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What is treatmetn for lower back pain or kidney pain?

What is treatmetn for lower back pain or kidney pain?

2 separate problems: For back pain, lifestyle changes are important like not smoking, weight control and regular exercise. You can use medication if no contraindications like ibuprophen or naproxen, try a back support, guided exercise & activity modification. If no better, then see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. For kidney pain, you need to be seen and treated by your physician. ...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


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Does horseshoe kidney require treatment?

Does horseshoe kidney require treatment?

Usually no: Most horseshoe kidneys r in fact 2 normal kidneys attached at the lower end. Some subjects have hydronephrosis due to obstruction at kidney ureteropelvic juction ; may require surgical correction. Very occasional patient might have severe persistent or recurrent abdominal pain which might benefit from division of isthmus joining both kidneys. Was fashionable procedure 50yrs ago, thankfully no more. ...Read more

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Both kidneys shrinking 25%, what is the treatment for this?

Both kidneys shrinking 25%, what is the treatment for this?

None: Shrinking kidneys are a sign of scar tissue developing in the kidneys. There is no treatment that reverses the scar. The are treatments to slow the loss of kidney function. It is important to find out what is causing your kidney injury in the first place. General treatments are avoid tobacco, low sodium diet, low protein diet, good BP control, good cholesterol control and avoid obesity. ...Read more

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What kind of treatment would you have to go through to heal your kidney damage?

What kind of treatment would you have to go through to heal your kidney damage?

Time, supportive med: If kidney disease is reversible then the diagnosis will guide the therapy, for example, contrast nephropathy resolves over time, lupus required steroids and immunosuppresion. Diabetics require glucose control, hypertension control and ace inhibitors. This all requires support of the patient with dialysis if needed while healing. Call your doctor to discuss. ...Read more

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Sir my right kidney size is 9.6 cm and 1.1 And left one is 9.5 cm and 1.3 is this a normal case or any problem plzz tell about the treatment Thanks?

Sir my right kidney size is 9.6 cm and 1.1
And left one is 9.5 cm and 1.3 is this a normal case or any problem plzz tell about the treatment
Thanks?

Kidney size: Your kidneys appear normal based on this as the Left if usually larger than the right. Discuss other issues with the Dr. who ordered the test that showed this. You can also send picture to me on live consult. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for MRSA in the kidneys?

Kidneys: Not very clear about your question. How was this MRSA in kidneys diagnosed. Prolonged course of IV antibiotics are needed. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for kidney scarring?

What is the treatment for kidney scarring?

See below: Kidney scarring is a term to describe the appearance of the kidney on microscopic exam, generally on a kidney biopsy, represents dead tissue.This does not cause symptoms. The effort then is towards preserving the live tissue.Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Symthons & treatment for kidney stones?

Symthons & treatment for kidney stones?

A lot of pain: The symptoms overlap a lot with urinary tract infection since the same area is inflamed. Frequency, and pain. The pain is mainly bladder with extension to the kidney with UTI, and in the kidney with extension to the bladder with stones. Blood in urine (mostly visible) w. stones. Fever/signs of infection with infection. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for floating kidney?

Usually nothing: Floating kidney is where the kidney is not attached by supporting tissue and drops into the pelvis. There is surgical treatment called nephropexy but it is usually not recommended in patients who have no symptoms. ...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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My kidney is shrinking. What is the treatment for this?

My kidney is shrinking.  What is the treatment for this?

Depends on cause: If your kidney is shrinking from a lack of blood flow (renal artery stenosis), then restoring blood flow to that kidney may help. If it's shrinking from recurrent infections to that kidney, then antibiotics may be helpful. If the cause is reflux of urine from your bladder back up that kidney, a urologist may be helpful. If neither of those is the case, there is nothing you can do to change it. ...Read more

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Please explain the kidney condition fsgh and advise on treatment?

Please explain the kidney condition fsgh and advise on treatment?

Focal sclerosis: I think you mean fsgs - focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. It is in the category of kidney diseases that present with too much protein in your urine and total body swelling. High blood pressure (BP) is also a major feature. Treatments vary and none are completely effective. Most treatment focuses on keeping BP normal and controlling the swelling as best as it can be. ...Read more

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Does a 10cm kidney cyst require treatment?

Does a 10cm kidney cyst require treatment?

Simple or Complex?: Renal cysts are frequently observed in normal kidney (65-70% of cases). The size of the cyst is less important than character. Cysts can have different character appearances on different diagnostic studies (ultrasound, CT scan, or MRI). Based on what yours looks like, your doctor will either choose to follow it or perform additional imaging as they can also be a sign of more serious disorders. ...Read more

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Is there any update in treatment of kidney scar?

Is there any update in treatment of kidney scar?

Kidney Scars: Kidney scars are in response to injury, often due to infection or kidney stones. The best thing to do is to protect the remaining normal kidney by preventing further injury. ...Read more

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I have cyst in the left kidney what's treatment for it??

I have cyst in the left kidney what's treatment for it??

Usually nothing: Renal cysts are usually of no consequence. However, the doctor who ordered the test needs to confirm this. Simple renal cysts that cause no symptoms require no treatment. ...Read more

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I have an anechoic cyst on my kidney. What is the proper treatment?

I have an anechoic cyst on my kidney. What is the proper treatment?

Kidney cysts: Most cysts on the kidneys are harmless and usually found during an exam for another reason. There is no definitive treatment for cysts as long as they do not cause pain or infection. ...Read more

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How long 75yr old man can live with two kidneys fail without treatment?

How long 75yr old man can live with two kidneys fail without treatment?

Kidney failure: The answer to your question has many variables such as cause and rate of kidney failure along with medical comorbidities. Generally speaking, end stage kidney failure would lead to death within a day to one week. ...Read more

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Are there any risks associated with undergoing kidney dialysis treatment?

Are there any risks associated with undergoing kidney dialysis treatment?

Yes, but few options: If a person with End Stage Renal Failure does NOT have dialysis or a transplant, they will die. So any risks pale in comparison to that! But yes, people can have infections or other problems with their dialysis sites, they may have blood pressure swings, muscle cramps, and a variety of other problems. Again, these are manageable. Transplant, when available, is a good choice, but not without risk. ...Read more

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