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Dr. Divakar

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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
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Dr. Divakar is a renowned Nephrologist in T.Nagar, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Divakar at Bharathiraja Superspeciality Hospital & Research Centre in T.Nagar, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Divakar on Lybrate.com.

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Bharathiraja Superspeciality Hospital & Research Centre

No.20,G N Chetty Road, T.Nagar. Landmark:Opp To Buhari Hotel & Near Vani Mahal Signal, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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I have UTI. I am suffering from past 7-8 days. I am in medication for about 5 days. I am applying tenovate ointment and wincet tablet for 5 days at night and I have also taken AF kit. For one day. But I don't feel any relief it burns lik hell. I have observed a small white patch on my vagina. N also a very minute cut. Plz help me I can't bear the itching and burn anymore. Plz suggest something which will help me relief soon.

Diploma in Anesthesia, MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
I have UTI. I am suffering from past 7-8 days. I am in medication for about 5 days. I am applying tenovate ointment a...
Presently you are using medicines for UTI, so continue to use the same. Was it started after getting the urine culture test? If so let me know the report with the sensitivity priority. Presently take plenty of water i.e. 3 - 3.5 litres in a day and plenty of coconut water. Regarding the patch and the itching for the time being do not use any ointments as they may be causing the urinary infection. So keep the area dry and during the day you can apply talcum powder to maintain the area dry. If you can come back in private chat we can discuss further regarding the required medicines. Good luck.
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What is the nephrology. I am suffering from kidney disease. My right kidney is 50% dead and my left kidney is 10% dead. So please tell me clearly, for need of kidney transparent in future.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Few tips 1) you should have a good urine output 2) keep a watch on serum creatine levels 3) keep a watch on gfr value if all the above parameters are normal than we have to delay transplant.
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I am a 26 years old male i'm getting too much urine. Daily I have to go toilet for around 50-60 times. What should I do?

MD - Microbiology, MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
I am a 26 years old male i'm getting too much urine. Daily I have to go toilet for around 50-60 times. What should I do?
Are you serious. 50-60 tines is many times a day. Please let me know exactly from when this started and any other problems.
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My six years old son is having mild fullness in pelvicalyceal system of left kidney and upper ureter. Is it serious problem. What could be the reason of it and remedies thereof.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My six years old son is having mild fullness in pelvicalyceal system of left kidney and upper ureter.
Is it serious p...
It can be due to any kind of obstruction in lower ureter which can be a stone or a stricture and needs to be evaluated after clinical examination.
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I am a kidney patient my both kidneys are shrink so what medicines you prefer and test reports are normal so what can I do please tell me?

MBBS, DNB (General Surgery), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, Fellow of Indian association og gastro intestinal endo surgeons
General Surgeon, Ghaziabad
Please get renal function test done. If they are normal nothing to be done except that the cause of shrinkage needs to evaluated to prevent further agrevation. Complete body profile should be done like hemogram, blood sugar, blood pressure, urine tests etc.
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My father is 55 year old and having kidney failure problem. He is under dialysis and a diabetic patient also. We have donor and looking for kidney transplant. Kindly advice on this.

M.Ch - Urology, MS, MBBS
Urologist, Dehradun
My father is 55 year old and having kidney failure problem. He is under dialysis and a diabetic patient also. We have...
If he is diabetic he needs strict control of diabetes. Otherwise his transplanted kidney will also fail.
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My uncle is 50 years old and his creatine level is 12. He have kidney failure. Last stage. Can he be cured through ayurveda?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, Genito Urinary Surgery
Urologist, Ludhiana
My uncle is 50 years old and his creatine level is 12. He have kidney failure. Last stage. Can he be cured through ay...
First find cause for raised creatinine. If it is treatable it will come down other wise he has to undergo dialysis and if donor is available I family renal transplant.
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My daughter is 15 years old and she has bed wetting problem since her childhood. She is around 65 kgs weight and not yet matured Is it a problem needs to consult a doctor who. Would that be. Please help.

Diploma In Naturopathy, M.D. Alternative Medicine, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
My daughter is 15 years old and she has bed wetting problem since her childhood. She is around 65 kgs weight and not ...
On first step, go for thyroid level test tsh t3 &t4, and have a sugar test, secondly keep your daughter away from sweets, caffeine like coffee and tea or any other energy drinks. And go for a urine examination for presence of any infection. Get the reports.
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Kidney Stones

BHMS
Homeopath, Ahmedabad
Kidney Stones

Kidney stones (renal lithiasis, nephrolithiasis) are hard deposits made of minerals and salts that form inside your kidneys.

Kidney stones have many causes and can affect any part of your urinary tract — from your kidneys to your bladder. Often, stones form when the urine becomes concentrated, allowing minerals to crystallize and stick together.

Passing kidney stones can be quite painful, but the stones usually cause no permanent damage if they're recognized in a timely fashion. Depending on your situation, you may need nothing more than to take pain medication and drink lots of water to pass a kidney stone. In other instances — for example, if stones become lodged in the urinary tract, are associated with a urinary infection or cause complications — surgery may be needed.

