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Can You See Kidney Stones On An Ivp
Can you have surgery for kidney stones while pregnant or an X-ray while pregnant to check for kidney stones?
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
Duplex kidney: This is a normal variation of the urinary tract and does not induce the production of stones unless there is an obstruction associated with it. ...Read more
Had CT scan to look for kidney stones, do they check gall bladder & appendix also, or only look for kidney stones?
Yes: Kidney stones have a bright or echogenic appearance on ultrasound. Color doppler also produces a characteristic "twinkling" artifact that helps to differentiate stones from other causes of bright structures in the kidney. Cancer is demonstrated by the presence of a mass either in the kidney cortex or in the collecting structures of the kidney. The appearance is different. ...Read more
Sometimes: There can be obscuration of kidney stones by a large amount of stool in the colon, calcifications in other structures like lymph nodes or arteries. Small kidney stones may thus be missed. Some stones are not very radiopaque and will not show up clearly on the kub. Such stones are better seen on ct. ...Read more
If I take my x Ray without dye will they be able to see any kidney issues or stones? Or is the dye needed ?
IVP w/ contrast: Depending on what u r looking for, the "dye" (called iodinated contrast) can significantly improve the chances of finding it. While about 15% of kidney stones can b seen w/o contrast, that leaves about 7 out of 8 stones that can't be seen. The "dye" outlines the collecting ducts of the kidney (and the kidney itself); also, "X-ray tomograms" (not CT, but with plain films) can reduce need 4 contrast ...Read more
Could you please send me ultrasound of kidney with renal stones and also tell me how possible for an individual to have 1 kidney means mechanism?
Does himalaya cystone help to remove kidney stones? I have lower pole 7.5mm kidney stone. Could it be possible to pass?
Keep thinking I have kidney pain. Would a starndard urinalysis indicate if an enlarged prostate might be causing pain or damage to the kidney?
YES: Sometimes you would need a different test to pick up stones. ...Read more
Obstruction: By a stone can cause a kidney to enlarge. Obstruction over time can cause damage to the kidney. That damage can occur quickly if there is additional factor of infection. Best to see a urologist who can best determine if a stone will pass on its own or needs additional treatment, such as lithotrypsy. A urologist can also determine the significance of an enlarged kidney not caused by obstruction. ...Read more
Could pass: A stone of the size you described could pass in urine. You need to follow your doctor's advice about follow up visits and tests. You may consult this site for information on this topic: https://uihc.org/health-library/kidney-stones 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. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Where to go urologist or nephrologist? Case for 5.5mm kidney stone non obstructive?Is it big or can pass by drinking water?
Stone in kidney: This size stone may pass on its own if you drink 4-5 liters of fluid per day. Be sure to include at least one quart of lemonade or lemon extract added to water. If you use ReaLemon extract, add 5 teaspoons to each quart of water you drink. This will help. Minimize salt. Minimize animal protein. Push the fluids daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a urologist.: Symptoms & infections are indications for treatment. An important question is if there is any function left in the kidney. If not, the kidney is not doing any good except serving as a potential source of serious infection, and should be removed surgically. If the kidney should be saved, the stones can be removed bu stone procedures. Speak to your urologist to discuss the options. ...Read more
If you have a kidney stone blocking your tube and tests show only 10% funtion do you have to have your kidney removed or can it be saved?
Urologist: If the obstruction is successfully removed that kidney's function should improve significantly unless the damage done is irreversible. Usually a kidney is not removed unless there is malignancy or extensive abscess formation from infection or the damage causes recurrent infection.Your urologist will guide you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more
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