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On a CAT scan for kidney stones fecalization of distal ileum possibly early obstruction was picked up. I am 61..two years post gastric bypass with two?

On a CAT scan for kidney stones fecalization of distal ileum possibly early obstruction was picked up. I am 61..two years post gastric bypass with two?

Tough to answer: Hi I wasn't able to see the remainder of your question due to the character limit, but small bowel obstructions are usually diagnosed with clinical findings in combination with radiographic findings. Just hearing about your CAT scan findings isn't enough to say whether or not you could have "early obstruction". Would be happy to discuss further via inbox consult if you wish. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Ct Scan (Definition)

Ct scan uses data from a beam of xrays and reconstructs a cross sectional image of your body. It is a high dose of xrays and used only when the benefits outweigh the risk. Cancer risk is 1 in 500 in children. Also using iodinated contrast might cause transient renal failure in about 5% of patients. (contrast induced nepropathy) most do not explain this to the patient as ...Read more


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Cat scan shows kidney stones in both kidneys. Largest 10mm right side. Had on and off dull low back pain and blood in urine. Can they cause damage?

Cat scan shows kidney stones in both kidneys. Largest 10mm right side. Had on and off dull low back pain and blood in urine. Can they cause damage?

Yes: If the kidney stone blocks the flow of urine from the kidney, you can get permanent kidney damage, but that can take weeks to happen and is associated with severe pain. Also, kidney stones can become infected from pyelonephritis (kidney infection - not a typical urinary tract infection (uti)) and be challenging to treat. Please see your health care provider and consider a referral to urology. ...Read more

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34 yo f - cat scan showed kidney stones in both kidneys. How common is this? Cause for concern. See a urologist monday. Can pregnant cause stones

34 yo f - cat scan showed kidney stones in both kidneys. How common is this? Cause for concern. See a urologist monday. Can pregnant cause stones

Not rare: About 5% of americans have kidney stones, so it is not common. 1 in 1500 pregnant patients will have recurrent kidney stones. Most stones pass spontaneously with conservative treatment (about 75%). ...Read more

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21 yr old male has had kidney stones and is experiencing similar pain. CAT scan showed no kidney stones. Pain is getting worse. Other possibility?

Cat scan: kidney stone protocol have high sensitivity. Continued pain may indicated a passed stone or infection or unrelated etiology for pain. Follow up evaluation will help ...Read more

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I had a cat scan done of my kidneys & bladder can a car scan show cancer and or masses formed ?

I had a cat scan done of my kidneys & bladder can a car scan show cancer and or masses formed ?

Yes: A CT scan is an excellent way of assessing the kidney for tumors, abscesses and other issues. A blockage of the ureter also will be evident, as can occur with a stone or tumor. The bladder, if normal on CT, could still have non-invasive cancer that does not distort the bladder wall. A cystoscopy where the urologist looks into the bladder with a scope via the urethra is needed to be sure. ...Read more

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Pain around my waist penetrating to my ribs i had a cat scan and my right kidney is inflammed. I do not have a kidney infection or uti. What could cause this problem?

Pain around my waist penetrating to my ribs i had a cat scan and my right kidney is inflammed. I do not have a kidney infection or uti.  What could cause this problem?

Not certain: Inflammed has many meanings. Infection of the kidney called pyelonephritis can occur if infection moves up from bladder or via bloodstream. Renal stones can cause secondary inflamm. Intersitial nephritis, usually bilateral, from certain medications, autoimmune diseases and many other rarer causes.. Sometimes spillage of protein is sign of interstital nephrtitis. You should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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My dad is 91. He had a cat scan done and it showed kidney atrophy. What does that mean?

My dad is 91. He had a cat scan done and it showed kidney atrophy. What does that mean?

Kidney atrophy: Kidney atrophy means that the kidneys are small. Usually, atrophy is a sign that the kidneys are decreasing in function. ...Read more

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Adominal pain like contractions for a month had xray cat scan no answers not ibs,kidney stones, bladder, or appedendix. Any suggestions ?

Adominal pain like contractions for a month had xray cat scan no answers not ibs,kidney stones, bladder, or appedendix. Any suggestions ?

Work with one Doc.: It is important you see one physician when trying to find the cause of abdominal pain. When the cause of your pain is not apparent on a CTscan and/or x-rays, you may need further testing such as an ultra sound and blood tests to check for things like gall stones, ulcers and gluten sensitivity. If that does not provide the answer, you may need a referral to a GI specialist for possible endoscopy. ...Read more

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Apr 5 3mm kidney stn at uvj via cat scan. Sent home w meds told it would pass. May 3 ultrasnd shows still there. What next?

