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How can a fractured stent migrated outside the kidney?

How can a fractured stent migrated outside the kidney?

Rarely.: A ureteral stent is a pliable tube inserted to keep the ureter, & therefore the passage from the kidney to the bladder, open. They possess a curl on each end to keep it in place. They can migrate, and usually this occurs out of the kidney toward the bladder. It is possible for a stent fragment to exit this space, if it erodes through the ureter or out of a ureteral incision. These events are rare. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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What are the risks of a rib fracture puncturing your kidney?

What are the risks of a rib fracture puncturing your kidney?

Unlikely: Though the kidneys reside above the bottom of the rib cage they are surrounded by fat and tissue. Though possible I would think it would be very unlikely. ...Read more

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I have severe mid back pain near kidney area fie at least 2 straight months had previously fractured a rib back in november in constant pain all day?

I have severe mid back pain near kidney area fie at least 2 straight months had previously fractured a rib back in november in constant pain all day?

Be checked: If the pain has been severe for 2 months, I would certainly encourage you to be seen. There are multiple causes includingusculoskeletal- such as another broken rib or fractured vertebrae; to more internal causes such as a kidney or gallstone, an aneurysm, or other intra thoracic or intra abdominal problem. Appropriate exam and testing can usually determine the cause. Be seen. ...Read more

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The FDA newly announced that the invokana increase amputation, kidney issues, ketoacidosis&bone fractures to the double. Should I ask the dr to stop it?

The FDA newly announced that the invokana increase amputation, kidney issues, ketoacidosis&bone fractures to the double. Should I ask the dr to stop it?

Talk to prescriber.: You should definitely take your concerns to the prescribing practitioner and engage him or her in a thorough risk versus benefit discussion. ...Read more

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Have moderate T11 fracture could it give me severe pain in mid back near kidney area

Have moderate T11 fracture could it give me severe pain in mid back near kidney area

Vertebra: A vertebral fracture at that level will cause significant midback discomfort. These fractures may take up to 12 weeks to fully heal. Sometimes the vertebra is injected with a type of cement to alleviate some of the discomfort. Bracing is also used in some cases. ...Read more

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Which is the safest osteoporosis treatment that builds bone and prevents fractures, without causing problems to the kidneys?

Which is the safest osteoporosis treatment that builds bone and prevents fractures, without causing problems to the kidneys?

Healthy lifestyle: Take calcium and vitamin d supplementation as advised by a doctor who knows your condition. Exercise is all important and use of one of those small round in-the-home floor trampolines can be useful if gently and regularly undertaken. We have strong bones to hold up our body tower within the gravitational field. If you magnify the field, your bones will accommodate. ...Read more

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In the case of a broken bone, what are the effects of rhabdmyolysis on the kidneys and what should we do to protect the kidneys in the hospital?

In the case of a broken bone, what are the effects of rhabdmyolysis on the kidneys and what should we do to protect the kidneys in the hospital?

Fluid, fluid, fluid.: Trauma and medications are typical causes of mscule breakdown (rhabdomyolysis). If the muscle enzyme (ck) level is less 10000, it is not likely to harm the kidneys. Keeping adequate hydration is all the is needed.
If ck >10k or 15k level, more aggressive IV fluid is needed to force-diuresis and remove it as high level of this (ck/myoglobin) can be renal-toxic...
Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the prognosis of hep c and b in drug addicts with enlarged kidney with a recent fracture of the hip joint.

What are the prognosis of hep c and b in drug addicts with enlarged kidney with a recent fracture of the hip joint.

Hepatitis: With the medicines today these are very treatable viruses. There seems to be a lot of other issues going on but those should improve in spite of hepatitis ...Read more

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Went to ER knowing was kidney stones X-ray I'm fine. Since had ultra sound and ct w/cont now have fractured ribs? How can this be? No fall/blow to ribs

Went to ER knowing was kidney stones X-ray I'm fine. Since had ultra sound and ct w/cont now have fractured ribs? How can this be? No fall/blow to ribs

Need more info...: Why & when did you go to ER for x-ray? What is the interval between x-ray & US+CT? . .. More in history? Besides, finding of physical exam is needed. How to unveil the puzzle inside your clinical profile? Follow instructions/ steps described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you can surely work with doc to deduce right diagnosis for right care. Best. .. ...Read more

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Best treatment for 90y/o woman w/ displaced ankle fracture w/ history of wound healing/infection issues/high BP/irregular heartbeat/elevated kidney?

Best treatment for 90y/o woman w/ displaced ankle fracture w/ history of wound healing/infection issues/high BP/irregular heartbeat/elevated kidney?

Complicated: Obviously many issues in this case. Such as - exactly which bone (s) are broken and how badly and was it an open fracture? Also - what was pt's walking status prior to this fracture? If this is an unstable ankle fracture that needs surgery, then the patient and family will have to talk about whether to take the risk of surgery, or decline, and thereby accept that pt may not be able to walk. ...Read more

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32y f possible kidney disease, current fracture in foot, freezing cold & later sweating. Feel run down, bad calf pain in leg with fracture. Advice?

