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Dr. Vijayakumar Ramnathan  - Nephrologist, Chennai

Dr. Vijayakumar Ramnathan

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Nephrology

Nephrologist, Chennai

42 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 42 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
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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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Painful Bladder Syndrome - Symptoms You Must Not Ignore!

MBBS, MS ( Surgery ), MCH ( Urology ), DNB ( Urology )
Urologist, Lucknow
Painful Bladder Syndrome - Symptoms You Must Not Ignore!

The kidneys make urine, which is a fluid through which wastes from the body including urea are eliminated from the body. There are two kidneys on the right and left side, which make urine, and pass it down to the bladder through tubes known as ureter. The bladder acts as a reservoir of the urine that is formed in the kidneys. It is stored temporarily there before being excreted out of the body through the urethra. The urinary bladder is a highly muscular organ and has a rich connective tissue.

Interstitial cystitis (IC) or painful bladder syndrome (PBS) is a very common condition, which affects females more than males. While the exact etiology is not known, it could be age-related and also lifestyle related. People who are used to controlling the urge to pass urine are highly likely to develop this condition. The simple logic is that there is additional pressure on the bladder from the urine that is contained for longer period of time. As such, the muscular wall stretches and begins to feel stressed.

When this habit continues over a period of time, the bladder wall may become irritated or inflamed or even scarred in severe cases. There is no role of bacteria in this condition, and antibiotics are of no help in managing this condition (though the name cystitis usually indicates infection).

The following symptoms are seen as a result of this constant irritation and inflammation.

  1. One may suffer from pain and pressure in the bladder as it continues to collect more and more urine.
  2. This pressure in the bladder also puts pressure on the surrounding tissues in the abdomen including the pelvis, urethra, abdominal organs, uterus, etc.
  3. Women may experience pain in the vaginal tract including vulva and behind the vagina.
  4. Men may experience pain in the area of the scrotum, testicles, prostate, and penis.
  5. There is an increased urge to urinate, which may be as much as 9 to 10 times a day. As the condition progresses, there could be more visits, as many as 40 to 50 visits a day.
  6. This tendency and urge to urinate increases during nighttime.
  7. For women, this urge to urinate and other symptoms including pain are worse during menstruation.
  8. There could be pain during intercourse for both men and women.
  9. There could be pain even otherwise, which can range from a mild dull ache to a piercing pain.
  10. At a structural level, this constant pressure leads to pinpoint bleeding (glomerulations) and sometimes even ulcers in the bladder wall.

There is no definitive treatment for IC or PBS. However, bladder distention and instillation are proven methods of increasing bladder capacity, which therefore helps in relieving symptoms.

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

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What is the best treatment for urine infection? i' m a diabetic also. I' m getting this infection after 6yrs.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
To take antibiotics after getting urine culture and sensitivity report done and to control sugar levels.
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In how much time maximum urethral stricture can occur after cystoscopy (like within 1 or 2 or 3 months), so that I can feel safe after that period of time, as I have done cystoscopy? Thanks.

M.Ch - Urology, MS, MBBS
Urologist, Dehradun
In how much time maximum urethral stricture can occur after cystoscopy (like within 1 or 2 or 3 months), so that I ca...
Stricture does not occur always after cystoscopy. It only occurs after about 1-2 months if the procedure has been difficult.
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Living With Solitary Kidney - Things You Need to Know!

MCH-Urology, M.S. (General Surgery) , MBBS
Urologist, Gurgaon
Living With Solitary Kidney - Things You Need to Know!

One single kidney in place of two is a scenario which is often termed as solitary kidney.

Who has a solitary kidney?

  1. Their body functions normally and are generally not unhealthy. This is also known as renal agenesis.
  2. In some cases, people are born with two kidneys with just one of them healthy and fully functional. The other one does not function fully or partially. This condition is known as kidney dysplasia.
  3. A person who had to undergo a kidney removal surgery (nephrectomy); such a surgery is conducted when a person has an infected kidney or diseased, malfunctioning/cancerous growths on the kidney.
  4. A person who has donated a kidney to someone who required kidney transplantation.

What potential health risks does a person with a solitary kidney have?

