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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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What does 6 to 7mm hyperechoic focus in the right kidney mean?

What does 6 to 7mm hyperechoic focus in the right kidney mean?

Could be: A stone or fat containing benign lesion called an angiomyolipoma. Both look bright or "hyperechoic". Depending on your symptoms, you might consider seeing a urologist. ...Read more

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Ulltrasound shows 3mm echogenic non-shadowing focus in the right kidney. What does this mean and do I need further testing? Thank you

Ulltrasound shows 3mm echogenic non-shadowing focus in the right kidney. What does this mean and do I need further testing? Thank you

The vast: Majority of these types of findings are of little or no concern. However, the ultrasound appearance is not specific, and you may need an additional test such as CT to confirm it. Tal to your doctor about th results. ...Read more

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7mm echogenic focus seen at left kidney (not sure of calcification)at upper pole. No hdm. Wat could be the reasons and treatment suggested?

7mm echogenic focus seen at left kidney (not sure of calcification)at upper pole. No hdm. Wat could be the reasons and treatment suggested?

More info is needed: To deduce what is needed for you in facing a 7-mm echogenic cyst, one needs to review & analyze your detailed clinical profile, although this small focus should carry no clinical significance and urgency at this time although worthwhile to be closely followed with repeating a same imaging study. How to done correctly? Follow instructions in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. ...Read more

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I just received the report from my latest spinal mri. It picked up a 1.5 cm t2 hyperintense focus on my right kidney. Should I be concerned?

I just received the report from my latest spinal mri. It picked up a 1.5 cm t2 hyperintense focus on my right kidney. Should I be concerned?

The vast: Majority of time this turns out to be a kidney cyst, which is benign and of no particular significance. However, you may need another test, such as a renal ultrasound, to prove it. ...Read more

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Afraid I have MS. I've had can't focus both eyes together kidney area hurts an blood after period. Body tense feels outta place. Other warning-signs?

Afraid I have MS. I've had can't focus both eyes together kidney area hurts an blood after period. Body tense feels outta place. Other warning-signs?

See a doctor ASAP: Your description does not sound like ms but could be consistent with something serious. You should see a regular doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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MRI of back also showed exophytic T2 bright lobulated focus involving superior medial Rt kidney measuring 2.1 cm. What could this be?

MRI of back also showed exophytic T2 bright lobulated focus involving superior medial Rt kidney measuring 2.1 cm. What could this be?

Depends: What type of MRI was acquired and discovered this finding? This could be a frequently seen incidental cyst seen on a lumbar spine MRI or a mass as part of a renal lesion evaluation study MRI. Feel free to schedule a consult to review your exact imaging and this finding. ...Read more

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MRA showed left renal 3.7 cm focus anterior upper pole left kidney. What does this mean? My urologist did not understand the term "focus"

MRA showed left renal 3.7 cm focus anterior upper pole left kidney. What does this mean? My urologist did not understand the term "focus"

Here are some...: Why did you get MRA? For blood in urine or some other things? The focus could just denotes a 3.6-cm spot at anterior aspect of the upper pole of left kidney, which showed its tissue texture different from the "noraml" tissue of kidney, maybe resulting from a cyst or tumor or,,, . If any doubt, I would personally review the films with the radiologist who did it and review the films. So, ask doctor ...Read more

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In my usg the impression says: echogenic focus in the mid cortal area of left kidney. The kidney measures108.4*53.0mm. What does this mean?

Nonspecific: The kidney measurement is relatively normal and is essentially just given for reference. The echogenic focus is somewhat nonspecific and could be many things (angiomyolipoma is one that quickly comes to mind). Without seeing the images or knowing if you've had other imaging, it's hard to give much more information. ...Read more

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How is it determined if a3 mm echogenic focus without posterior shadowing in mid-portion is a kidney stone?

How is it determined if a3 mm echogenic focus without posterior shadowing in mid-portion is a kidney stone?

May not be stone: You likely have had a renal ultrasound. A kidney stone usually does create shadowing because it does not allow transmission of sound waves. A "twinkle" artifact is also associated with a stone. Other structures can be echogenic, including calcium deposits in blood vessels, fat in the renal sinus, and fat containing benign masses. CT scan without contrast is most sensitive to detect stones. ...Read more

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What affects would I have drinking 4-10 cups of coffee a day with solitary kidney? My mom shames me if I sleep because she says to focus on school.

What affects would I have drinking 4-10 cups of coffee a day with solitary kidney? My mom shames me if I sleep because she says to focus on school.