Ask your doctor: Many things going on here. Could be reflex sympathetic dystrophy which is an abnormal neurological reaction to trauma. Calf pain could possibly be phlebitis or a clot. Are you walking on foot? Consult your doctor immediately! ...Read more

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Treatment options 90y/o F w/displaced ankle fracture? Walking poor w/walker prior to fall. History high BP/skin infection/irrreg heartbeat/high kidney

Treatment options 90y/o F w/displaced ankle fracture? Walking poor w/walker prior to fall. History high BP/skin infection/irrreg heartbeat/high kidney

To fix or not to fix: In general, a displaced fracture in an ankle would benefit from having it repaired operatively--unless there are mitigating circumstances that would make that a poor choice. The treating physician is the best person able to assess the entire patient, the fracture, and any other factors to arrive at the best treatment plan. ...Read more

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How can I exercise with none fragments in lower back? Fractured L3 & 4 in 2004.

How can I exercise with none fragments in lower back? Fractured L3 & 4 in 2004.

? none fragments: Maybe known fragments
2004 is a long time ago would be ok to try exercise that is low impact and very gradually progress / might want to get some new xrays / might want to work with a good personal trainer try water aerobics

good luck. ...Read more

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How are stress fractures of the lower back usually treated?

How are stress fractures of the lower back usually treated?

Mostly non surgical: Lifestyle modifications
physical therapy
orthotic devices, such as corsets and braces
not often surgery? ...Read more

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Can you use the fractured back lower lumbar when you have rods in your lower back?

Probably: I am not sure if I fully understand your question, but if you are asking if a person who had a fracture that had to be fixed with a screw and rod type surgery can at some point resume normal activities; the answer is usually. Once a fusion with screws and rods has healed, it becomes the strongest part of the back and no longer needs to be protected. Thank you. ...Read more

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My son fractured his T9 and T10 in a skateboardind accident 5 days ago. Now he is getting really bad sharp pains in his lower back?

Referral pain: Muscle and bone will, refer pain like he is having. There are techniques which may benefit him. See a pain doc in your area to, discuss vertebra pasty or kyphoplasty to stabilize the fracture ...Read more

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I fell out of a chair onto my butt. Now I have a sharp pain in my lower back. A few months ago I fractured my tailbone. Should I go to an orthopedic?

I fell out of a chair onto my butt. Now I have a sharp pain in my lower back. A few months ago I fractured my tailbone. Should I go to an orthopedic?

Good idea: If the pain has not improved with time and simple things like over the counter medicine, exercise, heat or cold, then seeing your primary provider or a spine specialist is a good idea. ...Read more

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Severe Osteoporosis & MG. But was stubborn &want to do stuff myself! Lifting heavy boxes now my lower back hurts/burns. If was fractured would I know?

Severe Osteoporosis: You most likely have lumbar sprain but you might have a vertebral fracture. I'd take NSAIDS, follow as lumbar sprain and call your doctor if anything worsens. ...Read more

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I am 5 weeks and 3 days pregnant and have a spilled disk and fracture in my lower back how will this affect me as the baby grows?

I am 5 weeks and 3 days pregnant and have a spilled disk and fracture in my lower back how will this affect me as the baby grows?

Depends on how bad: It is you need to ask this to your OB and the doc who will be taking care of your back, you may need to have an elective section as you may not be able to labor but they are the ones who should tell you that and you may be in for a lot of pain. ...Read more

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I've had an xray taken of my lower back for an impact that happened 9/28/14. Chiro thinks he sees a fracture?

Further study: If you began having significant pain in your back after your accident that has persisted, you should seek further evaluation with a spine specialist. A CT scan would be a useful diagnostic study. Good luck. ...Read more

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When I was younger I almost fractured my back. Do you think the pain in my hip/leg is connected to the lower back pain?

When I was younger I almost fractured my back. Do you think the pain in my hip/leg is connected to the lower back pain?

Very possible: Ligaments get injured in falls even if there is no fracture. Weak ligaments cause hip leg and back pain.

Visit www. Getprolo. Com or www. Aaomed, org to find a doctor to help with this problem and resolve the issues. ...Read more

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Five months since I suffered a transverse process fracture. Now I have stinging pains in my upper butt and lower back. What is this and treatment?

Five months since I suffered a transverse process fracture. Now I have stinging pains in my upper butt and lower back. What is this and treatment?

Possibly a sciatica: A sciatica is caused by an irritation of a nerve in the back that then can cause pain that runs into the buttock like you are describing. There are also potentially other causes as well. Usually a detailed history and exam can determine the cause, an MRI can be very helpful. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Can you recommend anything other than surgery? I began having lower back pain 6 yrs ago, ended up having 3 injections for fractured facets, arthritic changes and 2 bulging discs. 2 years ago, I had another 3 injections for the same problem. The dr told me

Can you recommend anything other than surgery? I began having lower back pain 6 yrs ago, ended up having 3 injections for fractured facets, arthritic changes and 2 bulging discs. 2 years ago, I had another 3 injections for the same problem. The dr told me

I'm: I'm sorry you're having trouble getting relief of your pain. Based on your description, you have facet mediated pain most likely from facet arthropathy (arthritis). It sounds as though you have exhausted many of the non-operative options available for your problem. Some other options (you may or may not have tried already) include acupuncture, physical therapy, oral medications, and lumbar traction. None of these methods are a "cure-all" but they may give you enough relief to make the situation tolerable and avoid surgery.

