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Bilateral lithiasis left kidney measuring 11 mm in pelvic ureter junction WBC 20-25 in urine?

Bilateral lithiasis left kidney measuring  11 mm in pelvic ureter junction WBC 20-25 in urine?

Here are some...: The odd to pass a 4-mm stone through ureter to bladder in 2 weeks is about 75-85%; for a 11-mm one, its odd to pass should be next to zero. Finding 20-25wbc indicates significant inflammation most likely related with stone-related irritation to the lining of urinary tract. So, intervention at convenient time is advised as long as being tolerable and of no fever. More? Ask treating urologist timely ...Read more

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Mass in pancreas?

Mass in pancreas?

Could be many things: Needs a full work-up immediately. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Leftkidney measures11.3x5.5cms enlarged in size rightkidney 9x5.5cms perapelvic cyst leftkidney causing mild calyectasis.Multiple renal cortical cys?

Leftkidney measures11.3x5.5cms enlarged in size rightkidney 9x5.5cms 
perapelvic cyst leftkidney causing mild calyectasis.Multiple renal cortical cys?

Multiple kidney cyst: The vast majority of renal cysts and benign simple cysts which are a symptomatic and causes no problems. It is not the same as polycystic kidney disease, where many cysts on both kidneys could lead to kidney failure. An ultrasound can determine if these are simple vs complex cysts, the latter could be worrisome. I suspect the kind you have could simply be followed over time; urologist will guide. ...Read more

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Upper quadrant pain. spleen borderline size 12.1cm, mild bilateral pelviectasis of kidneys. minimal R-side hydronephrosis. peripelvic cyst. Normal?

Upper quadrant pain. spleen borderline size 12.1cm, mild bilateral pelviectasis of kidneys. minimal R-side hydronephrosis. peripelvic cyst. Normal?

Probably: Pelviectasis is a general term used to describe dilation of the renal pelvis, or collecting system of the kidney and, generally, is clinically insignificant. Hydronephrosis also refers to dilation of the renal pelvis, But has the added connotation that the pathology was caused by an obstructive process, such as a kidney stone or in your case the peripelvic cyst of Rt kidney. Unremarkable finding. ...Read more

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Male, age 60; Symptoms: right flank pain + bloated abdomen CT abdomen says 1.3cm Hypervascular lesion on pancreas tail. More tests next week?

Male, age  60; Symptoms:  right flank pain + bloated abdomen  CT abdomen says 1.3cm Hypervascular lesion on pancreas tail.  More tests next week?

F/U with your Doctor: This problem (a lesion on your pancreas) needs to be addressed in the office by a knowledgeable Dr. Their are too many possible issues for the internet to be the proper forum to resolve this issue. The lesion on the pancreas might not have anything to do with your bloated abdomen (or it could). Place your care in the hands of a physician you trust. ...Read more

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Mass on right testicle, pain?

Mass on right testicle, pain?

Need ultrasound: You need to get into see a urologist have an exam and an ultrasound of the testicle. At your age, you are at risk for having testicular cancer and this would be the most concerning thing to rule out. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Pain in right RLQ, swollen lymph nodes abdomen wall via CT, appendix not visible. No Gallbladder, no ovarian cysts. Hematuria, labs ok. Disdended abd?

Pain in right RLQ, swollen lymph nodes abdomen wall via CT, appendix not visible. No Gallbladder, no ovarian cysts. Hematuria, labs ok. Disdended abd?

May still be apendix: Pain in RLQ concerning for appendicitis, ectopic pregnancy & ovarian torsion. A simple pregnancy test rules out ectopic. CT us usually the tool for appendicitis. Did they use oral and IC contrast? (Oral is chalky stuff you drink, IV makes you feel hot all over). If contrast given, appendicitis less likely.. Lymph nodes likely "mesenteric adenitis", which is OK. if worsens, go back to doc ...Read more

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Symptoms,flank & side pain(intermittent), bubbles & wbc in urine. CT reports, punctate upp pole right nephrolithiasis. No obstruction. Urologist,wait?

ForeverBlowingBubbls: There are bubbles in the urine and then there are bubbles in the urine! I'll assume right now that those bubbles are just the usual foam. If not, you'll need a urologist pronto. Otherwise, if you don't have a lot of pain, or it is relieved easily with Motrin or Tylenol (acetaminophen) and the urine stays its usual pretty yellow(ish) color then you can go on and hope it passes (which can get pretty painful) ...Read more

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Can a benign kidney mass cause kidney stones?

Can a benign kidney mass cause kidney stones?

Yes and no: A benign kidney mass, the most common is called a simple cyst, does not cause kidney stones. Stasis of urine, diet and genetics cause stones. If there is calcium (or stones) within the mass then it may not be benign and a pre and post contrast ct or MRI is needed to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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Right side kidney stone, blood in urine?

Right side kidney stone, blood in urine?

Kidney stone: Blood in the urine is common for ureteral stones. Need to discuss this with your doctor to determine what type of stone this may be so the proper prevention approach can be developed for you. ...Read more

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Right flank pain with blood in urine cat scan?

Right flank pain with blood in urine  cat  scan?

Yes: If you have right flank pain and you have blood in the urine- you should have some evaluation done. In addition to the urine and blood test, a ct scan of the pelvic is one of the tests that you should have- to find out the explanation of your symptoms. There are different things that can give you symptoms like that including infection, kidney stones, mass etc. ...Read more

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Adolescent. Lower right chronic flank pain for 3 years. Hematuria daily. History of kidney stones. Clean scans minus an ovarian cyst.

Adolescent. Lower right chronic flank pain for 3 years. Hematuria daily. History of kidney stones. Clean scans minus an ovarian cyst.

Get checked,,,: There could be several reasons for this. It could be from many bouts of infection or it could be from stones or it can be a defect in the ureter-bladder valve causing chronic reflux. It's best to go to your doctor and get more tests like an intravenous pyelogram to scan the urinary tract and a urinalysis to check the urine due to the blood and stones. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Ct scan showed 1.4x1.4 CM ill defined mass right hilum.Too small to biopsy? 2.5cmx1.5 CM lymph node between aorta and IVC below renal hilum.concerns?

Ct scan showed 1.4x1.4 CM ill defined mass right hilum.Too small to biopsy? 2.5cmx1.5 CM lymph node between aorta and IVC below renal hilum.concerns?

Lymph nodes: Difficult issue,from your description the larger node might be amenable to biopsy.Why are you having the CT performed? Short term follow up CT or other additional imaging should help ...Read more

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Ultrasound showed 2.4x1.3 cm hypoechoic nonvascular region in upper pole cortex of left kidney. Otherwise normal kidney. I'm freaking out. Cancer?

Ultrasound showed 2.4x1.3 cm hypoechoic nonvascular region in upper pole cortex of left kidney. Otherwise normal kidney. I'm freaking out. Cancer?

It can be benign: Cysts are common in the kidneys. So ask your doctor to confirm if it is cystic or solid structure. Cysts are benign fluid filled structures whic can be left alone. Solid lesions can be a tumor and may need to be removed. Repeat follow up in 6 months can be reassuring if there is no further increase in size. You may need to seen a Urologist to advice you further ...Read more

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Ct scan of chest showed kidney stone and swelling of abdominal adrenal gland?

Ct scan of chest showed kidney stone and swelling of abdominal adrenal gland?

CT: A stone is a very common finding and often is not associated with symptoms. Swelling of the adrenal gland is usually benign and called adrenal hyperplasia. Some endocrine diseases can be associated with adrenal hyperplasia but they are not common. ...Read more

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