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What does it mean when you keep having spasms in your kidney area on the left?

What does it mean when you keep having spasms in your kidney area on the left?

Left side: These could be kidney stone symptoms or simple muscle spasms from an irritable muscle in the flank area. If the spasms are more toward the abdomen rather than the back, colon spasms or inflammation or abdominal wall muscle spasms could be the cause. If your symptoms persist you should be examined by a physician for diagnosis and treatment. Appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

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


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Bladder spasming/tensing up slight pain in back, constant urinating anything I can take to help? Not sure if its kidney stones, the pain isn't severe.

Bladder spasming/tensing up slight pain in back, constant urinating anything I can take to help? Not sure if its kidney stones, the pain isn't severe.

Likely have UTI (Cyst: Your symptoms are very suggestive of Urinary tract Infection (UTI). You will need to see a doctor, get your urine tested for infection. Very likely the doctor will advice you to take an antibiotic. Drink extra fluids until you get started on an antibiotic. ...Read more

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How do I strengthen my lower back to stop it spasming?

How do I strengthen my lower back to stop it spasming?

After: Stretches and warm ups, over a exercise ball you do facing down, reverse sit ups, or find a machine at the gym that serves similar purpose. ...Read more

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The muscles in my lower back have been spasming for a couple hours now without pain. What could be the cause?

The muscles in my lower back have been spasming for a couple hours now without pain. What could be the cause?

Back pain: The spasm in the back can be due to lot of reasons, it is mostly seen with back sprain or other related musculoskeletal issues. You can use heating pad, over the counter topical cream such as bengay or asper cream. If symptoms persist then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, I have had lower back pain since the end of January. Since then the majority of the pain has switched to the right side of my butt and my right thigh. The pain stops at the knee. I also have considerable tightness in my thigh which has been spasming.

Hi, I have had lower back pain since the end of January. Since then the majority of the pain has switched to the right side of my butt and my right thigh. The pain stops at the knee. I also have considerable tightness in my thigh which has been spasming.

Sciatica: 34yo w. several weeks of low back pain & radiation into unilateral buttock, thigh & knee has sciatica, which is a pain pattern w. several causes; including lumbar disk disorder, sacroiliac joint, SIJ, disorder w. presacral plexus impingement & pyriformis syndrome. The best doctor to diagnose is not Rheumatologist or Orthopedist, but an Osteopath, who understands soft tissues disorder diagnosis. ...Read more

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Plantar fasciitis both feet hip pain both hips lower back pain right thigh is spasming. Help?

Plantar fasciitis both feet hip pain both hips lower back pain right thigh is spasming. Help?

Maybe Orthotics.: It sounds like you may have a biomechanical instability in your feet that is passing problems "up the kinetic chain." custom made prescription orthotics, made by a certified lab, under the recommendations of a podiatrist can help tremendously! ...Read more

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In my usg the impression says: echogenic focus in the mid cortal area of left kidney. The kidney measures108.4*53.0mm. What does this mean?

In my usg the impression says: echogenic focus in the mid cortal area of left kidney. The kidney measures108.4*53.0mm. What does this mean?

Nonspecific: The kidney measurement is relatively normal and is essentially just given for reference. The echogenic focus is somewhat nonspecific and could be many things (angiomyolipoma is one that quickly comes to mind). Without seeing the images or knowing if you've had other imaging, it's hard to give much more information. ...Read more

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What can it mean that my left kidney is not properly fused?

What can it mean that my left kidney is not properly fused?

See below: Sorry you have to be more specific than this. "fusion" may relate to congenital abnormalities at birth
ask your doctor what is the specific problem, maybe a urologist can help if necessary. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your left kidney is larger than your right?

What does it mean if your left kidney is larger than your right?

See below: Depends on how much difference. Some 1-2 cm differences can be present normally, some persons are born with a smaller kidney and some persons have reduced blood flow to the smaller kidney, and some have reflux during childhood.
This needs to be investigated for the cause, if significant. ...Read more

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What if my right kidney is bigger then the left what does it mean?

