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Kidney (Definition)

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


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I have pain in the kidney region. I went to the doctor and he checked the urine. It was clean. Does this mean there is no problem with the kidney?

I have pain in the kidney region. I went to the doctor and he checked the urine. It was clean. Does this mean there is no problem with the kidney?

No : You can have a normal urinalysis with kidney diseases there are problems like kidney cysts and stones and other diseases that don't always show an abnormal urinalysisnot all urinary tract infections show up on a simple your else's they can require more Vance testing or culture to show up ...Read more

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I have pain in my kidney region and I am dizzy and my body aches?

I have pain in my kidney region and I am dizzy and my body aches?

Consider kidney infection: If your symptoms include fever pain frequent urination and difficulty and or pain with urination it is likely that you have a serious kidney infection. This should be treated immediately and i suggest you see healthcare professional as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Took a sip of h2o that resulted in severe acute pain in kidney region. I have had pain in my kidney's before, although its much worse now.

Took a sip of h2o that resulted in severe acute pain in kidney region. I have had pain in my kidney's before, although its much worse now.

Kidney stones: Can cause that pain. The mthfr 677 ; 1298 genotype can cause elevated homocysteine and uric acid levels which can contribute to kidney stones. If + for mthfr, you can fix with l-methylfolate, p5p, and methylcobalamin--all natural and won't hurt kidneys. I also have lupus and have mthfr, and kidney stones...So i know what it feels like. :p. ...Read more

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What happens when henle is shortened, to the extent that they could not reach the medullary region of the kidney?

What happens when henle is shortened, to the extent that they could not reach the medullary region of the kidney?

Question unclear: Loop of henle is part of an individual nephron (1 immion/kidney) & situated between glomerulus (mini filter) in kidney cortex & collecting duct in kidney medulla. Nephron cells would form into a cyst if obstructed or perhaps as u say "could not reach medullary region". ...Read more

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What is focal cortical thining and slight caliectasis in the region when it comes to the kidneys.

What is focal cortical thining and slight caliectasis in the region when it comes to the kidneys.

Scarring: Essentially both findings relate to scarring of part of the kidney, possibly due to an old infection or other prior insult to the kidney. ...Read more

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Why the area of focal cortical thickens in midpolar region of left kidney. What can be the result & how can it be treated ?

Why the area of focal cortical thickens in midpolar region of left kidney. What can be the result & how can it be treated ?

Dromedary hump?: A common cause of focal kidney thickening of the left kidney is a normal anatomic variant called a dromedary hump. However, suspicious areas that might represent tumor or areas of infection often need a ct scan with contrast or ultrasound with intravenous contrast to make sure a more serious problem is not present. ...Read more

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What does region of interest over the gallbladder mean? I have had past kidney CA, also unknown lesions on the liver and VHL syndrome

What does region of interest over the gallbladder mean? I have had past kidney CA, also unknown lesions on the liver and VHL syndrome

Ask the doctor: who ordered the study to review the results with you and the doctor should discuss the report with the radiologist who dictated their finding if the finding is not clear. In general, this may just describe the region of the right side of the liver near the gallbladder. ...Read more

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I had passed a kidney stone about a week ago and I feel a lot better but I am left with a pain still in my right blatter region, is this normal?

I had passed a kidney stone about a week ago and I feel a lot better but I am left with a pain still in my right blatter region, is this normal?

It can be: passing a kidney stone can cause spasm of the ureter and bladder for up to 10 days after passage. Your pain may be normal. If it doesn't go away, gets worse, or you develop fever, call your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more