressure the reason for my kidney failure?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36-year-old woman. My kidney is failing. I have high levels of metanephrines. My blood pressure is high and sometimes it is low. Also, I experience anxiety, tiredness, headache, and bloating. I am not sure whether I have water retention. I went for investigations three years bac...  Read Full »

Dr. Thiyagarajan. T

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would be happy to help. I have reviewed your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The metanephrines and normetanephrines are not high enough to suspect a pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma. Also, you have fewer...  Read Full »

My mother has pain and swelling in her foot. Is this due to diabetes?

Query: Hello doctor,My Mother is 55 years old. She has a condition of swollen foot with immense pain, and she is a diabetic patient. The pain in foot appeared suddenly. Now she cannot stand long or walk properly. In the morning, the swelling is less, but by the end of the day. I am taking medication for di...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There can be few possible cases for such swelling one is it is related to the kidney. When kidney function is impaired, then due to that, swelling occurs. As you mentioned, she has diabetes, which could be due to the kidney's not properly functioning. Another reason is ...  Read Full »

Are raised kappa levels seen in multiple myeloma?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with CKD, and my GFR is 52. My recent blood test results show the following information. Kappa QNT free LT chains 41.60 mg/dL, lambda QNT free LT chains 0.96 mg/dL, KAP/LAM free LT chain ratio 43.33 and hemoglobin 15.8 g/dL. I was also detected with vitamin D deficie...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. A diagnosis of any disease is based on the symptoms and laboratory work. I need the following details to help you better. Why were these tests performed? Do you have bone pain or any night sweats or any weight loss? Please attac...  Read Full »

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 »

Dr. Choudhary Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Why do I develop cysts in my kidney?

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 »

Dr. Ram Naresh Daga

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Why are my urine protein and blood levels fluctuating?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with early IgA nephropathy, about five years ago, and I am on medication. Protein and blood are present in the urine, and their levels have varied over time, ranging from traces to ++. My recent urine analysis showed protein (+), erythrocytes (++), RBC (8-10 /HPF), creatin...  Read Full »

Dr. Krishna Somani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to To correctly answer your questions, I need to know the following. I suggest you get a 24-hour urine for protein done. This will tell you the degree of kidney damage. Revert with more information to a nephrologist online -->  Read Full »

My father has reduced kidney function. Does he need permanent dialysis treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, My father has been diagnosed with osteochondrosis of the spine, which has been bothering him for the past eight years. When the disease started, he underwent a complete examination; creatinine was normal. However, he also had a tingling sensation in his fingers. After the blood tests, the...  Read Full »

Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Parry

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your father's blood and urine analysis, and based on these tests; I suggest that your father needs dialysis. However, a better assessment can be done if you attach your father's ultrasound report. Thank you.   Read Full »

I have swollen legs after my kidney transplant. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Two years back, I had a kidney transplant. Now, I have swelling in legs and foamy urine. I take Prograf 3 mg in the morning and 2.5 mg at night. My BP is 102/55 mmHg. I do not have diabetes. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed your health query and it seems your kidneys are not functioning optimally. There is some ongoing disease process that has caused deranged kidney function. Swelling in legs (edema) and foamy urines are symptoms and signs of deranged kidney functions. It war...  Read Full »

What foods to be avoided for deranged kidney function?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother is suffering from back pain. His doctor recommended some painkiller for one month. Now, he also got pain on the right side of his back. His doctor recommended laboratory test for kidney and liver along with MRI of back. The result showed some kidney related problem. I want to k...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. In your brother's report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I can see some kidney dysfunction as well as urinary tract infection. So, I would recommend you to get his urine culture and blood sugar checked. Accordingly, h...  Read Full »

My son experiences a burning sensation while urinating. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 5 years old. He occasionally complains of burning sensation in urine. Before five months, he complained of burning sensation, and we did a urine test which showed pus cells 2 to 3 and albumin haziness. The doctor said that as fine and just advise to give more fluids. We did two ...  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Hassan Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concerns. The morning puffiness your son experiences could be familial, especially if both you and his father have the same feature, or it might indicate edema. To determine if edema is present, press your finger against the lower part of his leg. If t...  Read Full »

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