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Nephrotic Syndrome

Nephrotic syndrome occurs when the filtering unit of the kidneys gets damaged. The clusters of small blood vessels in the kidneys are the ones that filter waste and excess water from the blood. This makes the body pass too much protein in the urine. The primary cause of nephrotic syndrome in adults is focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS).

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In how many days does the swelling due to nephrotic syndrome in a baby reduce?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter, 2.8 years old was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome. She had swelling in limbs, private part, stomach, and eyes. She also had slight cold during that time, but no running nose or cough. I have attached her reports. From the last one week, we started medicine, post which ...  Read Full »

Dr. Tarek Algamal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can see clearly that your daughter’s condition is improving (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This is the nephrotic syndrome of minimal change type as usually comes in the children. The reason behind less improvement in the private area and stomac...  Read Full »

Can the proteins in the urine cause any harm to my kidneys?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. I had proteins in my urine for the past many years but they have not caused any damage to my kidneys. Why so? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Karthic Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. It seems you suffer from nephrotic syndrome or membranous nephropathy. Children getting significant protein in the urine (proteinuria) is called minimal change disease (a variant of nephrotic syndrome). Have you ever been treated with ster...  Read Full »

What may cause generalized body swelling in my sister?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister is 37 years old with previous 2 LSCS. She has symptoms such as swelling over whole body and face. Along with these complaints she has weakness, tiredness, cushingoid facies, proximal myopathy, palpitation, trembling of hands and amenorrhea or slight on and off spotting. She is s...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I checked your sister's complete details (attachments removed to protect patient identity). She is suffering from relapsing nephrotic syndrome. Her cushingoid facies and proximal myopathy are steroid induced as you must be already knowing. Gradually replacing the s...  Read Full »

My 63-year-old mother was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome two years ago and she is currently experiencing hypoalbuminemia and elevated ESR levels. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My 63-year-old mother was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome two years ago. Her primary symptom at that time was generalized edema, which responded to diuretics. A kidney biopsy revealed monoclonal gammopathy of renal significance. Subsequent tests, including a CT scan, bone marrow bi...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. It appears that your mother has been diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome and monoclonal gammopathy of renal significance (MGRS). Please keep in mind that I cannot provide a definitive diagnosis or treatment plan, as he...  Read Full »

Do birth control pills cause nephrotic syndrome?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter has been taking birth control pills for five months, since she gave birth. About two months ago, she started having some swelling in her feet and legs. She waited to see if it would go away, but it did not. Her doctor did some tests and found protein in the urine, so she sent ...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern regarding the relationship between birth control pills and nephrotic syndrome. It is correct that birth control pills are not known to directly cause nephrotic syndrome or protein in urine. Nephrotic syndrome is characterized by the presence ...  Read Full »

What can I do to improve edema in my feet along with swollen ankles?

Query: Hello doctor, I went for a run a few days back, after which I developed pitting edema with swollen ankles. I had been on Hydrochlorothiazide and steroids for a few weeks with no change. My blood tests and other tests were done, including chest X-ray and ECG. However, my condition is not improving. P...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I have checked your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Lipids show elevated cholesterol. Urinalysis was okay but with some amount of ketone bodies. These changes are more typical of a ...  Read Full »

How is nephropathy related to eyes and ears?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 15-years-old. My native kidney biopsy is: Microscopic description: The sample contains renal cortex, with 21 glomeruli (8 of them globally sclerosed). Some glomeruli reveal mild mesangial matrix expansion, marked glomerular hypertrophy, segmental glomerulosclerosis in 4 glomer...  Read Full »

Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Parry

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and the biopsy report. Can you tell me what were the kidney functions of the patient (urea and creatinine)? Also, tell me the urine examination of the patient and if 24-hour urine protein was done? Is there any family history of kidney failure? Wer...  Read Full »

Does protein leak from the larger filter of kidney in nephrotic syndrome?

Query: Hi doctor, I heard that in nephrotic syndrome the filtering unit of kidney becomes larger and so protein comes in urine. I am a patient of cortisone dependent nephrotic syndrome over 15 years. Doctor says that about 95 percent of children will get cured at the age of 18. I am 17 years old now. When ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, you have heard the things right. Due to increased pore there is protein in urine. The best treatment remains the Cortisone. In cases where there is no response to Cortisone as evidenced by persistence of albumin in urine, we need to shift those patients on Cyclopho...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for focal segmental glomerulosclerosis in a 12-year-old?

Query: Hello doctor, My 12 year old son is suffering from nephrotic syndrome since the last seven years. Two years ago, when his biopsy was done, the result said FSGS. His creatinine levels at that time was 4. Now it is raised to 10.1. He is currently taking Calcium, Folic acid, Pantoprazole, Sodium bicar...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello,Welcome to furnish the following medical information, so that I will be able to give you further advice.What is the cause of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)?Has dialysis been done? What is his urine output?What does his antinuclear antibody (ANA) profile say?Has he...  Read Full »

There is a pancreatic growth with nephrotic syndrome. Is the growth malignant?

Query: Hello doctor, I am super scared. I am 30 years old and have been in the hospital for nephrotic syndrome which was discovered to be membranous nephropathy. They tested my blood for many conditions which could be a secondary cause including hepatitis and autoimmune and nothing came up. Now, they are ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There can be many idiopathic causes of a nephrotic syndrome which respond good to medical management. As far as pancreatic mass is concerned, there are high chances for your mass to be benign lesions. So there is nothing to worry. Follow proper instructions for nephroti...  Read Full »

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