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Diagnostic Procedure 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
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
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
Nephropexy.: All native kidneys move a few centimeters with inspiration, body position, movement, etc. A few can move more than that if they are 'looser' attached to the body. It is seen more often on the right side. Sometimes patients with 'kidney pain' are told their kidneys move too much and the pain can be relieved with a 'nephropexy' procedure. I would advise against that. No evidence it works. ...Read more
I donated my kidney 6 weeks ago. I had the open procedure. When will my weight restriction be lifted?
Last year CTscan showed stone in Left Kidney of 1.2cm, this year CTscan (different location) 12mm x14mm. Is it bigger? Best procedure to have?
Doctor I wanna ask u about my uncle he is having kidney problem ..I mean his kidney got shrink so plz tell us how to do his treament and all procedure?
I had a stone removal procedure on 20th jan. I still have mild hydroureteronephrosis. How much time does it take for the kidney to be completely norml?
Stone : There is not definite answer. It varies. Speak to the urologist and have serial tests done. ...Read more
Easy peasy: Usually you will be asked to come with a full bladder. Gel will be placed on your skin and a tech will place a small device over the gel to take pictures, typically of your bladder first. It is painless. Then, you will likely be asked to empty bladder, then kidneys will be imaged same way. If you have ever seen a pregnant woman get an ultrasound it is the same thing, just in a different area. ...Read more
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