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Nonobstructive Calculi In Kidneys
Ask Ur urologist: Stones that size could pass into the ureters & cause obstructive tho they r small enough to pass but painfully, they seem 2 b borderline 2 me. Ultrasonic removal may b a good way to go. Ur urologist would b the best 2 recommend which path 2 follow. ...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
5.5 mm of Calculi:
A 4mm stone will pass by itself 80% of time and 5mm will pass onle20% of times
Stones more than 5mm need treatment
Medical management means giving Calcium Blockers And Alpha Blockers
But some may need Surgical Treatment like Lithotripsy or Percutaneous Nephromlithotomy or open surgery if not successful
You need to be under care of a competent UROLOGIST ...Read more
Painful yes : Drink plenty of water if not obstructed. The stones can cause irritation and possibley obstruct flow as they descend the urinary tract. This can lead to more pain and possible infection and kidney damage. Certain bladder and prostate medications may help with passing smaller stones. Regardless, these are good size stones that your urologist may need to disintegrate or extract. ...Read more
Multiple calculi are seen in lower pole calyces of right kidney, the largest one measures 1.89 cm. Should I go for allopathic medicine or home remedie?
No: There are no home or allopathic Rxs. For stone this size, it will give trouble, often infection. Treatment could be given by percutaneous surgery or by retrograde endoscopic flexible pyeloscopy by a urologist experienced in this. Rarely lower pole hemi-nephrectomy(taking lower pole of kidney out) is indicated. Limited space for details. See a urologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Tiny hyperechoic foci without shadowing noted in lower pole of both kidneys-sinus fat/calculi. How dangerous is the situation?
Symptoms?: The ultrasound report merely states that there is something around the lower kidney that is more dense than the rest of the surrounding tissue. In all likelihood it represents fatty change or small kidney-stones. If you had symptoms that prompted this investigation you might require further investigation, if not you could just do a follow up ultrasound in 3 months. ...Read more
I have 5.5 calculi at middle of kidney.i have no pain...but frequently urination...do I need medicine or drink large amount of water?
Here's some...: A 5.5-mm stone will not cause urinary frequency and not be related with UTI even if you get it. However, this stone will have a low odd to pass through the ureter. Keeping daily urine output >2500 c.c. is the common useful advice to keep urine diluted so not to form stone crystals. More? Seek professional evaluation and counseling timely. ...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?
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 course; 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
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
Can renal cysts cause pain and discomfort?
I have a septated cyst along with calyceal diverticulum with calculi in the right kidney
Sometimes: Kidney cysts rarely cause pain unless they are large or if infected which is not common. Depends also on the location of the cyst &what organ it is pressing on.25% of people at age 40 &50%at 50 have cysts. The calyceal diverticulum with stone sometimes requires intervention but only by a urologist with experience in laparoscopic &/or ureteroscopic procedures(depending on in location in the kidney) ...Read more
K-citrate pills too large to swallow. Post-lithotripsy X-ray showing some calculi still in the kidney. Prescribing MD not responding. What to do?
Hydrate: First off it should be fine to crush the pills if too large. Secondly, drink lots and lots and LOTS of water for the stones you might still have and don't worry if they are small enough then could pass on their own sometimes with minimal difficulty- try to stay away from caffeinated beverages in the time being. One you do get a hold of your doctor- they might consider prescribing flomax (tamsulosin). ...Read more
My egfr is 72ml and creatinine is 1.38mg. Urine test and USG-KUB is normal showing sludge/debris in both kidneys with early calculi. Anything to worry?
Ask your doctors...: A;though sGFR may be at its low end, it is still worthwhile to do nothing but wait and see as long as being asymptomatic. Of course, keep eyes on your clinical profile with repeating another set of blood tests for renal function in 2-3 months; that is reasonable. To do things right for good medical care, follow instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. The Best wish to health ...Read more
I have few calculi in upper and mild calyx the largest measuring 5mm at right kidney. Calculus measuring 4mm in left kidney. Along with left minimal hydroureteronephrosis with dilated entire left uretre.
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
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
Bulky kidney: That is not a normal descriptive term to describe the kidney. It is unclear if bulky kidney means a kidney which is lobular in contour a normal variant or a kidney which is mildly larger than the other kidney or if it's a kidney that is blocked and has hydronephrosis. You should ask your doctor to further explain. ...Read more
Depends.: Back pain may be caused by many conditions, including kidney diseases. If the kidneys are involved, it is usually because of an obstructing stone, inflamation, infection or reflux of urine. Foreign bodies like ureter stent often lead to pain. Before labeling kidney pain, you should have appropriate history, physical and an imaging study to determine the location. ...Read more
Depends on......: What you mean by dangerous! A stag horn is a large stone. It blocks part of the kidney or all of it depending on its size. If infection develops, it is hard to clear it without removing the stone. Kidney failure may take place with staghorn stone on both sides unless removed. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Kidney "swelling" is another term for hydronephrosis. Tis condition can only be diagnosed by an x-ray (typically a ct, mri, or ultrasound). If the swelling represents true obstruction and there is kidney function loss because of that blockage — surgery is indicated to restore good drainage and preserve function. Tis can often be accomplished by minimally invasive surgery. ...Read more
Many causes: Pelvicaliectasis of the kidney is dilation of the spaces in the kidney where urine goes prior to passage into the ureter (kidney tube) and bladder. This can indicate a possible obstruction downstream from the kidney (stone or congenital narrowing of the ureter) or possibly can be a normal anatomic variant. Talk to your doctor, especially if you have any pain, to determine appropriate testing. ...Read more
Preventive measures: For future kidney failure, shrinkage of size kidney, is a sign of chronic renal disease, a progressive disease, effecting glomurali and nephrons, check your creatinine levels, control the blood sugar and blood pressure, two most common causes of kidney failure, eat plenty of vegi, fruits and exercises to prevent end stage renal failure. ...Read more
Several functions: Kidneys have several functions which include: 1) maintain electrolytes in the blood to be compatible with life, 2) excrete excess electrolytes, water, and toxins the body needs to get rid of, 3) synthesize erythropoietin (a hormone that stimulates the bone marrow to produce red blood cells). ...Read more