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Mm Stone Renal Mid Pole
My latest USg report says bilateral renal mid and lower calculus measuring 3mm. Does it means I have stone??
Yes: A calculus is a stone. Renal means kidney. So you have a kidney stone. Please see a physician for treatment. ...Read more
I have a non obstructive right renal calculus (3mm kidney stone in the mid pole). Do I need any medication as such or home remedies are enough. Thanks?
Good question. Please find out from Urologist what the stone is made of and depending on that what dietary measures are appropriate. Thanks ...Read more
An X-ray showed a 6mm mid-left renal calculus stone in my 17 years old daughter. Is this in the kidney?
Yes.: The term renal indicates that the calculus is in the kidney. Mid refers to the midpole, or near the center of the kidney, as opposed to the upper or lower poles. If the stone were to pass into the ureter, it would be reported as a ureteral stone. A 6mm stone may pass on its own, but chances decrease above 5mm. If there are no symptoms it may not need treatment, but many options are available. ...Read more
Had a renal sonogram and these were the findings "there are 2 hyperechoic foci, one in the mid/lower pole of the rt kidney of 4mm and one in the interpolar caliceal system on the lft of 5mm. These could represent nonobstructive calculi but no shadow?
Hi Sir, As per the scanning of ABDOME and PELVIS. Below are findings, so please suggest me on this...Thanks 1.Grade -I fatty liver. 2.Multiple right renal calculi (renal mid pole calculus - largest -9mm) 3.Left Renal calculus-5.5mm. No hydronephrosis.
Small kidney stone: This is a small stone. To help it pass on its own, drink 4 liters of fluid per day. As much as possible, use lemonade or lemon extract added to water. The citrate in the lemon will help dissolve the stone. Minimize salt. Minimize animal protein. Push the fluids to 4 liters minimum per day. ...Read more
2 mm kidney stone at mid calyx of lift kidney what is the best way to remove? Taking flowmas is no problem?
Here are some. ..: Clinically, a non-moving 2-mm stone would not usually cause symptom & if it is detached and dropped to move through ureter, it would most likely pass by itself although you may experience some pain, but much better than taking surgery-related risks to undergo procedures. So, leave it alone. Yet, Flomax (tamsulosin) would not help a 2-mm calyceal stone to move and pass although it may help stone in lower ureter ...Read more
How is it determined if a3 mm echogenic focus without posterior shadowing in mid-portion is a kidney stone?
May not be stone: You likely have had a renal ultrasound. A kidney stone usually does create shadowing because it does not allow transmission of sound waves. A "twinkle" artifact is also associated with a stone. Other structures can be echogenic, including calcium deposits in blood vessels, fat in the renal sinus, and fat containing benign masses. CT scan without contrast is most sensitive to detect stones. ...Read more
Have 4mm kidney stone in mid pole of left kidney. Have a long flight, India to USA in 2days. Doctor says 4 mm is nothing to worry about. What you think?
Hopefully fine: There is always a small chance that the stone could begin to move into the ureter (kidney tube) but this is not likely. You may want to consider treatment of the stone electively before another long trip or important event so that chance of an event is eliminated. Would talk to your urologist. ...Read more
My wife went through a lithotripsy last year for a 7mm stone. Again 2.5 mm stone in mid pole of left kidney. Acute pain & vomiting. Lithotripsy again?
Possibly.: The most important think is to rule out the presence of a urinary infection. This needs to be treated as soon as possible. Next is symptom control. Lithotripsy is an option, but work with your urologist to see which approach would have the highest rate of success with the smallest degree of invasiveness. Good luck to you both. ...Read more
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 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.
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Unpredictable...: It is unpredictable to tell when a stone attached to a calyceal papilla may drop and move into the ureter so hopefully pass through ureter into the bladder; so, no one can tell, but just be alert for such occurrence as described. In general, the odd for a 4-mm stone to successfully pass is about 75-85% in 2 weeks, but it does not mean a stone < 4 mm will not pass or one >4 mm will never pass. ...Read more
I have 11mm stone in left kidney in mid pole so please advise what should I do? I never had any pain and stone identified in normal health check.
Kidney stone: Review your family Hx with your team as well as your lab results. I would leave it alone. ...Read more
I am 30 yr, male, have <5mm stones in both kidneys, just found that I have 23*19mms cortical cyst in left mid portion of lt. Kidney, pl suggest. Thx?
Cysts: Renal cysts are present in nearly 50% of the population over 50 y/o. They have a classification system that estimates the likelihood of them being benign called the bozniac classification. Size is less relevant than wall thickness or complexity of the cyst. ...Read more
Dr said I have a stone in right kidney few wks ago. Now I have pain in mid back that comes and goes. Feels irritatedIs this pain related to the stone?
Renal colic?: If this pain to which you refer is on the right side in the mid-back, then I would think it realistic to presume this being due to your kidney stone. The pain associated with a kidney stone, termed "renal colic" tends to start in the mid-back and shoot down and around to the front. But, having pain would be contingent on that stone trying to pass, and not if it's just sitting up in the kidney. ...Read more
I just found out I have a 3mm kidney stone at mid pole. What does this mean and should I have pain and nausea with this?
Kidney stone: Not necessarily.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a diagnosis of rounded appearing isoechoic mass at mid pole on kidney measuring 2.8 cm. What are the chances it is dromedary hump vs renal mas?
