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Left Kidney Flutter
Depends on cause: Obstruction of the kidney can be caused by many possibilities such as stones, strictures of the ureter (narrowing of the tube) from prior surgeries or radiation, cancerous causes that block the ureter, or ureteropelvic junction obstruction (born with kink or narrowing) in junction between kidney and the ureter. The treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more
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
Could be normal: Could be normal.....a spilt GFR testing can tell you the percentage of each kidney is functioning. ...Read more
Not always a problem: An isolsted kidney cyst is a fairly common finding, frequently noted on abdominal ultrasound. It is often benign, however, there are many types of cystic kidney disease that can be problematic. You should discuss this finding with your doctor to determine if further evaluation is indicated. ...Read more
Kidney mass: First, it's important to know if it's a cyst (filled with fluid) or a solid mass (tissue). An ultrasound will be helpful to determine the difference. Cysts are very common and are usually found incidentally, and often don't require any intervention other than routine surveillance. A mass could be serious, and would require further testing. Your doctor can help you with the next steps of analysis. ...Read more
Not clear by birth?: Attenuation is a sonographic term. Need more information before telling opinion. Infections can cause attenuation, poorly formed kidney can cause attenuation, some kind of cysts/masses can cause. Need to know whether it is uniform of attenuation of whole kidney or a part of the kidney alone. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: This Q was answered not long ago. The hurting over left kidney area most likely results from the tension exerted on to the muscle and joints during sex, especially in some struggling to achieve orgasm. Besides, physical posturing during sex may play certain role in having postcoital muscle. If still bothering, seek pro-attention, evaluation, and counseling timely. ...Read more
Not much!: What the radiologist is describing is unlikely to have any clinical significance or cause any problems. The small cyst may very well have been there your entire life. ...Read more
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Kidney stone: Most kidney stones that are 4 mm or smaller can be passed spontaneously. Stones that are bigger than 4 mm are more difficult to be passed spontaneously. There is a progressive decrease in the spontaneous passage rate, which is unlikely with stones ≥10 mm in diameter. With a stone diameter between 4 and 6 mm, about 50 percent required intervention. Drink lots of water and discuss with ur urologist. ...Read more
Here are some...: Without clinical symptoms and history, fairly speaking, a professional could not deduce a clinically relevant diagnosis from the one-time finding of pelvicalyceal fullness in left kidney, although possible mild long-term functional "obstruction at the upper part of ureter needs to be considered. So, ask and discuss this finding with your doctor so to reach reasonable possible explanation. Best... ...Read more
Remove obstruction: May be due to congenital vascular band consult pediatric urologist for further investigation and treatment. ...Read more
Depends: 4.5 mm stone is at the upper limits of what may be passable through the ureter and into bladder. Usually < 5mm. Most urologists will give you a month trial to pass provided your kidney isn't swollen and functioning ok. He/she may also put you on something to help pass it. If becomes severely painful ESWL is the preferred choice if in kidney (shock wave). If moves, urologist may fetch. ...Read more
See below: You can have one congenitally small kidney and have a normal function. Other causes sometimes associated with hypertension are narrowing of the blood vessel to the smaller kidney or a chronic blockage resulting in kidney shrinkage. Blood tests can help decide if the kidney function is normal, stable or deterirating. ...Read more
Worrisome: Well, humans can live normally with only one kidney, however, a puncture in one kidney is extremely dangerous and is life-threatening because of internal bleeding and infection risk. That must be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
Hello sir, "Two ecogenic foci of size 4.4-5 mm and 5-5.5 mm noted in left kidney" what does mean?
What could be the reason why my left kidney is smaller than right one which was normal on 2 years ago?
? L small or R large: Likely mean left kidney now smaller:? Following kidney infection followed by scarring & contraction, ? Renal artery stenosis, ? Embolus/clot obstructing main or branch renal artery, ? Artery or venous thrombosis, ? Kidney damage following surgery for stone. If right kidney larger: could be from obstruction or tumor. ...Read more
Is it normal for my child to havr larger left kidney than right kidney. Or it is a kind of abnormality/disease?
Probably Normal: It depends on how the size of each kidney compares with the norm for your child's age. A determination of the function of the kidneys will also help clarify if this is a variant of normal or indicative of a disease process. It will be prudent to keep any requested follow up to discuss your child's result. Take care ...Read more
When I laid down on my left side I had pain in the area of my left kidney and it seems like I'm retaining a lot of water?
