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What are non shadowing echogenic foci of the kidney? Are they considered to be kidney stones?

What are non shadowing echogenic foci of the kidney? Are they considered to be kidney stones?

Maybe: It depends on where the foci were seen. Were they in the kidney or in the renal sinus? In the cortex, it could be artifact or fat. In the renal sinus, it could be artfiact or kidney stone. If there is a concern for stones, ct is the most accurate test.

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Kidney Stone (Definition)

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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I have multiple non-obstructing nephrolithiasis atleast 8 in the right and 5 in the left. Which measures ranging from 1.7mm to 6.8mm, should I worry?

I have multiple non-obstructing nephrolithiasis atleast 8 in the right and 5 in the left. Which measures ranging from 1.7mm to 6.8mm, should I worry?

No but: Try not to worry but you should be seen and followed by a urologist and get a stone metabolic workup on blood and urine. The 6.8mm stone will not pass on its own and will give pain in all likelihood unless it is in a certain location...More info needed. Get help if possible where you are.

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I have pelvic ultrasound yesterday and found out tiny non obstructing nephrolithiasis, bilateral; small renal cyst measuring 9mm, left. Should I worry?

I have pelvic ultrasound yesterday and found out tiny non obstructing nephrolithiasis, bilateral; small renal cyst measuring 9mm, left. Should I worry?

No: Small kidney cysts are pretty common. And small non obstructing stones should not cause much issue especially if you have a history of prior stones. If concerned, check with your urologist or physician who ordered the tests.

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I am 24 year old suffering from kidney stone which obstructed in ureter confirmed by ultrasound exam is of 7-8 mm. Can it be pass without surgery?

I am 24 year old suffering from kidney stone which obstructed in ureter confirmed by ultrasound exam is of 7-8 mm. Can it be pass without surgery?

Possibly: Stone size is the major determinant of the likelihood of spontaneous stone passage. The location of the stone is also important. With stones larger than 4 mm in diameter, there is a progressive decrease in the spontaneous passage rate, which is unlikely with stones > 10 mm. Proximal ureteral stones are also less likely to pass on their own.

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What is bilateral nephrolithiasis?

What is bilateral nephrolithiasis?

Stones both kidneys: Bilateral means "both sides:" stones in both kidneys.

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I have nonobstucting left nephrolithiasis. What can I expect?

I have nonobstucting left nephrolithiasis. What can I expect?

Depends on Size: The size of the stone determines if treatment is needed, as well as what approach. Stones in the kidney >2.5 cm usually need surgery through a keyhole incision in the back (pcnl). Smaller stones (but >4 mm) in the kidney may need eswl (sound waves) or a direct look through the ureter (ureteroscopy) with laser break up. Often stones can be observed by xray, intervening only when painful.

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I have several nonobstructing nephrolithiasis, largest is 3.5 mm. Should I worry? How long in furture till they start hurting? I have pain medicine

I have several nonobstructing nephrolithiasis, largest is 3.5 mm. Should I worry? How long in furture till they start hurting? I have pain medicine

Needs follow-up: At this point it sounds like the stones are still in the kidney. They should not cause pain unless they start moving down the kidney tube (ureter). Good news is largest stone is 3.5 mm which should be passable. Would see urologist to follow stones and do tests to see why you are forming them

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What is the treatment for nephrolithiasis?

What is the treatment for nephrolithiasis?

Orthophosphoric acid: Orthophosphoric acid helps ease kidney stone pain dosage is 40mg (30drops) supplied by biotics as superphosphozyme.

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How to prevent nephrolithiasis with caliectasis bilateral?

Drink water: Key is staying hydrated with light urine without fail. Cal is rasid by no means dooms you to kidney stones.

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A patient has been diagnosed with nephrocalcinosis but is suffering from nephrolithiasis.?

Stone formers: Nephrolithiasis means kidney stones. Nephrocalcinosis is a condition of depositing calcium into the tissue/collecting systems/tubules of either the cortex (outer portion) or medulla (inner portion) of the kidney - this can lead to stone formation. Corticol and medullary nephrocalcinosis have different mechanisms/causes and are associated with different physiologic/anatomic conditions (eg msk).

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What is renal cyst with nephrolithiasis? Is it dangerous? Do I have to undergo operation?

What is renal cyst with nephrolithiasis? Is it dangerous? Do I have to undergo operation?

Cyst and stone: This is not dangerous but can cause symptoms and bleeding; operation not essential; ask your doctor if more than one cyst is present; ask if stone is part of cyst or separate; ask if more than one stone exists; then ask for 24 hour urine analysis to assess chemistry of urine - to determine why stone formed.

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On a recent us it came back as hydronephrosis and no nephrolithiasis or focal renal parenchymal lesion mean in the right kidney. What does this mean?

On a recent us it came back as hydronephrosis and no nephrolithiasis or focal renal parenchymal lesion mean in the right kidney. What does this mean?

? kidney infection: Hydronephrosis is a condition of expansion of the internal areas of the kidney that hold urine. This is seen with a blockage of the system, an infection or sometimes as a normal variant. When it is on one side, with your symptoms, it is likely due to kidney infection. You should be on antibiotics if you are not already. Please see your doctor right away if you are not.

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On a recent sonogram, I was diagnoed with mild hydronephrosis and then the next sentence said no hydronephrosis or nephrolithiasis or focal parenchyma?

Ask: Are you sure it was not "mild hydronephrosis"for one side and"no hydronephrosis"for the other? If there is mild hydro then no hydro may be a typographic error. The side with no stones will have no hydro. It is best to check with the doctor who ordered the study who can always call the radiologist who dictated the report and talk to her or him. Best wishes.

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