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Dr. Edwin Fernando  - Nephrologist, Chennai

Dr. Edwin Fernando

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Nephrology

Nephrologist, Chennai

29 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
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Dr. Edwin Fernando MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Nephrology Nephrologist, Chennai
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Edwin Fernando is an experienced Nephrologist in Nanganallur, Chennai. He has been a practicing Nephrologist for 29 years. He is a MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Nephrology . He is currently practising at Dr. Edwin Fernando@Dr. Hariharan Diabetes & Heart Care Hospital in Nanganallur, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Edwin Fernando on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Madras University, Chenai, India - 1989
MD - General Medicine - The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU) - 1993
DM - Nephrology - The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU) - 1998
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English
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Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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Dr. Hariharan Diabetes & Heart Care Hospital

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I'm 56. I have 5 to 10 mm stones in both the kidneys and gallbladder. Please Advise me.

MD-Ayurveda, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmednagar
Stones can b dissolved by medicine. But only ayurvedic medicine do it. Also we would like to know your detail history like if u have diabetes or hypertension or any other disorder.
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Sir my urine is looking yellowish since last 15 days. What is the reason. Please reply solution for it.

BHMS
Homeopath, Murshidabad
Sir my urine is looking yellowish since last 15 days. What is the reason. Please reply solution for it.
Dear lybrate user, yellowish urine has many causes. However no clinical condition cannot be diagnosed only on the basis of yellow urine. It seems that you may be suffering from dehydration. Drink at least 8 litres of water daily. If your symptoms persists even after 7 days then conduct a laboratory test of your blood for liver function test. Revert back with the results
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I have stone in kidney (4.3 mm) and and my urine bladder wall thickened 3.9 mm. So please advise me it should be possible to remove by medicine.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, Genito Urinary Surgery
Urologist, Ludhiana
I have stone in kidney (4.3 mm) and and my urine bladder wall thickened 3.9 mm. So please advise me it should be poss...
Don't worry it is very small stone drink plenty of fluid daily around 4-5 litres daily. It should come out.
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Yesterday I had taken heavy meal in chicken. But today there is a burning sensation during urine pass. Why is it so? What would be the possible reason? What would be it's simple remedy?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Yesterday I had taken heavy meal in chicken. But today there is a burning sensation during urine pass. Why is it so? ...
Hi, burning in urination indicates either dehydrated body or urine infection! so keep yourself well hydrated, drink 10-12 glasses of water in a day. ********in case no relief in burning get urine tested (r & m)*************
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I have been diagnosed with a 1.5 cm kidney stone obstructing my ureter Is stent the only option Is it safe.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - Surgical, FCPS - Surgery, DNB - General Surgery, Fellowship of Association of Indian Surgeons(FAIS), Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery (FMAS), Fellowship in Laproscopic Colorectal Surgery (FLCRS), Fellowship of International College of Surgeons (FICS), Fellowship of Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons (FIAGES)
General Surgeon, Mumbai
I have been diagnosed with a 1.5 cm kidney stone obstructing my ureter
Is stent the only option
Is it safe.
It is a large stone and need clearance after it is broken down into smaller fragments. Stent alone is not a solution.
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Mam, I am asking that I have some urinary infection get started now only, wat precautions I should take, while undergoing treatment, wat method should follow to prevent it making normal?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Mam, I am asking that I have some urinary infection get started now only, wat precautions I should take, while underg...
.Treatment- 1.Take a Full course of antibiotic even if you feel better, 2.drink plenty of water,(8-10glasses) daily, 3.avoid coffee/alcohol/spicy food which irritates bladder.
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Urinary Tract Infection: Try Homeopathy For Treating It!

BHMS, PG In Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, DNHE
Homeopath, Pune
Urinary Tract Infection: Try Homeopathy For Treating It!

Urinary tract infection is a type of infection that occurs in the urinary tract of the body. This disorder tends to occur more in women than men as the length of the urethra is shorter in women, thus increasing chances of this infection. The most common cause of urinary tract infections is the E. coli bacteria, especially in the lower part of the urinary tract consisting of the urethra and the bladder.

Homeopathy adopts a holistic approach to urinary tract infections, the remedies aim to treat the underlying causes of the infection. The treatments are free from any side effect and have a beneficial impact on your overall wellbeing. Before prescribing a remedy, the practitioner diagnoses by asking about your medical history, work habits and your mental health. Based on a thorough diagnosis, remedies will be prescribed.

Some of these homeopathic remedies to treat UTIs include: 

  1. Apis: Apis is recommended if you have symptoms such as experiencing a burning feeling after urination and less urine. You may have swelling around the eyes and also may not experience much thirst. The condition tends to worsen in hot weather conditions.
  2. Cantharis: Cantharis is recommended if you experience constant urges to urinate; however, the amount of urine may be very low. Apart from this, you might also experience intense pain while urinating along with traces of blood in the urine. Back pain is another complication that occurs along with the above mentioned symptoms.
  3. Sarsaparilla: This remedy is recommended when you experience pain in the lower abdomen and the back. Your urine may also contain blood and sediments.
  4. Benzoic acid: In case your urine has a strong odor, benzoic acid may be the recommended remedy. It is also used to treat pain in the urethra which flares up when you are not urinating.
  5. Staphysagria: This remedy is used when UTIs develop as a result of any sexual activity. You may experience a constant urge to urinate and feel pressure in the bladder. Prostatic enlargements which cause infections in the urinary tract can also be treated using this remedy.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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When Do Kidneys Need Dialysis?

