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Dromedary Hump Kidney Ultrasou
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
I have a diagnosis of rounded appearing isoechoic mass at mid pole on kidney measuring 2.8 cm. What are the chances it is dromedary hump vs renal mas?
Isoechoic means: that altho "separate" from kidney tissue it's echo "appearance" is that of the kidney itself..thus the "dromedary hump" a NORMAL FOLDING of the edge of the organ. Your ordering Medical Professional must decide if further testing is indicated!!! However it does not sound serious... Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
No relationship: If you are getting kidney infections, there is another cause and kidney infections are serious, needing your doctor's attention immediately ...Read more
I'm 37 weeks and 2 days pregnant and I'm having lower back pain and pelvis and pubic bone hurts SO bad that I have to walk either bent or humped over.
Thats from: pressure of the baby pushing on these bones,or it could be the baby is pinching nerves..It should resolve after you deliver. ...Read more
Kidney Function: The kidneys make urine and excrete waste which is a sterile ultrafiltrate of blood by passing the blood through tight spiraling tubes in functional units called nephrons. Kidneys also regulate electrolyte balance and acid base through various transporters tubes and mechanisms. The associated adrenal gland has important neuroendocrine functionality including blood pressure control. Read ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The problem here: is that kidney illness is often (unfortunately) SILENT until a good deal of damage is done....Kidney infections have many signs and symptoms but they are usually transient and very treatable! The "good news" is that a very inexpensive...SIMPLE test (URINALYSIS) is often a clue to "silent" kidney disease! Hope this helps! DR Z ...Read more
Low protein diet: Although the most expensive nih clinical trial ever, mdrd, demonstrated no benefit from a low protein diet, most nephrologist recommend it as long as malnutrition is not present. Also a low sodium diet theoretically should be of benefit. If you are overweight weight loss is of benefit. There are no specific foods good for kidneys unfortunately. Consider a diet based on whole foods. ...Read more