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Foci In Kidney
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ct of abdomen- granular high attenuation material in both kidneys. Multiple stones in each kidney. Uniform attenuation in liver. What does this mean?
Hard to be sure...: The description "granular high attenuation in kidneys" is not descriptive enough to know what the radiologist definitely meant. They should have put their interpretation of this finding in the impression. It may be related to the kidney stones they mention. Make sure you clarify with your doc. The phrase "uniform attenuation in the liver" is another way of saying nothing abnormal seen in liver. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Won't Pass: The stone is too big to pass. It may never bother you if it stays in the lower pole. If it moves it will obstruct and will require an intervention. Try and find out why you make stones since uric acid stones can shrink in an alkaline environment. Also, if the stone is calcium decreasing urinary calcium may prevent the stone from enlarging. See a urologist, lithotripsy may be of benefit. ...Read more
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
Kidney function: There are congenital disorders like poly cystic kidney , medullary cystic disease. These conditions are characterized by cysts in both kidneys.It is rare to have multiple cysts in only one kidney disease.However it can occur very rarely. Check your bp, kidney function, see a nephrologist. ...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?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I am diagnose with tiny 2.6 mm echogenic concretion in right kidney midpole region , tiny 2mm echogenic concretion in left kidney lower pole region, p?
Likely kidney stones: The findings you describe are commonly seen with kidney stones. Occasionally, the same findings can be from a calcium in a vessel or within the tissue of the kidney. As long as they stay where they are, you shouldn't worry. You could have your urine tested to see if there is a reason why you have stones. If you get onset of severe pain radiation along your side, tell you doctor about stones. ...Read more
I had right kidney stone. Had ct scan. Along with the kidney stone the report says punctate calcification in lower pole of right kidney.What is this?
Mid pole calculus is noted in my right kidney measuring 8.7 mm and mild hydronephrosis with extra renal pelvis is seen in the both kidneys.
See professionals...: See an well-experienced urologist to decide if it's necessary to intervene; if needed, at what price? For your condition, a professional needs to share the balancing thought on the need and possibility of care before committing its removal, which usually can be done through the penis with fine scope and laser. For detail, check with experts. Best wish ... ...Read more
Pelvic CT for micro hematuria revealed mild prominence of renal collecting system in the calyces bilaterally. No obstruction. Meaning?
Renal anatomy: The solid tissue of the kidney is comprised of an outer cortex and inner medulla. The blood is filtered and urine and is produced here. Urine is emptied into the collecting system, which begins at the calyces. Ultimately, the ureters transport urine to the bladder. Prominence or enlargement of the collecting system can sometimes indication obstruction to this outflow, which was not found. ...Read more
In my kidney ultrasound the result is normal size of kidneys with bilateral diffuse parenchymal disease,normal sonogram of the urinary bladder.
Not sure: what the question is, but there are numerous potential causes for abnormal appearing kidneys on ultrasound. Best to speak with your doctor about the results. The results have to be interpreted in the context of your entire clinical picture, the appearance on ultrasound is entirely nonspecific. ...Read more
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
Echogenic: Means that ultrasound waves are reflected back to the transducer. It means that the mass is solid, not cystic or filled with fluid. Solid masses might need further investigation, depending on size, location, and number. ...Read more
Ultrasound showed right kidney cortex demonstrates slight increase in echogenicity, measuring 6.7x3.0x3.7 cm in longitudinal. no right hydronephrosis,?
?renal mass on echo: 58F from LA notes:Ultrasound showed right kidney cortex demonstrates slight increase in echogenicity, measuring 6.7x3.0x3.7 cm in longitudinal. no right hydronephrosis,?ANS: Need to know why the ultrasound was done. Sounds like a renal cyst but CT better to followup on. I specialize in these problems so can do 2nd opinion if desired. ...Read more
Case of PUJ stenosis Rt side,Rt moderate hydronephrosis with reduction of renal parenchymal thickness 7mm & 1.4cm stone in lower calyx of Rt kidney. ?
Here are some ...: Apparently, the condition of your right kidney has been chronic, most likely, inborn. From what you described, this kidney may be still salvageable by surgery – either open or laparoscopy with or without robotic assistance. I'm sure, before the procedure, a renal nuclear scan can be done to define the residual function of right kidney. For more detail, ask and talk with your doctor. Best wish. ...Read more