Difficult t tell: But you might have a kidney stone causing obstruction see urologist ...Read more
Why the area of focal cortical thickens in midpolar region of left kidney. What can be the result & how can it be treated?
Dromedary hump?: A common cause of focal kidney thickening of the left kidney is a normal anatomic variant called a dromedary hump. However, suspicious areas that might represent tumor or areas of infection often need a ct scan with contrast or ultrasound with intravenous contrast to make sure a more serious problem is not present. ...Read more
Is a slight pain from left tit to lower left kidney (i am s male) anything to worry about. Been going off and on for about 10 min?
Salaam, I donated my left kidney for my sister 3 years ago, I am not complaining of specific problem but worried about my weight 110kg?
You are a very loving brother!
I understand your worrying about weight of 110 kg.
Weight of110kg. Has risks of Heart disease, Blood pressure, and Diabetes
See your Physician for diagnosis, Balanced Diet, 1500 cal/day intake, type of exercise and duration.
Daily exercise, gradually increase the pace and duration.
See Psychiatrist for Therapy, Breathing Relaxation, music relaxation, Visual imagery. ...Read more
Diagnosed with low density lesion interpolar aspect left kidney, statistically beneign. Should I have this looked at for further evaluation?
It depends: A Lesion in the kidney can be a benign cyst, which are common. But it can also be a solid lesion. Depending on your Age, the nature of the lesion, and its size will dictate further testing. But you should have a consultation with a doctor to examine you and guide you further. ...Read more
Go to ER: Acute or chronic pyelonephritis needs immediate and definitive evaluation and institution of treatment. This is potentially life-threatening and even if not, if not managed appropriately has the potential to damage kidney function. Go and be seen. ...Read more
See a urologist: An acute obstruction requires urgent referral to a urologist who can identify the source of the obstruction and effectively treat it. Left alone for too long, a urinary tract obstruction can lead to permanent loss of kidney function. Don't let this wait too long to be treated. ...Read more
Kidney Pain: First you need to make sure it is your kidney as on your left side there are other organs that can mimic this such as back pain, lower rib pain, lung irritation (pneumonia) and possibly things related to the kidney. Those with kidney pain commonly are found to have a kidney stone, infection, possibly a blockage of the ureter (hydronephrosis) or even vascular issues. See your doctor first. ...Read more
See your doctor: A shadow is nonspecific and requires training to look at the entire image with knowledge of the clinical situation. The shadow could be a cyst or an area beneath a kidney stone or a false image due to bad technique. Sometimes normal parts of a kidney can look like a shadow depending on the kind of image used. Discuss the shadow with your doctor while looking at it. ...Read more
Small: Median kidney lengths are 11.2 cm on the left side and 10.9 cm on the right side. ...Read more
Depends on how much difference. Some 1-2 cm differences can be present normally, some persons are born with a smaller kidney and some persons have reduced blood flow to the smaller kidney, and some have reflux during childhood.
This needs to be investigated for the cause, if significant. ...Read more
I have a findings of nephrolitiases in left kidney with possible staghorn formation associated with mild pelvocaliectasia?
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A 3mm is sitting in my sister's left kidney. How can she get it to pass and what might cause it to get worse and grow? Thank you!
Growing stone?: Asymptomatic 3 mm renal stones are difficult to address because no one can know if they will ever cause symptoms or grow. Details such as stone position, radio opacity, urinary ph, and identification of the stone by plain film abdominal radiograph will help predict treat-ability and risk of stone movement / growth. Options include following the stone or attempting treatment based on the above. ...Read more
I've been getting a painful feeling by my left kidney every time I lean forward, even if only slightly. What might be the cause of this?
Here are some...: Your pain is apparently related with physical activity; therefore, it is reasonable to deduce that your pain is related with disorders of local / regional muscles, joints, or nerves, not left kidney. To sort the mystery behind your pain can be done by following instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain insight on how to work with doc so to reach right Dx. ...Read more
Results from my scan says everything is working fine. A bulky left kidney but they don't think it's clinically significant. What does this mean?
Not sure: We don't normally describe the kidneys as "bulky" or not bulky. It could simply mean that one kidney is larger than the other in which case in and of itself is clinically insignificant or if one kidney is "bulky" in a part of it then that raises the possibility of a tumor or if the calyceal system is enlarged then there maybe obstruction. ASK YOUR DOCTOR! ...Read more
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