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How Does Kidney Stone Affect The Organism
Pyelonephritis: Although pyelonephritis may affect all areas of the renal parenchyma, the question addresses the pelvis. One can get papillary necrosis with some of the necrotic papillae breaking off and either obstructing the pelvis, or fragments (micro or macro) of material may appear in the urine. Radiologically there may be classic calyceal deformities seen. This usually involves both kidneys. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
2 ways: 1) bladder reflux, an abnormal condition, allows urine to back up and transport bacteria to kidney. Normal, competent bladder valves can become rigid like pipes with cystitis and become incompetent and allow reflux 2) many bacteria, and particulaly strains of e. Coli have hairlike projections and can crawl through the ureterovesical junction (valve) similar to caterpillars and reach kidney. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kidney stones: Kidney stones do not usually effect bowel movements however, not drinking enough water is a major cause for both stones and constipation. Also with kidney stones, any strain or pressure in the abdomen (like having a bowel movement) can cause pain. So drink plenty of fluids! ...Read more
Tough to say: There is no direct correlation to my knowledge between size of kidney and pain in pyelonephritis. However, a larger kidney still may reflect more infection ( so called phlegmon formation). ...Read more
Hi, I'm doing a project on Kidney Stones. the question is, when you get Kidney Stones, how does it affect your digestive system?
They don't. : Being kidney stones stay within the urinary system (kidneys, ureters and bladder) they should have no direct effect on the digestive system. Indirectly, though, if you have stone that's stuck and causing severe pain, you could get something called "reactive ileus" wherein the GI tract contractions slow down precipitously. ...Read more
Kidney function: The kidney concentrates urine by regulating the amount of fluid circulating through it. It either absorbs water or lets it pass through depending on the circulating volume of blood or plasma going through it. It also excretes waste products. The process is quite complicated. ...Read more
Depends: When a wilms tumor is small, it may not have much of an affect on normal kidney function. As it grows, it will slowly impinge on normal kidney function, which can result in problems with the urinary tract, filtering of the blood, and possibly cause high blood pressure. Many times the entire affected kidney needs to be removed as part of treatment (this depends on many factors). ...Read more
Poison: Kidney function is required to rid your blood of poisons, in which case, kidney failure leads to poisoning of tissues and thus death if not placed on dialysis which cleans blood. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/kidney-disease/basics/complications/con-20026778 fore more info. ...Read more
Instantly ->few days: Bacteria can reach the kidneys almost instantly if the subject has vesico-ureteral reflux (urine backs up from bladder), or can take hours to days depending upon the bacteria. Some bacteria have tiny hair like projections (cilia) and can crawl through bladder vales and work their way up to the kidney. Sign of infection reaching the kidneys is when you develop back or flank pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Renal equals kidney: The kidney is the basic engine of the renal system. It is what processes the wastes and corrects the chemicals in the body. The remainder of the renal or genitourinary system is the plumbing that allows the liquid wastes of the body to be eliminated. ...Read more
IC: Ic is an inflammatory condition of the bladder that causes pain, frequency and urgency, pain during or after intercourse, and the symptoms may flare and then improve periodically. Ic should have no effects on your kidneys and good treatment options are available so see someone who specializes in this process as it is poorly understood by most care providers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kidney tumor in kids: Wilms' tumor is a rare kidney cancer that primarily affects children. Also known as nephroblastoma, wilms' tumor is the most common kidney cancer in children. The outlook for most children with wilms' tumor is good. Treatment for wilms' tumor is surgery and chemotherapy. The stage of the tumor and appearance of the cells under a microscope help determine whether radiation is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take for a uti infection to spread to my kidneys? Bactiria is identified as e coli.. No kidney stones identified.
Well : It's unknown Could be sudden or maybe never occur ...Read more
Probably not..., but: Gonorrhea is usually referred to urethral infection in males or genital tract in females by neisseria gonnorhoeae although it may infect other parts of body. To detect pus cells or bacteria in urine, the initial part of urine is needed so following instruction to collect urine properly. And the usual mid-stream urine may not show anything wrong. So, work closely with doctor. Best wish ... Always. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more
1. An individual form of life, such as a plant, animal, bacterium, protist, or fungus; a body made up of organs, organelles, or other parts that work together to carry on the various processes of life. 2. A system regarded as analogous in its structure or functions to a living ...Read more
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