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Non Obstructing Punctate Renal Calculi Bilaterally
Likely not serious: Punctate renal stones almost always pass without problems. ...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
Is it normal to have multiple tiny punctate renal calculi in both kidneys with no obstruction...And still have severe back pain?
Unrelated: Many people have tiny punctate renal calculi and are asymptomatic because of small size, location, and absence of obstruction and it would be highly unlikely that any back pain, especially severe back pain, would be attributed to these stones. In addition, these punctate stones are often in such a location that they are not accessible to treatment via eswl or endoscopy. ...Read more
Why are my large nonobstructing bilateral renal calculi that aren't supposed to cause pain causing me great pain?
Needs eval: Your pain should be evaluated and you have a right to a diagnosis that explains the pain. However, the pain is not coming from non-obstructing renal calculi. Consider other causes of bilateral back/flank pain. Remember, non-obstructing stones can dislodge and become very painful when they are being passed. I hope this helps. ...Read more
I hav bilateral renal calculi since 5 years. As of now in my right proximal ureter I hav a 7mm stone causing hydrouteronephrosis please suggest a cure?
Urologist: Unfortunately, there is no easy "cure" for a 7 mm proximal ureteral stone. You have a small, but not zero, chance to pass this on your own, but even if you can, it will be painful and may cause you to miss substantial amounts of work or school. You need to see a urologist to discuss your options, which fortunately are minimally invasive in most instances. Good luck! ...Read more
Calcified granulomas within my spleen, bilateral renal cysts, 4mm kidney stone and punctate calcifications in my pelvis, what would the underlying condition be?
Mostly normal: These are all trivial imaging findings. The old stuff in your spleen probably reflects a long-ago victory over an infection with histoplasmosis. Kidney cysts are trivial and very common. The calcium stuff in your pelvis is probably phleboliths which never cause trouble. I hope the kidney stone stays in place or can be managed. ...Read more
I have non obstructive renal calculi between 3 to 4mm. Will I know if it blocks the ureter? I get pain around twice a day which last less than a min.
See below: You may not know if the stone blocks the ureter. It would be prudent to consult a urologist to see if it would be feasible to remove the stones endoscopically. In the mean time drink plenty of water daily. ...Read more
I have non obstructive renal calculi between 3 to 4mm. I have no pain. Is it anything to worry about? Any treatment to get it removed?
See remark: A stone that size may stay there BUT can increase in size with time. It can drop down the ureter, and that cause agonizing pain. Drink gererous amount of water. Drink one glass of lemonade in am & one in pm. Lemonade won't dissolve stones but help prevent them. If your job entails travelling/flying consult with a urologist best regards ...Read more
I have renal calculi which do not move and between 3 to 4 mm. They do not cause any pain. Is it something I should be worried about? Any treatment?
Struvite stones.: The only causative link between UTI and kidney stones is in the formation of struvite, or magnesium ammonium phosphate, stones. These stones form when there is high ammonium phosphate and high urine ph. The only situation in which this occurs in humans is with a urinary tract infection with a urease-producing organism, such as proteus or klebsiella, which breaks down urine urea into ammonia. ...Read more
What to do if I have been diagnosed with right renal calculi with moderate hydronephrosis and proximal hydroureter?
3 mm calculi: Yes, calculus is one stone; calculi are multiple stones; they are small if all are 3 mm or less; multiple 3 mm stones requires determination of cause; if not done, you require 24 hour urine testing for chemical analysis; and blood testing. Meanwhile, increase fluids to 3-4 Liters daily; add 4-5 tablespns ReaLemon Extract daily; follow low salt, low protein diet; reduce oxalate foods also; ...Read more
My aunt after operation for renal calculi was having pus discharges she was on insulin 16 unit daily. Ages 55yrs, wt. 55kg right dose of insulin her?
I am 3 days post op for a cysto with stent placement for renal calculi. I am having cranberry color urine, extreme pain, no temp. Is this normal?
I am feeling burning pain during urination. Previously sufferer of renal calculi but now USG is ok. Is it a UTI. I have given urine sample for culture.?
Likely UTI: You have done the correct thing by getting a urine culture this will show whether or not you have a uti. A routine urinalysis might well have demonstrated a UTI if the nitrite reagent was positive. In the meantime you could be started on an antibiotic, which could always be changed if your UTI has been caused bty a resistant species of bacteria. Good luck. ...Read more
Husbands ultrasound keeps finding renal calculi in both kidneys. He has No symptoms though. He drinks lot water daily and lemon but still gets stones??
Get 24 hour urine: If your husband has had issues with stones then he should undergo a metabolic evaluation including blood tests and also a 24 hour urine collection to determine his stone risk factors so that prevention can be optimized. He also may need additional imaging as ultrasound does not provide as high a resolution to accurately size stones and pinpoint locations. See your urologist ...Read more
Subtle hyperechoic foci in both kidneys, probably renal calculi. Left renal cyst measured 17mm. There is no hydronephrosis or other masses. What does this kidney ultrasound mean?
Renal cysts are very common and nothing to worry about. The subtle hyperechoic foci probably represent tiny kidney stones which may grow over time. No hydronephrosis means no evidence of something obstructing the flow of urine to your bladder. No masses means just that.
Please see your doctor to review this report as well as current laboratory tests of your kidney function. ...Read more
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.
Is it poss for radiologist to miss bilat renal calculi on a CT? What should pt do w/ micro & gross hematuria >yr (& cola colored urine)? give up?
Hematuria: Anything is possible but calculi are usually easy to see on a CT. Blood in the urine can be caused by many things including infection, stones, kidney diseases, muscle damage and others. We usually do blood tests to check kidney function, urine and often a CK to look for muscle damage. If those tests don't pinpoint the cause they at least help decide the next step. ...Read more
Tiny kidney stones: Or nephrocalcinosis. Stones are either attatched to wall of kidney calices (major urinary drainage ducts), junction of the urniary clooecting ducts ; calices or possibly at ends of tiny collecting ducts draining into the calices. Could signify metabolic kidney stone disease. ...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
I had a renal ultra sound done last week and they said I have a 7mm kidney stone. What will they do about that?
See urologist: They can use mechanical method of crushing stone, or if necessary surgically? This is a decision for a specialist. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
No: There is no specific lab test that detects kidney stones. Only imaging of the kidneys can definitely detect if you have a kidney stone. The renal function test and urine test can help determine the cause of the kidney stones. Once knowing the origin, you can be placed on a specific diet or medicine to prevent the stones from re-appearing. ...Read more
I am suffering kidney stone problem. It is seen in usg kub report that A 7.2mm right renal calculus with minimal prostatomegaly. What should I do.
Renal stones: Are you currently having symptoms? If the 7mm stone is in the kidney you can have Lithotripsey to break up the stone into smaller pieces that will pass. I am assuming you are not currently passing a 7 mm stone. You would be in to much pain to write the question. Stones are made in a specific PH environment if you change the PH of the urine you can change the formation of certain stones. ...Read more
I had went to the er have an 8mm left renal kidney stone middle pole. Is it likely it’s on the move why so much pain in my abdomen area. I’ve heard you cannot pass a stone this size?
Here are some...: The 8-mm stone in the middle part of left kidney could be just an incidental finding in the testing for your abdominal symptoms. At this moment, one has to figure out if your abdominal symptoms are solely related to left renal stone or other causes. To sort out the difference has not to be that hard by following instructions in https://ebettercare. Com/feel-become-sick/. So, be checked and followed ...Read more
How can I tell which type of kidney stone I suffer from? Diagnosed renal colic, medium hydroureter, 0.45mm stone at distal ureter; treated with Xatral
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