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Renal Failure

Renal failure is a condition where one or both kidneys dose not function properly. Medication, severe dehydration, autoimmune disorders, urinary tract obstruction, diabetes, high blood pressure, liver disorders, etc., are some of the causes of renal failure. Fatigue, muscle spasm, swelling in hands and ankles, etc., are the symptoms of renal failure. This is treated by dialysis and kidney transplantation.

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Does a rise in my creatinine levels after every medication indicate kidney failure?

Query: Hello doctor,I am curious to know, if a kidney patient is given a drug and their creatinine level rises within 24 hours of taking the medication, it will continue to rise every time they take it. How do doctors help patient’s kidneys not fail or sustain irreparable damage? My creatinine level was ...  Read Full »


Dr. Karthic Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Your history is well documented. However, you did not specify how many years have gone since you became a transplant patient. Essentially, you have renal failure of the transplanted kidney. I believe your creatinine w...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for developing acute renal failure?

Query: Hello doctor, A healthy 60-year old woman walks seven miles a day and has no underlying illness (autoimmune, cardiovascular, cancer, etc) very suddenly develops renal failure over about one month that doctors at the general hospital diagnose as microthrombotic angiopathy and hemolytic uremic syndrom...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, changing the brand is not a reason to develop microangiopathy and HUS (hemolytic-uremic syndrome). She needs to be convinced to accept what has happened. She would require hemodialysis sessions thricea week with adequate diuretics. The pedal edema is mostly becaus...  Read Full »

Is shortness of breath related to any kidney issue?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a diabetic since I was 30 years and have heart issues from 15 years. Had bypass done eight years back. Now, lVEF is 25 %. Now, if I walk 50 to 100 meters, I feel breathless and after motion or urine, again feel breathlessness. Is it related to any kidney issues? And also, please ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ilir Sharka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your ECG and would explain that it indicates left bundle branch block. Regarding the shortness of breath, it is related to heart failure. Of course, the renal function may be compromised (as it is very common in heart failure). I would like to know your cu...  Read Full »

What are the causes of blood in sputum?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 55 years old. He is a patient having DM, CAD, CABG, HT, CKD and SHT. Now, he has severe cough for more than 15 days and can see blood occasionally while spitting. He is also undergoing dialysis twice in a week. His present hemoglobin is 8.1, creatinine is 4.6 and urea is ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to cliniq.com. Your father has severe renal failure. The blood in cough could be due to many reasons. I think you need to concentrate on his dialysis. If blood in sputum continues, then we need to find out reasons for this by x-ray or CT scan. I do think you should not be w...  Read Full »

Can Toradol alter creatinine levels?

Query: Hello doctor, If a person with chronic kidney disease with a creatinine of 1.9 and a GFR of 40 receives Toradol 60 mg IM as a single dose, can that lead to acute renal failure? How soon would failure occur after the administration of the medication?  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Toradol contains Ketorolac. It is known to cause worsening of kidney functions. But usually what is seen is that, it is the administration for a longer duration which causes the increased probability of renal failure and not a single dose. A famous study reveals that keto...  Read Full »

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