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I had calcific densities in both renal poles and collecting systems found on xray. Do I need follow up?

I had calcific densities in both renal poles and collecting systems found on xray.  Do I need follow up?

Yes: A number of factors play a role in your risk of having obstructive kidney stones. Prior history of stones, family history of stones, chronic illnesses such as chronic diarrhea, severe gout etc. Patients who follow up with doctors for kidney stones are shown to slow formation of new symptomatic stones. ...Read more

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What does superior renal calcification mean?

What does superior renal calcification mean?

See below: Calcification located in the upper part of your kidney. ...Read more

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Can renal calcification be related to coronary calcification?

Can renal calcification be related to coronary calcification?

Renal ARTERY may: Atherosclerosis is usually a system wide condtion and not just limited to one vascular bed. If calcification or atherosclerotic plaquing is present in a peripheral bed the it should be sought out in the heart. ...Read more

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Renal parenchymal calcification what does it mean please explain?

Renal parenchymal calcification  what does it mean please explain?

It could suggest : Congenital kidney conditions such as medullary sponge kidney or could be from conditions that cause elevated calcium level like huperparathyroidism . Google online about nephrocalcinosis/ calcium deposit in the kidney parenchyma or substance vs nephrolithiasis / kidney stone. ...Read more

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My husband have a renal parenchymal calcification left what?is the meaning of this and what is the medication

My husband have a renal parenchymal calcification left what?is the meaning of this and what is the medication

Nephrocalcinosis: Technical term for thus condition is Nephrocalcinosis. There are several conditions possible. Most of the time needs follow up by kidney specialist and may not cause any long term damage to kidney. Best to see a kidney specialist. ...Read more

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Are there specific symptoms from renal vascular calcification in bilateral kidneys.

Are there specific symptoms from renal vascular calcification in bilateral kidneys.

No, usually...: Seeing renal vascular calcification is not uncommon and usually an incidental finding on imaging studies for other causes such as hematuria, kidney infection, stones, etc. . Of course, such patient needs to look into if having similar calcification in other arteries like aorta, since it is merely a part of systemic vascular disease. Besides, kidney function and size have to be watched and.... ...Read more

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In my ultrasound the result says I have a renal parenchymal calcification left what does it mean. Please explain. Thank you?

In my ultrasound the result says I have a renal parenchymal calcification left what does it mean. Please explain. Thank you?

See below: Renal refers to kidneys; parenchyma is the organ's functioning tissue rather than the ducts & other spaces in the collecting system; calcification suggests a calcium deposit; nephrocalcinosis is another term that includes all 3 concepts. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/nephrocalcinosis lists many conditions that can be associated w/ this finding. Discuss with pcp or nephrologist. ...Read more

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What does: Septated upper pole right renal cyst. Right kidney contains multi septated cyst, 4.5cm in size. May contain punctate calcification. - mean?

What does: Septated upper pole right renal cyst. Right kidney contains multi septated cyst, 4.5cm in size. May contain punctate calcification. - mean?

A single cyst: The cyst you have is not a simple cyst but a septate cyst ,that means the cyst space inside is divided into multiple small spaces from by of bands of tissue. Calcification in the cysts is common from concretions from long standing fluid inside the cysts. But as the cyst if 4.5 cm, just be it monitored with help of US once in every yr-2 yrs to r/o cancer development.Look for pain,blood in urine ...Read more

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What does it mean when a renal CT scan shows, thinning of the cortex, punctate calcification (with no stones), and contrast extending into the calyx.

What does it mean when a renal CT scan shows, thinning of the cortex, punctate calcification (with no stones), and contrast extending into the calyx.

Atrophy: Renal cortical thinning is seen due to functional loss of nephrons. There are many causes of "medical renal disease"which result in atrophy. Hypertension is the leading cause. Punctuate calcification s are very tiny stones. Contrast is supposed to be in the calyx, so i'm uncertain why that was stated. Was there anything else related to that statement? ...Read more

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Explain Findings- right extrarenal pelvis of normal variant, free fluid & multiple vascular calcification's in pelvis, simple right renal cyst <1.0cm.

Explain Findings- right extrarenal pelvis of normal variant, free fluid & multiple vascular calcification's in pelvis, simple right renal cyst <1.0cm.

Normal stuff: Extra renal pelvis is a normal finding in many people where renal pelvis is outside the kidney tissue. NBD no big deal. Free fluid is common in women who menstruated and maybe a cyst ruptured for example. Stones in veins in pelvis happen to all ...Read more

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Doctor diagnosed 1.4 CM renal cyst . I had an ultrasound that showed a 1.4 CM renal cyst with a question of calcification in cyst wall. Now I have to get a CT scan. How bad could this be. Am scared out of my mind.

