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Kidney (Definition)

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


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Echogenic foci in both kidneys serious?

Echogenic foci in both kidneys serious?

Kidneys: Echogenic foci in kidneys refers to white spots that may indicate a kidney stone, calcium in a blood vessel, or fat. A ct scan of the abdomen without IV contrast would help to clarify. ...Read more

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I have tiny foci in both kidney size 3.3 mm all RFT, LFT, CBC reports are normal but only uric acid is 8.2 level?

I have tiny foci in both kidney size 3.3 mm all RFT, LFT, CBC reports are normal but only uric acid is 8.2 level?

See details: I assume you are talking about small kidney stones. Your uric acid level is too high and you should be on allopurinol to drive your serum uric acid level below 6 mg/dl. An elevated uric acid increases the risk for both uric acid and calcium stones. ...Read more

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What are non shadowing echogenic foci of the kidney? Are they considered to be kidney stones?

What are non shadowing echogenic foci of the kidney? Are they considered to be kidney stones?

Maybe: It depends on where the foci were seen. Were they in the kidney or in the renal sinus? In the cortex, it could be artifact or fat. In the renal sinus, it could be artfiact or kidney stone. If there is a concern for stones, ct is the most accurate test. ...Read more

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Renal ultrasound showed small hyperechoic foci in both kidneys. What can cause multiple small stones in both kidneys in a 33 yr. Old male? Could taking high vit d daily with calcium long term cause it

Renal ultrasound showed small hyperechoic foci in both kidneys. What can cause multiple small stones in both kidneys in a 33 yr. Old male? Could taking high vit d daily with calcium long term cause it

Kidney stones: The question is why are you taking vitamin d and calcium (c) at all? Your stones could certainly be due to taking those agents. Have a physician order a 24 hour urine collection for uric acid, c and phosphorus levels. If your calcium is high in it, you may need to be on diuretics to reduce the c there. Have a doctor discuss with you the reasons you should or should not be on vit d and c. Good luck. ...Read more

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Subtle hyperechoic foci in both kidneys, probably renal calculi. Left renal cyst measured 17mm. There is no hydronephrosis or other masses. What does this kidney ultrasound mean?

Subtle hyperechoic foci in both kidneys, probably renal calculi. Left renal cyst measured 17mm. There is no hydronephrosis or other masses. What does this kidney ultrasound mean?

no cancer: Renal cysts are very common and nothing to worry about. The subtle hyperechoic foci probably represent tiny kidney stones which may grow over time. No hydronephrosis means no evidence of something obstructing the flow of urine to your bladder. No masses means just that.

Please see your doctor to review this report as well as current laboratory tests of your kidney function. ...Read more

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Hello sir, "Two ecogenic foci of size 4.4-5 mm and 5-5.5 mm noted in left kidney" what does mean?

Hello sir, "Two ecogenic foci of size 4.4-5 mm and 5-5.5 mm noted in left kidney" what does mean?

Stones: Echo producing structures of that size in the kidney are usually stones. I would recommend a kidney stone protocol CT scan without contrast for further clarification ...Read more

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Tiny hyperechoic foci without shadowing noted in lower pole of both kidneys-sinus fat/calculi. How dangerous is the situation?

Tiny hyperechoic foci without shadowing noted in lower pole of both kidneys-sinus fat/calculi. How dangerous is the situation?

Symptoms?: The ultrasound report merely states that there is something around the lower kidney that is more dense than the rest of the surrounding tissue. In all likelihood it represents fatty change or small kidney-stones. If you had symptoms that prompted this investigation you might require further investigation, if not you could possibly just do a follow up ultrasound in 3 months. ...Read more

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20 weeks sonogram shows echogenic foci in 4 chamber heart and cystic areas seen bilaterally in fetal kidney measuring 3mm. Tested neg for ds, worried?

Not likely: Your doctor is the best one to ask since he or she has all the details. An echogenic intracardiac foci is basically a variation of normal if your genetic blood testing was normal and there are no other abnormalities were seen. There is not enough detail to comment of the kidney. ...Read more

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Were do I go for a kidney?

Were do I go for a kidney?

Unclear question: If you need a kidney transplant you should discuss the matter with your doctor for referral to a transplant center. ...Read more

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What lies above our kidney?

What lies above our kidney?

Anatomy: Essentially above the kidney lies the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are important for specific hormones they produce including those that help with blood pressure and salt handling as well as those that help with our flight response. ...Read more

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What is hole in the kidney?

What is hole in the kidney?

Unclear: Possibly a cyst.
There is no through-and-through hole in the kidney. ...Read more

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Is it possible my kidney "shrank"?

Is it possible my kidney "shrank"?

Yes: Kidneys that are damage lose tissue and are replaced by scar tissue. Those kidneys decrease in size, sometimes significantly. ...Read more

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What is the function of the kidney?

What is the function of the kidney?

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

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What causes bad kidney functioning?

Lots of things: Hypertension, medication, age, trauma, auto immune diseases and many other things. If you are having an issue with your kidneys, then it's time to call your family doctor. ...Read more

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What are the signs of kidney illness?

What are the signs of kidney illness?

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

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What foods are good for kidney desease?

What foods are good for kidney desease?

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

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What are the effects of having one kidney?

What are the effects of having one kidney?

Usually nothing bad: A person is almost always able to live a normal life with a single kidney. ...Read more

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How would I know if my kidney has rejected?

How would I know if my kidney has rejected?

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

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What age must a person be to be a kidney doner?

What age must a person be to be a kidney doner?

Unos. Org: Living donors should be in good overall physical and mental health and older than 18 years of age. ...Read more

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Could I be excluded from receiving a new kidney?

Could I be excluded from receiving a new kidney?

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

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Why coused my kidney to get biger then the othet?

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