Kidney Tests

About "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.

Related Terms: Kidney Stones, Diabetes, Kidney Disorders, Hypertension, Urine Analysis, Creatinine, Liver Function Test

Recently Answered Questions


Swollen ankles in lower feet with stretchy and tight skin. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, My mom has swollen ankles in her lower feet. The skin is stretchy and tight. When you touch it, it is warm. Does she have edema?  Read Full »
Dr. Rajesh Gulati
Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, she has a sort of edema. It is fluid retention in the ankles. Take less of salts and a low sodium diet. Please get all the investigations done like heart echo and blood tests, kidney tests. You may take a course of antibiotics and anti-inflammatory as well as it m...  Read Full »
 
Is my albumin level low because of my current medications?
Query: Hello doctor, I had an SPEP test, liver function tests, and kidney tests done. All the reports were normal except my albumin level which was slightly below normal. Is this a concern? It is 34. Can it be caused by my current medications? I take oral contraceptives, spironolactone, Prozac, and antihis...  Read Full »
Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary
Geriatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. Albumin is synthesized in the liver and the presence of normal liver function tests clearly indicates that everything is normal. I would also like to clarify that the lower limit of albumin is 35 gram per liter and the pr...  Read Full »
 
My blood phosphorous level is 4.58 mg. Does it mean my kidneys are failing?
Query: Hello doctor, My reports are as follows. My blood phosphorous level is 4.58 mg, and it was always 3.2 mg. Rest kidney test is fine. Seeing my report, can you please tell me if my kidney is failing? I am too much worried. I am having Metformin 1000 mg as I am prediabetic and Voveron painkiller last ...  Read Full »
Dr. Anshul Varshney
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As such increase in phosphorus is not a marker of kidney disease. It can happen due to an increase in the daily products intake, pain-killer intake, and dehydration. I do not find any reason to worry.  Read Full »
 
What could be the reason for constant feeling of nausea and abdominal pain?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old female. My height is 5'1", and weight is 120 lbs. I have been getting a constant feel of nausea for over a year along with abdomen, chest and back pain. The chest pain is sharp in the place of the heart. The back pain is right down the middle of my back, starting at my ...  Read Full »
Dr. Anshuman Srivastava
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You could be suffering from intermittent diffuse esophageal spasm. In simpler terms, it is a functional disorder where the motility of your gut is slightly impaired. Do not worry. It is not a serious condition as your endoscopy is fine. Have an ultrasound abdomen done and...  Read Full »
 
What changes have to be done to control BP?
Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 58 years old. She has high BP problem since last six years. She is taking Amlong-A tablet daily from then and everything was fine. For the last two months, she has been diagnosed with high BP three to four times. We went through all blood and urine tests. Once a few pus cell...  Read Full »
Dr. Vivek Maroti Celerio Mandurke
Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Did you check her kidney for creatinine? Is it high? What is her weight? Yes, blood pressure treatment is not a one day job. For her age, I will target blood pressure around 140/90 mmHg. Occasionally, 150 mmHg of blood pressure is fine. Control of weight gai...  Read Full »
 
What test should I do to know if I am HGH deficient?
Query: Dear doctor, I want to test myself for HGH deficiency. Can you tell me a complete guide on how should I proceed? What tests should I do? After I have done them, can I post it here for a thorough examination from your doctors, so that they can tell me whether I am HGH deficient? I want to test that...  Read Full »
Dr. Ravikiran M
Endocrinologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to check IGF1 level (insulin-like growth factor 1), liver function and kidney function tests and hemoglobin level. Also please take an x-ray of your left elbow and left knee joint AP view (anteroposterior view) to assess the bone age, and to check whether ends ...  Read Full »
 
Had D and C before a month. Should I continue Primolut?
Query: Hi doctor, I had D and C before a month and I bled for five to six days after that. I was given Xamic for three days and Primolut N for 21 days. I had brownish discharge 18 days after my D and C and then had bleeding for seven days. I am still spotting. My hCG three days prior to periods came 21 and...  Read Full »
Dr. Shruti Kainth Kaushal
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. As per me you should discontinue tablet Primolut (Norethisterone) as you have already taken for 21 days. After 7 to 10 days you will have normal periods. Now you do not need any hormonal tablets. If you have any abnormal bleeding in next period...  Read Full »
 
How to Prevent Kidney Stones?
Article Overview: This article discusses the ways to prevent the formation of kidney stones.  Read Article »
Dr. Praveen Pushkar
Urologist

A kidney stone is a common condition affecting individuals of all age groups. It is a recurring problem with approximately 50 % individuals experiencing a second episode. Though some people are prone to kidney stones, majority experience it because of their lifestyle.       ...  Read Article »
 
Can urinary infection be treated through ayurveda?
Query: Hi doctor, I had two episodes of UTI that led to kidney infection which had been treated with strong antibiotic injections this year and last. I am currently taking Niftran, Silodosin 8 mg along with Ayurvedic medicines like Bangshil, Chandraprabha Vati, Punarnavasa, Sukumaram Kashayam along with B...  Read Full »
Dr. Gandhidas S Lavekar
Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are loaded with many medicines. From my view, I suggest you can take the following medicines. Triphala Churna 100 g plus Satsang of Tulsi 100 g - mix properly in a mixer and consume daily 5 to 6 g at bedtime with warm water. Dhania, Coriander 100 g plus Jeera sa...  Read Full »
 
How can kidney stones be detected?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old, fairly healthy female. I have been suffering from kidney stones since the age of 15. Mostly the stones would go away on their own without causing any pain. But in the last seven to eight months, I had been suffering from recurrent UTIs and mild pain in the kidney. Aro...  Read Full »
Dr. Vivekanandan G
Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you have got stone problem so early and since you are a recurrent kidney stone former, you need a thorough evaluation to prevent further stone episodes. You should collect the stone you pass in urine and do FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared) spectroscopy analysis ...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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