Is kidney working?: Usually, a 3 mm stone will pass on its own. Did the 5/3 us show any obstruction of the urinary collecting system on the side of the stone? Did the us actually image the stone at the uvj? If yes to either question, please see your health care provider and consider a consult with an urologist for a discussion of options. You do not want permanent damage to the kidney. ...Read more

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Had a cat scan 1mth ago, due a scintascan for my kidney next week & have been told to get another DEXA soon, last was 7mths ago is it safe to do so?

Yes.: The dexa exposes you to minimal radiation, and the other tests are pretty low regarding dose exposure. It's always a "risk benefit" analysis, and at your age the risk of radiation exposure is minimal. ...Read more

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Was in hospital 2 weeks ago for kidney inf., they only found it from cat scan just finished anti. last Tuesday still feeling pain now what to do?

Was in hospital 2 weeks ago for kidney inf., they only found it from cat scan just finished anti. last Tuesday still feeling pain now what to do?

Answer is obvious: Get - to - a - doctor. An incompletely treated kidney infection is dangerous. It can spread to your blood and cause endocarditis or sepsis. The LAST place you should be is sitting at a computer. Call your doctor today. If you don't have a doctor, get one by going to the ER of the hospital you were in. They'll either refer you or admit you. ...Read more

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My husbands kidneys hurt him a lot and vomits his blood test come out ok and a cat scan didn't find anything either. What could.It be?

My husbands kidneys hurt him a lot and vomits his blood test come out ok and a cat scan didn't find anything either. What could.It be?

Probably not kidneys: You mention "drug addiction" under conditions. Persons who are withdrawing from drugs get bad pains and vomiting. Sometimes also, gallbladder disease looks okay on ct but causes pains like these, your doc can order a nuclear scan for gallbladder if he sees fit. Also, make sure urinalysis does not reveal red or white cells. I suspect it was normal from the info you provided. ...Read more

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My husband had cat scan done last week they found a 2x1.8 CM heterogenous in attenuation on left kidney suspicious for neoplasm can this be cance?

My husband had cat scan done last week they found a 2x1.8 CM heterogenous in attenuation  on left kidney suspicious for neoplasm  can this be cance?

Concern: You are asking a serious and life altering question that will require expertise (biopsy?), kindness, follow-up and coordinated Medical Care. This must be done through your physician and the team of physicians required for your husband's case. Wishing you strength as the answers come. ...Read more

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Ok, cat scan showed small spot on rt kidney, blood test revealedkidney not working so great, cuz it is small right now, wait recheck 6 mo, should I worry?

Ok, cat scan showed small spot on rt kidney, blood test revealedkidney not working so great, cuz it is small right now, wait recheck 6 mo, should I worry?

Relax: If it was small enough to warrant just watching, then it likely means there is no difference in outcomes with a 6 month waiting period. If you want to be completely at ease, get the ct report and images, and ask your doctor to show them to a urologist. ...Read more

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3 months ago had kidney stone lefy side removed now I have soreness not painful on both sides of upper ribs would cat scan not have seen some else too?

Yes, but...: Pain somewhere is a body signaling something not right, which is caused by some sort of undefined chemical or mechanical irritation to the local nerve-endings of fibers. Kidney-stone-related pain is one, but not all. To figure any soreness or ache or pain needs to review the their feature, degree, and progress as well as their detailed sequence of events by doctor after history and physicals. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a kidney stone with no blood in your urine? Cat Scan shows slightly dilated ureter but no stone shows. I only symptom I have

Is it possible to have a kidney stone with no blood in your urine?  Cat Scan shows slightly dilated ureter but no stone shows.  I only symptom I have

Yes possible: Yes it is possible. Or it's possible that you have already passed the stone. Certain smaller stones are hard to see on the CT. ...Read more

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After a ER visit I was diagnosed with kidney stones I had a cat scan done the urologist said I have a Tumor 1.9 CM on my adrenal gland now what?

After a ER visit I was diagnosed with kidney stones I had a cat scan done the urologist said I have a Tumor 1.9 CM on my adrenal gland now what?

Adrenal tumor: Requires further evaluation - most of these are not carcinoma but are adenoma - not malignant. However, malignancy is possible. The tumor can be functional - secreting excess hormones -- or non functional - just a growth. Workup requires blood and urine testing and additional imaging tests. Work up Is essential. ...Read more

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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