What if my right kidney is bigger then the left what does it mean?

Very Little: Like most things in nature, there is asymmetry, when things at far glance looks symmetric. Asymmetric sized kidneys that are pretty close to one another in size, is very common. If you have further questions, please talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Results from my scan says everything is working fine. A bulky left kidney but they don't think it's clinically significant. What does this mean?

Results from my scan says everything is working fine. A bulky left kidney but they don't think it's clinically significant. What does this mean?

Not sure: We don't normally describe the kidneys as "bulky" or not bulky. It could simply mean that one kidney is larger than the other in which case in and of itself is clinically insignificant or if one kidney is "bulky" in a part of it then that raises the possibility of a tumor or if the calyceal system is enlarged then there maybe obstruction. ASK YOUR DOCTOR! ...Read more

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My right kidney is mildly diminished in size what does it mean my kidney measures 3x6x4x8x8x7 my left measures 3x9x5x6x9x6 so what does it mean?

My right kidney is mildly diminished in size what does it mean my kidney measures 3x6x4x8x8x7 my left measures 3x9x5x6x9x6 so what does it mean?

Usually not problem: As long as the blood pressure is normal, there is no blood or protein in urine analysis and your creatinine clearance is normal, smaller kidneys should not be a problem. ...Read more

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4cm mass on left kidney. What do that mean?

4cm mass on left kidney. What do that mean?

Kidney mass: First, it's important to know if it's a cyst (filled with fluid) or a solid mass (tissue). An ultrasound will be helpful to determine the difference. Cysts are very common and are usually found incidentally, and often don't require any intervention other than routine surveillance. A mass could be serious, and would require further testing. Your doctor can help you with the next steps of analysis. ...Read more

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What it a tiny incidenta l of the cyst left kidney mean?

What it a tiny incidenta l of the cyst left kidney mean?

Not much!: What the radiologist is describing is unlikely to have any clinical significance or cause any problems. The small cyst may very well have been there your entire life. ...Read more

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My usg says " pelvicalyceal fullness in left kidney/'. what does it mean?

Here are some...: Without clinical symptoms and history, fairly speaking, a professional could not deduce a clinically relevant diagnosis from the one-time finding of pelvicalyceal fullness in left kidney, although possible mild long-term functional "obstruction at the upper part of ureter needs to be considered. So, ask and discuss this finding with your doctor so to reach reasonable possible explanation. Best... ...Read more

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Hello sir, "Two ecogenic foci of size 4.4-5 mm and 5-5.5 mm noted in left kidney" what does mean?

Hello sir, "Two ecogenic foci of size 4.4-5 mm and 5-5.5 mm noted in left kidney" what does mean?

Stones: Echo producing structures of that size in the kidney are usually stones. I would recommend a kidney stone protocol CT scan without contrast for further clarification ...Read more

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What does the phrase-slight increased density cortical medullary junctions bilateral kidneys; right slightly greater than left mean? Cause for worry?

Depends: Was this on ultrasound? Ct? Could be very non-specific especially if your labs (creatinine and gfr) are normal. I wouldn't worry unless your doctor mentions any abnormalities in your blood work (you should ask him/her about this). ...Read more

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What does this mean? Upper normal to borderline hydronephrosis left kidney of uncertain significance. The left ureteral jet seen which excludes a complete but not incomplete left ureteral obstruction.

What does this mean? Upper normal to borderline hydronephrosis left kidney of uncertain significance. The left ureteral jet seen which excludes a complete but not incomplete left ureteral obstruction.

See answer: Possible, not definite, partial obstruction to the flow of urine from the left kidney (Such as a kidney stone that has traveled to the ureter causing a partial blockage). ...Read more

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What does it mean if your left shoulder blade hurts along with kidney pain?

