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Dr. Vijayakumar Ramnathan  - Nephrologist, Chennai

Dr. Vijayakumar Ramnathan

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Nephrology

Nephrologist, Chennai

41 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
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Dr. Vijayakumar Ramnathan MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Nephrology Nephrologist, Chennai
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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
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.
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Dr. Vijayakumar Ramnathan is a trusted Nephrologist in R A Puram, Chennai. He has had many happy patients in his 41 years of journey as a Nephrologist. He is a MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Nephrology . He is currently associated with Dr R Vijayakumar Billroth Hospitals in R A Puram, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Vijayakumar Ramnathan on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry - 1976
MD - General Medicine - Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry - 1980
DM - Nephrology - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 1990
Languages spoken
English
Awards and Recognitions
Madras University Gold Medallist in M.D. Medicine
Madras University Gold Medallist in M.D. Medicine
Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Indian Society of Nephrology (ISN)
International Society of Nephrology (ISN)
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American Society of Nephrology
Southern Chapter of Nephrology

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I am 46 years male I know drinking more water is very nice result and I am drinking also but due to my heart problem my cardio Dr. advice to drink only 1.5 litre water in whole day what to do I fear if I drink less water my kidney will come in problem please advice.

Post Doctoral Fellowship , Post Doctoral Fellowship - Electrophysiology & devices, DM - Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Noida
I am 46 years male I know drinking more water is very nice result and I am drinking also but due to my heart problem ...
Do what your doctor has advised . You have to take adequate amount only and not excess . 1.5 l is adequate under normal conditions
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I am shailendra (Male) 38 years old. I am suffering from kidney stone from left side. Now I am taking cystone one tablet for one day from last 20 days. But no relief.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I am shailendra (Male) 38 years old. I am suffering from kidney stone from left side. Now I am taking cystone one tab...
1. Take 60 gm kidney beans 2. Add 4 L of water 3. Heat for 4-5 hr 4. Strain the liquid through a fine muslin cloth 5. Allow the liquid to cool 6. Drink 1 glass of this liquid once every 2 hr in a day 7. Do this for a week 8. Do not use the liquid or the beans again 24 hr after the 1st preparation Causes: • Crystallisation of chemicals and minerals present in urine leads to kidney stones It will surely help you.
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Can drinking water with lemon prevent kidney stones? Also, I have been told not to drink city water.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Can drinking water with lemon prevent kidney stones? Also, I have been told not to drink city water.
yes ,it prevent kidney stone. have you any alternative than city water, drink ro water if possible. thanks
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My mother age 55 years. She suffering from burning urination since early morning today. Please give me some home remedies advice.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My mother age 55 years. She suffering from burning urination since early morning today. Please give me some home reme...
She may have urinary infection and i need to be tested and treated. For the first aid she has to drink a lot of water which will reduce burning sensation
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What is the cause of trembling? In case of diabetes patients, can it be happened? Or in urine infection?

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
What is the cause of trembling? In case of diabetes patients, can it be happened? Or in urine infection?
Hello- dribbling urine in diabetes patient is due to improper tone of muscles of urinary bladder and due to benign prostatic hypertrophy. Due to improper bladder tone the stagnant urine in the bladder tends to develop urine infection also.
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Hello Sir/Madam My father's creatinine level 5.2,Urea is 135, potassium is 5.4. But H. B. Is 6.4. I want to know the blood level is very low and urgent basis any blood transfusion or any blood increase injection required or we wait for some time for increasing the level. Thanks

DNB (Urology), MS, MBBS
Urologist, Delhi
Hello Sir/Madam
My father's  creatinine level 5.2,Urea is 135, potassium is 5.4. But H. B. Is 6.4. I want to know the...
Dear user. The patient seems to be having anaemia as a result of kidney failure. He might require transfusions or injections depending so many factors. I think you should discuss the matter with a nephrologist.
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I am suffering from stomach pain from many days after diagnosis I came to know that I had stone 15 mm in gall bladder and swelling around it doctor said to do surgery can this treated with out surgery and stone will remove please help me.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I am suffering from stomach pain from many days after diagnosis I came to know that I had stone 15 mm in gall bladder...
Take 1 cup of horse gram + Add ½ L water + Heat the mixture till water level reduces to 1/5th + Strain and collect the soup + add 2 tsp of crushed pomegranate + Mix well + Drink once a day...take shool gaj kesari ras twice a day..
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My mother has to go to urine 3 to 4 times in the night time. That is disturbing her sleep. We went to doctor and got all the tests done. Doctor prescribed tablets but that did not help her. Can you please mother with this issue? Thanks