Doctor diagnosed 1.4 CM renal cyst . I had an ultrasound that showed a 1.4 CM renal cyst with a question of calcification in cyst wall.  Now I have to get a CT scan.  How bad could this be.  Am scared out of my mind.

Cyst: You have a small cyst, and it is not unusual to find cyst on US. Calcification itself doesn't make it cancer. I would proceed with the CT if that what has been ordered, and then see a Urologist. Was simple or complex cyst on US? The CT should show simple vs other cyst. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you are told you have a complex calcified renal cyst?

What does it mean when you are told you have a complex calcified renal cyst?

Complex renal cyst: I would need to look at x-ray to help. And know your age and other important health information. Discuss with the Dr. who ordered the x-ray. ...Read more

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Recent x Ray shows calcified renal mass with a shadow 2 cm and 0.8 cm , what could it be ? I have no pain & no symptoms at all .

Recent x Ray shows calcified renal mass with a shadow 2 cm and 0.8 cm , what could it be ? I have no pain & no symptoms at all .

See below: There are innumerable causes for renal calcification. These would include, among other causes: metabolic disorders, medication side effects on the kidney, renal stones and cancer....to name just a few. Most renal stones(calculi) are much smaller than 2 cm which suggests another cause in your case. Usually the diagnosis will be suggested by CT, MRI or Ultrasound. Discuss with your physician ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with calcified renal cyst 5 years ago has been in extreme pain for about a month now , last CT was two years ago what should I do?

Seek attention: Extreme pain always requires assessment especially when you have a known medical condition. Your condition may have changed and a ct may be necessary to diagnose your condition. ...Read more

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My dad is in end stage renal failure, they told him yesterday that his liver is starting to fail. He also has calcified arteries in his heart. How long will he live with all of this? He doesn't want open heart surgery and I don't really think he would ma

My  dad is in end stage renal failure, they told him yesterday that his liver is starting to fail. He also has calcified arteries in his heart. How long will he live with all of this? He doesn't want open heart surgery and I don't really think he would ma

It's his decision: Your father has serious medical problems. It's impossible to accurately gauge operative risk without all the details, but renal and kidney failure complicate the prospect of heart surgery. In any case, the decision to have surgery is in his hands. Get the best information from the medical team, and discuss it with your family. ...Read more

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Briefly explain chronic calcific pancreatitis.....Causes....? Treatment...? Life expectancy.....?

Briefly explain chronic calcific pancreatitis.....Causes....? Treatment...? Life expectancy.....?

Epigastric pain: Chronic pancreatitis is caused by chronic inflammation of the pancreas. No matter what the cause, the danger lies in the complications that can arise such as pancreatic-pseudo -cyst, decrease exocrine and endocrine function. Eventually, the pancreas will not work at all and you will have to take the enzymes that it usually produces to help in the digestion process. Treat symptoms . Watch etoh. ...Read more

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A tiny calcific density in the right lung.what does it mean?what is the cause of them?where did it from? I need a great explanation. thank you so much

A tiny calcific density in the right lung.what does it mean?what is the cause of them?where did it from?
I need a great explanation.
thank you so much

See below: If it is completely calcified, then there is nothing to worry about. Calcified nodules are usually from some type of exposure to something. Histoplasmosis is common in our area. ...Read more

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I have bronchitis when i was young. I am smoking. And my recent X-ray found calcific granuloma on my upper right lung. What could cause my granuloma?

I have bronchitis when i was young. I am smoking. And my recent X-ray found calcific granuloma on my upper right lung. What could cause my granuloma?

TB: The most likely cause would be healed tuberculosis in which case you should have a positive TB skin test or blood test such as quantiferon TB gold test. If one of these is positive at your age wou would need treatment for latent tuberculosis. Some fungal infections can also cause calcified granulomata in the lungs. ...Read more

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I have trouble swallowing but not all the time. Sometimes I really have a hard time swallowling and other x no problem. I had CT scan show small calcific densities in right lobe of thyroid gland. Could this be the cause even though I don't kno what the ct

I have trouble swallowing but not all the time. Sometimes I really have a hard time swallowling and other x no problem. I had CT scan show small calcific densities in right lobe of thyroid gland. Could this be the cause even though I don't kno what the ct

Need evaluation: There are many possible causes for your current symptoms. Although the ct showed "small calcified densities in the thyroid", it still might not be the cause for your difficulty swallowing. The next step would be a thyroid u/s to see if these "densities" are in a nodule and to see how many nodules & how big they are. Get the ct result, sit down with your doc and discuss the next step of evaluation. ...Read more

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