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Dromedary Hump Kidney Ultrasou
Hi, I am a 38yrs old mother of 4 a couple year ago I was diagnosed with having a dromedary hump on my left kidney it is becoming painful?
Hump: Is it on the skin in the kidney area? If so, it is probably lipoma. ...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
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?
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.
You're 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
Depends: If it's due to fat deposition, then exercise and weight loss can help. If it's a bone issue, then that's harder to fix as this could be to aging and the spine curvature that comes with it. Good health. ...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 more
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
Kidney rejecting?: 31F UK Asks: How would I know if my kidney has rejected? ANS: Check with your Dr now if you think it might be. Signs: pain over kidney, decrease in urine flow or stoppage. You may get fever or chills. Check with your team now as they can best advise what to look for. For example, I do not know where the kidney was transplanted to: R or L groin or a different place. Call them now. ...Read more
Yes: If you cannot tolerate a surgery like bad heart condition or cannot tolerate immunosuppression like bad infection condition or cannot be reliable taking your medications like people who have drug or alcohol problems or simply can't afford it since they are likely to reject without reliable meds intakes. Also, if your blood carries lots of antibodies against potential transplant organs. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Kidney blockage, congenital or acquired will make affected kidney larger, it will result in hydronephrosis. Duplex or double kidneys r normally larger than usual single system kidneys. Some dysplastic kidneys (developed abnormally) are small ; opposite kidney grows more ; is lager, same as childhood pyleonephritis after damage ; scarring to 1 kidney only. A cystic kidney can also enlarge more. ...Read more
Many causes.: If indeed it is your kidney that is causing the pain, it can be due to infections, stones, tumors of the urinary tract, blood clot, spontaneous bleed, to name a few. First thing is to see your pcp to determine if pain is indeed from the kidney, you may need a referral to see a urologist. ...Read more
Several groups: You can group them into anti-rejection drugs, anti-infective drugs, antihypertensive drugs, diabetic medications, vitamins and iron, possible anticoagulants, antacids stomach, diuretics, drugs to prevent bone loss, etc. It varies with age and other diseases. The list may be long with over 10 different ones. However, the doses and number of medicines usually diminish with time after transplant. ...Read more
Kidney transplant: Survival after a kidney transplant is excellent for most people. The transplant team does extensive tests to make sure a patient is able to tolerate the procedure. The long term outcomes are dependent on compliance with medicines and follow up and the cause of renal failure in the patient. Some types of kidney disease recur in patients after transplant. ...Read more
Kidney malrotation: Kidney malrotation occurs in utero and is picked up by Mri more than by x Rays, usually an incidental finding that kidney may still be functional, If the kidney is not functioning properly consult with your nephrologist or if any procedure is required see the urologist. ...Read more