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Pelvicalyceal Dilatation Meaning
Hi I am 70 years old and did a CT scan It shows in the right kidne there's mild dilatation of pelvicalyceal and ureter is there anything to worry about?
Dilatation of the ureter usually implies a blockage to urine flow into the urinary bladd. Since it is mild, it may just be a normal variation. But why did you have CT scan done in the first palce?
If there is concern, your doctor can check your urine (Urinalysis. If you have any new symptoms such as abdominal pain. the CT scan of your abdomen should be repeated in 3 to 6 months time to follow up on ...Read more
Both breasts show heterogeneous echopattern. No mass lesion or calcification seen. No evident ductal dilatation or skin thickening noted. Meaning?
Likely benign: Imaging of the breast is imperfect at best. Heterogeneity in the breast is a common finding typically leading to class ii or birads 2 result on the mammogram. This is almost always a benign finding and is typical of a one-year follow-up repeat mammogram. The procedure is generally very low risk with very low levels of radiation. Get a clinical breast exam from your doctor and repeat mammo. ...Read more
...2cm shadowing stone in the fundus. No pericholecystic fluid seen. No biliary ductal dilation seen, the common bile duct measures 5 mm. Meaning?
Gallstone: It seems like you have a gallstone sitting in there, not really doing anything. It’s not causing an infection. It’s not blocking the passage of bile. But it could. If it decides to move, that 20mm stone won’t pass out through that 5mm common bile duct. You may want to at least have a general surgeon aware of this. ...Read more
Hydronephrosis: Blockage of the ureter, the urinary passage out of the kidney, can lead to accumulation of fluid in the urinary space called hydronephrosis. This is also called renal dilation or dilatation. Blockage by urinary stones, tumors, valves, or strictures are common causes. Severe urine reflux from the bladder can cause this as well. Over time, unchecked dilatation can lead to decreased kidney function. ...Read more
Here is...: Urethral dilation is used to stretch urethral stricture caused by scar after prior injury or infection, but its use has been evolved and extended to "functional" stricture like that applied to most of female urethral "stricture". Some urologists do that indiscriminately; some, only for meatal stricture. It is done under local in office. For detail & controversy, ask & talk with treating urologist ...Read more
I have urethal dilatation on wednesday i'd like to know more about it also are there any risks and do I have to go completly bare down there? Female
Unusual procedure: It is an unusual for a young woman like you to have that procedure. Not sure what are the indications unless there is some congenital problem. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: Genital pain after urethral dilation is expected, but widely varies in its features, degree, and duration among individuals. Such difference in pain reflects the variation of personal pain threshold. Fortunately, most patients tolerate it well through counseling and occasionally judicious use of pain medications. More? Ask and talk with treating Doc. ...Read more
Openingwitha balloon: Often times used to describe a method of opening the esophagus with a balloon due to a condition called achalasia. (narrowing of the end of the esophagus) I suppose you can use this term to open an artery as well such as in a procedure called angioplasty (opening of a heart artery with a bolloon). ...Read more
Not always: Early miscarriages of less than 6 to 8 weeks sometimes do not retain products of conception obviating the d & c. Always check with your ob-gyn md for examination post miscarriage to determine the necessity of d & c or not. ...Read more
Correct: aneurysm usually applies to arterial structures taking blood from heart to body while varicose is used to describe venous abnormalities in vessels returning blood to heart. Arteries tend to be thicker walled and more prone to cholesterol buildup as part of handling higher pressures ...Read more
Here are some. ..: Constipation is very unlikely related with urethral dilation. Instead, poor lifestyle including eating habits and inactivity & drugs is more likely to cause it. For immediate bowel relief, you need enema or suppository - the common one is Dulcolax; if ineffective, visit ER for possible manual evacuation besides above. Furthermore, action to prevent recurrence is essential. So, see Doc timely... ...Read more
What to do if I did scan and it says there is mild calyceal fullness/dilatation seen in the lift kidney (?
Likely nothing: The calyces of the kidney fill with urine and drain down the ureter into the bladder. Sometimes they are filled with urine and sometimes they are empty. CT scans and ultrasounds see the kidney in one moment in time. Your calyces were most likely normally filled with urine. ...Read more
What are the possiblity of recurrence in urethral membranous stricture dilatation. Will it be worse if it recurred?
Here is reality...: Since life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, & continuation, and urethral dilation is a form of minor injury to stretch the scar-related urethral narrowing, especially at membranous urethra, its recurrence is almost a rule but with a wide interval. Hence, always be followed with realistic diligence & vigilance. Due to 400-leter space limit, I love to chat with you via 734-846-2699 ...Read more
Bradycardia is slow heart rate. If you are young and very active it is not unusual for you to have a low heart rate. That means you pump very efficiently.
Ventricular dilatation is thickening of the wall and that can be due to the heart working harder than it should to pump the blood out to the rest of the body. If you have any problem with the aortic valve then you can get thickening. ...Read more
SSS: The specific causes of sick sinus syndrome (SSS) actually vary. Some conditions will cause SSS and a dilated ventricle and/or progress to heart failure. In that case, the slow heart rate would be contributed to the underlying condition, rather than the SSS. See a cardiologist for full evaluation, discussion of treatments, and help with long-term planning. ...Read more
How long before I feel better after anal fissurectomy and anal dilatation? Currently on week 3 and prolonged sitting (>2hrs) is still painful.
Should not: Be having pain at this point at least not severe pain. I don't utillize anal dilation for a fissure as often severe damage to the sphincter can occur. I usually perform partial sphincterotomy and fissurectomy and at 2 weeks my patient are off all pain meds and back at work. Sound like you need to be seen by your surgeon promptly to rule out an infection. ...Read more
With right ventricle dilatation where would your Apex beat be if it was misplaced because of the right ventricle dilatation? Left or Right side?
Left side of the chest, slightly more medial than the usual place for the Left ventricular apical impulse.
Either way: why would you like to palpate right or left ventricle if you are not a professional?
It is not helpful to (mis)interpret medical findings/tests when you do not have the knowledge of the "big picture", nor it is to read technical details that are not going to make you feel better. ...Read more
I've read that urethral dilatation need to be redone hundreds of times and may worsen the stricture. Is this true concerning the membranous stricture?
Moderately painful: This most often done using local (Lidocaine) anesthesia in the office, The pain also depends on the severity of the stricture. If severe, an optical internal urethrotomy (cutting the stricture using a cystoscope) may be done with general anesthesia ...Read more
Widened biliary duct: This term comes from the radiologist and GI doctors who look for a dilated biliary duct as evidence of obstruction or blockage of the biliary duct. The intra- and extra- descriptors just refer to where along the rout of the duct they notice the dilation. ...Read more
Sphincterotomy: After less invasive approaches fail (such as dilation and medication), a lateral sphincterotomy (cutting of the internal anal sphincter) can be performed to help heal the fissure. ...Read more
Impression = minimal lelft hydronephrosis no ureter dilatation A 5MM nonobstructing left renal calculas bladder shows norma out l?
Here are some…: Minimal hydronephrosis could be just a radiologist's subjective impression, but may not be related with a 5-mm non-obstructing stone. However, the key point still lies on how to manage this 5-mm stone, which can be deduced by analyzing the past history of stone activity and balancing medical necessity and professional possibilities. So, consult urologist timely. ...Read more
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