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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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Pain right kidney daily.Thought it was from a previous surgery i had. Thought i had a left stone come to find out I have a right stone. Referred pain?

Pain right kidney daily.Thought it was from a previous surgery i had. Thought i had a left stone come to find out I have a right stone. Referred pain?

Kidney or not?: Sure you may have stones in both kidneys. However: you must not miss other – more serious – conditions, like ectopic pregnancy, ovarian cyst torsion, acute cholecystitis... Abdominal pain can full anybody, including surgeons. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Misdiagnosed with ulcer (turned out to be referred pain from kidney stone). Weaned off PPIs but getting BAD acid rebound after stopping Zantac (ranitidine). Help!

Misdiagnosed with ulcer (turned out to be referred pain from kidney stone). Weaned off PPIs but getting BAD acid rebound after stopping Zantac (ranitidine). Help!

Might want to...: ...consider resuming your acid blocker drug. Sure, you can get rebound acid production off PPI's, but maybe you weren't "misdiagnosed" afterall regarding a peptic component to your distress. ...Read more

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3 y/o had VUR w/ scarring. Now VUR clear & kidneys measure 6.4cm. Refered to Nephrology. Can't get appt for couple months. What possible issues?

3 y/o had VUR w/ scarring. Now VUR clear & kidneys measure 6.4cm. Refered to Nephrology. Can't get appt for couple months. What possible issues?

This is just: "a thought" since the answer should come from your child's Pediatrician but I would guess the kidneys are a bit "small" for your baby's age and follow-up after the VUR with nephrology is a common..and nowadays "STANDARD OF CARE" No "emergency" (my opinion) Hope this helps and good luck! Dr Z ...Read more

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Ultrasound revealed 4cm shadow on kidney. Referred to urologist. What could it be?

Ultrasound revealed 4cm shadow on kidney. Referred to urologist. What could it be?

Here are some ...: A shadow on US indicates something blocking sound wave, usually stone(s), which will be further demonstrated with an abdomen film (KUB) since most of renal stones are radiopaque. More? Ask Doc timely for details. Best wishes ... ...Read more

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Referred to urologist for repeat UTIs, kidney bladder pain. Scheduled apt with NP. Is she qualified enough to help me with this? It's been near 2yrs.

Referred to urologist for repeat UTIs, kidney bladder pain. Scheduled apt with NP. Is she qualified enough to help me with this? It's been near 2yrs.

Urologist: There are some nurse practitioners who are highly knowledgeable and reliable. On the other hand, without knowing the capabilities of this particular one would suggest asking that you be seen by the urologist, unless the initial session is only to gather info for the urologist. Good luck as this often is a difficult problem. ...Read more

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Referred to nephrologist to see if kidneys contributing to hypertension. He ordered blood tests, including ANA..why? What would it tell?

Referred to nephrologist to see if kidneys
contributing to hypertension. He ordered blood tests, including ANA..why? What would it tell?

ANA: ANA or antinuclear antibody titers are typically used for screening for connective tissue disease, lupus or lupus like diseases that are typically affecting the kidneys in time. ...Read more