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Kidney Failure

Kidney failure refers to the inability of the kidneys to function properly, and they lose 85 % to 90 % of their functionality. Kidney failure is a life-threatening condition, but certain treatments like dialysis and transplant are extremely helpful in curing the condition. The two most common causes of kidney failure are high blood pressure and diabetes mellitus.

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Can my high creatinine levels be due to hormonal pills?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a transgender woman, who has not been gender operated yet. Last week I had very bad stomach pain and was rushed to the hospital. My test results were fine, except for creatinine, which is the cause of my stomach pain. It went over 3 mg/dl. The doctor said high blood pressure and suga...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Please give the exact names of any medications that you may be taking, both the pain medicines and the hormonal pills. I want to check if they have inactive ingredients that might cause kidney failure. For the time bein...  Read Full »

A 56-year-old female patient was diagnosed with kidney failure, and she is unable to move. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, A 56-year-old female patient was diagnosed with kidney failure. The last dialysis was almost two months ago. The patient said she wanted to stop dialysis because it did not help her, and the catheter caused her pain. Therefore, it was removed (despite the doctor’s protestations) ab...  Read Full »

Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Parry

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw your query, The patient has kidney failure with very high urea and creatinine. She needs dialysis for the same. Regarding her weakness, kindly show me her MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) report.  Read Full »

Kindly review my laboratory report and give your opinion on my kidney function.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with kidney failure, and I have attached my laboratory reports. Kindly give your opinion on my kidney function. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have studied your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). You have mild proteinuria. Kindly answer me the following to help you better; 1) You have not mentioned for what purpose you have got these tests done? 2) What probl...  Read Full »

My daughter is suffering from MCDK and possesses a single-functioning kidney. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter was born with MCDK. Now she is five years old. She was under homeopathy medicines. She is very active and has a normal weight. Before a month she had a very high cold and fever. When tested her blood urea was 62 mg/dl and in the second test, it reduced to 50mg/dl. Yesterday...  Read Full »

Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to your history and complaints, I would first like to deduce that your daughter must be having a one-sided multicystic dysplastic kidney (MCDK). Please know the following result of a study on children with one-sided MCDK. The majority of MCDK kidneys completel...  Read Full »

My hypertensive and diabetic father has kidney failure and multiple medical conditions. Is kidney transplant safe?

Query: Hello doctor, My father underwent heart bypass surgery two years ago. Both his kidneys failed after the bypass surgery, and he has been on dialysis for the last nine months. Last month, while performing dialysis, his blood pressure got high, and he started vomiting. After that, he has not been well....  Read Full »

Dr. Manisha Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Your father has serious health issues. He has hypertension, undergoes regular dialysis, and has a history of a brain hemorrhage. Along with that, age is another factor that is considered important for a kidney transplant. The ...  Read Full »

Do I have abdominal pain, and feeling of hernia as I discontinued belts?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 55-year-old. My weight is 135 kg, and my height is 183 cm. I would like an opinion on my pain in the abdomen, feeling of a hernia, or some tissue movement causing a biting, pulling, and ripping sensation. I stopped using a belt after 40 years and instead used suspenders. My stomach an...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your CT (computed tomography) images (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity) have not been properly uploaded. Without that, it is difficult to provide a radiological or clinical opinion with only the blood reports (attachme...  Read Full »

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