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  • 17 days ago

    Keep or Repeal Obamacare? Share Your Thoughts

    Currently about 20 million people get insurance through Obamacare, which guarantees coverage for services like preventive care but has been plagued with increases in premium costs. A recent WebMD survey found that most consumers wanted the law or parts of the law to remain, although not without changes. We asked some people to share their views of the law and how any changes will affect them. Here's what they said: What are your thoughts?
  • 5 days ago

    Kidney surgery with a blood clot

    If a patient is having kidney surgery, can the doctor perform the surgery if the patient has a blood clot in their leg?
  • 6 days ago

    Mass Removal from Kidney

    I have a small mass located in my kidney, and would like to explore less intrusive surgeries than suggested to me. Assuming that the mass is benign, are there any procedures available to me besides the standard incisive-type, major surgery?
  • 6 days ago

    High Creatinine Level of 1.4 (in case of Diabetic patient)

    Hi Sir/Madam, I need advice regarding my father's health. He is 66 years old and of Indian ethnicity. Yesterday his blood creatinine level has been reported to be 1.4mg/dl. He is on medication for Diabetes, high blood pressure, high uric adic and blood thinning (for clot in a brain nerve). His diabetes and BP are under control since more than one year. He had high Uric acid level (of 8.5) six months back but it is now under control (at 5.2). He has been adviced to take Zyloric to control Uric....
  • 15 days ago

    I'm in Rockland County, NYS on Dialysis

    Anyone else in the Hudson Vally with Kidney Failure?
  • 19 days ago

    How well do you really know your kidneys?

    You're probably pretty familiar with your kidneys, but did you know these 5 amazing facts?
  • 1 month ago

    Constant urination

    Repeated urination
  • 1 month ago

    Lab results

    Creatine 2.6 Free light chain kappa 13.40 Free light chain lambda 7.94 What does this mean?
  • 1 month ago

    I wonder what my doctor is thinking

    Two summers ago, I dehydrated three times. I got everything that was going around that summer and my usual 125 weight went down to 87. The final ER discharge said, among other things, Acute chronic kidney failure, right. My numbers whack out from time to time, though BUN is always high. Sometimes so is creatinine serum and glomular filtration rate is low. My doctor says this isn't really evidence of kidney damage. I ask what it is evidence of, then. Recently, he learned that I had heat stroke....
  • Help

    I went to the ER on Sunday with UTI symptoms and sharp pains in my kidney area. They ONLY did a urine culture and vaginal swabs. Yesterday evening late I am sure I passed a stone but about an hour later I started having severe pain even worse than when I was pregnant and had a 7mm stone stuck. I previously had Uric Acid stones. What are the chances that I have another stone too large to pass and should I go to a different ER since they refused to do any blood work or a CT scan. Also I don't have....