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Kidney Stones And Enlarged Spleen
CT scan (for kidney stone) showed enlarged spleen, enlarged para-aortic lymph node, & diffusely hypodense liver-no lesions. What can this mean?
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
Classic differential diagnosis:
renal osteodystrophy (maybe all 3)
sickle cell disease (prob not)
myelofibrosis (could cause all 3)
pyknodysostosis (rare and you would know)
metastatic carcinoma (could)
mastocytosis (rare but maybe)
paget disease (prob not)
fluorosis (rare). ...Read more
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
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
Had kidney stone passing & CT showed enlarged lymph node in the lower thorax and an enlarged spleen. WBC was 10. Healthy 29 yo. Cancer or infection...
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
I recently found out I have a lobulated kidney with a exophytic componet (left kidney) and a mildly enlarged spleen what could this mean?
Kidney OK but spleen: The kidney is OK but the spleen needs clarification. Why is it enlarged. Ask your physician. We need more data. ...Read more
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
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
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
I have had kidney stones and I believe a slightly enlarged thyroid gland. What if anything should I do?
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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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