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Dr. M. R. Merchant  - Nephrologist, Mumbai

Dr. M. R. Merchant


Nephrologist, Mumbai

34 Years Experience  ·  1300 at clinic
Dr. M. R. Merchant MBBS, MD , DNB Nephrologist, Mumbai
34 Years Experience  ·  1300 at clinic
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Dr. M. R. Merchant is a Nephrologist/Renal Specialist in Mahim, Mumbai. Dr. M. R. Merchant practices at S L Raheja Fortis Hospital in Mahim,...more
Dr. M. R. Merchant is a Nephrologist/Renal Specialist in Mahim, Mumbai. Dr. M. R. Merchant practices at S L Raheja Fortis Hospital in Mahim,
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MBBS, MD , DNB - . - 1983
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My daughter is 19 age old freequnttly she urine's while sleeping. What can i do to this girl?

MBBS, MD - General Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
First of all .Try to rule out a organic cause ( any physical illeness ) by showing to a physician /gyaenecologist . If every thing normal .Than you may need to show her to a psychiatrist /psycologist
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I am 23 years old. I am suffering from urine problem. Recently I had urine routine test and report came out with some pus cells nearly 5-6.And I am having lower back pain all the time. And burning vagina during sex and also while urinating. Frequent urination but in very less quantity. Is there any issue? Help me to improve my condition.

Sexologist, Jaipur
Probably you are suffering from urine infection. Drink lots of water to get rid of burning. If want medicinal treatment then take my private consult.
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Kidney Stones - 6 Ayurvedic Remedies for Treating them Naturally

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Ayurveda, Jammu
Kidney Stones - 6 Ayurvedic Remedies for Treating them Naturally

A kidney stone is a hard crystal-like material or growth that is formed inside the kidney or the urinary tract. The medical term for this condition is nephrolithiasis. Here are a few natural ways by which you can get rid of kidney stones without having them removed surgically:

  1. Lemon juice and olive oil: This remedy says that blending five spoons of olive oil with five spoons of lemon juice can be beneficial. Drink this mix on an empty stomach and after that drink a glass of water. You need to mix this potion and drink it straight first thing in the morning and again in the late evening. Make sure to drink a lot of water too. Proceed with this treatment for a few days until the stone passes through your urine. It is believed that the lemon juice could separate the kidney stones and the olive oil would help in providing grease for passing the stone all the more effectively.
  2. Pomegranate Juice: We have all heard that pomegranates have numerous medical advantages. Further, the seeds of pomegranates can be viewed as another characteristic solution for kidney stones. One can have pomegranate juice in order to handle kidney stones.
  3. Apple cider vinegar: Apple cider vinegar is made of citrus extract that could help in dissolving kidney stones and help the body pass the stones more effortlessly. What is more, it is trusted that apple cider vinegar helps in the avoidance of kidney stones in the first place by neutralising the impact on blood and urine and keep the kidney stones from advancing. This home cure prescribes that blending two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with six to eight spoons of water and drinking the blend every now and again for the duration of the day, and particularly before dinner times will end up breaking up kidney stones.
  4. Natural Celery: Celery is a leafy vegetable and celery seeds are great kidney tonics. Customary usage of celery seed, as a flavour or as a tea, may improve the kidney stone problem.
  5. Coke and asparagus: Basic home solutions for kidney stones includes drinking a lot of Coke and tailing it up by eating a half-pound of steamed asparagus. Supporters of this technique propose that the phosphoric corrosive found in Coke helps in dissolving the kidney stones. Asparagus is used as a diuretic. Coke alone will dehydrate you, which is not ideal in case you are experiencing kidney stones.
  6. Uva Ursi: Uva Ursi is a very natural remedy for kidney stones. Not just will it battle off disease in the kidneys, however, it might also lessen pain and improve the health of the urinary tract. 500mg three times each day is prescribed for kidney stones.

Though these are Ayurvedic remedies, it is still advisable that one should not go for self medication and should consult a Ayurvedic practitioner to know the correct dosage and usage.

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My friend's husband both kidneys have failed and 38 years old. Other than dialysis, transplant is there any natural method to retrieve kidney function by consumption of leave etc.

MBBS, MD (Med), DNB (Nephrology)
Nephrologist, Mumbai
Dear lybrate-user, Allopathy has dialysis and transplant as only alternative. Dialysis should be started if kidney power calculated GFR is less than 10. Transplant is better than dialysis if age less than 60. For further Detailed consultation, you can consult with me privately.
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My infant is of 4 months and I feel that he feel's pain while peeing. Sometimes in sleep he shivers and stop peeing or he cries alot before and while peeing. Please prescribed me beast for my infant .

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Akola
Pain before and during passing the urine could be normal. But if baby has fever with shivering and loss of weight then first morning sample of the urine should be tested in laboratory to see for any infection. But most if the times it is normal.
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I have kidney stone problem, my friend asked me not to eat tomato seeds & brinjal seeds, is it true and may I know what type of food should I not consume?

Ayurveda, Nashik
you should avoid small seeds containing foods like tomato ,bringal,gauva, drink sufficient water sugarcane juice is good for stones don't control natural urge of urination.
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I am suffering from kidney stone since last 10 month. It is of size 4 mm. I do drink lots of water daily but its not really working. What should I do?

Homeopath, Thane
Hi drox 23 drops (haslab) 10 drops in 1/4th cup of water drink thrice a day for 30 days berberis vulgaris q 10 drops in 1/4th cup of water drink thrice a day.
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I am a kidney patient with high creatinine 5, high potassium 6, high bp 160/90-100, urine protein 3.What remedy you can suggest.

