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  • 1 month ago

    Is Alkaline Water Helpful.

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

    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....
  • 3 months 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
  • 3 months 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
  • 6 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....
  • 6 months ago

    What does a nephrologist test for

    Have had two blood tests in last 3 weeks; in one, blood sodium level 125. Retested 3-weeks after stopping a BP diuretic med, now it's 124. ALL my other levels are normal; lipid panel especially good. BUN 15, creatinine 0.70, all within normal limits. Doctor wants to admit me to the hospital for a nephrology work-up. This sounds INSANE to me. When I googled it, the first thing that came up was they would check BUN and creatinine! OK, have had that tested TWICE and normal both times. Stopping the....
  • 7 months ago

    Pain behind right ribcage.

    I had some harsh vomiting today ,but a few hours ago i started having terrible pain coming from beneath my right lower rib area..could that been my kidney?
  • 9 months ago

    Renal agenesis

    I'm 15 and I was born with 1 kidney. I have an excuse of an immunity. I'm anemic and I don't absorb iron. My lungs suck so bad I feel lightheaded every time I step in the shower just because of the humidity. I can barely eat anything without feeling gross, but then again I have two bites and I'm full. I'm always tired, I can't remember when I last wasn't. My periods are like 3 weeks long and I have constant abdominal pain going on 3 years now. I'm on birth control....
  • 10 months ago


    So I'm a 22 yr old female. I'm scheduled to have an kidney biopsy Wednesday the 13th and they told me I am supposed to watch the bleeding in my urine afterwards and that it should go away within a day but I think my period will come on either Tuesday night or that morning, how do I know if the bleeding is from my kidneys or my period? Can I still have the biopsy done if it comes on beforehand?
  • 10 months ago


    I am now 88. Had Acute Nephrytis at age 13. Never appeared to have any problems until recently. Is there any connection to that and a recent weak urine stream