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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
Kidneys: Not very clear about your question. How was this MRSA in kidneys diagnosed. Prolonged course of IV antibiotics are needed. ...Read more
See below: Kidney scarring is a term to describe the appearance of the kidney on microscopic exam, generally on a kidney biopsy, represents dead tissue. This does not cause symptoms. The effort then is towards preserving the live tissue. Discuss with your doctor. ...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 more
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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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 more
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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
I have a stone of 6 mm in my right kidney, what type of treatment I need to have and how much time will it take?
I have a kidney stone in each kidney of 5.5mm and 8mm. Is best advice to leave them or remove them? If so, which treatment has best outcome?
It depends on the type of stone, location of the stone, and your symptoms. It would be prudent to consult a urologist for an in-person evaluation.
Wish you good health!
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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I been diagnosed with a benign 3.5cm cortical cyst identified in my upper pole of my left kidney. Is this normal? What possible treatment that I can use
See below: As suggested, it is benign, not likely to cause any problems, or cause symptoms. There are no definite recommendations in literature about monitoring this cyst. ...Read more
I have been told that I may need my kidney out because I have some internal cysts that are over producing renin, is there any other treatment available?
Can the hospital force your love to a nurseing home if they mess her up and they don't have the treatment for her she have a trac and kidney done fail so she dialysis
Hello.: Hello. You stated that the hospital does not provide the type of treatment that your loved one needs, so they may not have a choice. If they occupy a bed for someone who they can't realistically treat, if could prevent another patient from getting care. You indicated that your loved one's health problems were caused by the hospital. Avvo. Com also has a legal site to get free input from attorney's you may wish to consult that site. ...Read more
A lot of pain: The symptoms overlap a lot with urinary tract infection since the same area is inflamed. Frequency, and pain. The pain is mainly bladder with extension to the kidney with UTI, and in the kidney with extension to the bladder with stones. Blood in urine (mostly visible) w. stones. Fever/signs of infection with infection. ...Read more
Usually nothing: Floating kidney is where the kidney is not attached by supporting tissue and drops into the pelvis. There is surgical treatment called nephropexy but it is usually not recommended in patients who have no symptoms. ...Read more
Depends on cause: If your kidney is shrinking from a lack of blood flow (renal artery stenosis), then restoring blood flow to that kidney may help. If it's shrinking from recurrent infections to that kidney, then antibiotics may be helpful. If the cause is reflux of urine from your bladder back up that kidney, a urologist may be helpful. If neither of those is the case, there is nothing you can do to change it. ...Read more
Focal sclerosis: I think you mean fsgs - focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. It is in the category of kidney diseases that present with too much protein in your urine and total body swelling. High blood pressure (BP) is also a major feature. Treatments vary and none are completely effective. Most treatment focuses on keeping BP normal and controlling the swelling as best as it can be. ...Read more
None: Shrinking kidneys are a sign of scar tissue developing in the kidneys. There is no treatment that reverses the scar. The are treatments to slow the loss of kidney function. It is important to find out what is causing your kidney injury in the first place. General treatments are avoid tobacco, low sodium diet, low protein diet, good BP control, good cholesterol control and avoid obesity. ...Read more
Simple or Complex?: Renal cysts are frequently observed in normal kidney (65-70% of cases). The size of the cyst is less important than character. Cysts can have different character appearances on different diagnostic studies (ultrasound, CT scan, or MRI). Based on what yours looks like, your doctor will either choose to follow it or perform additional imaging as they can also be a sign of more serious disorders. ...Read more
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