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Had Nephritis during childhood and got treated. Would it reoccur again?

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I had Nephritis at the age of two. in hospital for a month. I am now 53 and am having a few complications. Can anything come back to haunt me. also, getting it at two, was my sympathetic nervous system fully developed?
Posted Thu, 24 Oct 2013 in Kidney Conditions
Answered by Dr. Aditya Bhabhe 12 minutes later
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Hi there

Thank you for sending in your query.

If you had nephritis at the age of 2 years from which you recovered completely, it would be unusual for it to recur now.

However you can develop a completely new unrelated kidney problem. The best way to determine the health of your kidneys is to do your blood urea and creatinine levels, a urine examination and an Ultrasound of the kidneys (if not done already).

If these tests are already done, you could upload the results and I could shed some more light on your problems.

Kidney problems do not affect the development of the sympathetic nervous system. So any medical issues in this regard cannot be linked to your nephritis.

I hope this was helpful.
Feel free to contact me if you have further questions or any lab results to share.

Dr. Aditya Bhabhe

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Follow-up: Had Nephritis during childhood and got treated. Would it reoccur again? 48 minutes later
I guess the question about the sympathetic nervous system was more because I was away from my mother while my brain was still developing. I have been depresses for 25 years now, always negative and could not appreciate my talents. A lady did a laying on of hands and after several questions I screamed it all out. "I did nothing wrong, why am I staying here, I did nothing wront". Wneb she woke me up she told me that felt abandoned. I shrugged it off until I read a book about abandonement and it sounded like me. And I feel pain easily, am hurt easily, hate argueing, cry for days after fight, am always looking for validation. So I was just wondering. My life has been fueled with molestation at 12, several rapes, and my parents were young and drank too much. So now that I am 53, I seem to not handle stress very well. I thought I had found the answer, but maybe not. Does it sound like it makes sense to you? I think that I need norepanephrine/adrenals. Also,maybe my hormones checked.

The reason for aftermath of nephritis is, I just had a terrible bacterial infection, it was all over my body - sulfur black. However, I had a rectal prolapse five years ago, and that could be it. I just hope that I do not have lupus.

So, its kind of crazy. But I want to finally live my life and get some questions answered. People always think it is so wierd that I am negative and have no self-confidence. I need help terribly, but am afraid. Nobody believes this story, but somehow it all makes sense to me. Very rare, but true.

Thanks XXXXX
Answered by Dr. Aditya Bhabhe 18 minutes later
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Hi there
Thank you for sharing further details.

I am sorry to hear about your past.

However at this point its best to look forward into the future.

I could suggest the following :

1) Do the tests which I have mentioned. They will tell us if you have any kidney problem (nephritis etc) or not. It will also tell us if you have lupus affecting the kidneys.

2) If there is a strong suspicion of lupus I suggest you see a physician who could do some special tests like ANA titres to confirm the diagnosis.

3) As you seem to have a lot going on, it would be worthwhile seeing a psychiatrist who could assess you and see if you need some medications to relieve your anxiety and uplift your mood.

Hope this was helpful
Regards and best wishes
Dr. Aditya Bhabhe
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Follow-up: Had Nephritis during childhood and got treated. Would it reoccur again? 21 minutes later
okay, thank-you. However, does it seem possible about the brain and all. You would think I could get some medication better than I am getting right now, which is strattera, luvox and thyroid. I have been seeing psychiatrists for about 28 years now and nobody seems to really care. I believe that I have PTSD with abandonement issues, DroxiDopa is suppose to help with it, but I do not know if it is approved or not.

Just my luck. It is just too connected, and the bacteria infection was so bad, it was as big as a basball, on my breast! Now after anti-biotics, I am pooping out straight black poop. Can you tell me if the poop is bacteria!. I sure hope so because I gained 20 pounds after operation and they are hard to lose. I just get a little queasy at that much bacteria. I see my doctor on Tuesday, but am terrified as to what to tell him, because no doctor seems to want to be straight with me, or they think I am nuts. Three years ago, I pooped out two eggs(big as dairy eggs). One was open and one was not. Honest. I threw them away like a stupid idiot. A doctor said that it could only be parasites. I took anti-biotic and a whole bunch of stuff came out. Bazaar!!!!! I this after that stupid operation.

