Kidney Tests

Tests done to know if your kidneys are functioning properly are urinalysis, serum creatinine test, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), and estimated GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate). These test usually require a 24-hour urine sample or a blood test.

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Does my MRI explain as to why am I feeling lost and confused?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old woman who has been experiencing mental confusion, concentration problems, memory loss, blurry vision, burning sensation in my head, personality change, and short-term memory loss. I forget¬†conversation, repeat questions over and over, zone out when people are talking t...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your MRI of the brain is normal, except some sinusitis. I would like to ask a few questions. Since when are you experiencing these symptoms? Do you have a headache or vomiting? Is there any history of seizures or loss of consciousness? How is your sleep? Are you tak...  Read Full »

I have only one kidney by birth. Can I live a normal life?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I came to know that I got unilateral renal agenesis. My left kidney is absent. Basically, I am a physique model and use to do bodybuilding. I use to take lots of supplements. Also, I was on anabolic cycle for a few months as well. Being with unilateral kidney, will these supplem...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Congenital renal agenesis is not as such any disease. However, since you have a single functioning kidney, you should be cautious before taking high protein diet, medicines and painkillers.You should get a kidney function test and a urine for micr...  Read Full »

What are the causes of kidney pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have just started fasting from yesterday morning and last night I was having slight kidney pain. Then I awoke in the middle of the night with some kidney pain and a swollen kidney feeling and urinated with difficulty like having to really push it out. Similarly, last year my kidney got ...  Read Full »


Dr. Tamer Mohammed Abou Youssif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. At least, now you have to stop fasting until you perform investigations such as urinalysis, kidney function test, uric acid and imaging of the urinary tract by CTU (CT urography).   Read Full »

Why am I experiencing rapid weight loss and different stool color?

Query: Hello doctor, About 18 months ago, my stomach distended, and my stool turned from brown to light brown and eventually yellow. After that, I started to lose weight at a rapid rate, 40 lbs in 15 months. I was given multiple blood tests, an upper endoscopy, and abdominal ultrasounds. The only thing of...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The cause of your weight loss could be maldigestion, malabsorption or systemic illness. Improper digestion occurs due to a lack of pancreatic enzymes secretion. Malabsorption occurs due to intestinal issues, for example, Celiac disease, infection or inflammation of t...  Read Full »

I had done blood work recently, and my eGFR is down. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently I had done with my blood work and some of the numbers were off. My eGFR is down to 63, and my liver function tests were elevated. The whole situation is giving me crippling anxiety and I am not sure what to do about it. I have not had blood work done before this test for a long, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Murugan Sivalingam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The reports are not alarming. Your blood creatinine level is slightly high as it reflects your higher muscle mass as you are fairly heavy, with a body weight of about 144 kilograms. Creatinine level in the blood reflects muscle mass, so people who are overweight tend to...  Read Full »

I got a groin injury, pain in the right groin area, and a transplanted kidney. Kindly review my MRI reports.

Query: Hello doctor, I got a groin injury six months back, and I have pain in the right groin area, particularly above the iliac crest, referred to towards the right hand. I got an MRI done, which shows edema in the iliopsoas muscle. No avascular necrosis is seen in the femoral head. The femoral head is no...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) attached, you have a right iliac transplanted kidney, and there can be a temporary relationship between the groin pain and the transplantation. What was the mechanism of injury? Also, it ...  Read Full »

Does taking pain killers alter the liver function test results?

Query: Hello doctor,These are the reports of my kidney function test and liver function test. I was on antibiotics Amoxicillin and Ibugesic plus when having this test. Is this report abnormal? Is there something seriously wrong with these reports? I am worried.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) do not have anything to panic about. You have a slight liver dysfunction that could be due to your coexisting viral infection. Your uric acid is high, and calcium is low. But your kidney functions are no...  Read Full »

What is the cause of having recurrent episodes of vomiting in my daughter?

Query: Hello doctor, Last year my daughter decided to go on an all vegetarian diet rather drastically. A few weeks later, she got ill with vomiting which lasted for approximately two weeks, so we made three visits to the urgent care, where she was treated for gastritis and dehydration. One month later, the...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have two theories here, but I would need a little more information if you would not mind sharing. 1. Has she ever been tested for G6PD (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase) deficiency? 2. During these episodes did she get a CBC (complete blood count) done? 3. Was it c...  Read Full »

I overdosed on medicines two years back. Have I damaged my liver and kidneys?

Query: Hello doctor, I had overdosed on multiple medicines two years back, which included eight iron tablets on two occasions, 16 tablets of Avil 25 mg, and SSRI twice, all on different occasions. Two years back, my SGPT was 106 months after my last overdose incident, and my creatinine was 1.2. Since then...  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems you had an overdose of a few medicines two years back. This will usually cause transient damage to your liver and kidney. These organs will recover completely if there is no underlying inherent disease for them. You need to avoid any further occurrences li...  Read Full »

I do usually feel tired and lazy. How can I improve?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a full blood count done and the report mentioned that there were microcytic normochromic cells noted. What does the report mean? Am I anemic or vitamin deficient? What do I do to get better? What are the concerning signs from this report? I do usually feel fatigued and lazy. How can...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Microcytic RBC (red blood cell) means that the size of the RBC is decreased. Usually, it is seen in iron deficiency anemia. But, your hemoglobin level is within the range. So, anemia is ruled out. Excess stress, anxiety, being overworked, lack of exercise, lack of slee...  Read Full »

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