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Foci In Kidney
Husband has 3.0 creatinine level (ref range is 2.5 and under) with 24 hour urine test. Protein, uric acid in urine normal. Kidney us found small hyperechoic foci in kidneys and 1 cyst in left kidney?
Severe disease: Your husband has severe chronic renal failure and needs to be under the care of a nephrologist. ...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 tiny foci in both kidney size 3.3 mm all RFT, LFT, CBC reports are normal but only uric acid is 8.2 level?
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
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
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?
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
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
Had a renal sonogram and these were the findings "there are 2 hyperechoic foci, one in the mid/lower pole of the rt kidney of 4mm and one in the interpolar caliceal system on the lft of 5mm. These could represent nonobstructive calculi but no shadow?
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
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!
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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