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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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

Nephrologist

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

General Surgeon, Paediatric Surgeon

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

Urologist, Andrologist

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

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

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 »

Why is there a minor change in my ECG?

Query: Hi doctor, I went for an annual health checkup and found there was a minor change in the ECG. I am 28 years old. My weight is 80 kg and height is 163 cm. My BMI is 30 and waist circumference is 90. My BP 130/90 mmHg. I am also attaching my ECG report to you. I need your suggestion. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your age is 28 and you are obese. Your electrocardiogram (ECG) is normal and no need to worry. The minor changes are hyperacute T waves that may be due to increased potassium levels in blood, but no need to worry. There is day-to-day variation in potassium levels dependin...  Read Full »

Is there any correlation between heart failure and kidney impairment?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to enquire about a 72-year-old male who is suffering from heart failure and kidney impairment. He is diagnosed with mild kidney impairment, despite normal urine output and no physical complications. He is currently taking Cortrop 5 mg, Aspirin 100 mg, Lasix 120 mg, Zylo...  Read Full »


Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Parry

Nephrologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query, before answering your query I would like to know about USG (ultrasound) of kidney and urine examination if done. What was KFT before this test? His kidney impairment can be due to age-related or due to heart failure. That is why I want to know a...  Read Full »

Renal function test values are high. Kindly advise.

Query: Hi doctor, My father age is 72 years and is taking heart medicines for last 15 years. About 6 months ago, his RFT was conducted and values are high which are Urea (Serum) 50mg/dl, BUN 24mg/dl and Creatinine (Serum) 1.39mg/dl. His BP remains at about 145/90. Also he has severe knee arthritis. My que...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query and I see that you are concerned with your father's elevated renal parameters. Your father's renal parameters are only slightly elevated (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Whether it will decrease or increase will need a rep...  Read Full »

Why does my oxygen saturation level go down if I reduce the steroid dose?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 59 year old male. I had kidney stones problem for nearly eight years. I had multiple operations such as right pyelolithotomy and left ureterolithotomy to remove stone during that period. Now, after 20 years, I got a sudden pain and my ultrasound detected kidney stone. I had a CT s...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivekanandan G

Andrologist, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is good that you remained without any major stone episodes for more than 10 years. Your creatinine level is normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity), which is good. You can wait and follow up every three months with ultrasound for stones. The best would ...  Read Full »

I get skin necrosis on my left thigh after liposuction. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I got liposuction surgery last month. I was in the hospital for two days and then I was discharged. I come from a small town so I had to go a bit far from my hometown for the surgery. My doctor claims that he has 22 liters of fat removed from my body. My bodyweight before surgery was 9...  Read Full »


Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Drains left open for fluid discharge generally close within two weeks. I think you were done a tumescent type of liposuction. You do not have any immediate complications as per your description, so I think it was done nicely. But prolonged complications in drain discha...  Read Full »

Vegetarian diet plan for a type 2 diabetic patient.

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to know vegetarian diet plan for a type 2 diabetes patient. She is a 58 year old female and her blood sugar level is 150. Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Suneetha B S

Diabetologist, Family Physician, Microbiologist, Nutritionist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can start by following some basic rules of eating healthy. Include raw foods like vegetable salads in the diet. Fruits can be taken in moderation once a day. Avoid fruits with a high glycemic index like grapes, mango and jackfruit. Eat three different typ...  Read Full »

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