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Ct scan. Kidneys: Multiple parenchymal defects, presumably from remote infection or infraction. No renal masses or hydronephrosis. What does this mean? Scarring? Should I be concerned? Was in ER last night diagnosed with epiploic appendagit

Ct scan. Kidneys: Multiple parenchymal defects, presumably from remote infection or infraction. No renal masses or hydronephrosis. What does this mean? Scarring? Should I be concerned? Was in ER last night diagnosed with epiploic appendagit

Review these with Dr: The doctors have obligation to explain what the findings from the tests may mean to your concern, they are the best resource to get pertinent answer since s/he knows you more than anyone online. How? Follow suggestion in articles in http://formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! The image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more


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Will CT scan shows thickening in kidney?

Will CT scan shows thickening in kidney?

Not sure: Ct with and without xray dye is a good test for some kidney problems. Not sure what you mean by thickening. Ct shows kidney stones, masses, kidney size/location ; can give a good idea of whether the kidneys are working well. Ct is also good at showing the site of blockage of urine flow, when present. ...Read more

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Will the CT contrast from multiple CT scans start to affect my kidneys?

No.: The nephrotoxic effect of contrast is dose related, and does not accumulate over time. Multiple CTs would only make a difference if you had them within a very short time frame, for example if you had several contrast enhanced scans on the same day or over the course of a few days. ...Read more

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Is a small hypo density cyst on kidney something to worry about? Had CT w/contrast.

Is a small hypo density cyst on kidney something to worry about? Had CT w/contrast.

Usually benign: If simple cyst, well marginated, and no increased internal density it is usually benign and not an issue. If worried can always followup in few months with ultrasound exam, which is accurate and avoids irradiation. ...Read more

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Contrast CT found 2 3mm lesions in left kidney and a 6mm lesion in right one, what could this possibly be?

Contrast CT found 2 3mm lesions in left kidney and a 6mm lesion in right one, what could this possibly be?

?????: Impossible to say without seeing scan. Lesion is a vague and general term that should be avoided.
Speak with doctor who ordered test. ...Read more

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Male, 31years, diagnosed w/ 0.7cm kidney parenchima mass, little fat in ct. If malig, what are the chances of it already spread?

Male, 31years, diagnosed w/ 0.7cm kidney parenchima mass, little fat in ct. If malig, what are the chances of it already spread?

Probably Low: Only 50% of masses with a diameter smaller than 1 cm are malignant. Despite the localized, nonaggressive behavior of most small renal tumors, up to 5% of patients with masses 4 cm or smaller present with metastatic disease so we would expect the risk for your 7 mm mass to be much lower. Don't ignore it, get treated, good luck. Check out:
http://gucasym. Org/dilemma-small-renal-mass. ...Read more

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Will CT scan show a spot on my kidney, what could it be?

Could be a tumor: Could be a tumor, but may simply be a cyst, or a stone, or retained fat material. ...Read more

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What is involved in having a contrast CT scan for my kidneys?

What is involved in having a contrast CT scan for my kidneys?

Iv contrast +/- oral: After taking the contrast, taking the images does not take long. The IV contrast has potential 2 problems. You may be allergic to it like any medicine and it may slow down the kidneys if they are not working near full capacity. Your doc can tell the risk based on blood tests of kidney function. ...Read more

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What is a 'cortical lesion'? CT scan found several on my kidney?

What is a 'cortical lesion'? CT scan found several on my kidney?

Kidney cortex: Cortex refers to rim of kidney, the outer region that is 1-1.5 cm thick. Lesion can mean cyst or hemangioma or adenoma or other growth. Needs further eval. ...Read more

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Is there a medication that stops CT contrast from being filtered through the kidneys?

Is there a medication that stops CT contrast from being filtered through the kidneys?

No: It has to be filtered through the kidneys to help visualize the kidney and urinary tract. There are medications that can be given to help the kidney tolerate it better if the kidney function is marginal. ...Read more

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What organs can be seen by having CT without contrast of the kidneys to look for stones? Just curious what all organs were deemed ok...

All of the abdominal: Organs that can be seen with a contrast CT are visible on a noncontrast CT: liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, etc... Contrast helps detect certain abnormalities within the various structures, sometimes the abnormalities can be seen only with contrast. So, the noncontrast CT visualizes all the organs, but the sensitivity is decreased relative to the C+ exam for detecting some abnormalities. ...Read more

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CT 1: 12 mos ago (6mm kidney lesion) CT2: 7 mos ago (6mm kidney lesion) MRI: 4 mos ago (6mm kidney lesion) May demonstrate minimal septation?

CT 1: 12 mos ago (6mm kidney lesion) CT2: 7 mos ago (6mm kidney lesion) MRI: 4 mos ago (6mm kidney lesion) May demonstrate minimal septation?

6mm renal lesion: Hello~ you have a STABLE SMALL renal mass. Anything under 4cm is considered small, and the smaller the more chance of it being benign. The commonest mass is a cyst. They are benign. Yours is "septate" so its solid. Solid masses > chance of malignancy. You should see a Nephrologist to follow this. But its probably benign thanks ...Read more

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I have polycycitic kidney. Right kindey stopped working. I looked online records. It said no focal mass on left kindey CT scan what does that mean

Unsure: Difficult to know for sure without seeing study. Adult polycystic kidney disease of usually involves both kidneys. No "focal mass: usually means no mass effect whether cyst or tumor. Polycystic kidneys do not fail until middle age or later in life. Adult polycystic kidney disease is autosomal dominant, and commonly family history. Multicystic kidney usually causes nonfunctioning kidney from birth. ...Read more

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Hi, I had a ct scan awhile back and they found a soft mass in my kidney just wondering what it could be, they didn't further explain it to me. Thank u?

