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Doctor insights on: Kidney Spleen

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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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I am having trouble eating, after eating i feel sharp pain in my spleen/ kidney area. I woke up with nosebleeds. My back hurts as well..Whats wrong?

I am having trouble eating, after eating i feel sharp pain in my spleen/ kidney area. I woke up with nosebleeds. My back hurts as well..Whats wrong?

See your doctor: Nosebleeds may be due to many causes including a low platelet count or simply due to dry indoor heat. I recommend that you get checked by your doctor because you have pain in the area of your spleen. If your spleen is enlarged from mononucleosis, for example, you could have pain in that area and other problems. Are you bruising easily? If so, that is another sign of low platelets. ...Read more

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What causes an enlarged spleen, kidney stones or dense bones?

What causes an enlarged spleen, kidney stones or dense bones?

Dense bones: Classic differential diagnosis: renal osteodystrophy (maybe all 3) sickle cell disease (prob not) myelofibrosis (could cause all 3) osteopetrosis (could) pyknodysostosis (rare and you would know) metastatic carcinoma (could) mastocytosis (rare but maybe) paget disease (prob not) athletes (no) fluorosis (rare). ...Read more

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Why do I get pain in my kidney area in my spleen areaat night more than I do during the day?

Why do I get pain in my kidney area in my spleen areaat night more than I do during the day?

See your doctor.: These symptoms should be evaluated in greater detail with a physician who can take a proper history and exam. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is splenunculus near my spleen and left kidney?

What is splenunculus near my spleen and left kidney?

Accessory spleen: Or ectopic spleen tissue. Can be multiple. Usually about 1 cm in diameter. Present in up to 10% of population, usually harmless.; usually of no significance. Most common problem is misinterpretation of abdominal ct or MRI to be a tumor. I have seen a case of splenogonadal fusion with a splenunculus fused to left testicle ; originally incorrectly diagnosed as a testis tumor. ...Read more

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U/s showed accessory spleen on my kidney, how is that possible?

U/s showed accessory spleen on my kidney, how is that possible?

Congential : It's not really "on the kidney" is near the kidney. An accessory spleen can develop at birth and does not usually cause any harm or symptoms. It is usually found from abdominal x-rays like a ct scan, or a surgery on other abdominal organs. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of spleen removal and kidney biopsy?

What are the dangers of spleen removal and kidney biopsy?

Splenectomy: can predispose you to future infections with encapsulated organisms and elevated platelet count that can lead to blood clots. Kidney biopsy if done by and interventional radiologist is generally very safe, if coagulation parameters are normal. Both answers are general answers and it may not apply to your specific situation, so ask your doctor for detailed answer. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of a spleen removal and kidney biopsy?

What are the dangers of a spleen removal and kidney biopsy?

Bleeding, infections: Splenectomy associated with more common infections (although still not considered immunocompromised) biopsy can cause bleeding and sometimes significant enough to need nephrectomy. ...Read more