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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Can high blood pressure cause loss of feeling in the leg and fainting?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old female, and my blood pressure is 148/101 mmHg. I am not on any medication, and I want to change my doctor because my doctor is too far for me to travel. I cannot get an appointment for two weeks. Do I need to go to the hospital to get medication? I am really worried...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your blood pressure is borderline, and it is not very high. It is not an emergency to start medicine. Instead, you need to monitor it frequently. You being a young hypertensive, you will need an evaluation for the cause of high blood pressure. I suggest you get the fol...  Read Full »

Can lifestyle changes help in reducing high creatinine levels?

Query: Hello doctor, My creatinine level is 1.7 mg/dL. I am a diabetic, and I was on regular medication for the same. I also take Nefrosave tablets. My blood sugar levels dropped to 59 mg/dL all of a sudden. My physician advised me to stop taking Glycomet 850. After 10 days, he checked my creatinine level...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You will need to repeat the urea and creatinine tests after two weeks in order to rule out chronic kidney disease. It is important to attribute this to a particular cause to effectively prevent further increase in creatinine levels. The likely cause could be diabete...  Read Full »

Should a kidney condition be treated before angioplasty and amputation of the left leg due to gangrene?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has developed gangrene in her left leg, which pains a lot when she walks for more than two minutes, from past two weeks. So, we got an MRA of the leg, which showed no blood circulation in the left leg. As a result, the doctor suggested an angioplasty and amputation. She is ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. During any procedure like angiography or angioplasty, dyes are used which may harm the kidneys. There is a risk, but it is high for people having pre-existing kidney disease. If you mother has kidney disease, then she may require dialysis, before and after the procedure...  Read Full »

I have problem while peeing from yesterday. How to manage it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old male, and I have a problem while peeing from yesterday. It feels heavy under my stomach, just below my penis. Every time I try to pee, I cannot, and I have to push in order to do so. I drank an entire bottle of water today. Normally, I would be able to pee after a...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandip Dinkar Sanap

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Difficulty in urination in a young individual is generally obstruction at bladder neck due to infection of the urinary bladder, prostate inflammation or muscle spasms. A final diagnosis can be made on thorough examination, blood, and ultrasound examination. Blood tests...  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. Has she ever been tested for G6PD (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase) deficiency? During these episodes did she get a CBC (complete blood count) done? Was it compared t...  Read Full »

Can high RBC count cause blood in urine?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an annual health checkup recently. My RBC count was high, will this cause blood in urine? And my eosinophils, ESR, and calcium levels are high. What needs to be done? I currently take BP and cholesterol medicines.  Read Full »


Dr. Akash Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I want to really appreciate that you go for regular health checkups. Most of your health parameters are within normal range except a few. Regarding calcium, your calcium levels are marginally over the limit, and should not be considered high. The calcium...  Read Full »

My mother is having vesicoureteral reflux. Is it a life-threatening condition?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has vesicoureteral reflux, which was diagnosed 20 years ago. At that time, her left kidney was functioning 27 % and her right kidney 72 %. She is getting tired and she is a heavy drinker and smoker. Should I be concerned for her? She does not want to see a doctor. Is her cond...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Suresh Kulkarni

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is strongly advised that your mother gets a kidney function tests like serum creatinine, blood urea, and nitrogen. She should at least try to reduce her smoking and drinking, as it would further contribute to the worsening of the kidney function. If possible, she shoul...  Read Full »

Will hypertension cause severe headaches?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26 year old male, who weighs 173 lbs. I am having severe headaches for a few days now. I am currently taking Percocet for this headache. I was told that I have hypertension. My blood pressure is 168/98 mmHg, and pulse is 120 and steady. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your headaches are probably caused due to your high blood pressure. A headache can also increase the BP, but not this much. As you are so young, the cause of hypertension should be found out first. So, I suggest you undergo tests like kidney function test, renal art...  Read Full »

My 12-year-old son has a complex cyst in his kidney. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 12 years old. Last week we found out that he has a complex cyst in his kidney. I am so worried and cannot wait until I see a urologist next week. So, I want to show you the ultrasound images and get your opinion on it. The GP said that he has a complex cyst and this scares me ev...  Read Full »


Dr. Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) you sent, it looks like a hilar lesion, but it is still not causing any pressure effects. I would need further investigations as follows. CT scan of the abdomen and KUB (kidney, ureter, and bla...  Read Full »

Is kidney swelling due to calculus normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I have kidney stones in my right kidney, and there are totally three stones in my kidney 5.0 mm, 3.8 mm, 3.3 mm, and mild right hydroureteronephrosis is seen due to calculus in the right distal urethra measuring 3.4 x2.3 mm located just above the vesicoureteric junction. Kindly suggest....  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for consulting. A 24-year-old male with right renal stones and distal ureteric stone causing a mild obstruction. The pain, if any, is caused due to blockage to the kidney by the ureteric stone. A kidney function test (serum creatinine level) is required to chec...  Read Full »

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