Renal Function Test

Renal function tests or kidney function tests are a group of diagnostic procedures done to determine how efficiently the kidneys are functioning. Here, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), creatinine, uric acid, sodium, potassium, chloride, and total protein in the urine or blood are tested to determine your GFR (glomerular filtration rate) for identifying problems in the kidneys.

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I have pain in the back, abdomen, and testicles. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 39 years old male, and I have pain in my back, the right side of the abdomen, and testicles. My hair is falling rapidly, and I have developed gastritis. My eGFR value is 69, serum creatinine is 1.3, chloride is 106.9, bilirubin total is 1.81, bilirubin direct is 0.52, bilirubin ind...  Read Full »


Dr. Raja Ramesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From this details provided you have following problems. Stage 1 renal failure. Hypertension. Mild jaundice. With the above condition, mild pain in testis and back is most likely due to a kidney problem. I would suggest following investigation and opinions for further de...  Read Full »

Why am I suffering from cloudy urine for a month?

Query: Hi doctor, For the last one month, I have been suffering from cloudy urine. It is intermittent and does not happen every day. But, when I am urinating I can visually see my urine changing color to milky white. It happens nearly always at the end of my urine stream. Why?  Read Full »


Dr. Raja Ramesh

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Cloudy urine could be too many causes like phosphaturia (phosphorus in urine), pyuria (pus in urine), chyluria (chyle in urine), stone disease, etc.The exact content that is causing cloudiness should be identified and treatment given accordingly.Do urine routine, urine cult...  Read Full »

What are the effects of Paracetamol poisoning?

Query: Hi doctor, My cousin is a 20-year-old female with a weight of 73 kg and a height of 5'6 feet. She took 18 tablets of Dolo 650 in a day. What will happen to her? She took the medicine yesterday, and she vomited it after eating some food in the evening. Now, she is feeling quite well. What can happen...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand your concern. I would like to know the following: 1) Does she have any symptoms like nausea, malaise, vomiting, or abdominal pain? 2) How many hours have passed since she has taken the PCM (Paracetamol) tablets? 3) Di...  Read Full »

Do beta-blockers help in treating tremors?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 28 years old. I am suffering from the tremor. Initially, the tremor was not so severe and now, it is severe with shaking hands and head. I came to know that beta blockers are helpful in curing it. Is that true? Can you please suggest if there is any medication for it.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all, I would like to inform you that it is not possible to tell whether beta blockers are effective as the presence of tremor can occur due to various medical conditions such as hyperthyroidism, alcohol abuse, anxi...  Read Full »

When should I worry about the polyp in my gallbladder?

Query: Hello doctor, Last month I had pain in the upper abdomen. I had taken an abdomen scan, and the impression was 3 mm polyp in the gallbladder. The doctor had asked me to come after a month for follow-up, two days back, I had repeated the scan, and the impression is 3 mm polyp. It still remains the sa...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This gallbladder polyp is probably not the reason for your pain. It is probably because of gastritis. I would recommend following in such case scenario to my patients: 1. Capsule Pan D (Pantoprazole and Domperidone) once daily in an empty stomach for seven days. 2. ...  Read Full »

What to do for severe lower left back pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 50 years old with a weight of 84 kilograms and a height of five feet six inches. I have severe pain in the lower left back at night. It is present between the posterior ribs above the hips. It starts about three inches from the lumbar spine and wraps directly to the left. To know th...  Read Full »


Dr. Nasir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand the inconvenience. For pain, you can take analgesics and it helps to reduce pain. You need to do a renal function test along with an abdominal ultrasound to rule out any kidney involvement.  Read Full »

What are the treatment options for the patient with high creatinine and GFR values?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to consult a nephrologist for my 54-year-old mother. She has high creatinine at 164 and eGFR at 31. She also has high blood pressure for the past 15 years, for which she takes Amlodipine 5 mg once a day. No other medicines and she does not have diabetes. We got her blood tests don...  Read Full »


Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Parry

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I checked the reports of your mother (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It shows features of CKD (chronic kidney disease) with the possibility of renovascular disease. CT (computed tomography) angiography will be a good choice to rule out any ren...  Read Full »

How is a kidney cyst in a newborn treated?

Query: Hi doctor, My 10 days old child has been diagnosed with multiple cysts in his left kidney. His hands get blue and there is a body sensation at times. I have attached the reports here.  Read Full »


Dr. Rashi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, you have to assess renal functions of both the kidneys separately. It has to be done by DTPA and DMSA SCAN (diethylenetriaminepentacetate and dimercaptosuccinic acid). If the function is nil on the left side, then the further plan of management is to be decided. ...  Read Full »

Why does my baby have a urinary infection?

Query: Hi doctor, My 1.5 year old baby is suffering from urinary infection for last 10 days. Her culture report shows Colistin sensitive. Her doctor started her on Colistin five days ago, but her infection is not going less. She had another test today and the report showed that her pus cells are abundant, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Aman Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your baby must be having some underlying condition of the urinary system to have had an infection. Is he having fever? Have you done any ultrasound? The culture may be repeated in some other reliable laboratory. Along with ultrasound, CBC (complete blood count), KFT (kid...  Read Full »

What is causing all my symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, I have the following problems in my daily life. Social phobia, inferiority complex, lack of concentration and fear of everything. I am not interested to do anything. I am leading a sedentary lifestyle. I also masturbate a lot. I am thinking consistently about my future and living without ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, inferiority complex, social phobia, poor concentration and fear of everything can be a manifestation of depression or anxiety disorders. Having said this, we need to understand that the same symptoms can be present in abnormal thyroid function. The presence...  Read Full »

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