Shameful to sleep?: I am not sure if I understand this situation. You definitely need to sleep at least 8 hours a night, or you won't be able to learn anything whatsoever. So that is a starting point. You are 16 years old. The optimal amount of coffee for you is none. You can pull the all-nighters when you go to college. A cup in the morning is ok. Time management is key. ...Read more

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I had all the symptoms of a kidney stone 2 weeks ago. I took medication and it eventually went away. After two weeks all the symptoms came back. Is this normal? I'm in constant pain and can't even focus on work or school. I got an ultrasound done and it d

I had all the symptoms of a kidney stone 2 weeks ago. I took medication and it eventually went away. After two weeks all the symptoms came back. Is this normal? I'm in constant pain and can't even focus on work or school. I got an ultrasound done and it d

Kidney stone??: If you truly had a kidney stone it is supposed to be one of the worst back pains there is and it is usually treated in the ER by putting an IV live in you and pushing in fluids until you pee it out. They try to capture the "sand" analyze it and modify your diet, hoping that you won't make another. If you have one that didn't pass there are techniques to break it up from outside and then there is s ...Read more

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What is a 10x6x9mm echogenic focus in the upper pole of the right kidney with a faint posterior shadow with twinkle artifact and what should I do next?

What is a 10x6x9mm echogenic focus in the upper pole of the right kidney with a faint posterior shadow with twinkle artifact and what should I do next?

Ultrasound findings: Something in the kidney is causing abnormal ultrasound echoes to be picked up on the scanner. It's possibly a stone. However, this is just a finding. You (or rather your doctor) should correlate this with SYMPTOMS. Whatever this "focus" is, it may not be relevant- talk to the doctor who ordered the ultrasound for a medical opinion. ...Read more

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Kub ultrasound finding of anechoic focus at the middle pole measuring 1.5x1.5cm, left kidney. Minimal pelvocaliectasia right kidney. What treatment?

Kub ultrasound finding of anechoic focus at the middle pole measuring 1.5x1.5cm, left kidney. Minimal pelvocaliectasia right kidney. What treatment?

Probably benign: A description of an anechoic focus in the kidney typically refers to a cyst or a cystic lesion. Minimal pelvocaliectasis typically refers to very mild dilatation of the pelvis & calyces which is where urine drained into before it flow out into the ureter. These findings do not sound concerning as pelvocaliectasis may occur when you have a full bladder. Please check with your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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Stage 1 grade 3 kidney cancer 3 years ago 9 mm echogenic focus in the mid to upper left kidney likely represents a small angiomyolipoma. Cancer back?

Stage 1 grade 3 kidney cancer 3 years ago 9 mm echogenic focus in the mid to upper left kidney likely represents a small angiomyolipoma. Cancer back?

Probably Not: Probably not - amls are benign tumors, with generally a characteristic appearance on us.

However, especially given your history, please keep following the plan for surveillance you and your doctor (s) have come up with.

Closer scrutiny of this finding as well as the rest of your body is very important. ...Read more

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Lumbar spine MRI found T2 bright focus within interior Rt hepatic lobe measuring 2 cm & superior medial Rt kidney measuring 2.1 cm? What could it be?

Lumbar spine MRI found T2 bright focus within interior Rt hepatic lobe measuring 2 cm & superior medial Rt kidney measuring 2.1 cm? What could it be?

Here are some...: Glad and congratulate for getting good healthcare including deepening into MRI study. For your best possible practical benefit, you should refer this question to the doc ordering this test since he/she should know more about your medical profile than anyone online. Further online chat for such may incur unnecessary confusion, anxiety, & fear due to lacking enough space to elaborate. Best wish... ...Read more

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I was only on clozapram for 20 days. I am nervous, anxious, my lower back hurts bad, im having trouble concentrating/focusing fully like my old self?

I was only on clozapram for 20 days. I am nervous, anxious, my lower back hurts bad, im having trouble concentrating/focusing fully like my old self?

Clonazepam?: I don't know the medicine "clozapram, " but thought maybe this was a mis-spelling for clonazepam, the benzodiazepine? If you were taking it multiple times daily for 20 days and stopped it suddenly, you could now be experiencing some withdrawal. This is what your symptoms sound like to me. I suggest contacting your prescribing physician, in order to taper Clonazepam more gradually. Good luck. ...Read more

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Testicular pain, lower back pain, fatigue, memory loss, improper focus/concentration, depression, no interest in life, stomach discomfort.

Testicular pain, lower back pain, fatigue, memory loss, improper focus/concentration, depression, no interest in life, stomach discomfort.

Get a check up: Sounds like all your symptoms are related to depression. Please see your doctor and get evaluated for depression. Good luck! ...Read more

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My wife had sepsis in February this year. It started as a urinary tract infection and then into the kidney. Her fever got to 106 the first night in ICU. Since then she still has not gained her strength back and can't stay focused and has confusion. Could

My wife had sepsis in February this year. It started as a urinary tract infection and then into the kidney. Her fever got to 106 the first night in ICU. Since then she still has not gained her strength back and can't stay focused and has confusion. Could

Infection: Sounds like she had pylonephritis. A prolonged infectious state can deplete muscle and energy in patients. Usually being bed bound for a week one can lose up to 7 pounds of muscle. If the infection severe even at a faster rate. Prolonged ICU stays can also cause ICU delerium, confusion and this can last months per research. Some people can have chronic anxiety, PTSD, even months after. ...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?

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!
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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?

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