Filter by
  • Is Dialysis always needed when levels are below 6%

    My sister has had kidney failure for many years. For the past 10 years it was mostly around 18% functionality. Over the past year it has gone down to 5-6%. With that said, she feels perfectly fine. She has no water retention, no heart noise (I forgot the name of the noise they look for), has driven to from the Northwoods several times without issue, is not nauseous, no muscle cramps, vomiting or any of the other symptoms of kidney failure. Again - she feels fine. They've been letting her be because....
  • 4 days ago

    Is Alkaline Water Helpful.

    Some People suggest that Alkaline water is helpful for kidney and heart problem. Is it correct ?
  • 5 days ago

    Kidney stone surgery

    I was so afraid before my surgery (two large kidney stones, 13.9 mm each). Here is what to expect that might ease your mind- your prepped before surgery with an IV and the anesthesiologist gives you something to relax (I don’t remember anything until I woke up in recovery). Yes, a breathing tube is inserted during surgery but you won’t know it / you are on your stomach so that the surgeon can enter the kidney from your back so you may have some bruising from being moved during surgery / a second....
  • 5 days ago

    Possible floating kidney?

    I have been having right upper quadrant pain and right flank pain. When standing I have a 'mass' on the right which I can move, I can feel it on the flank too. It's quite big-maybe the size of a pear and it feels smooth. It isn't there when I lay down unless I'm on my left side. I've had a CT of abdomen, MRI (lay down) and an ultrasound. Nothing shows at all. My urine output it normal but my bowels are unusual as I can go 3 days without going then I'll have to go every....
  • 22 days ago

    High potassium

    Hello. I am a 28 year old female. I went to an urgent care a few days ago for all over itching that had been lasting for about 4 weeks. They decided to do a comprehensive metabolic panel and was worried about my liver. Results only showed high Potassium and the doctor wants me to come in tomarrow for a retest. Could this be a sign of kidney problems. Everything else was normal on the blood test. TIA
  • 24 days ago

    Problem passing kidney stone.

    Is it dangerous for a kidney stone to remain in the ureter, not moving? There is no pain at present, but the 6mm stone has not moved in more than 30 days. Are there health risks to just leave it alone and let it pass on it's on time?
  • 26 days ago

    CKD inquiry

    I have CKD and ovarian cyst I have had the cyst over 5 years and am wondering am I able to get a hysterectomy and if so what would be the risk factors
  • 2 months ago

    24-hour urine test

    I have never had to do one, but have a sneaking suspicion my doctor might order one at my next clinic visit (too long of a story to relate here). I only have few questions: 1. Does it HAVE to be refrigerated? There is NO. WAY. I am putting a jug of pee in the fridge where we keep our food and beverages. I am also not putting a cooler in the bathroom because a. no room for it and b. the cats would get into it. 2. Can I do it over a weekend? Because I'm never taking a day off from work for this....
  • 3 months ago

    Is it safe to donate blood?

    A month ago in April, I was admitted at a desperate time for drinking methanol and ethylene glycol (antifreeze) to get drunk which was cheaper than beer but to my mistake, cost me my kidney health. Luckily, I didn't go blind or suffer total kidney failure Even though my doctor says my kidney function seems normal, he admits that there could be underlying damage to my kidneys and other organs. Whenever I eat sugar or a protein meal like meat, beans, and even milk, I get pain at the back 30mins....
  • 3 months ago

    Kidney stones for 3 months

    How long can kidney stones stay? It’s been 3 months (March 1 to June 9)?