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), MS - Urology, MBBS
Urologist, Ahmedabad
Dear , She is suffering from nocturia which usually secondary and to some underlying cause. 1.Control of diabetes is first and foremost. Fasting sugar beloe 126 and postprandial sugar between 140 and 150 as diabetes can cause nocturia. 2.Get urine examination to prove or rule out urinary tract infection as diabetes as well as old age predispose her to UTI. 3.Ultrasonography of KUB with measurement of full bladder volume bladder wall thickness on full bladder and postvoid residual urine. 4. All these tests would give either the diagnosis or clue to her problem. 5.If all these tests are negative then cystourethroscopy to rule or prove other causes. Dr. Kiran Mehta.
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Having stone in middle calyx of left. Kidney 4.2 mm. Tiny cyst of. 9 mm with wall calcification small. Direct inguinal. Hernia in at right this is based on my. Latest finding KUB. USG. And as per urine routine. RBC. 5.6. And WBC 2.3. Now my issue is having burning urine. And right testicle pain on. Medicine. Since 5 days 2 tab. Neeri trice a day Alka 5. 2 Tbspn twice a day. And. Zifi 200 twice a day 7 days (as I am allergic to Sulfa and other antibiotic group)

MBBS
Sexologist, Panchkula
Having stone in middle calyx of left. Kidney 4.2 mm. Tiny cyst of. 9 mm with wall calcification small. Direct inguina...
You have burning during urination and pain in right testicle. I advise you to do urine routine examination to rule out infection in urine and TESTICULAR scan test to rule out hydrocele or varicocele and tell me report for better guidance and proper treatment.
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Blood in Urine - 10 Causes Behind It

MCH-Urology, M.S. (General Surgery) , MBBS
Urologist, Gurgaon
Blood in Urine - 10 Causes Behind It

Blood in urine, medically known as Hematuria is not usually a cause of concern, but it can translate into an adverse condition if left unevaluated. The kidneys and other structures in the urinary tracts such as urethra (tube connecting the bladder to the outer part of the body); bladder (that stores the urine) and ureters (tube joining the bladder to the kidney) are the sources of blood flow to the urine. Hematuria can be accompanied by symptoms such as discharge of tea-colored, brownish-red or pink colored urine due to the presence of red blood cells, traces of which can only be detected under the microscope.

Underlying causes behind this disorder might be

  1. Urinary tract infections is where the bacteria enter the body through the urethra and begin to proliferate in the bladder.
  2. Kidney infections (pyelonephritis) is when bacteria infiltrate into the kidneys from the bloodstream or travel up from the uterus to the kidneys.
  3. A kidney or a bladder stone is marked by the minerals in the concentrated urine precipitating out and molding into crystals that deposit on the bladder or kidney walls.
  4. Enlarged prostate is a condition in which the prostate gland, that is situated just below the bladder surrounding the upper part of the urethra, starts growing as males head towards their middle age.
  5. Kidney disease such as glomerulonephritis causes swelling of the kidneys, thus disrupting the filtering system.
  6. Bladder, kidney and prostate cancer are also possible causes.
  7. Hereditary disorders such as sickle cell anemia (a hereditary disease of the red blood cells in the hemoglobin) can also pose as a cause behind this disorder.
  8. Kidney injury as a result of heavy blows, accidents or injuries sustained while playing a spot can also contribute to this condition.
  9. Medications such as penicillin or the anti-cancer drug ‘cyclophosphamide’
  10. Strenuous physical exercises like intense workout or running may also result in Hematuria.

Treatments
There is no fixed cure for Hematuria; instead the doctor would work on treating the repressed conditions behind the symptoms, such as prescribing antibiotics to heal the urinary tract infection or a medicine to shrink and normalize the enlarged prostate or administer a shock wave therapy to destroy the kidney or bladder stones. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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I have recently done my urine test and it shows serum +ve and calcium oxalate+ve as well. So please tell me the do's and do nots.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
I have recently done my urine test and it shows serum +ve and calcium oxalate+ve as well. So please tell me the do's ...
Please Avoid oily spicy and fast food, non veg food, processed food Avoid paneer, sweets Take Chandnasav 20 ml twice a day for 3 weeks Gokharu kadha 20 ml twice a day for 3 weeks Take plenty of water daily.
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I am male 28 years old. And I have urine place their ieatching in last 5 years. I tried so many creams. But ieatching is back in few days. What I do give me a medicine.