DNB (Nephrology), MD, MBBS
Nephrologist, Delhi
When Do Kidneys Need Dialysis?

Kidneys are a pair of organs that are located on either side of the spine, each about a size of a fist. The kidneys help in purifying blood by removing toxins, waste materials and excess fluids from the human body. Disorders and dysfunctions of the kidney can lead to severe and often fatal consequences. When the kidneys stop functioning as they are supposed to, dialysis is performed to resume normal functioning in the body.

Dialysis is a type of treatment, which filters and purifies the blood with the aid of a machine. It is an artificial way of purifying blood. There are two types of dialysis, namely hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Hemodialysis, the most common form of dialysis, which involves using a manmade kidney called a hemodialyzer, which removes toxins and waste materials from blood.

Peritoneal Dialysis, on the other hand, is a type of treatment which involves implanting a catheter in the stomach. During the procedure, a fluid called dialysate flows into the abdomen that absorbs all the waste material, which is consequently drained out of the body.

You may need a dialysis if:


- Your kidneys are dysfunctional
- When waste materials and toxins start to accumulate in the body
- In an event of an injury or accident to the kidney such as internal lacerations (wound caused by the tearing of a tissue)
- If the creatinine (a type of a chemical waste product) level falls to 10-12 cc/minute
- In an event where the kidneys aren't able to work properly leading to accumulation of toxins, irregular amounts of chemicals in the body and other dysfunctions

Weakening of the abdominal muscles and weight gain are some of the risks involved in dialysis. Dialysis is a temporary treatment and serves to function till the time the actual kidneys get repaired. In chronic cases of kidney disease, kidney transplant may perhaps be the last resort.

'Consult'.

Related Tip: 4 Types of Kidney Stones and Their Common Symptoms

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One of my friend is suffering from PKD ( Polycystic Kidney Disease). His age is 28 yrs. Please help me to find out what is the best treatment of this. Please help me its urgent. Whether it will affect the life of the patient.

FIMSA, MD-Nephrology, DM - Nephrology, MD-Medcine, MBBS
Nephrologist, Delhi
There is treatment which can be tried to slow down the progression of this disease. You may share all the details of the case.
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Kidney Transplant - Know The Risks & Procedure!

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Nephrology, DNB (Nephrology)
Nephrologist, Faridabad
Kidney Transplant - Know The Risks & Procedure!

When function of both kidneys are lost, Renal transplantation is needed. Kidney transplantation is performed by making use of a donor kidney and replacing the diseased one with it. Kidney transplantations are not conducted on patients suffering from other severe infections or life threatening diseases such as cancer, major lungs or heart condition. Diabetic or obese people usually cannot donate their kidneys as they bear a risk of malfunctioning in future. 

Procedure of Kidney Transplant 

  1. Kidney transplant surgery takes about 3 hours time. 
  2. Tests are conducted to make sure tissue typing match with the new kidney. This decreases the chance of the body rejecting the donor kidney and causing serious complications. 
  3. Thorough evaluation of the medical history is made for both the receiver and the donor. This is to make sure that the donor kidney is healthy, functional and free of disorders. 
  4. The procedure of the surgery includes placing the donor kidney in the lower abdomen. The blood vessels, important arteries are connected to the donor kidney. The bladder will also be connected to the ureter from the donor kidney. 
  5. The new kidney generally begins to function immediately after the surgery is completed successfully. 
  6. The blood begins to flow through the kidney, and it begins to function normally. It filters the blood, collects the waste that is then passed through the bladder as urine. 
  7. A patient who has had a kidney transplantation surgery will need to remain in the hospital for a few days under intense care and observation. 
  8. Medications to prevent the body from rejecting the new kidney will be prescribed. It is important that you continue with these medicines for the rest of your life. 

Risks of Kidney Transplantation 

  1. Rejection of the new kidney by the body. Acute rejection in the initial days of surgery can be treated with medications and injections. However, chronic rejection is a serious condition that causes gradual loss of kidney function. 
  2. There can be severe infections caused by the immunosuppression. It can also occur during the course of surgery, due to the inclusion of foreign tissues 
  3. Reaction to the drugs or anaesthesia used for the purpose of transplantation surgery 
  4. Excessive bleeding or haemorrhage caused due to injuries during surgery 
  5. Any kind of leakage from the ureter or blocking of the ureter tubes, causing an obstruction in the smooth functioning of kidneys 6.    The anti rejection drugs may lead to a decline in calcium, causing osteoporosis and other calcium deficiency infirmities 
  6. Fluctuations in blood sugar, blood pressure levels 
  7. Increased risk of cancer 
  8. Infections in internal organs 
  9. Obesity

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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