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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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Recurrent shingles with Post-Herpetic Neuralgia between outbreaks? There is a lot more to it but not enough space here.....?

Recurrent shingles with Post-Herpetic Neuralgia between outbreaks? There is a lot more to it but not enough space here.....?

Why get off Valtrex (valacyclovir)?: You said that "every time the Valtrex (valacyclovir) left my system"implying that you stop taking the Valtrex (valacyclovir).Don"t stop taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) and continuously suppress the shingles.No more outbreaks , rashes, or pain. ...Read more

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What r kidney stone symptoms?

What r kidney stone symptoms?

Pain: Depends. Sometimes are symptom free for years but if they start to move from kidney down the ureter people can experience intense pain that can come and go but usually some degree of continuous pain. As the stone move down toward the bladder the pain may change from the midback area moving down toward the bladder. People say this is one of the worst pains. Go to er or see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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What r symptoms of kidney pain? How 2 get it diagnosed? Bloodtest or ultrasound?

What r symptoms of kidney pain? How 2 get it diagnosed? Bloodtest or ultrasound?

Lots of diseases: In medicine, cause means diagnosis. Pain is a symptom and many different diagnosis can cause kidney pain. Commonly, there are kidney stones. Sharp severe pain that comes and goes especially with urinating. You may pass blood along with that pain. There are many other things that can cause pain. ...Read more

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I have a kidney stone. Only a little pain that comes and goes but I haven't passed it and it's been 5 days. I have not been anywhere else besides e.r.

I have a kidney stone. Only a little pain that comes and goes but I haven't passed it and it's been 5 days. I have not been anywhere else besides e.r.

Kidney stone: You may not pass a stone easily; knowing the size of stone matters; stones bigger than 1 cm will not pass easily; stones smaller than 5 mm can pass; force fluids 4-5 liters per day; take 5 tablespns ReaLemon extract; minimize meats for now; if you know size, and stone is more than 1 cm, see urologist soon ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take an untreated UTI to spread to your kidney? My back has been hurting two days then I had the burning.R my kidneys ok

How long is it supposed to it take an untreated UTI to spread to your kidney? My back has been hurting two days then I had the burning.R my kidneys ok

Unknown...: It is impossible to predict when the kidneys may be involved with bacterial UTI. Most UTIs in females are limited in bladder/urethra - lower UTI with rare extension to kidneys/ureters - upper UTI. The pain at/over kidney areas have been commonly and mistakenly perceived by many, esp. laypersons , as pain from kidney, in fact, from the disorders of local muscles, joints, or nerves. More? Ask doc... ...Read more

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Just found out I have a small myelolipoma on my R kidney. Can that cause any problems? Does it trigger hormone release like excessive growth hormones?

Just found out I have a small myelolipoma on my R kidney. Can that cause any problems? Does it trigger hormone release like excessive growth hormones?

Rare and benign: myelolipoma of the kidney is a rare and benign lesion usually of adrenal but sometimes found in the kidney. If it enlarges in the kidney it may compress the hilum to produce hydronephrosis and in even rarer cases may have a liposarcomatous component. There are no reported cases of producing hormone and would never induce production of growth hormone which is of pituitary origin. ...Read more

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UPJ obstruction in adult ( r kidney). Best treatment?

UPJ obstruction in adult ( r kidney). Best treatment?

Surgery: As you may know there is no medical treatment. Endoscopic endopyelotomy is the least invasive and requires several weeks of stenting( a tube left in the ureter to drain urine from kidney to bladder) until healing. Another option is laparoscopic or robotic repair but this can only be done by a urologist with extensive experience in this. Open surgery is, of course, the time tested treatment. ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more