  1. Normally, a person born with a single kidney does not have any such potential health risks. They are generally healthy and lead normal lives.
  2. Later in life, there may or may not be slight loss or degradation in the functioning of the kidney.
  3. The life span of a person with a single kidney is normal. There is no apparent effect on the mortality rates.

What kind of special diet must a person with a single kidney follow?

  1. There is no need of any such special diet for a person with a single kidney.
  2. Normal healthy balanced diet with all the essential nutrients should suffice.
  3. You must be careful about your animal protein intake and calcium supplements.
  4. Drink sufficient quantity of water to remain hydrated all day and prevent the urine from turning acidic.
  5. Controlled consumption of alcohol and caffeine is a must. It is also important to reduce the consumption of aerated drinks.

Exercises and Physical activities for a person with a single kidney:

  1. A person with a solitary kidney can function like any other normal individual.
  2. You may also participate in sports. However, you must take enough precaution to prevent injuries to your kidney. Proper padding and protection around your lower abdominal region and back is of utmost necessity.
  3. You can hit the gym, run a marathon and nothing is impossible for you. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an urologist.
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Is Kidney Transplantation for a 55 years Diabetic Patient with CKD and Hypertension is Advisable?

ICR Study, M. B. S.(H)
Homeopath, Mumbai
Is Kidney Transplantation for a 55 years Diabetic Patient with CKD and Hypertension is Advisable?
Mr. lybrate-user .What are your serum creatinine value. Blood urea nitrogen .these are essential for further advise. Hypertension is of how many years duration? What's Glomerular filtration rate. And Age also not mentioned. But you consult a homoeopath who will be guiding you or Video call. As per your Query You don't need transplantation.
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Sir there is a stone stuck in my penis vein it is situated nearest to the rectum where the urine vein start till the penis tip .I feel pain during sitting and no pain in walking or other activity .but this stone is not coming out .although I am drinking too much water even then it is not coming out please suggest me for this.

B.A.M.S, M.D.
Ayurveda, Pimpri-Chinchwad
Sir there is a stone stuck in my penis vein it is situated nearest to the rectum where the urine vein start till the ...
It is important to know size of stone and exat location where it is stuck if stone size is more than 10 mm it is painful lot as you r drinking water to pass it is food but you also check for hydronephrosis if it is in kidney, if it is stuck in ureter or in uretha you can take Virtaryadi kashayam 3----3 tsp with warm water after food Tb Chandraprabha vati Tb Gokshuradi guggul Tb Pashanbhed Ghan all tab 2----2 tablet after food consult with nearest Ayuvedic doctor or urologist for your help Diet regulations are more important for habitual renal stones.
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Doctor give me treatment to semen leakage after urination due to excessive masturbation? Please advise.

M. Ch. (Urology), MS, MBBS
Urologist, Delhi
Doctor give me treatment to semen leakage after urination due to excessive masturbation? Please advise.
It is not semen which comes with urine. It is urethral and prostatic fluid. Don't treat it. You have to correct your thinking. Masturbation can not be excessive.
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Hello doc. I just wanted to confirm. Is there any link between whey and kidney stones? I lift everyday and I take 2 scoops of whey. I drink 5-6 liters water. I am very healthy accept kidney stones. Is that safe to take whey? I am too much worried.

BAMS.MD.( Ayurved)
Ayurveda,
Hello doc. I just wanted to confirm. Is there any link between whey and kidney stones? I lift everyday and I take 2 s...
yes there could be relation based upon how much whey u r taking. if u r taking more than ur body can digest it can cause issue smtime.
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I am 28 years old. Albumin is traced in my urine but my creatine and urea level in blood test is normal. Is there any problem. Should I consult any nephrologist or urologist?

MS - General Surgery, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery(FMAS) & Reproductive Medicine, Diploma in Advanced Laparoscopic surgery, Training in Laparoscopy
General Surgeon, Srinagar
I am 28 years old. Albumin is traced in my urine but my creatine and urea level in blood test is normal. Is there any...
Do a usg abdomen for kidney status. Do a 24 hour urinary protein level. Sometimes if you have simple uti that also gives traces of albumin in urine. Get your bp checked. Avoid salt and painkillers. Still if you wish. Its better to consult a nephrologist rather than a urologist. Regards.
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