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What is a questionable punctate calcific density in the kidney, CT report says that. Also what is a 1.2 CM probable cyst in the lower pole of kidney?

What is a questionable punctate calcific density in the kidney, CT report says that. Also what is a 1.2 CM probable cyst in the lower pole of kidney?

Kidney abnormalities: "calcific densities" in the kidneys usually represent calcifications or stones, depending on any other associated findings they may have mentioned. Sometimes kidney tumorsay calcify, but they would have mentioned any finding concerning for this. Cysts are very common, and if they meet certain well defined criteria (bozniak classification), they are usually benign and need no further follow up. ...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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Punctate nonobstructing calcific fleck found on left kidney pelvis. I must control stone-mkg w/ Urocit-K. Will this fleck get bigger or pass?

Punctate nonobstructing calcific fleck found on left kidney pelvis. I must control stone-mkg w/  Urocit-K. Will this fleck get bigger or pass?

Stone passable: If stone is described as punctate it is likely only a millimeter or two in diameter which makes it a good bet to pass if it moves into the kidney tube (ureter). If you are on Urocit K (potassium citrate) I assume that you have been diagnosed with a low citrate level and this medication supplements the level which can prevent certain calcium crystals from forming. Key is to have stone monitored, with good hydration ...Read more

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I have 6 mm calcification (not stone) in my kidney.Is it possible to pass it or i need something else?

I have 6 mm calcification (not stone) in my kidney.Is it possible to pass it or i need something else?

How come not a stone: Most discreet 6mm kidney calcifications are in fact kidney stones. Calcification will not pass if it's within kidney tissue. Can pass if in a calyx or renal pelvis, but this is upper limit of what can pass on it's own. Best to get advice from a urologist. ...Read more

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I am having kidney stone of 7 mm size due to calcification in kidney .can it be cured by medicin or any surgery may take place ?

I am having kidney stone of 7 mm size due to calcification in kidney .can it be cured by medicin or any surgery may take place ?

Stone: stone of 7mm should be passable If you are having pain and it does not pass you should see a Urologist many procedures are available that do not require surgery ...Read more

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I have a small kidney stone, CT showed liver calcification on right horn, and gallstones, my colesestal has also recently rose very high from last yr?

I have a small kidney stone, CT showed liver calcification on right horn, and gallstones, my colesestal has also recently rose very high from last yr?

See a doctor: Have your elevated cholesterol treated medically. Kidney stones are not related to cholesterol. Liver calcification is not related to cholesterol ; is observed unless it is associated with a mass lesion. Gallstones may be related to your cholesterol but they will not go away. Gallstones are observed unless they are causing abdominal pressure discomfort ; nausea after eating - then surgery. ...Read more

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What is a low-density lesion medially in mid pole of kidney, most likely represent a cyst, can't be definitively characterized as study is unenhanced.

Probable cyst: Based on the test result but the radiologist is not sure. Strongly suggest an informed followup discussion with the doctor that ordered the test. ...Read more

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Renal sonogram of kidney for high BP showed no stenosis but showed a 4mm angiomyolipoma in the upper pole of kidney. Should i see a nephrologist?

Renal sonogram of kidney for high BP showed no stenosis but showed a 4mm angiomyolipoma in the upper pole of kidney. Should i see a nephrologist?

Angiomyolipoma: A small angiomyolipoma of 4 mm does not require special care by a nephrologist. See a urologist. Be followed with ultrasound every 6 months to determine if it grows. An interventional radiologist can perform cryoablation of these or they can be removed surgically. ...Read more

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In a bone scan, what would cause mild increased radiotracer fluid in upper right pole of kidney?

In a bone scan, what would cause mild increased radiotracer fluid in upper right pole of kidney?

See answer: The kidneys and bladder are normally visualized with a routine bone scan. Decrease visualization and activity generally reflects decreased renal function and an increase in activity commonly represents either obstruction or delayed excretion. You should discuss with the doctor who ordered the test whether he feels finding has any clinical significance. Most likely not? ...Read more

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On ultrasound if ther is a cyst with a solid nodule in mid pole of kidney...what does that mean?

On ultrasound if ther is a cyst with a solid nodule in mid pole of kidney...what does that mean?

Cysts: Having a cyst in the kidney can be a benign occurrence- many people develop a cyst or two later in life. However the answer to your question needs more info: size, how many, how old you are, other medical history, characteristics in the imaging scan. See a nephrologist or urologist to address this- don't wait. ...Read more

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7x6.7x6.5cm cyst mid pole of kidney compressing left renal pelvis with mild calyceal dilatation Somewhat thickened walls and multiple enhanced septat?

 7x6.7x6.5cm cyst mid pole of kidney compressing left renal pelvis with mild calyceal dilatation Somewhat thickened walls and multiple enhanced septat?

Here are some ...: Despite medical advance and known to most if not all, all modern medical care are still based on INDIRECT evidence resulting from continual collection & analysis of available experience so to apply currently available knowledge, skills, technology, drugs, commonsense, and tads of wisdom at reasonable time in reasonable way to reasonable patients; then, we hope the possible best and have to move on ...Read more

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Last time son had a CT and i was told he has an appendix stone, CT report says calcific debris, dr said it was nothing to worry about is that true?

Appendicolith: A stone in the appendix is caused an appendicolith and results from calcification of residue. These can sometimes block the opening of the appendix and cause appendicitis. Most commonly though these are just incidental findings and nothing to worry about if not associated with any inflammation. ...Read more

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What can I do if my left kidney show a calculus (stone) measuring 0.3cm, how to get rid of this stone?

What can I do if my left kidney show a calculus (stone) measuring 0.3cm, how to get rid of this stone?

Drink lots of water: 3mm stone should be small enough to pass spontaneously, drinking plenty of fluid will help. May well be painful after it enters the ureter, or if it partially obstructs. ...Read more

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Can kidney stone not show up on catscan?

Can kidney stone not show up on catscan?

Possible: If stone is less than 3mm in diameter ; ct sections are apart by3mm or more. In other words kidney stone would have to be quite tiny. ...Read more

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Possible for kidney stone not to show up on ultrasound?

Possible for kidney stone not to show up on ultrasound?

YES: Sometimes you would need a different test to pick up stones. ...Read more