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Nonobstructing Stone At The Lower Pole Of The Left Kidney
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
A tiny kidney stone: A punctate calculus refers to a very small kidney stone, generally 1-2 mm in size picked up on a CT scan as this is the most sensitive imaging study. A stone of this size should be passable if it decides to move down the ureter. I would recommend excellent fluid intake of 70-80 ounces daily and orange juice and lemonade daily. Your doctor should also monitor this stone periodically for growth. ...Read more
Maybe nothing: Most renal cysts are normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Ultrasound shows mild hydronephrosis on left kidney. A stone measuring 5x3 mm at lower end of left ureter. Will it come out itself?
My husband is having two kidney stones in the right kidney.One is 8mm and the other is 6mm.The 6mm stone is in the end of the ureter & 8mm on the top.
Location location: Kidney stones could be "obstructing" or "non obstructing". Beyond treating these stones, your husband needs to take preventive steps to prevent further stones from forming. This includes water intake. A nephrologist (kidney specialist) should be able to order special urine studies to determine the cause of stone formation and prescribe customized treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have few calculi in upper and mild calyx largest measuring 5mm at right kidney. calculus measuring 4mm in left kidney. Along with left minimal hydroureteronephrosis with dilated entire left uretre.
See urologist: Your calculi seem not large enough for lithotripsy. These may pass on their own. The passage may be facilitated by placing a stent. It would be prudent to consult a urologist for proper treatment. Left untreated, even stones, this small, can damage the kidney. Drink enough water every day so that your urine is mostly colorless. ...Read more
In your opinion what treatment for Punctate nonobstructing left upper pole renal stone. 15 mm cyst lower pole left kidney
with milk of calcium.
Dr: My ultrasound report is ; left kidney measures 12.2 cm. A calculus measuring 11mm is seen at the junction of mid and lower third of ureter.
Question?: What is your question. You officially have a kidney stone- consult your physician. ...Read more
Mid pole calculus is noted in my right kidney measuring 8.7 mm and mild hydronephrosis with extra renal pelvis is seen in the both kidneys.
See professionals...: See an well-experienced urologist to decide if it's necessary to intervene; if needed, at what price? For your condition, a professional needs to share the balancing thought on the need and possibility of care before committing its removal, which usually can be done through the penis with fine scope and laser. For detail, check with experts. Best wish ... ...Read more
My scan result shows 3.4mm calyceal calculus in the middle calyx of right kidney...what to do doctor..
Treatment for non obstructing 2.25 CM kidney stone in upper pole of right kidney ? Could the stone be causing abdominal & upper leg pain? Headache?
Probably not: A non-obstructing stone may cause blood in the urine but should not be causing pain especially headache or thigh pain. Theoretically a large kidney stone that is not obstructing might cause some pain. Generally that would be back pain or flank pain rather than abdominal pain. I recommend you discuss with your physician the radiology report generated by the radiologist. ...Read more
What is chronic pyelonephritis and what is focal area scarring in the lower pole of the left kidney?
Chronic Pyelo: Chronic pyelonephritis is the result of any process in the kidney that causes prolonged inflammation and fibrosis (scarring). Common causes include: persistent or recurrent renal infections, vesicoureteral reflux (urine going backwards into the kidney), or urinary tract obstruction. A board certified urologist or nephrologist are the best doctors to review these types of findings. ...Read more
Not sure...: A 8-mm stone could be still watched and see how it may move as long as being tolerable and having no rare superimposed infection above obstructing stone. In general, the odd to pass a 4-mm stone through ureter to bladder is about 75-85 %, but it does not mean a smaller stone will always pass or a bigger stone will never pass. So, the timing of procedural removal should be individualized. More? Ask ...Read more
Echogenic calculus of size 3mm noted in lower calyx. echogenic calculus of size 5mm noted in the mid ureter.
Taking drotin DS now. Is surgery required?
Not necessarily: Surgery, usually endoscopic (using "scopes"), is only needed if stone is causing pain, too big to pass (usually >or= to 5 mm), or associated with blockage of ureter(blocking flow of urine) or associated urine infection. Most likely if stone is free in calyx it will pass on its own. If attached it may or may not cause symptoms. If no sxs may watch. Follow up with primary MD and/ or urologist. ...Read more
Kub ultrasound finding of anechoic focus at the middle pole measuring 1.5x1.5cm, left kidney. Minimal pelvocaliectasia right kidney.What treatment?
Probably benign: A description of an anechoic focus in the kidney typically refers to a cyst or a cystic lesion. Minimal pelvocaliectasis typically refers to very mild dilatation of the pelvis & calyces which is where urine drained into before it flow out into the ureter. These findings do not sound concerning as pelvocaliectasis may occur when you have a full bladder. Please check with your doctor to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In my kidney ultrasound the result is normal size of kidneys with bilateral diffuse parenchymal disease,normal sonogram of the urinary bladder.
Not sure: what the question is, but there are numerous potential causes for abnormal appearing kidneys on ultrasound. Best to speak with your doctor about the results. The results have to be interpreted in the context of your entire clinical picture, the appearance on ultrasound is entirely nonspecific. ...Read more
Won't Pass: The stone is too big to pass. It may never bother you if it stays in the lower pole. If it moves it will obstruct and will require an intervention. Try and find out why you make stones since uric acid stones can shrink in an alkaline environment. Also, if the stone is calcium decreasing urinary calcium may prevent the stone from enlarging. See a urologist, lithotripsy may be of benefit. ...Read more
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