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Kidney Calcification Causes
What is a questionable punctate calcific density in the kidney, CT report says that. Also what is a 1.2 CM probable cyst in the lower pole of kidney?
Kidney abnormalities: "calcific densities" in the kidneys usually represent calcifications or stones, depending on any other associated findings they may have mentioned. Sometimes kidney tumorsay calcify, but they would have mentioned any finding concerning for this. Cysts are very common, and if they meet certain well defined criteria (bozniak classification), they are usually benign and need no further follow up. ...Read more
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
Punctate nonobstructing calcific fleck found on left kidney pelvis. I must control stone-mkg w/ Urocit-K. Will this fleck get bigger or pass?
Stone passable: If stone is described as punctate it is likely only a millimeter or two in diameter which makes it a good bet to pass if it moves into the kidney tube (ureter). If you are on Urocit K (potassium citrate) I assume that you have been diagnosed with a low citrate level and this medication supplements the level which can prevent certain calcium crystals from forming. Key is to have stone monitored, with good hydration ...Read more
Radiology doctor said I have a "calcification/hyperechogenicity" in my kidney, how serious is it on scale of 1 to 10 and what is the cause of it?
Benign: Without seeing the images and full dictation myself my assistance to you is limited, but things that calcify in the body are usually always benign. Hyperechogenicity means "high echos" which is a way to describe a bright appearance in an ultrasound. It often implies calcium. Calcium in the kidney could be a stone or vascular in nature. Seriousness is a 2. ...Read more
Would calcified phlebolith in lower right pelvis be the cause of ongoing lower back pain that has no other explained reason after a year if searching for answers?
Depends on: Calcifications in kidneys could be because calcified blood vessel walls, or because kidney calculi/stones, or because tumor and associated calcifications. You should see your primary doctor for evaluation and analysis of calcifications. ...Read more
Depends how much: I assume somebody saw calcification on an x-ray. Unless it's a tiny amount, it means you have early atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). Calcified arteries at age 30 are worrisome and suggest at some point blood flow could be reduced to your heart and other organs. Is your blood sugar, blood pressure or cholesterol elevated? Have a physician check out your metabolism. Avoid junk food. ...Read more
I have 6 mm calcification (not stone) in my kidney. Is it possible to pass it or I need something else?
I have three cyst on one kidney less than 2cm and 5 on the other kidney, also less than 2 cm. # have peripheral calcification. I am very worried.?
Dads kidney ultrasnd say, ^ a cyst is seen in left interpolar region w. 78cm w adjacent calcification. 1.73 x 1.09 CM cyst also noted. Should I worry?
Could be: This sounds like multiple cysts with a calcification. You need to review this with the physician treating dad. Find out what it is. Express your concerns. ...Read more
Had a utereroscopy 2 days ago, no stones (2) were removed as 1 is embedded in the meat of the kidney&the other might be a calcification. Please explain?
Speak to your doctor: This these are exactly the kind of questions you should be asking of the doctor who did the procedure. If you were too sleepy when they explained it to you, or they didn't explain it clearly, you should call back and ask for clarification. ...Read more
Mural calcification: First, it is benign and it means as it says, small calcification in a benign cyst. But, you should follow on it and see your doctor. ...Read more
No, usually...: Seeing renal vascular calcification is not uncommon and usually an incidental finding on imaging studies for other causes such as hematuria, kidney infection, stones, etc.. Of course, such patient needs to look into if having similar calcification in other arteries like aorta, since it is merely a part of systemic vascular disease. Besides, kidney function and size have to be watched and.... ...Read more
I am having kidney stone of 7 mm size due to calcification in kidney. Can it be cured by medicin or any surgery may take place?