Difficult to say: Without any other specific details. Angiomyolipomas and cysts are common benign kidney masses. You are somewhat young for renal cancer. You can ask your doctor to explain, or post more specific details from the CT report. ...Read more

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CT w/ contrast in March 2014 that showed 9mm cyst in each kidney. Had CT w/o contrast in Nov that says kidneys unremarkable. Can no contrast show cysts?

Possibly not: Due to various exposure factors and size of the patient, a CT without contrast may not reveal cysts, especially if they do not distort the adjacent structures or project beyond the kidney margins. ...Read more

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Ct showed abnormalities on kidney and nodules on lungs what could this be?

Ct showed abnormalities on kidney and nodules on lungs what could this be?

CT abnormalities: You need to see a doctor as soon as possible. Nodules on the lungs need to be biopsied. You may have a metastatic tumor in your lungs. Have your physician arrange for a ct-guided biopsy of one of them so tissue can be sent to a pathologist to see what they are. You may also need as well a ct of your kidneys as soon as possible to see if they are responsible for your lung nodules. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will CT shows no kidney stone but still full?

Ct scan: If by full you mean hydronephrosis, then the answer is yes. There are many other causes of hydronephrosis besides kidney stones. ...Read more

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Ct scan on my kidneys and bladder, how is this done?

Ct scan on my kidneys and bladder, how is this done?

Short exam: Ct is a relatively short exam taking less than 10 minutes. You will be placed in a donut like ring but it is not the small space like with an MRI so you should not feel claustrophobic. You will most likely be given IV contrast to better see the kidneys and urinary tract. Depending on the specific protocol, up to 2-3 separate scans are taken at different time points. Good luck! ...Read more

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What would a CT scan on my kidneys and bladder tell me?

What would a CT scan on my kidneys and bladder tell me?

Ct kidney: Ct can diagnose numerous kidney/bladder abnormalities, for example tumors, stones, obstruction, anatomic anomalies, inflammation, scarring, and abnormalities of other intraabdominal structures. ...Read more

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I have a 3-4mm kidney stone that showed up on ct, would I feel it if it passes?

I have a 3-4mm kidney stone that showed up on ct, would I feel it if it passes?

Usually: Passing kidney stones is usually painful. However, in patients who have passed a lot of previous stones, the chances of passing may become easier and with less pain. Although there may be less pain, one would usually still know they are passing the stone. ...Read more

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2 CT scans revealed a spot on kidney. Spot has not grown in size. What could this be?

2 CT scans revealed a spot on kidney. Spot has not grown in size. What could this be?

See below: Most "spots" on kidneys are cysts which are generally benign. It would be important to know how long it was stable. Ie was it 4 months or 4 years? We see more kidneys with spots than without in people of your age so it's probably nothing to worry about, but would still follow your docs recommendations. The radiologist may be able to be a little more specific or could confirm w/ ultrasound. ...Read more

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Results of CT scan of left kidney: several large stones that may be difficult to pass. What is the likely next step.

Results of CT scan of left kidney: several large stones that may be difficult to pass. What is the likely next step.

Here are some. ..: First, Doc and you will jointly decide if, when, and how to remove the "offending" stones. The options may be percutaneous nephrolithotripsy / ESWL or the procedures through the urethra to bladder upto ureter / kidney depending on the number, stone load, instrument / equipment availability, surgeon's proficiency, etc. So, ask Doc for detail... ...Read more

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3mm stone low pole kidney micro blood could this stone be scratching causeing the blood CT ultra culture bloods fine?

3mm stone low pole kidney micro blood could this stone be scratching causeing the blood CT ultra culture bloods fine?

Yes: One of the more common reasons for microscopic blood in the urine are kidney stones which, as you say, "scratch" the lining of the small "tubules" collecting the urine in the kidney. The larger the stone the more blood and with major stones the blood becomes visible.

Hope this helps

Dr Z ...Read more

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I drink soda all the time. I'm getting a CT scan today. Is it ok to drink soda right after I'm done r will it hurt my kidneys?

I drink soda all the time. I'm getting a CT scan today. Is it ok to drink soda right after I'm done r will it hurt my kidneys?

Soda is ok!: Soda will not cause any problems for your kidneys before or after a ct scan. If you are having IV contrast as part of the exam, it may even help to clear the contrast out faster. ...Read more

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Found out 5 months after having a CT scan in august2012 that I have 2.8 CM exophytic mass on my rt kidney. What should happen now?

Kidney mass: You should have been evaluated by a urologist and possibly undergone surgery

thats about the minimum

please go back to the doctor asap. ...Read more

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Had CT with contrast this morning. Now my mid back is achy. Worried of kidney damage. Chances and symptoms? Anything I can do to help

Had CT with contrast this morning. Now my mid back is achy. Worried of kidney damage. Chances and symptoms? Anything I can do to help

No worries: We do a good job these days screening patients' kidney function before we give contrasts. Chance of the one dye administration causing kidney issues is very low and would not cause you back pain anyway. Your pain is probably musculoskeletal from laying on the test table. Avoid taking any NSAIDS for the pain but can use Tylenol (acetaminophen) and stay well hydrated. ...Read more

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Non-contrast CT report said increased density corticomedullary junction bilateral kidneys-suspect for tiny renal caluculi. Should I worry?

Let me explain: If the stone is the problem, I think this not a major issue, the stone some time could go down by itself or by using (lithotripsy technique).
I would recommend you take of it ...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