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What is recommended to eat if you have medullary sponge kidney disease?

What is recommended to eat if you have medullary sponge kidney disease?

See below: Medullary sponge kidney is a risk factor for kidney stone formation. There may be certain chemical abnormalities in the urine which allow formation of kidney stones.Your doctor
can run certain tests on the basis of which suggest changes in fluid intake, diet and maybe some medications to prevent stones from forming. ...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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I have medullary sponge kidney and previous kidney stones/infection/surgery on left side. Currently I have at least two 8 mm stones, is it safe ignore?

I have medullary sponge kidney and previous kidney stones/infection/surgery on left side. Currently I have at least two 8 mm stones, is it safe ignore?

See answer: Medullary sponge kidney is a common risk factor for kidney stones. That said, there is often an underlying metabolic problem contributing to stone formation and a 24-hour urine collection loking for such abnormalities is definitely recommended. Prevention is one goal, and eliminating any existing stone burden (especially >3-4mm) should be the other goal. Would recommend eswl for stone (s). ...Read more

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How do you treat medullary sponge kidney?

How do you treat medullary sponge kidney?

Kidney: You must have your doctor refer you to a Nephrologist and do so soon! ...Read more

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Can you tell me the main symptoms of medullary sponge kidney?

Can you tell me the main symptoms of medullary sponge kidney?

None: Most folks with medullary sponge kidney have no symptoms. However, they are susceptible to kidney stones which can cause lots of problems esp. Pain. ...Read more

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What are follow up tests &/or treatments after medullary sponge kidney diagnosis?

What are follow up tests &/or treatments after medullary sponge kidney diagnosis?

Good fluid intake: Medullary sponge kidneys are generally benign, although there is an increased risk of kidney stones. You should maintain a good water intake of at least 2 quarts per day. Also worthwhile trying to keep your urine slightly acidic with a ph<7.0. This can be achieved by judicious intake of potassium citrate, best monitored initially by a physician. Also periodic kidney ultrasounds to r/o stones. ...Read more

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I am 62 yr old woman who has medullary sponge kidney. Visited er. Found kidney stones on both sides. Please advise on diet, supplements, & treatments.

I am 62 yr old woman who has medullary sponge kidney. Visited er. Found kidney stones on both sides. Please advise on diet, supplements, & treatments.

Difficult: Your physician will advise you on specifics depending on what kind of stone has formed. It is near-certain that you'll be advised strongly to drink as much water as is feasible. Hopefully this will prevent you from having to limit the vitamin d that is benefiting your skeleton. This is a fairly common kidney problem; you didn't cause it and probably you can learn to manage it. ...Read more

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Can sponge kidney kill u?

Can sponge kidney kill u?

Not usually: Medullary sponge kidney is associated with hematuria, stones and calcinosis. Sometimes accompanied by metabolic acidosis. There is no specific treatment and is frequently not associated with loss of renal function. It can be found with chronic kidney disease. It is not considered a fatal condition. ...Read more

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What causes sponge kidney?

What causes sponge kidney?

MSK: Medullary Sponge Kidney (MSK) is a congenital disorder caused by malformation of collecting ducts into both small and large cysts. However, the actual cause of the disease remains unknown. ...Read more

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I have sponge kidney and I have a fever and my baxk & stomach are killing me its hard to breathe what should I do?

I have sponge kidney and I have a fever and my baxk & stomach are killing me its hard to breathe what should I do?

UTI, pyelonephritis: It's highly possible that you have UTI. You need to have a urine test and culture first and start antibiotics right after. See your doc or go to ER. Drink liquid like cranberry juice meanwhile. ...Read more

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Can medullary sponge kidneys cause low bone marrow count?

Can medullary sponge kidneys cause low bone marrow count?

No: Medullary sponge kidney is a very benign condition that does not disturb the function of the kidneys. It is mainly a radiological abnormality and can be associated with kidney stones of small variety usually in the kidney it self visible as small calcifications.
It should not affect your bone marrow in any way. ...Read more

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I hv bad pain lt side flank I hv IBS hd norm bm but pain is stil there more then 2 hrs, tk dicyclomine no help also hv medulary sponge kidneys, advice?

See below: In medullary sponge kidney disease, there can be stone formation sometimes which could be one reason why you have pain in the flank. If that is the case then drinking more fluids and using potassium citrate will help. Could be something else too. ...Read more

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What happens when henle is shortened, to the extent that they could not reach the medullary region of the kidney?

What happens when henle is shortened, to the extent that they could not reach the medullary region of the kidney?

Question unclear: Loop of henle is part of an individual nephron (1 immion/kidney) & situated between glomerulus (mini filter) in kidney cortex & collecting duct in kidney medulla. Nephron cells would form into a cyst if obstructed or perhaps as u say "could not reach medullary region". ...Read more

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What does the phrase-slight increased density cortical medullary junctions bilateral kidneys; right slightly greater than left mean? Cause for worry?

What does the phrase-slight increased density cortical medullary junctions bilateral kidneys; right slightly greater than left mean? Cause for worry?

Depends: Was this on ultrasound? Ct? Could be very non-specific especially if your labs (creatinine and gfr) are normal. I wouldn't worry unless your doctor mentions any abnormalities in your blood work (you should ask him/her about this). ...Read more

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My kidney sonography result reads " both kidneys medullary pyramids appears hypo echoic and mildly irregular" what does this mean. Ow to rectify this?

My kidney sonography result reads " both kidneys medullary pyramids appears hypo echoic and mildly irregular" what does this mean. Ow to rectify this?

Don't worry: This is a finding that is commonly reported on kidney ultrasound report. Without other finding, it really does not mean anything and you should not get concerned. In some instances it may be consistent with chronic kidney disease, or decreased kidney function. This should be discussed with your nephrologist. ...Read more

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My 10 day old had a kidney ultrasound that showed density in medullary pyramid what does that mean?

My 10 day old had a kidney ultrasound that showed density in medullary pyramid what does that mean?

Can't tell: No way of knowing without seeing the images. It may be early calcification. Or it may be just that overall the kidneys were "echogenic". This is very common in newborns as they "recover" from the mild dehydration they are born with. ...Read more

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Kidney enlarged with a bipolar lenth of 13.9cm normal 10 -12cm The parenchyma is echopeanic and heterogeneous. There is loss of cortico-medullary dif?

Kidney enlarged with a bipolar lenth of 13.9cm normal 10 -12cm The parenchyma is echopeanic and heterogeneous. There is loss of cortico-medullary dif?

Enlarged kidney: When there is echogenicity, that usually means a possiblity of small stones. Loss of the corticomedullary area means there is loss of kidney function. Enlargement of the kidney can be due to many factors. High blood pressure, kidney disease are the most common causes ...Read more

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Nutrition (Definition)

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