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How long will it take for kidney abscess surgery?

How long will it take for kidney abscess surgery?

Surgery?: Most kidney abscesses can be treated by image guided intervention rather than surgery. When done under ultrasound or ct guidance the procedure itself can take 15-30 minutes. ...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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Post partum developed ecoli in blood and had kidney abscess 4 months later had scan after pain on same side showed 8mm cyst could this cause the pain?

Post partum developed ecoli in blood and had kidney abscess 4 months later had scan after pain on same side showed 8mm cyst could this cause the pain?

Here are some...: According to what you reported, you deserve a congratulation for recovering from upper urinary tract infection with kidney abscess. As to finding a 8-mm cyst in kidney, it most likely represents an incidental finding with no clinical significance, namely, not causing symptoms. For more individual specific details, ask your treating doctor timely. ...Read more

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I had a ultra sound today and it should a 8mm cyst on my right kidney. I have pain on my right side which prompted me to go for a scan it was done by a sonographer. 4 months ago I had a kidney abscess 2cm on my right kidney following ecoli in my blood pos

I had a ultra sound today and it should a 8mm cyst on my right kidney. I have pain on my right side which prompted me to go for a scan it was done by a sonographer. 4 months ago I had a kidney abscess 2cm on my right kidney following ecoli in my blood pos

Here is as answered.: According to what you reported, you deserve a congratulation for recovering from upper urinary tract infection with kidney abscess. As to finding a 8-mm cyst in kidney, it most likely represents an incidental finding with no clinical significance, namely, not causing symptoms. For more individual specific details, ask your treating doctor timely. ...Read more

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How to determine an pain from unhealed abscess or a year old adrenal mass is caused by kidney problems?

There is no: Way to determine that without having a medical evaluation -- but adrenal masses rarely cause pain. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Will my kidneys filter out the abscess from teeth? Please help me docs!

Will my kidneys filter out the abscess from teeth? Please help me docs!

No: No, a dentist can determine the cause of the infection and discuss your treatment options. See one asap as untreated infections can spread and lead to serious complications including death. Does carpeting in your house fix a leak in your roof? ...Read more

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Can a t-spine MRI differentiate among incidental findings of kidney cyst, abscess, and tumor? Or would each of these simply show as radio-opaque area

Can a t-spine MRI differentiate among incidental findings of kidney cyst, abscess, and tumor? Or would each of these simply show as radio-opaque area

MRI: Images on MRI are very detailed and there are no radio opaque. The MRI is not a radio study but a magnetic resonance study. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Pyelonephritis treated with 4 rounds of ciprofloxacin. 2 weeks later I still have swelling around my kidney (on ultrasound) and mild pain. I have no other symptoms, urine, CRP and kidney function are okay. Is this normal recovery or is it an abscess?

Pyelonephritis treated with 4 rounds of ciprofloxacin. 2 weeks later I still have swelling around my kidney (on ultrasound) and mild pain. I have no other symptoms, urine, CRP and kidney function are okay. Is this normal recovery or is it an abscess?

Sounds OK: If there were an abscess, the ultrasound should have found it. Persistent swelling by ultrasound doesn't sound unusual or worrisome. And it's pretty much impossible to have an abscess with a normal CRP. Discuss with your doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more

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In the past four months, I've had kidney stones, strep throat with a peritonsillar abscess, two colds and a flu-like virus. Do I just have bad luck?

In the past four months, I've had kidney stones, strep throat with a peritonsillar abscess, two colds and a flu-like virus. Do I just have bad luck?

Yes and No: Any time your body is stressed, certain hormones are released by your body to help you deal with the acute situation. While these are essential to help you during the acute event, they also slightly reduce your immune system, making you more prone to pick up something else. Listen to your body, and get plenty of extra rest, nutritious food, put stressors on the back burner and you will recover! ...Read more

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Can an abcess cause kidney failure in the future if the bacteria is not fully gone?

Can an abcess cause kidney failure in the future if the bacteria is not fully gone?

Yes.: If a bacteria is the cause of a kidney abcess and cannot be treated adequately by antibiotics, then surgical debridement will be necessary. ...Read more

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Why would my dr. Give me duloxetine for neck and lower back pain I was getting oxycodone and lyrica (pregabalin) but stopped seeing dr. After I got a abscess in my neck from shots he was giving me

Why would my dr. Give me duloxetine for neck and lower back pain I was getting oxycodone and lyrica (pregabalin) but stopped seeing dr. After I got a abscess in my neck from shots he was giving me

Cymbalta (duloxetine): Duloxetine is a good medicine for pain, anxiety, depression and nerve style pain. Just because your were on oxycodone doesn't mean you need to be back on it. Lyrica (pregabalin) on the other hand might be needed and you might want to ask your doctor about restarting that. If you need opiate pain medicines and your doctor will not rx it, you should seek a pain management referral. ...Read more

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Just finished surgery for perianal abscess. Now has lower back pain and tender abdomen. Are these inflammation related to abscess?

Just finished surgery for perianal abscess. Now has lower back pain and tender abdomen. Are these inflammation related to abscess?

