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Kidney damage due to the overuse of pain killers - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have sugar in my urine when my blood glucose level is 89, some swelling at the ankles, and fetid smelling, cloudy urine if I use NSAIDS. Additionally, I used two alleve and had bright red blood in the urine. How concerned about my kidneys should I be?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   can u type ur quries in order?
Doctor :   what is ur main complains?
User :   I have sugar in my urine with normal bgl.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I have bright red blood in the urine when I used allieve
Doctor :   For that repeat urine analsis
Doctor :   And do the Hb A1c which another blood sugar test/
User :   I have fetid, cloudy urine when I use nsaids
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   But are there any pus cells in urine?
User :   It wasn't checked at the time
User :   the cloudyness probably was pus cells
Doctor :   Not probably
Doctor :   I need the rport
Doctor :   How many white cells/pus are there in urine
Doctor :   how many RBC are there?
Doctor :   Type all the results
Doctor :   I can not imagine
User :   It was not checked at the time.
Doctor :   only labs will make me think what is the problem?
Doctor :   Ok'
Doctor :   Then get the Urine analsysi again
Doctor :   Tell them to do microscopy
User :   OK
Doctor :   Whyb use NSAID
User :   I don't now for obvious reasons but I have a lot of arthritis and that is the medication of choiice.
Doctor :   what medication is that?
Doctor :   NSAIDs damage kidney
Doctor :   They will cause bleeding and death of soome cells in kidney
Doctor :   They will call renal failure gastic Ulcer
Doctor :   So you need some more tests
Doctor :   get BUN, creatinine
User :   Advil and othe over the counter and some prescription meds.
Doctor :   One time is ok
Doctor :   But if u daily use it cause damage
User :   my creatinine is ok
Doctor :   So kidney is good
User :   OK thats what I want to know. Thanks.
Doctor :   Fine
Doctor :   Thank you
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Drink plenty of water
Doctor :   Cranberry jiuce prevents infections
Doctor :   take nSAIDs with food
User :   I will and thanks again.
Doctor :   Bye
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