I have also been extremely uncomfortably tired. I am only 53, is there still a change to get in shape and have some energy?
Answered by Dr. Aditya Bhabhe 6 hours later
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I suggest that you could get a sttol examination done (both routine exam and special exam for ova and parasites).
This will tell us if you need some anti-parasitic or antibiotic medications.

As regards your PTSD, I think a psychiatrist is the best person to assess the current therapy and suggest new measures.

Hope this helps

Best wishes
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Follow-up: Had Nephritis during childhood and got treated. Would it reoccur again? 2 hours later
okay. well since we have time and Iam curious about a few things I am going to ask a few more.

I think the bacteria is allover inside my body, and with my poop being pure black, that is indication that it is coming out. So that is good. I think it is the same time infection as when I was little. strepococco something. I just hope that I do not have lupus.

The sore on my breast is not healing as well as I would like, but it is healing. I am just so glad to find a doctor in town who is addressing the problem. I have had it for five years now, with just little sores and nobody was interested. Do you think that the inflammation could be part of my bigger stomack problem? And my fatique problem?

My thyroid was down so they put me on synthroid. And vit D. My thyroid went to a low number and I was happy about that. But 12 weeks ago it read 1.58, I was still happy about that. But just six weeks later, it read 2.85. That is getting close to the 3.00 mark. I only take .75 or .075. Could'nt they push that up a bit, that is pretty fast timing.

I am afraid that my immune system has been very low for a long while, since I got anemia after my operation.

I am also getting headaches frequently, however, I do need to drink more water and walk before I decide about the thyroid completely.

I do think that I have PTSD, so does the doctor. I just think that I need more norapenephrine and adrenal. The only pill for that is droxidopa. I do not even know if it is FDA approved.

I am just having a dificult time with this extra weight. Not just for vanity reasons either. I get sore all over my joints and my energy level is low. I know that you cannot answer everything or do anything, but I have been getting no-where at my hometown, except finally finding a doctor.

I also am going ahead with hormone therapy, all hormones. I think that my adrenals are worn out. I tried Progesterone for a few months and felt calmer right away. When I took the Estrogen one, I cried all the time. So I decided to have them all checked, I think that may help me some.

I should not feel this sick at 53. I had to go for disability finally after spending all my 401k. But I want to get back into life and do what I enjoy. But not feeling like this. I know that I can feel better and do not have to accept the infections, the extra worry from not having a fully developed sympathetic system and I can quit being so negative now that I cannot do anything about my brain, except getting better medicine. It is just difficult to have a doctor understand. I know it sounds strange, my life. But I also know that I just do not make things up without analyzing them first.

I've been sick long enough. It is time to feel better. The whole abandonement thing has been unfortunenate, because I was such a drama queen and did not know why. And the infection also, because nobody would believe me until it mastisized so big. But I have hope in feeling fit and better.

I just wanted to know about your last comments. Then I will try to leave you alone. There is only so much you can do.

I know that in each blood test my tryclycerides are high, but not too high. I hope I do not have diabetes.

My phase of post-menopausal count is way above what it should be. So evening that out should help.

What do you think?
Answered by Dr. Aditya Bhabhe 10 hours later
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You are right about the age. At 53 we should expect a better quality of life.

At this point you seem to have a lot of health issues. It is difficult to analyse and advice on each issue without examining the patient and looking over all the reports.

All I could say is that if we conduct the appropriate laboratory tests based on your symptoms (e.g. thyroid problems, adrenal problems, recurring infections) we should be able to pick up the underlying cause and treat it appropriately.

You could make a list of all your current medical issues and see your internist and start all the investigations afresh.

Once we have the entire picture we can plan further appropriate therapy.

Regards and best wishes.
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