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Doctor insights on: Abnormal Kidney Calyces

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What does blown out calyces mean in my report? Does this mean that kidney is damaged or has to be removed. The other kidney is functioning well.

What does blown out calyces mean in my report? Does this mean that kidney is damaged or has to be removed. The other kidney is functioning well.

Chronic obstruction: The calyces are the beginning of the collecting system within the kidney. They are sharp when not blocked. With obstruction they dilate. Blown out calyces indicate a very dilated system which represents a very obstructed system which is chronic in nature. It is important to ask whether our not that kidney has any cortical tissue remaining. The cortical tissue is the functional part of the kidney. ...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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Why kidney stones formed mostly in lower calyces?

Why kidney stones formed mostly in lower calyces?

Gravity: Kidney stones are denser than urine & thus settle downwards from affects of gravity. ...Read more

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What is 2mm stone in the inferior calyx of the right kidney mean? How could it be treated? ty

What is 2mm stone in the inferior calyx of the right kidney mean? How could it be treated? ty

Kidney stone: 2 mm is the size of the stone and inferior calyx is a location/position of the stone in the kidney.Stones the size are usually not treated with surgery as they will readily pass on their own ...Read more

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Hi i recently had a kidney ultrasound and the result was that there is mild prominence of calyces in the right kidney suspicioua for mild hydronepheos?

Hi i recently had a kidney ultrasound and the result was that there is mild prominence of calyces in the right kidney suspicioua for mild hydronepheos?

Stone? Pregnant?: If you had the ultrasound for acute pain you might have, or passed, a kidney stone. If you are pregnant this mild distention can occur as a normal part pregnancy as the uterus enlarges to accommodate the baby. Best to followup with a urologist to be sure. ...Read more

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Multiple calculi are seen in lower pole calyces of right kidney, the largest one measures 1.89 cm. Should i go for allopathic medicine or home remedie?

Multiple calculi are seen in lower pole calyces of right kidney, the largest one measures 1.89 cm. Should i go for allopathic medicine or home remedie?

No: There are no home or allopathic Rxs.For stone this size,it will give trouble,often infection.Treatment could be given by percutaneous surgery or by retrograde endoscopic flexible pyeloscopy by a urologist experienced in this.Rarely lower pole hemi-nephrectomy(taking lower pole of kidney out) is indicated.Limited space for details.See a urologist.Good luck. ...Read more

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How to remove kidney stone located mid calyx of lift kidney?

How to remove kidney stone located mid calyx of lift kidney?

Here are some ...: First, decide if it's necessary to remove it now. For necessity or prevention, shock wave (ESWL) or laser procedure through urethra, bladder, ureter to kidney is an equally viable option for a stone ...Read more

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What is good food for removing 2 mm kidney stone at mid calyx of lift kidney?

What is good food for removing 2 mm kidney stone at mid calyx of lift kidney?

Small kidney stone: This is a small stone. To help it pass on its own, drink 4 liters of fluid per day. As much as possible, use lemonade or lemon extract added to water. The citrate in the lemon will help dissolve the stone. Minimize salt. Minimize animal protein. Push the fluids to 4 liters minimum per day. ...Read more

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2 mm kidney stone at mid calyx of lift kidney what is the best way to remove? Taking flowmas is no problem?

2 mm kidney stone at mid calyx of lift kidney what is the best way to remove? Taking flowmas is no problem?

Here are some ...: Clinically, a non-moving 2-mm stone would not usually cause symptom & if it is detached and dropped to move through ureter, it would most likely pass by itself although you may experience some pain, but much better than taking surgery-related risks to undergo procedures. So, leave it alone. Yet, Flomax (tamsulosin) would not help a 2-mm calyceal stone to move and pass although it may help stone in lower ureter ...Read more

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I have 4mm calculus in right renal lower calyx of kidney. Please let me know how to get rid off from it. Feeling no enough pain. Thanks?

I have 4mm calculus in right renal lower calyx of kidney. Please let me know how to get rid off from it. Feeling no enough pain. Thanks?

Small enough to pass: Spontaneously from kidney to bladder. Drink lots of fluid ; get lots of fluid. Could even try doing handstands against the wall to dislodge. However, do not worry if it remains symptom free, i.E no pain. Shock-wave lithotripsy (eswl) or ureterocopic laser lithotripsy or stone basket extraction would be "overkill" at present. Follow-up can always be done by ultrasound. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to fly with a 2mm kidney stone lodged in the lower pole calyx of the right kidney?

Yes : If you are going to a place with good health care. If going to third world country, they may not be able to help you if it moves into your ureter. ...Read more

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My scan result shows 3.4mm calyceal calculus in the middle calyx of right kidney...what to do doctor..

My scan result shows 3.4mm calyceal calculus in the middle calyx of right kidney...what to do doctor..

Nothing: Nonobstructing renal calculi are common. Nothing much to do unless you become symptomatic (pain, hematuria, infection) which could mean that the calcification is now likely causing an obstruction and needs removal, or lithotripsy ...Read more

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Case of PUJ stenosis Rt side,Rt moderate hydronephrosis with reduction of renal parenchymal thickness 7mm & 1.4cm stone in lower calyx of Rt kidney. ?

Case of PUJ stenosis Rt side,Rt moderate hydronephrosis with reduction of renal parenchymal thickness 7mm & 1.4cm stone in lower calyx of Rt kidney. ?

Here are some ...: Apparently, the condition of your right kidney has been chronic, most likely, inborn. From what you described, this kidney may be still salvageable by surgery – either open or laparoscopy with or without robotic assistance. I'm sure, before the procedure, a renal nuclear scan can be done to define the residual function of right kidney. For more detail, ask and talk with your doctor. Best wish. ...Read more

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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

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I had a CT for my abdomen ache. A 5 mm calculus was found in the lower pole calyx of my right kidney. The doctor says I should get a lithotripsy done- doing cystoscopy in a few days. I have to travel Europe in few weeks. Second opinion?

I had a CT for my abdomen ache. A 5 mm calculus was found in the lower pole calyx of my right kidney. The doctor says I should get a lithotripsy done- doing cystoscopy in a few days. I have to travel Europe in few weeks. Second opinion?

Kidney stone: A 5mm stone in a lower pole calyx is hardly an urgent matter. These stones rarely cause symptoms. Cystoscopy is likely being done for an unrelated issue. (hematuria?). Still, eswl is the preferred treatment for renal stones in a non-obstructing position. ...Read more

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Is it abnormal for my kidney to hurt after \stone removal?

Is it abnormal for my kidney to hurt after \stone removal?

Not at all.: Although the kidney itself has no pain receptors, the structures around it do, such as the ureter (that drains into the bladder) and the capsule (that encases the kidney). When there is swelling, infection, blockage, or inflammation in or around the kidney, such as occurs with stone removal, it's normal to have pain. It should decrease with time. Call doctor if fever or blood. ...Read more

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I lost a kidney earlier this year, have had very few problems, but am now having moderate pain with abnormal amber urine. Should i be concerned?

I lost a kidney earlier this year, have had very few problems, but am now having moderate pain with abnormal amber urine. Should i be concerned?

Be seen: With the loss of one kidney (? reason), you must be hypervigilant regarding your other kidney and I recommend that ANY issue regarding your kidney prompt you to be seen and evaluated properly. You simply can not take a chance. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can weight loss cause abnormal kidney. Tests ?

Can weight loss cause abnormal kidney. Tests 

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Unlikely: Please indicate which tests? There are all kinds of different tests from Urinalysis to Blood tests and Imaging studies. So be specific about the name of the test and the abnormal value that you are concerned about. ...Read more