They found a 1.6 cm cyst on my right inferior pole of my kidney with small peripheral calcification. The rechecked me and did a 3 month follow up for another ultra sound. Good news, cyst didn't change in size. BUT they want to do another follow up ultra s
Good plan: Small cysts of kidney are seen frequently while actually looking for other problems The usual plan is to follow at reasonable intervals...6 mos. Or so the first year and if no changes yearly or less as time goes by and no growth ...Read more
What could this mean? : "There is a punctate 2 to 3 mm calcification to the right of the L1 - L2 disc space overlying midpole on right kidney"
Calcification: Body often can heal a part of its tissue and deposit calcium. I am presuming this was a finding on a CT scan you may have had done. The calcification is tiny in size and is often of no significance. It is on the kidney. The size is really small to be of concern. Suggest discuss with the MD that ordered the test. ...Read more
I had a lower back xray and the dr said it looks like I have calcification on my right kidney this really has me concerned I don't have any pain?
Ask Dr. For details: Calcifications in kidneys in adults are usually stones in kidneys. Sometimes these stones are asymptomatic and sometimes cause pain with passage. You should ask doctor what the calcification represents and if changes in diet might prevent more formation of calcifications. ...Read more
There is again noted a 4 mm calcification overlying the lower pole of the left kidney. The doctors have said its not kidney stone? What could it be?
I have a upper pole echogenic focus measuring 3x7x8mm possible early calcification formation or angiomyolipoma in my left kidney should I be worried?
Followed: It should be followed clinically and radiologically ...Read more
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
What does: Septated upper pole right renal cyst. Right kidney contains multi septated cyst, 4.5cm in size. May contain punctate calcification. - mean?
A single cyst: The cyst you have is not a simple cyst but a septate cyst, that means the cyst space inside is divided into multiple small spaces from by of bands of tissue. Calcification in the cysts is common from concretions from long standing fluid inside the cysts. But as the cyst if 4.5 cm, just be it monitored with help of US once in every yr-2 yrs to r/o cancer development. Look for pain, blood in urine ...Read more
What does this KUB impression means: Renal Calcification vs. Nephrolithiasis; right kidney. There is 7.1 mm high level echo in the right kidney.
It probably means: You have a 7.1mm kidney stoneGet a more detailed answer ›
I had an X-ray of the spine and it indicated vascular calcification. I am also in stage 2 of chronic kidney failure. What does this mean for me and should I be concerned? I am 66 years old.
Vessel calcification: If you have calcification (c) of your arteries, you should see a physician to be tested for more advanced chronic kidney disease as well as being evaluated for diabetes and high cholesterol levels. Depending on the results of your examination, more tests may need to diagnose if you have peripheral arterial disease (pad). If you have pad, you may have disease the arteries in your heart and brain. ...Read more
Hi, I have 6 mm calcification in my kidney. My family doctor said it is kidney stone and refer me to specialist. Is calcification same as stone?
I have uti's on a regular basis, I have type 2 diabetes and gave had a kidney scan which shows a cyst in one and calcification and scars on the other.
UTI prophylaxis: Recurrent utis documented by culture should be eradicated and you should discuss UTI prophylaxis, or use of a small dose of an antibiotic on a daily basis to suppress any infection. The scars concern me since any urinary tract obstruction and infection can lead to loss of kidney function. It would be highly unlikely that a simple cyst would be infected. I recommend a good talk with your doctor. ...Read more
I have a small kidney stone, CT showed liver calcification on right horn, and gallstones, my colesestal has also recently rose very high from last yr?
See a doctor: Have your elevated cholesterol treated medically. Kidney stones are not related to cholesterol. Liver calcification is not related to cholesterol ; is observed unless it is associated with a mass lesion. Gallstones may be related to your cholesterol but they will not go away. Gallstones are observed unless they are causing abdominal pressure discomfort ; nausea after eating - then surgery. ...Read more
Varies: I'm assuming you're asking about the kidney itself, not stones. It's commonplace to have a few harmless calcium deposits in the renal medulla especially near the tips of the papillae. An old infarct or necrotic papilla can calcify, and especially in a diabetic, atherosclerosis may calcify in the smaller arteries. ...Read more
Maybe nothing: Most renal cysts are normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
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