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Bruised Kidney Treatment
My 7 year old son has a lump on lower back - tender to touch and streaking red around the area. Cyst? See a dr? Home treatment?
Follow up w doctor: Tender lump with red streaking needs an urgent follow up with a doctor. ...Read more
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
Three Main Kinds: The size of the stone, whether it is symptomatic, infected or located in the ureter help determine if treatment is needed, as well as what approach. Stones in the kidney >2.5 CM usually need surgery through a keyhole incision in the back (pcnl). Smaller stones (but >4 mm) in the kidney may need eswl(sound waves) or a direct look through the ureter (ureteroscopy) with laser break up. Ask your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Repeat the question: Kidneys cannot have ptosis (that is drooping of your eyelid). Check your information and correct it and post your question again. ...Read more
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Depends: It all depends on size of the stone and location. Your doctor should create a treatment plan accordingly. If stone is large, ultrasound waves are used to destroy the stones. Surgery may also be indicated when appropriate. ...Read more
GFR @ 59 ml.min: Gfr is a measure of kidney function, but is affected by many factors, especially the pt's state of hydration. Once true renal function is compromised it is usually not recoverable. Do not lose overall renal function: always remain hydrated (uop > 2 quarts/24 hours), avoid/eliminate salt (sodium) from your diet, manage co-morbidities (eg lose weight, keep dm/htn under control). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some: The best treatment for chronic kidney failure is a kidney transplant, if you can find a matched donor kidney. Once the kidnay donor is found and and the new kidney is transplanted it requires a lot of care to avoid rejection by the body...So immune suppressive drugs have to be taken by the patient...These are taken for the long term and they have some side effects. ...Read more
What is the permanent solution or treatment for kidney stone without giving up a person's favorite food?
I found out I have a 7cm cyst on my kidney, it' causes a lot of pain? What's the treatment to get rid of it?
Kidney cyst: Typically, a cyst on the kidney does not cause pain -- however, this needs to be fully evaluated by ultrasound and a referral to a urologist or nephrologist is recommended. ...Read more
How does one undertake kidney dialysis done; is it very uncomfortable and do you feel better after a treatment?
Peritoneal or hemo: There are 2 types of dialysis: hemodialysis & peritoneal. Hemodialysis is generally done at a dialysis center 3x/week & requires "access" into the blood stream, a fistula is preferred, it can also be done thru a large catheter (tube) that is placed in a neck vein. After dialysis, one may feel a bit drained. Peritoneal dialysis is done at home through a catheter inserted into the abdominal cavity. ...Read more