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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

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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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