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Kidney Calcification Symptoms
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 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
I have 6 mm calcification (not stone) in my kidney.Is it possible to pass it or i need something else?
How come not a stone: Most discreet 6mm kidney calcifications are in fact kidney stones. Calcification will not pass if it's within kidney tissue. Can pass if in a calyx or renal pelvis, but this is upper limit of what can pass on it's own. Best to get advice from a urologist. ...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
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
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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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