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CT scan (for kidney stone) showed enlarged spleen, enlarged para-aortic lymph node, & diffusely hypodense liver-no lesions. What can this mean?

CT scan (for kidney stone) showed enlarged spleen, enlarged para-aortic lymph node, & diffusely hypodense liver-no lesions. What can this mean?

Unless you have: Had a recent illness (e.g. mononucleosis) that could explain those findings, unfortunately the main concern for splenomegaly and adenopathy would be lymphoma. Please talk to your doc about the results and next steps. ...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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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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What are some reasons that your spleen would be enlarged? I have celiacs disease and just recently had a kidney stone would that cause spleen issue

What are some reasons that your spleen would be enlarged? I have celiacs disease and just recently had a kidney stone would that cause spleen issue

True True Unrelated: Kidney stones are not causative of enlarged spleen. It would be best if you had blood work to look for the common causes for such a problem, especially if the liver is enlarged as well. ...Read more

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Calcified granulomas within my spleen, bilateral renal cysts, 4mm kidney stone and punctate calcifications in my pelvis, what would the underlying condition be?

Calcified granulomas within my spleen, bilateral renal cysts, 4mm kidney stone and punctate calcifications in my pelvis, what would the underlying condition be?

Mostly normal: These are all trivial imaging findings. The old stuff in your spleen probably reflects a long-ago victory over an infection with histoplasmosis. Kidney cysts are trivial and very common. The calcium stuff in your pelvis is probably phleboliths which never cause trouble. I hope the kidney stone stays in place or can be managed. ...Read more

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What could be the possible cause to having an enlarged spleen and kidneys?

What could be the possible cause to having an enlarged spleen and kidneys?

Here are....: Enlarged spleen may result from: infections of viral, bacterial, parasitic origins; blood cancers; liver cirrhosis; hemolytic anemia, certain metabolic disorders, etc. And enlarged kidneys may be temporary by ureteral & renal venous obstruction, and by inflammation/infection, or progressive by inherent renal cysts &/or tumors, or by metastatic tumors, etc. Ask specific & personally pertinent Q! ...Read more

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I have an enlarged fatty liver, enlarged spleen, & 2nd stage kidney disease & I need to know if any one of those would cause a UTI & an ear infection?

I have an enlarged fatty liver, enlarged spleen, & 2nd stage kidney disease & I need to know if any one of those would cause a UTI & an ear infection?

Not per se: The conditions you described do not cause UTI by themselves. You should be under the care of a doctor to manage these illnesses so that you may prevent deterioration of liver and kidney function. ...Read more

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What causes an enlarged kidney and kidney stones?

What causes an enlarged kidney and kidney stones?

Obstruction.: A kidney that is obstructed by a kidney stone can swell in a condition called hydronephrosis. This can, over time, affect the function of the kidney. Kidney stones can form when solutes in the urine come out of solution. The exact cause in an individual is usually not known, but there is likely a genetic component and known risk factors such as dehydration, high-salt, high-protein diet. ...Read more

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How can you treat kidney stone and enlarged one kidney?

How can you treat kidney stone and enlarged one kidney?

Obstruction: By a stone can cause a kidney to enlarge. Obstruction over time can cause damage to the kidney. That damage can occur quickly if there is additional factor of infection. Best to see a urologist who can best determine if a stone will pass on its own or needs additional treatment, such as lithotrypsy. A urologist can also determine the significance of an enlarged kidney not caused by obstruction. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a kidney stone and enlarged one kidney?

What is the best way to treat a kidney stone and enlarged one kidney?

Probably surgery: It appears you have a kidney stone and enlarged kidney (hydronephrosis)--- probably due to obstruction. This needs in addition to pain medications, possible stent placement or surgery to relieve the obstruction. ...Read more

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I have had kidney stones and I believe a slightly enlarged thyroid gland. What if anything should I do?

I have had kidney stones and I believe a slightly enlarged thyroid gland. What if anything should I do?

? parathyroid gland: The parathyroid glands which are located inside the thyroid could be hyperacitve which can cause kidney stones, You should ask you doc if this is the case. A Calcium level and PTH hormone will be elevated in this condition called hyperparathyroidism ...Read more

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How long can a groin lumph node be enlarged after passing a kidney stone?

How long can a groin lumph node be enlarged after passing a kidney stone?

Kidney stone, lymph: It is very unlikely passing a kidney is related to the lump in the groin. It the lump is painful or not resolving it should be evaluated. ...Read more

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12 mm kidney stone lipotripsy didn't work want to do a pcnl anyway of passing the stone when is it to big for my kidney. Grew from a 8 mm two years ago?

12 mm kidney stone lipotripsy didn't work want to do a pcnl anyway of passing the stone when is it to big for my kidney. Grew from a 8 mm two years ago?

No.: Unfortunately stones more than 5mm cannot usually pass on their own, so intervention is often needed. If lithotripsy did not work, then percutaneous therapy may be needed. ...Read more

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Hi I have an enlarged prostate two weeks ago I passed four kidney stones now every time I pass urine I get a burning pain in my bladder?

Hi I have an enlarged prostate two weeks ago I passed four kidney stones now every time I pass urine I get a burning pain in my bladder?

May Have Infection: You may have an infection in your bladder or maybe some of the stone material is still in bladder. You need to see your doctor and be checked. Meanwhile I recommend you drink 6 oz. Cranberry juice and over one quart of water per day. Good idea to take magnesium citrate or magnesium malate once daily as it helps prevents stones.
Did you get the analysis of the stone constituents results? ...Read more

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My 19 yr old daughter had kidney stone that passed. Ultrasound showed enlarged tubes leading from kidneys what cause? She is still nauseous pain side

My 19 yr old daughter had kidney stone that passed. Ultrasound showed enlarged tubes leading from kidneys what cause? She is still nauseous pain side

Kidney stones: Are rough and very painful! The enlarged ureters could be from the stones or she may have had them all her life. Hopefully she is seeing a urologist who can explain this better to you. She may have residual stones that are hard to pass and sometimes people need to have them physically removed....When this is over I suggest you see a chinese medicine practitioner to help prevent future stones. ...Read more

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A CT scan revealed that my right kidney and ureter were very enlarged. No kidney stones were found. What does this mean?

Ureteral obstruction: Causing ureter & kidney to swell. Stone obstruction excluded so blockage cound be at junction of ureter & bladder (uvj obstruction), ureteral sticture congenital or acquired, ovarian vein syndrome (ureter blocked by enlarged ovarian vein). Retroperitoneal fibrosis, mass pressing on ureter (would have been seen on ct). Need 2c urologist & mag 3 nuclear scan to quantitate obstruction & function. ...Read more

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I have pain in my lower back on the side...feels like a pulled muscle. Could it be an enlarged spleen?

I have pain in my lower back on the side...feels like a pulled muscle. Could it be an enlarged spleen?

Possible: If your pain is on the left side, it could be your spleen, but is more likely a pulled muscle or kidney problem. You need to see a doctor to be sure. ...Read more

Kidney Stone (Definition)

Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more


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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Small, hard mineral deposits made of minerals and acid salts that form inside your kidneys. They can be extremely painful until they pass or are ...Read more