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  • 2 days ago

    Very swollen feet and ankles

    My boyfriend has had swollen feet and ankles for 2 months or more now. We went to the ER about a month ago because his calf was tight swollen and agry red. Also causing a lot of pain for him. They ran a few tests and did a sonogram to see if he had a blood clot. They found nothing and gave it a generic diagnosis of cellulitis. He went home wih a prescription for antibiotics. Some of the swelling, the redness, and the pain went away but his ankles remain extremely swollen. To the point that he has....
  • 6 days ago

    Kidney disease and possibly previously suggested lupus diagnosis

    Hi I am 22 years old and I have kidney disease everything wrong with my right flank from stones to hydronephrosis and I also at times break out in a full body rash which includes a butterfly rash on my face I suffer seriously fatigue and depression I have been told to get checked out for possibly lupus which would probably end up being seen as lupus nephritis due to my previously diagnosed kidney disease but I am nervous and tho 2 doctors and a nurse have in passing suggested getting looked at for....
  • 17 days ago

    Lab results

    Explain the following lab results: HDL Chol: 37 Blood sugar slightly elevated Glucose: 109 MCH: 31.3 MPV: 9.4 All other results were in the normal range!
  • 24 days ago

    What Do You Want to Know About Your Kidneys?

    Over the last few weeks we’ve given you information on what exactly your kidneys do, conditions that can affect your kidneys, how to spot those habits that could be harming your kidneys, and what you can do to keep your kidneys healthy. Now we want to know, what you would like to know about your kidneys? What questions do you wish you had the answers to? Want more great kidney info? Here’s a good place to start:
  • 2 months ago

    Concerns with pain and blood in urine

    I am a 44 year old women in good health. I exercise and eat healthy. I take vitamin D,B & allergy medication daily, no other medications. I do have a history of kidney stones and ovarian cysts. Twice now, once last July and again a couple of weeks ago, I have had terrible pain in my right side, back and a general feeling of being ill (lightheaded, nausea, etc.). Both times I had blood and protein in my urine as well as a slightly elevated white blood count and the Dr.'s immediately thought....
  • 1 month ago

    Constant Urination

    Hi, I have having Constant urination for almost 5 months now. As soon as i drink water it comes out in 15 mins. What does this mean? I have checked for diabetics , but the test shown no sign of diabetics. Please do reply. Thanks.
  • 1 month ago

    Conditions That Can Affect Your Kidneys

    Your kidneys have a lot of work to do...They remove waste and extra fluids from your body, keep your salt and potassium levels in check, and produce hormones that make red blood cells and help keep your blood pressure under control. But as you may know, there are a number of health problems that can affect how well your kidneys work. See what they are, and how they can be treated, here:
  • 1 month ago

    kidneys, potassium citrate and osteoperosis

    i have kidney disease, had kidney stones a few years ago and the dr. put me on potassium citrate, 1080 mg, 3x a tests vary from test to test but i had run out of the potassium citrate and for some reason my test improved..i just had a bone marrow test which showed i have osteoperosis and was wondering if the potassium citrate has anything to do with that, thats it depleting calcium..
  • 1 month ago

    Surprising Things That Can Hurt Your Kidneys

    Could you be harming your kidneys without knowing it? For example, did you know that drinking two or more diet sodas a day could make you more likely to get kidney disease? See what other things could be hurting your kidneys: Which of these was most unexpected to you?
  • 1 month ago

    It's World Kidney Day! Here's How to Keep Your Kidneys Healthy

    March 9th is World Kidney Day, and this year’s theme is ‘Healthy Lifestyle for Healthy Kidneys.’ Your kidneys work hard for you, day in and day out, so it’s important that you’re taking good care of them. From shaking the salt habit to making sure you’re getting just the right amount of water, here are eight healthy lifestyle guidelines that can make a big difference in your kidney health: How many of these healthy habits are already a part of your routine?