General Physician, Gurgaon
Patient need immediate medical attention for dialysis and further supportive management Consult Nephrologist.
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Kidney Stones - 5 Ways You Can Prevent them!

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), MS, MBBS
Urologist, Delhi
Kidney Stones - 5 Ways You Can Prevent them!

The pair of kidneys that human beings have, forms an important part in the excretory system. They perform specific and important functions. They excrete urine as well as help in eliminating the toxins, which accumulate in the body. Kidney stones occur when the minerals present in the urine without being discharged, keep on accumulating. This gives rise to an extremely painful and uncomfortable situation. Though sometimes the situation gets revoked all by itself, many-a-times it requires medical intervention. 

Some of the symptoms of kidney stones are

  1. Excruciating pain in the back
  2. Pain while urinating
  3. Tendency to vomit
  4. Dizziness
  5. Fever 

However, there are several preventive measures which you can undertake in order to avert the situation. Some of them are:

  1. Drink lots of water: Kidney stone is one of those rare conditions that once occurred, always carry the latent threat of recurring again. Therefore, drinking water in large quantities becomes essential. The more you drink water, the more frequently you would urinate, thereby curbing the chances of the minerals settling in the kidneys.
  2. Avoid certain foods: Food like beets, spinach, those which are replete with calcium oxalate should be avoided in order to minimize chances of having kidney stones. 
  3. Foods recommended:
    • Eat lots of fruits and vegetables
    • Drink plenty of water ( 10 -12 glasses of water)
    • Dietary calcium of 1gm a day
    • Low oxalate diet Foods to be restricted
    • Reduce the amount of salt in your diet
    • Restrict food containing excess of oxalate
    • Limit intake of animal proteins
  4. Change your diet: If you are trying to avoid the eventuality of developing kidney stones, it is imperative that you change your diet a bit. It is recommended that you exclude animal protein as much as possible and assiduously avoid the intake of salt as much as possible.
  5. Take less calcium supplements: Calcium generally is considered a nemesis to your kidneys and is prescribed by doctors to be avoided. However, recent research has thwarted this claim. Calcium does not pose a threat to kidneys. However, calcium supplements definitely do and therefore, should be avoided. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an urologist.
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Pre employment medical test done last week. In urine routine check up. Epithelial cells detected 10-15/hpf. Deposits present, pus cells 10-12/hpf. Are there any chances that I'll be declared unfit on this grounds Cause rest all other reports are normal.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You may have to do a culture to see if the pus cells indicate infection .If the culture is sterile you have to drink lot of water and do the test again.
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I am 46 yrs old uterus taken out 3 yrs ago due to multiple fibroids. Face a burning sensation, infection and sensation of frequent urination leakage cannot control very embarrassing. Kindly advise asap.

Nephrologist, Kolkata
Mam you r probably having chronic urinary tract infection nd genuine stress incontinence. So drink plenty of water get an urine culture done nd consult me with reports asap. I will surely advice the proper antibiotics nd other medications.
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What are the symptoms of stone in the kidneys and precautions to be able to get out of pain?

M. Sc. Foods, Nutrition & Dietetics, B.Sc-Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Visakhapatnam
A metallic taste in the mouth or ammonia breath protein aversion (no longer wanting to eat meat) nausea and vomiting difficulty concentrating loss of appetite itchiness (pruritis) heat therapy may subside the pain to some extent.
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My son is passing urine since yesterday 04 pm very often, please Let me know what may be the problem ?

FIMSA, MD-Nephrology, DM - Nephrology, Critical Care Medicine, MBBS
Nephrologist, Delhi
Is this the first time, he is having this or it is a recurrent problem. If no the this does not require any specific treatment. If yes,then first he should get evaluated to rule out any problems with urinary tract ,kidneys & blood investigations to evaluate for any metabolic abnormalities.
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My aunt goes for the test called urine culture and sensitivity the report has been generated and it says sterile after 24 hours of aerobic incubation at 37 degree C. And in culture column it says no growth. What does it means is there something serious?

BSc, BSAM, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
The report says everything is normal .Growth means growth of organisms if present in the urine that causes urinary tract infection. No growth means no organisms and no infection.
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I have gt stones in my kidney so my stomach is paining from past 2 days wt should I do?

Homeopath, Delhi
Hello,take homoeopathic medicines 1.Lycopodium 30 (4 drops in little water) twice a day for 15 days. 2.Berberis Vulgaris Q (10 drops in little water) thrice a day for 15 days and revert. Increase fluid intake, especially water. Recommended intake of water is 12-15 glasses per day
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I am facing urine infection problem frequently. Please help me know the root cause & how cure permanently from urine infection.

Ayurveda, Bangalore
Frequent urination is a symptom of urinary tract infection and diabetes. So please get your blood tested for fbs and ppbs and urine routine examination done
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When I eat milky things at night like curd. Milk. Desi ghee. Paneer. Etc I get my penis wet with a transparent liquid. And after whenever I go to pee I find my urine very smelly.

General Physician, Jalgaon
Avoid curd paneer ghee at nt have plenty of water avoid late dinner you are overweight reduce your weight by exercises and diet control
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What could be the reason for frequent urine infection, burning while urination, frequently urination. I facing this problem again and again since last 6 months .i had done my sugar test which is normal.

MBBS, Dnb urology
Urologist, Bangalore
Recurrent Uti depends on many factors. Age; sex; life style; underlying anatomical abnormalities etc.
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