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Lower Pole Of The Left Kidney Stone
Won't Pass: The stone is too big to pass. It may never bother you if it stays in the lower pole. If it moves it will obstruct and will require an intervention. Try and find out why you make stones since uric acid stones can shrink in an alkaline environment. Also, if the stone is calcium decreasing urinary calcium may prevent the stone from enlarging. See a urologist, lithotripsy may be of benefit. ...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
In your opinion what treatment for Punctate nonobstructing left upper pole renal stone. 15 mm cyst lower pole left kidney
with milk of calcium.
A tiny kidney stone: A punctate calculus refers to a very small kidney stone, generally 1-2 mm in size picked up on a CT scan as this is the most sensitive imaging study. A stone of this size should be passable if it decides to move down the ureter. I would recommend excellent fluid intake of 70-80 ounces daily and orange juice and lemonade daily. Your doctor should also monitor this stone periodically for growth. ...Read more
I have few calculi in upper and mild calyx largest measuring 5mm at right kidney. calculus measuring 4mm in left kidney. Along with left minimal hydroureteronephrosis with dilated entire left uretre.
See urologist: Your calculi seem not large enough for lithotripsy. These may pass on their own. The passage may be facilitated by placing a stent. It would be prudent to consult a urologist for proper treatment. Left untreated, even stones, this small, can damage the kidney. Drink enough water every day so that your urine is mostly colorless. ...Read more
Treatment for non obstructing 2.25 CM kidney stone in upper pole of right kidney ? Could the stone be causing abdominal & upper leg pain? Headache?
Probably not: A non-obstructing stone may cause blood in the urine but should not be causing pain especially headache or thigh pain. Theoretically a large kidney stone that is not obstructing might cause some pain. Generally that would be back pain or flank pain rather than abdominal pain. I recommend you discuss with your physician the radiology report generated by the radiologist. ...Read more
Ultrasound shows mild hydronephrosis on left kidney. A stone measuring 5x3 mm at lower end of left ureter. Will it come out itself?
Mid pole calculus is noted in my right kidney measuring 8.7 mm and mild hydronephrosis with extra renal pelvis is seen in the both kidneys.
See professionals...: See an well-experienced urologist to decide if it's necessary to intervene; if needed, at what price? For your condition, a professional needs to share the balancing thought on the need and possibility of care before committing its removal, which usually can be done through the penis with fine scope and laser. For detail, check with experts. Best wish ... ...Read more
Possible kidney stone. Kidney stone history. Flank pain on left side. Pain also in pelvic floor and radiates in buttox down right back side of leg. ?
Need tests: You need testing such as an Ultrasound ...Read more
Usually nothing!: They may represent PRIOR infection or tiny stones. They have no significance unless they are small stones in which case they could block (obstruct) the kidney involved. Knowing they are there is the important thing. Your Primary Care Provider will determine if a consultation with a UROLOGIST is necessary Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
My scan result shows 3.4mm calyceal calculus in the middle calyx of right kidney...what to do doctor..
Maybe nothing: Most renal cysts are normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
See answer: The kidneys and bladder are normally visualized with a routine bone scan. Decrease visualization and activity generally reflects decreased renal function and an increase in activity commonly represents either obstruction or delayed excretion. You should discuss with the doctor who ordered the test whether he feels finding has any clinical significance. Most likely not? ...Read more
What is chronic pyelonephritis and what is focal area scarring in the lower pole of the left kidney?
Chronic Pyelo: Chronic pyelonephritis is the result of any process in the kidney that causes prolonged inflammation and fibrosis (scarring). Common causes include: persistent or recurrent renal infections, vesicoureteral reflux (urine going backwards into the kidney), or urinary tract obstruction. A board certified urologist or nephrologist are the best doctors to review these types of findings. ...Read more
Case of PUJ stenosis Rt side,Rt moderate hydronephrosis with reduction of renal parenchymal thickness 7mm & 1.4cm stone in lower calyx of Rt kidney. ?
Here are some ...: Apparently, the condition of your right kidney has been chronic, most likely, inborn. From what you described, this kidney may be still salvageable by surgery – either open or laparoscopy with or without robotic assistance. I'm sure, before the procedure, a renal nuclear scan can be done to define the residual function of right kidney. For more detail, ask and talk with your doctor. Best wish. ...Read more
I have a 10 mm kidney stone in the lower pole of the right kidney. Will it cause damage to kidney if left alone? Was 4 mm last year. bleeding in uri
Kidney stones: Ask your doctor is you have any signs of hydronephrosis. Hydornephrosis is caused by obstruction. If you have this I'd suggest you get this stone taken care of. If you don't have any signs of hydronephrosis there probably isn't any danger waiting a little longer to have this removed. Ask your doctor. ...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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