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Frequently Asked Questions
Nephrology is a specialty of medicine that concerns the study of the kidneys, specifically normal kidney function and kidney disease.
A nephrologist is a medical doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating kidney conditions. You should see a nephrologist if you have any signs of kidney disease or other conditions that may damage your kidneys.
Some of the common symptoms of kidney diseases include weight loss; swollen ankles, feet, or hands; blood in your urine; and an increased need to urinate, particularly at night.
The nephrologist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disorders such as:
When you have symptoms related to kidney diseases or are referred by another physician, you should consult a nephrologist.
A consultation with a nephrologist would cost around Rs. 800 to 2000 in India and USD 150 to 600 abroad.
Your nephrologist will review your medical history and do a complete physical exam to determine how your kidneys are functioning. Your nephrologist will then order blood and urine tests, and a diagnostic imaging study of your kidneys may also be required
They work to treat conditions such as chronic kidney disease, kidney infections, and kidney failure. Your primary care doctor will likely refer you to a nephrologist if you have a complex or advanced kidney condition that requires the care of a specialist.
A nephrologist specifically treats diseases that affect the kidneys and their ability to function, such as diabetes or kidney failure. Urologists treat conditions of the urinary tract, including those that can be affected by the kidneys, such as kidney stones and obstruction.
You can find the best nephrologists near you by using the "Search nephrologist by pincode" or "Search nephrologist by city" feature provided by Medindia. Medindia has a repository of premium Nephrology doctors who have subscribed to its virtual clinic for tele-consultations or physical consults. These are all verified doctors and are available with their contact number, address, location, education, experience, language known, available time for appointments, their total years of experience and many more details.
Here is a list of verified Nephrologists from India who have a virtual clinic on Medindia and provide online video consultation for patients.