If you fail all of these measures and continue to have pain that interferes with your quality of life you might consider surgery. There are some newer techniques that have not stood the test of time (facet joint replacement) but the gold standard is lumbar fusion. It is reliable surgery in the properly indicated patient. You would need to discuss the risks, benefits, and alternatives with your surgeon, but don't expect 100% relief of pain. If you can accept 75% improvement in your pain condition, that would be a reasonable expectation.

Good luck, hope you find relief. ...Read more

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What's a typical healing time for a lower back vertebrae compression fracture?

What's a typical healing time for a lower back vertebrae compression fracture?

6-8 weeks: In general, the vertebral bodies should show significant healing in 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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I have osteoporosis with lower back pain. A recent vfa test reports, "l-4 moderate biconcavity; no compressions noted". Do I have a l-4 fracture?

Really Can't Tell: You may have deformity at L4 which could be an old fracture, however the only way to tell if it's new is to do an MRI to evaluate for edema or swelling in that bone. ...Read more

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I have pain in my lower back bone, my report says"fracture of parts interarticularis at the level of L4 without anterolisthesis what can I do now.

Depends: Another name for that condition is a spondylolysis. It is treated primarily based upon your symptoms. If you are not having a lot of problems with it, nothing necessarily has to be done. Options to treat it include medications, bracing, therapy, injections, or even surgery (rarely). Don't hesitate to be seen for it. ...Read more

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I am a diabetic type 2, had a fall, fractured another rib 2 weeks ago, now urinating once per day, and pain lower back both sides, I fear emergencies?

Definitely: Diabetes is serious in and of itself without complications. You need to get to the closest er or urgent care center asap. The kidneys are one fo diabetes' "favorite organs" to bump off. ...Read more

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I got kicked by a horse in my lower back and bottom on Wednesday. I have severe bruising. Have had an xray and no fracture was seen, pain is 10x worse

I got kicked by a horse in my lower back and bottom on Wednesday. I have severe bruising. Have had an xray and no fracture was seen, pain is 10x worse

Trauma: Unfortunately, plain film x-rays are best for diagnosing fractures of bones, and are not very good for finding injuries of the soft tissues, such as ligaments, tendons, muscles, etc. Although you may have not sustained any bone fractures, soft tissue injuries can be quite painful. If your pain is not getting better, or is getting worse, seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I had a T6 compression fracture a year ago, it healed but now im getting really bad lower back pain as well as pain where it broke, are these related?

I had a T6 compression fracture a year ago, it healed but now im getting really bad lower back pain as well as pain where it broke, are these related?

Expected: These fractures tend to heal in a collapsed or kyphotic position. Studies have shown advantages to kyphoplasty procedure to restore the posture and position of the vertebral body. I promote the procedure early because once it "heals" it will not be amenable to surgery and you're stuck with that position. Long term you're left with exactly what you're complaining about. Also risk of other fractures ...Read more

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Lower back pain. I didn't have before laminectomy 9 mos ago. Surgeon says MRI looks fine (no fractures, instability). Thinks its muscular. Possible?

Likely: After surgery, the muscles of the back weaken (much more if the surgery was extensive and muscles were cut to get to the spine). Starting pt as soon as the surgeon says it is safe will most likely improve the pain. Therapy should concentrate on back and core strengthening. ...Read more

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Fractured my l3-l5 in my lower back a few years ago. Still not healed and still have back pain. Can that cause aching pain in thigh, knees and ankle?

Fractured my l3-l5 in my lower back a few years ago. Still not healed and still have back pain. Can that cause aching pain in thigh, knees and ankle?

It could: Referred pain from the spine is known as radiculopathy. The spinal levels you describe go into the lower limbs. Talk to your doctor to see if this is the case for you. ...Read more

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Gabapentin 300mg been given for right sacroiliac fracture burning in lower back and down legs is this medication effective? How long will it take work

Gabapentin 300mg been given for right sacroiliac fracture burning in lower back and down legs is this medication effective? How long will it take work

Gabapentin: This medication can take up to two weeks before you notice anything. 300mg dose is standard but you didn't mention how often you take it. If u take it only once a day you may want to talk to your dr about upping the dose. This medication can make you sleepy. ...Read more

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Is stress fracture bone mets if had bc in 2005, lower back pain is severe?

It should: Stress fracture in the spine should heal in about 6 month, if you still have a lot of pain to me this means.
1-there new problem.
2-there is complications from that fracture. Please check it out.
Good luck. ...Read more

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