Your doctor may recommend preventive treatment to reduce your risk of recurrent kidney stones if you're at increased risk of developing them again.

SYMPTOMS

A kidney stone may not cause symptoms until it moves around within your kidney or passes into your ureter — the tube connecting the kidney and bladder. At that point, you may experience these signs and symptoms:

  • Severe pain in the side and back, below the ribs
  • Pain that radiates to the lower abdomen and groin
  • Pain that comes in waves and fluctuates in intensity
  • Pain on urination
  • Pink, red or brown urine
  • Cloudy or foul-smelling urine
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Persistent need to urinate
  • Urinating more often than usual
  • Fever and chills if an infection is present
  • Urinating small amounts

Pain caused by a kidney stone may change — for instance, shifting to a different location or increasing in intensity — as the stone moves through your urinary tract.

When to see a doctor

Make an appointment with your doctor if you have any signs and symptoms that worry you.

Seek immediate medical attention if you experience:

  • Pain so severe that you can't sit still or find a comfortable position
  • Pain accompanied by nausea and vomiting
  • Pain accompanied by fever and chills
  • Blood in your urine
  • Difficulty passing urine

Causes

Kidney stones often have no definite, single cause, although several factors may increase your risk.

Kidney stones form when your urine contains more crystal-forming substances — such as calcium, oxalate and uric acid — than the fluid in your urine can dilute. At the same time, your urine may lack substances that prevent crystals from sticking together, creating an ideal environment for kidney stones to form.

Types of kidney stones

Knowing the type of kidney stone helps determine the cause and may give clues on how to reduce your risk of getting more kidney stones. If possible, try to save your kidney stone if you pass one so that you can bring it to your doctor for analysis.

Types of kidney stones include:

  • Calcium stones. Most kidney stones are calcium stones, usually in the form of calcium oxalate. Oxalate is a naturally occurring substance found in food and is also made daily by your liver. Some fruits and vegetables, as well as nuts and chocolate, have high oxalate content.

    Dietary factors, high doses of vitamin D, intestinal bypass surgery and several metabolic disorders can increase the concentration of calcium or oxalate in urine.

    Calcium stones may also occur in the form of calcium phosphate. This type of stone is more common in metabolic conditions, such as renal tubular acidosis. It may also be associated with certain migraine headaches or with taking certain seizure medications, such as topiramate (Topamax).

  • Struvite stones. Struvite stones form in response to an infection, such as a urinary tract infection. These stones can grow quickly and become quite large, sometimes with few symptoms or little warning.
  • Uric acid stones. Uric acid stones can form in people who don't drink enough fluids or who lose too much fluid, those who eat a high-protein diet, and those who have gout. Certain genetic factors also may increase your risk of uric acid stones.
  • Cystine stones. These stones form in people with a hereditary disorder that causes the kidneys to excrete too much of certain amino acids (cystinuria).

Risk factors

Factors that increase your risk of developing kidney stones include:

  • Family or personal history. If someone in your family has kidney stones, you're more likely to develop stones, too. And if you've already had one or more kidney stones, you're at increased risk of developing another.
  • Dehydration. Not drinking enough water each day can increase your risk of kidney stones. People who live in warm climates and those who sweat a lot may be at higher risk than others.
  • Certain diets. Eating a diet that's high in protein, sodium (salt) and sugar may increase your risk of some types of kidney stones. This is especially true with a high-sodium diet. Too much salt in your diet increases the amount of calcium your kidneys must filter and significantly increases your risk of kidney stones.
  • Being obese. High body mass index (BMI), large waist size and weight gain have been linked to an increased risk of kidney stones.
  • Digestive diseases and surgery. Gastric bypass surgery, inflammatory bowel disease or chronic diarrhea can cause changes in the digestive process that affect your absorption of calcium and water, increasing the levels of stone-forming substances in your urine.
  • Other medical conditions. Diseases and conditions that may increase your risk of kidney stones include renal tubular acidosis, cystinuria, hyperparathyroidism, certain medications and some urinary tract infections.

HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINE FOR STONE

  • berberis vulgaris
  • lycopodium
  • calcarea carb
  • lithum carb
  • hydrangia

I am suffering from kidney failure and I got gout attack. My doctor prescribed me febustat 40. I took medicine for 40 days and I forgot to take medicine for 2 days. Again I got gout. Is this because of not eating medicine for 2 days or some other reason?

Fellowship in clinical Nephrology, DM - Nephrology, MD - General Medicine
Nephrologist, Bhopal
I am suffering from kidney failure and I got gout attack. My doctor prescribed me febustat 40. I took medicine for 40...
May be high protein diet, drug missing or gout can occur in presence of high normal uric acid levels. Take treatment to treat acute attacks of gout. As you hv kidney diaease avoid nsaids in consultation with your doctor.
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