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A 41-year-old female asked:

My daughter has had severe pain around the belly button and vomiting for the last 6 months comes and goes ultrasound shows air around a swollen kidney?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Worrisome ultrasound: If air is around the kidney this is abnormal and can be associated with infection by gas forming bacteria. Is there associated fever? Trauma can also do it. Swelling of kidney can be sign of infection or trauma or tumor. CT with intravenous contrast is suggested to better define problem.Certainly should have further examination by physician.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
What do the Drs say?: How old is she? What diagnoses and treatments so far? This question does not contain enough information for any informed opinion. If your current care is not satisfactory ask to be referred to other Drs.

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