See a doctor: Shoulder pain: its important to establish a diagnosis. Shoulder pain could be from the shoulder or referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen, heart and neck. A kidney/abdominal problem could refer pain to the shoulder. Therefore proper diagnosis is essential to stopping the pain. See an orthopedist or general surgeon. ...Read more

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When I don't drink enough water my left kidney feels irritated. What does this mean?

When I don't drink enough water my left kidney feels irritated. What does this mean?

Possible stone: It is possible that you have developed a kidney stone that is causing some irritation when you are more dehydrated. See a urologist to get urine checked and possibly some imaging to clarify the situation. In the meantime, work on more fluid intake ...Read more

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1y/o daughter has grade 2 kidney reflux. Had dmsa & left kidney is 49% and right is 51% what does mean? Appt at end of the month. Should I make sooner

1y/o daughter has grade 2 kidney reflux. Had dmsa & left kidney is 49% and right is 51% what does mean? Appt at end of the month. Should I make sooner

Kidney Reflux: Kidney reflux refers to the abnormal upward flow of urine from the bladder to the kidneys via the ureter, the tube that connects the 2. The severity of the reflux is graded from 1, the most mild, to 5, the most severe. Grade 2 is considered mild and is very likely to resolve on it's own over the next few years. Although periodic follow up is important, nothing else further is necessary. ...Read more

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Q. 1 of 2. Renogran, left kidney. Parenchymal tracer uptake is reduced with negligible wash out. What does it mean?

Q. 1 of 2. Renogran, left kidney. Parenchymal tracer uptake is reduced with negligible wash out. What does it mean?

If I understand the: Question correctly, the left kidney renogram shows decreased uptake of tracer, which means decreased kidney function. The negligible wash out means little urine production, or possibly a blockage of the upper ureter. Please discuss with your doctor, as this appearance needs to be correlated with your medical condition and the reason your doctor ordered the test. ...Read more

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Kidney ultrasound show increased cortical echogenicity (right >left) with mild loss of corticomedullary differantiation. Advice: kft correlation. Mean?

Kidney ultrasound show increased cortical echogenicity (right >left) with mild loss of corticomedullary differantiation. Advice: kft correlation. Mean?

Correlate blood test: Increased cortical echogenicity with mild corticomedullary differentiation, usually means medical renal disease. Kft probably means kidney function tests. These are blood tests such as serum creatinine, bun, and GFR (glomerular filtration rate). ...Read more

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I have a 5 x 7mm left kidney stone, a fatty 16.1 CM liver. What does this mean?

I have a 5 x 7mm left kidney stone, a fatty 16.1 CM liver. What does this mean?

Here are some. ..: Fatty liver is just incidental finding while doing US for hematuria & abdominal pain leading to show urinary stone. In fact, both fatty live and kidney stone are not related. In practice, see urologist for urinary stone, hematuria, etc. And gastroenterologist for fatty liver. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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What does it mean after passing kidney stones:" there is anterior rotation of the left renal access congenital? "

What does it mean after passing kidney stones:" there is anterior rotation of the left renal access congenital? "

Congenital anomaly: The fetal kidneys undergo a 90° rotation around their longitudinal axis during their ascent from the pelvis before they reach their final position by the end of the 8th week of fetal life. Abnormal rotation may partially obstruct the junction of the kidney & ureter, the tube that leads to the bladder, increasing the risk of having kidney stones & upper urinary tract infections. ...Read more

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My results for my recent ultrasound are that I have a septic cyst on my left kidney & a remarkable bladder. What does this mean?

My results for my recent ultrasound are that I have a septic cyst on my left kidney & a remarkable bladder. What does this mean?

'Remarkable': bladder is probably a typo and really means 'unremarkable', which is normal. The septated kdney cyst may or mat not be significant. If the septation is thin, it is likely nothing to worry about. If it is thick or irregular, it is more concerning. Speak with your doctor to get the details. ...Read more