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Diagnostic Procedure Ir Kidney
Yes, but...: Everything comes with a price; so is shockwae lithotripsy (eswl) or any act of medical care. Experience confirmed the degree of damage is limited and usually not clinically significant within the recommended 2500-3000 shocks. Despite the consequence of rx, practicing healthy lifestyle with no overindulgence and obsession will surely help all willing persons to live a long life. ...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
Depends: 4.5 mm stone is at the upper limits of what may be passable through the ureter and into bladder. Usually < 5mm. Most urologists will give you a month trial to pass provided your kidney isn't swollen and functioning ok. He/she may also put you on something to help pass it. If becomes severely painful ESWL is the preferred choice if in kidney ( shock wave ). If moves, urologist may fetch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a kidney stone procedure done 2 days ago. They used the shockwave procedure. I am back in pain. Feels like another stone. Is this normal?
I have questions about kidney biopsy procedure... how does it work and what will it tell the doctors? I'm having one tomorrow and I have questions.
Complex issue: It is difficult to address the issue in the limited space available for answers. You may consult the site listed below for basic information and if you still have questions, it is appropriate to ask your doctor. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003907.htm ...Read more
Minimally invasive: Occasionally, large stones need to be removed via a combined percutaneous and endoscopic approach. An interventional radiologist will place a wide diameter sheath into your kidney through your flank. The urologist will the pass an endoscope through the sheath and remove the stone using shock waves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cause dependent: Hydronephrosis is caused by narrowing of the tube that carries urine from the kidney to the bladder (urether); blockage in the kidney or bladder; or vesicouretal reflux, when a faulty valve between the bladder and the ureter causes the urine to back up into the kidney when the bladder fills or empties. A duplication anomaly (two ureters leading from the kidney, multicystic dysplastic kidney. ...Read more
I donated my kidney 6 weeks ago. I had the open procedure. When will my weight restriction be lifted?
Inserting new kidney: Healthy kidney obtained from a cadaver or live donor who is as close as possible to being a perfect tissue match to proposed recipient. Kidney is inserted into recipient by joining arteries ; veins of donor kidney to those of recipient ; donor ureter to recipient bladder. See diagram. Recipient then requires medication to try ; prevent recipient's body fro rejecting this new ; foreign organ. ...Read more