That altho "separate" from kidney tissue it's echo "appearance" is that of the kidney itself. Thus the "dromedary hump" a NORMAL FOLDING of the edge of the organ.
Your ordering Medical Professional must decide if further testing is indicated!!!
However it does not sound serious...
Hope this is helpful
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Can IVP be used as guide for lithotripsy. I have mid-uretal 5mm Radiolucent stone that has moved 3.5cm in 6 wks. Mild hyronephrosis.
I am seeking the best us center for woman. I have been suffering from renal dysfunction for 20 years, since mid 20s.The ttransplant from mother failed. I am not on dialysis but I have ongoing renal failure.
Several large centers exist in each state.
Large health systems are well equipped and resourceful to deal with transplants. ...Read more
How is surgery performed to fix hyperparathyroidism? What are the risk I should be concerned with? I'm in my mid-twenties and have experienced issues with kidney stones. Not only have I passed two over the past couple of years, but the test done by my uro
History of kidney stones, now pain in the mid abdomen left side which manifests differently, doesn't radiate, what can it be?
Kidney stone: Until you rule out a kidney stone you will not know. ...Read more
Husband has mid ureteric stone and moderate hydronephrosis. Is it bad? Does that mean kidney removal? Left kidney functioning normal.
No need to remove: Kidney. The stone will either pass or it will not. This largely depends on size. In general, stones less than 5 mm in size should be given an opportunity to pass. Patients can be advised that stones less than 4 mm in size generally pass within one to two weeks. Larger stones may need help from a urologist. ...Read more
I had lap gb surgery ten days ago. There was sludge/stone left in the duct which will be removed endo soon. Having pain on far mid right side. Ok?
Recent surgery: Some discomfort following that procedure may not be unusual, but it shouldn't be severe or persist much longer. Residual sludge may be a factor, but I recommend that you be evaluated by the surgeon who performed your surgery if symptoms persist or worsen, if there's significant tenderness or any inflammation of the incision. ...Read more
What does it mean if my CAT scan report reads, "There is a subcentimeter low attenuation mid right renal parenchymal abnormality..."?
Missing words: That you are editing or not providing the full report's words. Those words are meaningless without the rest of the report. ...Read more
What causes pain in my lower and mid back and in my abdomen in the front and it's really bad pain? Can it be kidney stones or something else?
Pain syndrome: Your pain pattern is not typical of kidney stones. Kidney stone pain is typically flank and not mid back nor mid abdomen. This appears to be something else - like intestinal pain, intestinal colic, and/or muscle spasms in your back. What triggers pain? What relieves pain? When does pain appear? What work up have you had? ...Read more
Within cortex of mid pole of the right kidney, there is a 6x7x5mm echogenic lesion with no posterior shadowing. What does this mean? Stone or tumor?
Not likely a stone: The lack of shadowing generally means that it is not a Stone. Is it a complex cyst or a tumor or a benign mass? That depends on a myriad of factors. While doctors may have their suspicions, the proof is in a biopsy. If the pt is otherwise healthy, it may not be worthwhile to biopsy an incidental lesion. TTYD or use HealthTap Prime. Good luck! ...Read more
Had migraine for 11days nothing helps. What should I do? I have 1 kidney stone an follical cyst in overy. Won't see dr for 1 week. Pain is mid head
Do kidney stones have any connection with the development of kidney disease? I am a guy in my mid-twenties and I have kidney stones. I've passed two over the past couple years, and after further analysis by my urologist, I'm told that I have 8 more waitin
What is left hyperbole in renal area and possibility of being a cancer have lesion right upper lobe lung have had right mid lobectomy.
Here are some. ..: You should get in touch with your treating Doc to discuss the details of your concerns so to best benefit from medical care in considering the clinical complexity & severity of your illnesses. Online guessing & inquiring is definitely not sufficient to address what in mind through a 400-letter space. So, collect the onset, degree, duration, & progress of all your Sx and bring those to your Doc... ...Read more
Have a sore spot in my mid back by my kidney, I have a historyof kidney infections and stones but I've never had anything sore to the touch. What is it?
I have mid back pain on right side. It's a very sharp pain. No kidney stones. Blood work normal, 49 female, no injury. Feels like something catches?
Spine or muscle: Sprained muscles can "catch". Spinal motion segments can catch for several reasons. Either muscular or spinal column pains can be "sharp". When in doubt, check it out. ...Read more
I have mid-back pain to right of spine with shortness of breath. Oxalates and purines make both symptoms much worse. Scans show zero stones. Ideas?
It's unlikely that: Eating a meal rich in either oxalates or purines would cause an immediate increase in your symptoms. Calcium oxalate kidney stones take a while to form. A diet high in purines can also contribute to gout. Since the diagnosis is uncertain, you should follow up with your doctor. Meanwhile, stay well hydrated to limit crystal formation in case you actually do have kidney stones or gout. ...Read more
7x6.7x6.5cm cyst mid pole of kidney compressing left renal pelvis with mild calyceal dilatation Somewhat thickened walls and multiple enhanced septat?
Here are some. ..: Despite medical advance and known to most if not all, all modern medical care are still based on INDIRECT evidence resulting from continual collection & analysis of available experience so to apply currently available knowledge, skills, technology, drugs, commonsense, and tads of wisdom at reasonable time in reasonable way to reasonable patients; then, we hope the possible best and have to move on ...Read more