Renal failure

What is Renal failure?

Renal failure also called renal insufficiency is the inability of the kidneys to perform its normal functions of excreting waste products from the body. There are many causes of renal failure:Diabetes,uncontrolled hypertension are most common causes.

Questions and answers on "Renal failure"

My daughter is 40 years old took her to the ER ,she was diagnosed with C-diff .they did blood work and said her creatine level was 5.7 they gave her fluids and did a kidney biopsy ,her creatine level went down to 3.8,sent her home waiting for the results ,the discharge papers said she has Renal Failure ,I need to find a good Kidney doctor can you help me?

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Wait for biopsy report and future course will be decided based on biopsy report. According to the history probably her condition is temporary and she recovers completely. All the best. If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

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my mum has end stage renal failure i dont have her exact test results but she has been in hospital 3 times this years with severe confusion and now she is going into a resthome, she is under conservitive care .....want to know does this mean she does not have long to live?

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Hello and welcome to HCM.
As an Urologist, i must advise you , not to despair.
Her future lifespan depends on her general condition and kidney function status, with other medical conditions being treated.
If you mention her age,and send her last reports of urine, blood and scan, to me,i can give...

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have stage 5 renal failure. Can I take Neurontin and or gabapentin be taken for pain

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Brief Answer:
Gabapentin and renal failure

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for contacting HCM with your health care concerns

You are wondering if you can use gabapentin or Neurontin for pain if you have renal failure. I would recommend not to use it because of the high risk of toxicity. You can use it...

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Dr. My Dr. recently changed my Glucotrol 10 mg for Amaryl 4mg 2X/daily. I have CHF,Have a pacer defib. implanted-stents,am overweight,have stage 3 Kidney Failure, 58 yrs. old, have been hypoglycemic in my 20's-rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis,& Gout. Female. Also have Hep C & acid reflux. I don't think this drug is for me & am afraid to take it. Any suggestions?

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hello

As you have said that you are a patient of
Chf
defib implanted/stents
diabetes
kidney failure stage three
gout
ostheoarhtritis
rhumatoid
hep c

amryl is glimipride and does causes recurrent hypoglycemia in kidney failure patients

i would suggest following

either decrease the dose of amryl to...

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yes dr told me today that I've got signs of renal failure because of the color of my urine..its a dark browinsh color adding a photo to this..have to go tomorrow for blood and urine test was just wondering if the dr really could tell that by looking at color of my urine. 29/m

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Dehydrated urine

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for the query


I have seen the photo of the urine sample you have sent me, it is dark brown in colour suggestive of dehydrated urine. It is difficult to tell if you are having renal failure just by looking at the urine sample, please get...

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I have small stones in borth kidney and mild cortical thinning, does this mean renal failure/

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Hello Marsha,

Thanks for posting your query.

Renal cortex is the functional tissue that essentially gives the kidney its shape with a small capsule outside. In layman terms, you can compare it to the pulp of an orange. In most of the patients, cortical thinning can result from frequent chronic...

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My mom is a renal failure patient she has three coronary arteries that are blocked and the one that is working is leaking they first wanted to do a bypass however her platelet count dropped and now they want to put three stents in why have they changed the plan

doctor1 MD

Hi,
This is Dr Sameer, cardiologist.
Low platelet count is a contraindication for any surgery especially a major surgery like bypass. Low platelet count can cause massive bleeding & thus a threat to life.
This is why they have advised you against bypass. But still angioplasty also needs giving...

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hi iwas told that i had renal failure back in april and also passing blood in unrine since january this year i also been told i am anemic just lately my body has started to fill funny my legs are like jelly and some times restless and my arms hurt to i been to my GP and all they say is it is to do with the renal failure

doctor1 MD

HI
Well come to HCM
The symptoms that is being stated here by you, is not because of renal failure but this could be due to stress level that you might be having and in my opinion try to keep the stress level very low, and be positive, hope this information helps.

