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Pregnancy In Dialysis Patients

What are the chances of pregnancy in women on dialysis? Usually not good. Pregnancy in a woman on dialysis is rare. Fertility, the ability to become pregnant, is significantly reduced in women on dialysis. This is because having advanced kidney disease can decrease the ability to ovulate, which means the …

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Membranous Nephropathy (Glomerulopathy)

Introduction Each person has 2 kidneys situated in the lower back. Each kidney is made up of ~ 1 million tiny filtering units called the “glomeruli”. The glomeruli filter or cleanse our blood continuously to produce urine to remove waste products, salts and excess water from our body. Diseases that …

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Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)

Introduction Each person has 2 kidneys situated in the lower back. Each kidney is made up of ~ 1 million tiny filtering units called the “glomeruli”. The glomeruli filter or cleanse our blood continuously to produce urine to remove waste products, salts and excess water from our body. Diseases that …

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What Is Proteinuria And How Does It Occur?

Proteinuria One of the earliest signs of kidney disease is the detection of protein in the urine, hence named proteinuria. The kidneys make urine by filtering blood. Protein from the food that you eat is broken down in the stomach and absorbed into the blood stream. Usually, no protein leaks …

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What Is Haematuria?

Haematuria Haematuria is defined as the presence of blood in the urine. When the bleeding is visible or can be seen by the naked eye it is termed frank haematuria or macroscopic haematuria. The urine may be pink, red or brownish in colour due to the blood present in it. …

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Specific Tests

Radiological imaging There are various radiological procedures that may be done when an individual is diagnosed to have chronic kidney disease. These tests are done when the doctor suspects that you may have certain diseases that can be detected by the procedure, for example, stone disease, tumor, structural abnormalities, etc. …

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