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Bilateral Renal Calcification
I had calcific densities in both renal poles and collecting systems found on xray. Do I need follow up?
Yes: A number of factors play a role in your risk of having obstructive kidney stones. Prior history of stones, family history of stones, chronic illnesses such as chronic diarrhea, severe gout etc. Patients who follow up with doctors for kidney stones are shown to slow formation of new symptomatic stones. ...Read more
It could suggest : Congenital kidney conditions such as medullary sponge kidney or could be from conditions that cause elevated calcium level like huperparathyroidism . Google online about nephrocalcinosis/ calcium deposit in the kidney parenchyma or substance vs nephrolithiasis / kidney stone. ...Read more
My husband have a renal parenchymal calcification left what?is the meaning of this and what is the medication
Nephrocalcinosis: Technical term for thus condition is Nephrocalcinosis. There are several conditions possible. Most of the time needs follow up by kidney specialist and may not cause any long term damage to kidney. Best to see a kidney specialist. ...Read more
In my ultrasound the result says I have a renal parenchymal calcification left what does it mean. Please explain. Thank you?
See below: Renal refers to kidneys; parenchyma is the organ's functioning tissue rather than the ducts & other spaces in the collecting system; calcification suggests a calcium deposit; nephrocalcinosis is another term that includes all 3 concepts. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/nephrocalcinosis lists many conditions that can be associated w/ this finding. Discuss with pcp or nephrologist. ...Read more
What does: Septated upper pole right renal cyst. Right kidney contains multi septated cyst, 4.5cm in size. May contain punctate calcification. - mean?
A single cyst: The cyst you have is not a simple cyst but a septate cyst ,that means the cyst space inside is divided into multiple small spaces from by of bands of tissue. Calcification in the cysts is common from concretions from long standing fluid inside the cysts. But as the cyst if 4.5 cm, just be it monitored with help of US once in every yr-2 yrs to r/o cancer development.Look for pain,blood in urine ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean when a renal CT scan shows, thinning of the cortex, punctate calcification (with no stones), and contrast extending into the calyx.
Atrophy: Renal cortical thinning is seen due to functional loss of nephrons. There are many causes of "medical renal disease"which result in atrophy. Hypertension is the leading cause. Punctuate calcification s are very tiny stones. Contrast is supposed to be in the calyx, so i'm uncertain why that was stated. Was there anything else related to that statement? ...Read more
Explain Findings- right extrarenal pelvis of normal variant, free fluid & multiple vascular calcification's in pelvis, simple right renal cyst <1.0cm.
Doctor diagnosed 1.4 CM renal cyst . I had an ultrasound that showed a 1.4 CM renal cyst with a question of calcification in cyst wall. Now I have to get a CT scan. How bad could this be. Am scared out of my mind.
Cyst: You have a small cyst, and it is not unusual to find cyst on US. Calcification itself doesn't make it cancer. I would proceed with the CT if that what has been ordered, and then see a Urologist. Was simple or complex cyst on US? The CT should show simple vs other cyst. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Complex renal cyst: I would need to look at x-ray to help. And know your age and other important health information. Discuss with the Dr. who ordered the x-ray. ...Read more
Recent x Ray shows calcified renal mass with a shadow 2 cm and 0.8 cm , what could it be ? I have no pain & no symptoms at all .
See below: There are innumerable causes for renal calcification. These would include, among other causes: metabolic disorders, medication side effects on the kidney, renal stones and cancer....to name just a few. Most renal stones(calculi) are much smaller than 2 cm which suggests another cause in your case. Usually the diagnosis will be suggested by CT, MRI or Ultrasound. Discuss with your physician ...Read more
Was diagnosed with calcified renal cyst 5 years ago has been in extreme pain for about a month now , last CT was two years ago what should I do?
Seek attention: Extreme pain always requires assessment especially when you have a known medical condition. Your condition may have changed and a ct may be necessary to diagnose your condition. ...Read more
My dad is in end stage renal failure, they told him yesterday that his liver is starting to fail. He also has calcified arteries in his heart. How long will he live with all of this? He doesn't want open heart surgery and I don't really think he would ma
It's his decision: Your father has serious medical problems. It's impossible to accurately gauge operative risk without all the details, but renal and kidney failure complicate the prospect of heart surgery. In any case, the decision to have surgery is in his hands. Get the best information from the medical team, and discuss it with your family. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have few scattered calcific foci in bilateral breast.No other focal lesion seen in mammogram of both breasts.Should i get worried?
Dr my ultrasound report showed bilateral testes are normal in size but show multiple tiny scattered calcific foci through parenchyma.Please help me!
See answer: Testicular microlithiasis is an infrequent but well recognized condition, which is usually incidentally identified on testicular ultrasound scan. Interest in testicular microlithiasis has increased over past few years, owing to a weak but observed association with testicular germ cell tumor. Regular testis self-exam for any testicular mass and/or periodic ultrasound is all that is recommended. ...Read more
Tender: It feels tender. You cannot generally feel the deposit. ...Read more
What to do with tropical calcific pancreatitis.Morning pain(in a mild state)and maldigestion, general weakness are the problems facing....
Briefly explain chronic calcific pancreatitis.....Causes....? Treatment...? Life expectancy.....?
Epigastric pain: Chronic pancreatitis is caused by chronic inflammation of the pancreas. No matter what the cause, the danger lies in the complications that can arise such as pancreatic-pseudo -cyst, decrease exocrine and endocrine function. Eventually, the pancreas will not work at all and you will have to take the enzymes that it usually produces to help in the digestion process. Treat symptoms . Watch etoh. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I m suffering from chronic calcific pancreatitis with secondary diabetes and my medical test report showed microalbumin level of 117mg/l. Please help.
117: Not too bad but with your concern have your primary doctor refer you to a nephrologists for exam and advice. ...Read more
F age 60
right side paralyzed.
mild senule calcific artic scleros with mild ar.
Mild lv systolic dysfunction.
Mild generalized hypokiensia
ECHO report....: Echo report consistant with possible embolic stroke. Ekg would be helpful. Mom may need coumadin, (warfarin) but in the early stages of the stroke, heparin. There is a large risk of bleeding, so that is why they need to monitor her carefully. No veggitation on the valves, so no sbe. She might have thrown a clot. No evidence of paradoxical emboli either. ...Read more
Aortic stenosis: A common cause of aortic stenosis or blocked aortic valve. In normal 3 leaflet valves usually presents 65-75 yrs. In bicuspid valves it presents 10-15 yrs earlier. Majority of bicuspid valves develop calcific av disease. Why only some of normal valves do isn't clear. There is a relationship with turbulent blood flow. Also it shares some risk factors to atherosclerosis. ...Read more
Tiny calcific density in the right upper lungfield and faint linear density in the right midlung area. Probably of no present clinical significance. ?
Calcium in lung: How was it diagnosed, by CXR, or by CT-MRI. Presence of CA, is always abnormal. Because of the numerous structures in the upper chest, x-rays may show several shadows in normally clear areas. Reasons can range from the benign (rib shadows, anatomic anomalies), to more serious, including active infections (pneumonia, TB), old scars (healed TB), malignancies, and other diseases. Either way, suspicious densities should prompt your physician to pursue additional tests, which may include additional x-rays or CT scan. ...Read more
Orthopedic Surgeons: Frozen shoulders or calcific tendinitis can be treated conservatively by orthopedic surgeons in most cases. ...Read more
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