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Hi, my 4 year old son skin smells foul, it started yesterday, his breath also smells, I am really worried because I smelt the same smell on my gran that suffered from renal failure. I have bathed him and sprayed him but the smell is too strong to disguise.

doctor1 MD

Hi...strong body odours are usually suggestive of inborn errors of metabolism. Renal failure wouldn't cause a strong body odour. But inborn errors of metabolism might cause renal failure. So I suggest you consult your pediatrician and get the baby evaluated for inborn errors of metabolism....

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sir i am 33yrs old wt 107kg and i am diagnosed with polysistic kidneys....my mother suffered from renal failure ....i drink around 10-12 glasses of water during the day ...i am on medication for blood pressure...what other precautions and dietary measures should i take ? Thanks

doctor1 MD


Hi & Welcome.
I can understand your concern.

Since kidneys handle most of the excretory products from our body, in presence of polycystic kidneys one must have the following dietary measures to retard the further damage like your must:
1. Eat a (mostly) vegetarian diet high in antioxidants which...

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Recent questions on  Renal failure

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Hello Doctor,
I am here to get a second opinion about my Dad's renal failure.
Name : Jai Bhagwan Sharma
Age : 61
Sex : Male
Height : 5 Feet 5 Inch
Weight : 60 KG
My dad was diabetic from last 5 year and he was taking DAONIL tablet (He didn't visit doctor after getting his prescription), one day we found that he is suddenly started behaving weird and irrelevant talk we took him to emergency and found that his blood sugar dropped to 36 later on he was fine with some medication.
But two days later (He was under observation at Yashoda Hospital Ghaziabad) suddenly his blood pressure shooted up to 15/280 level and his heart failed doctors immediately took him to Ventilator. He was on Ventilator for 3 days and that is when doctor's found that his Kidney is failing (his Creatinine reached 7 and Blood Urea 12) he went through two Dialysis and after that he was on strict diet and medication. For last one year creatinine was floating around 4-6 and Urea 80-120 but suddenly a month before it started getting worce and creatinine reached 9.2 now doctor asked him to get Dialysis done twice a week and said that Kidney is now not functioning. I would want to check if we there is any remote possibility of Kidney to react to some kind of steroids? As I believe and read in few cases it was successful.
Also wanted to know if peritoneal dialysis is better option over hemodialysis

Thanks for replying
Arun Sharma

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my friend sandeep aged 22, is suffering from non hodgkins lymphoma stage 3B, he had already spent an amount of 10,00,000 for the treatment, but now he is yet affected by renal failure due to interstitial nephritis during the course of treatment for cancer so can you please guide us for regaining our friend to normal health,(need help both financially and medically)...

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i have routine blood work done yearly and last month my GFR came back 59, HCT 31, nml w/ cr 1.0. i have markers for sjogrens, not clinical diagnosis, chol 203, hdl 54, ldl 110 triglycerides 88 and BP is 110/70 s ballpark average, microprotein 44 in urine from 4 last sept. i have no other healthproblems. repeat GFR 58, HCT 37 bun/cr same, chol level same but CO2 20, and microprotein is down to 8 in urine (cut protein down to minimum..i was big protein eater). i am worried about GFR. only thing i can think of that could have caused this is taking ibuprofen/benadryl during a 3 week period when i broke my rib prior to having labs drawn..and i took the ibuprofen regularly. i drink lots of water always. also since feb, i have increased exercise phenomenally. is it possible to turn this GFR around? and how quick does kidney failure take? am i on a downward spiral? i have next appt w/ Primary doc in 1 month, am repeating labs til then. what can i do that i am not doing to retard/repair circumstances? is it permanent damage?..

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A friend of mine was suffering from kidney failure. She went on dialysis and improved so much that the doctor decided to remove her from it for a week as a trial run. She got sick with nausea, diarrhea, and dehydration and is now in the hospital. Can you tell me what is going on?

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