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), MS - Urology, MBBS
Urologist, Ahmedabad
Dear firstly rule out diabetes, by checking fasting blood sugar which should be below 120 mg. Between 120 to 126 you are on border line and should take precautions same as diabetes. If fasting blood sugar is below 120 then 1. Keep area of itching dry. 2. Apply starch base powder three four times day 3. Refrain from scratching as far as possible. 4. If these measures do not help i'm afraid you will have to consult dermatologist or physician.
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My creatinine level is 1.41 out of 1.2 normal and the rest of the parameter are in normal range my na k blood urea my pvr my ultrasound reports were normal recently I was diagnose with the treatment of neurologist last month in nanded distinct maharashtra now I am using sobisis forte, cardivas cr, comd3 fem I do not have deibetise but bp patent for last 16 years my age is 57 male.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
S. creatinine is borderline, My advice is to Repeat S.creatinine by good lab like Religare/ Lalpath tell me your Latest BP reading And Blood sugar value Consult Me again with reports
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Instead of taking ceftum500 I have the symptoms of uti. .what to do. .i am 2 months pregnant.

MBBS, MS - Urology, DNB
Urologist, Delhi
Instead of taking ceftum500 I have the symptoms of uti. .what to do. .i am 2 months pregnant.
Please get a urine analysis and culture done and take a urologist opinion. Uti during pregnancy is very common and has to be dealt with a lot of care so that there is no harm to the foetus.
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I have suffering from kidney stone since 2 years it have about 5mm both side of kidney I am taking neeri tablets daily please suggest me permanent solution for kidney stone.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
I have suffering from kidney stone since 2 years it have about 5mm both side of kidney I am taking neeri tablets dail...
Tips for removing kidney stones:: 1. Avoid tea, coffee, alcohol, cold drinks, pickles, fish, poultry, meat, spinach, and chocolate. 2. Avoid sour, heavy, and dry food. 3. Increase intake of liquids like water, juice, soup, lime water lemon soda etc. 4. Be sure to drink enough water each day. Usually 1 to 2 liters of water per day is adequate. 5. Drink more if you are perspiring heavily, working outdoors, the weather is hot, etc. 6. Increase the use of barley, horse gram (a type of bean), ginger, and brown rice or parboiled rice. 7. Avoid suppressing urges to urinate and defecate. 9. Boil 10-12 basil leaves in 1 cup of water for 15 minutes. Mix 1 teaspoon of honey in it and take twice a day. Pls send ur USG report coz herbal medicines for removing stones can be given according to size and number and location of stones.
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I am 37 year old married male. I am a teacher. Since last six months I have to get up in night for urinate daily. With some pain in bladder. I avoided liquids during evening times to get rid of this problem. But could not success. I have high bp140/90 from last 2 years I am taking amlip 5mg medicine. Please help me.

DNHE, MD - Alternate Medicine, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Rajkot
I am 37 year old married male. I am a teacher. Since last six months I have to get up in night for urinate daily. Wit...
Dear lybrate user, first of all check blood glucose level in blood and urine. In diabetes urine frequency is high in night time. So check it. And then inform for more suggestion, consult me.
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Hi, I am working in developers company I am having the urine infection. What should i do? Please advise.

MD, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hi, I am working in developers company I am having the urine infection. What should i do? Please advise.
Get your urine r/m urine c/s cbc hba1c bsl fasting usg abdomen and pelvis syp. Alkasol 3tsf in 150ml water three times a day drink plenty of water antibiotics to be started as per reports review with reports
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Sir ; I am born with one kidney now I am 28 year old and not have any problem. It is big problem or not and what is the reaction of a kidney damage.

Ex Sen.V.Surgeon/Research Scientist, M.D.(Alternative Medicine/tibetan/chinese/acupuncture), Vaida/ Unani, Homeopath
Unani Specialist, Moga
Only way is that you should take care of your kidney, by keeping a clean life, avoiding non veg food, alcohol, smack, parched foods. Also regularly you should ask advice of some ancient vaida for diet etc in detail.
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I have kidney stones size of 7 mm right sideband 9mm left side. This problem solved by medicine of need oprat.

MBBS
General Physician,
I have kidney stones size of 7 mm right sideband 9mm left side. This problem solved by medicine of need oprat.
9 mm stone doesn't totally go away generally by medications. But you can try having medicines for a month or two and get a repeat usg done after that. If they dsnt shrink in that period you ll need surgical approach. Main problem is while you wait they might dislodge after breaking into pieces and cause pain by lodging into ureter. If such episode of severe pain occurs visit a nearby hospital soon. For now start treatment soon after visting a nephro or urologist. Change your diet. Have lots of water and fruits. Avoid high protein foods.
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I'm a 23 years old man. I want to know what precautions we should take to escape from kidney stone. Is constipation related to kidney stone?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I'm a 23 years old man. I want to know what precautions we should take to escape from kidney stone. Is constipation r...
Hi, consuming 3 - 4 litres of water per day helps one to escape fro kidney stone. Intake of banana plant stem as a vegetable is also very helpful. Constipation is not related to kidney stone.
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