Less Urine Output

Oliguria or less urine output is a condition where the urine output is less than 400 milliliters in 24 hours. Dehydration, infections, obstruction of the urinary tract, medications like NSAIDs, ACE inhibitors, etc., are the causes for oliguria. This condition may lead to hypertension, heart failure, gastrointestinal disorders, etc. Treatment is given based on the cause, and during the treatment, electrolyte imbalance is corrected with special drinks.

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There is no urine output in a diabetic patient. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, My father-in-law is aged 77 years. He has diabetes and blood pressure. His creatinine level is between 3.6 and 3.8. Has high levels of albumin in the urine and high levels of urea (129). He is admitted to the hospital following less to nil urine output. They have placed a catheter and...  Read Full »


Dr. Tarek Algamal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, unfortunately this is chronic kidney disease stage 4 to 5. May be the late stages of CKD is rapidly progressive especially in diabetics. If urine output has not been improved after treating the infection and achieving good water balance, I am afraid he might need ...  Read Full »

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