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Difference Between Kidney Stone And Kidney Calculus
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
Yes primary & 2ndary: 1) stone blocking kidney pelvis (urinary funnel) or ureter can cause kidney to swell from effects of back pressure. Hydronephrosis thus 2ndary. 2) congenital or primary hydronephrosis causes urinary stasis (like stagnation) giving dissolved calcium & other salts a chance to precipitate and develop into kidney stones. Also is easier for infection stones to develop. Stone formation is secondary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend affect kidney stone right side kidney stone size17.5mm and 16.6mm its any affect to kidney?
Kidney stone: These stones are large enough to not pass through the ureter easily -and thus can obstruct the ureter. This would cause pain and loss of kidney function. These stones should be removed or broken up. Then the friend requires a metabolic work up to determine why these stones are forming and commence preventative therapy. Essential is to drink 4 liters fluid per day. ...Read more
Multi vs poly kidney: Multicystic kidney is usually a developmental anomaly of the kidney, usually unilateral and is due to the renal tissue not connecting to the developing urogenital tissue. Usually the kidney does not function, and presents during birth or early childhood. Polycystic kidneys are inherited and usually are functional but eventually will cause progressive renal failure depending on the severity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: As long as the stone can be seen well enough to be targeted. This is the treatment of choice. ...Read more
Yes: You already have mild enlargement of the kidney - that is what hydronephroiss is. Over a long period of time, a blocking stone can lead to infections and decrease in kidney function. It is best to talk with a good urologist as to what the best plan is for your individual case - whether the stone needs to be removed, or if they are comfortable just following it over time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Considerable: Kidney stones can cause significant pain as they either block (obstruct) the urine flow and cause pressure to build up, or simply by moving down the ureter (they are often very sharp). On the other hand, "liver damage" (and i don't know what you mean by that) should not cause any pain. Gallstones might cause pain in your right upper quadrant but this is not liver damage. ...Read more
How can I tell which type of kidney stone I suffer from? Diagnosed renal colic, medium hydroureter, 0.45mm stone at distal ureter; treated with Xatral
Obstruction.: A kidney that is obstructed by a kidney stone can swell in a condition called hydronephrosis. This can, over time, affect the function of the kidney. Kidney stones can form when solutes in the urine come out of solution. The exact cause in an individual is usually not known, but there is likely a genetic component and known risk factors such as dehydration, high-salt, high-protein diet. ...Read more
Renal sonography: Can accurately identify calcium oxalate stones but not uric acid stones. As far as infection is concerned, ultrasound is not as accurate with pyelonephritis (kidney infection) but is usually not necessary as those symptoms and findings are pretty clear and don't require sonography. ...Read more
Enlarged left kidney. Ectopic cross fused kidneys. What does the enlarged left kidney mean? No hydronephrosis or calcium build up and no stones.
Not one infection: Usually one kidney infection does not cause decrease in function of kidneys. Bilateral disease of kidneys usually on chronic basis causes reduction in renal function. Chronic kidney disease can be related to infection, hypertension, congenital cystic disease, certain medications, diabetes, glomerulonephritis etc. Usually detailed history, examination , and perhaps testing may narrow cause. ...Read more
3 stones.. one is 2.3 mm, Right kidney. Left kidney has 2, Lower pole 1.6cm stone and Upper nonobstructing stone measuring 7.6 cm, any advice?
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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