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I have mld hydronephrosis in R kidney from lithotripsy scar tissue - Mod. pain, ER says see uro in 5 days. -no ins.- Prognosis of no intervention?

I have mld hydronephrosis in R kidney from lithotripsy scar tissue - Mod. pain, ER says see uro in 5 days. -no ins.- Prognosis of no intervention?

Health care : You should have it taken care of. If there is anatomical blockage it needs to be worked up. And also under affordable health care act you will qualify for health insurance. Go to healthcare.gov and see what your options are. But have this taken care of. Best of luck ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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I believe that I have scar tissue in my penis from kidney stones and lithotripsy. Should I get this taken care of?

I believe that I have scar tissue in my penis from kidney stones and lithotripsy. Should I get this taken care of?

I am confused: Your question is a bit vague. Kidney stones and eswl do not cause scar in the penis. If you are referring to peyronie's, thi sis not cause by that. Urethral stricture (scarring) is totally different and if you had any instrumentation you are at risk and it may need to be fixed. ...Read more

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2 ureteroscopys &2 lithotripsys done.The last 1showed great scarring in ureter.Have constant flank pain.No help/relief from many drs.Help! Please!

2 ureteroscopys &2 lithotripsys done.The last 1showed great scarring in ureter.Have constant flank pain.No help/relief from many drs.Help! Please!

Need more info: You have apparently had a workup by a urologist and I am surprised that you are still looking for a plan of more help. My advice is to get a second opinion and make an appointment with the head of urology at a large medical institution. That person will be able to secure a copy of all the tests that have been done and help you. It's the right thing to do,. ...Read more

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Scar tissue is a variety of what?

Scar tissue is a variety of what?

Unclear: I'm not sure what your question is. Scar tissue is a an area of fibrous tissue where there has been an injury. It has the same building blocks as normal tissue but they are arranged in such a way that they are usually stiffer. There can be increased blood flow in the area with redness or an increase in pigment. ...Read more

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Scar tissue after plantar fibroma ?

Scar tissue: This is the usual nightmare for plantar fibroma excision. If this occurs i usually start aggressive physical therapy with steroid injections. I also add the cutting edge laser which breaks down scar tissue (10 sessions, once a week, 15 min a session). ...Read more

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What does scar tissue on ovaries mean?

What does scar tissue on ovaries mean?

A Finding on exam: This means that scars on the ovaries were found during a laparoscopic, surgical, ultrasonic or other diagnostic evaluation. They need to be taken in context of additional findings and complaints. For example it may be one cause of infertility or abdominal pain. The causes are multiple. Treatment will vary depending on the cause and goals. ...Read more

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What does scar tissue look like on mri?

What does scar tissue look like on mri?

Varies: Sometimes not visible, but if large enough appears like an increased density (white appearing). Mri is good for visualizing differing density of soft tissue, including scars. ...Read more

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What could cause scar tissue in the liver?

What could cause scar tissue in the liver?

Cirrhosis: Scar tissue in the liver is also referred to as cirrhosis. It can be caused by excessive long term alcohol use, chronic hepatitis, bad fatty liver and some other more rare causes. ...Read more

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Can scar tissue infertility be ever be "cured"?

Yes and no,: Depending. Minimal adhesions ('scar') can often be treated surgically and be 'good as new.' denser or more extensive adhesions can also often be improved with surgery, but may still be somewhat abnormal. Whether adhesions are imporatnt in infertility is also variable. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


Dr. Louis Gallia
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Lithotripsy (Definition)

It is a medical procedure which uses shock waves to break up stones in kidney or ureter, sa these can pass ...Read more