Check with surgeon: Other issues may be causing this, i.e. Persistence of a peri-rectal component, or constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, etc.
Don't let this answer your question. Confirm with your surgeon. ...Read more

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My boyfriend was hospitalized in March for a peri rectal abscess and had a WBC count +21000. Now is has been having severe lower back pain that sometimes radiates down his left leg. Could these be related? He had an xray that didn't show anything and he's

My boyfriend was hospitalized in March for a peri rectal abscess and had a WBC count +21000. Now is has been having severe lower back pain that sometimes radiates down his left leg. Could these be related? He had an xray that didn't show anything and he's

Suggestions: If no sign of disc or nerve compression within lumbosacral cistern, consider pyriformis syndrome affecting proximal sciatic nerve at buttock. An EMG study of the sciatic nerve, if done properly, should reveal answers. ...Read more

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Swelling on my lower back its bigger then a softball seen 4 doctors and they have done xrays and checked for limpoma and a abcess. In chronic pain plz?

Swelling on my lower back its bigger then a softball seen 4 doctors and they have done xrays and checked for limpoma and a abcess. In chronic pain plz?

This is abnormal: So you need to see a surgeon for his opinion. He might want to do further imaging or immediate surgery, depending on his physical exam findings. ...Read more

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I have a greenish yellowish discharge!! I also have a boil in my lower back in a repeat site as well as getting over a sinus infection! Help? .

I have a greenish yellowish discharge!! I also have a boil in my lower back in a repeat site as well as getting over a sinus infection! Help? .

Infection: 1)assuming discharge is from the genital then it can be from an STD such as trichomona, specially it is a foul smelling discharge
2) recurrent boils can be from staphylococcus aureus specially if is resistant to methicillin (MRSA) or colonized with MRSA
3) there are people who have a defect in producing immunoglobulin to fight infections thus reccurrent infections. See a doc for evaluation ...Read more

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Were do I go for a kidney?

Were do I go for a kidney?

Unclear question: If you need a kidney transplant you should discuss the matter with your doctor for referral to a transplant center. ...Read more

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What lies above our kidney?

What lies above our kidney?

Anatomy: Essentially above the kidney lies the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are important for specific hormones they produce including those that help with blood pressure and salt handling as well as those that help with our flight response. ...Read more

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What is hole in the kidney?

What is hole in the kidney?

Unclear: Possibly a cyst.
There is no through-and-through hole in the kidney. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of abscess?

What are the symptoms of abscess?

Inflammation: Abscess is the result of acute suppurative inflammation and inflammation produces, pain, swelling, redness, local warmth and loss of function of the affected part. There may be fever, malaise etc. Depending on the location and size of the abscess. ...Read more

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Is it possible my kidney "shrank"?

Is it possible my kidney "shrank"?

Yes: Kidneys that are damage lose tissue and are replaced by scar tissue. Those kidneys decrease in size, sometimes significantly. ...Read more

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What is the function of the kidney?

What is the function of the kidney?

Kidney Function: The kidneys make urine and excrete waste which is a sterile ultrafiltrate of blood by passing the blood through tight spiraling tubes in functional units called nephrons. Kidneys also regulate electrolyte balance and acid base through various transporters tubes and mechanisms. The associated adrenal gland has important neuroendocrine functionality including blood pressure control. Read ...Read more

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What causes bad kidney functioning?

What causes bad kidney functioning?

Lots of things: Hypertension, medication, age, trauma, auto immune diseases and many other things. If you are having an issue with your kidneys, then it's time to call your family doctor. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an abscess?

Let me explain: An abscess (latin: abscessus) is a collection of pus (dead neutrophils) that has accumulated in a cavity formed by the tissue in which the pus resides due to an infectious process (usually caused by bacteria or parasites) or other foreign materials (e.g., splinters, bullet wounds, or injecting needles). It is a defensive reaction of the tissue to prevent the spread of infectious materials to other. ...Read more

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How to ease abscess pain for a baby?

Med tx: Acutually, if a baby has an abscess - that warrants prompt medical attention. ...Read more

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What are the signs of kidney illness?

What are the signs of kidney illness?

The problem here: Is that kidney illness is often (unfortunately) SILENT until a good deal of damage is done....Kidney infections have many signs and symptoms but they are usually transient and very treatable!
The "good news" is that a very inexpensive...SIMPLE test (URINALYSIS) is often a clue to "silent" kidney disease!
Hope this helps!
DR Z ...Read more

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What should I do for abscess I popped?

What should I do for abscess I popped?

Find a dentist: The abcess was likely be caused by a bad tooth or nerve. This has to be addressed by a dentist, it will not heal on its own, nor can you permanently treat it in any way. ...Read more

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What foods are good for kidney desease?

Low protein diet: Although the most expensive nih clinical trial ever, mdrd, demonstrated no benefit from a low protein diet, most nephrologist recommend it as long as malnutrition is not present. Also a low sodium diet theoretically should be of benefit. If you are overweight weight loss is of benefit. There are no specific foods good for kidneys unfortunately. Consider a diet based on whole foods. ...Read more

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What are the effects of having one kidney?

What are the effects of having one kidney?

Usually nothing bad: A person is almost always able to live a normal life with a single kidney. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


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