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Posterior Urethral Valve
Hi, I am 23 male.I had posterior urethral valve.Treatd with vaĺve abaĺation in newborn period. Now i had mild bilater knee joint tendernes, and?
Pain not related.: Assuming that this condition was treated and you now have normal kidney function, it is very unlikely that the knee pain has any connection to this past condition.The differential diagnosis is quite large for bilateral knee pain and tenderness. If there is no history of injury, you most likely have some sort of arthritis. A consultation family physician or rheumatologist is definitely in order. ...Read more
A valve is a structure that regulates the direction of flow. The heart is a special kind of pump. It moves blood by squeezing and relaxing. There are 4 chambers and each chamber has a valve. This keeps blood from moving backwards when the heart squeezes. When a chamber squeezes it lets the blood move forward but when the chamber is relaxed it prevents the blood from ...Read more
PUV serious problem: Posterior urethral valves cause severe urinary tract obstruction. They are located at level of external urethral sphincter, distal to bladder neck & prevent urine from passing. Can cause severe kidney damage before birth, as evidence by kidney swelling (hydronephrosis). Bladder & bladder neck can be greatly thickened & first part of urethra, before valves is widely open. Treated by resection. ...Read more
Urethral valve and bladder valve for babies will get mature as they grow older if there is defect from birth?
Yes and no: They would mature, but not resolve.The posterior urethral valve or valves is a birth defect in the formation of the outflow tract.About 95% of cases are treated with surgical removal of the obstructing portion of this defect and followed to assure proper emptying of the urinary tract.Untreated defects can result in eventual kidney failure. ...Read more
What is left ventricle posterior wall fibrosis? Thick wall or thin? Also, why does it cause a murmur? Does cause a valve to leak?
My brother in prison has ascending aorta dilated to 4.7cm ,dilation of the posterior aortic arch to 5.15 cm. artifical aortic valve replacement in 2004, from endocartitus from dental cleaning. now what i wanna know should he be having surgrey ?
Between LV and Ao: The aortic valve is a passive flap valve with three leaflets which opens as the left ventricle (LV) ejects blood into the Aorta (Ao). After ejection, the LV relaxes, and when LV pressure is lower than Ao pressure, the aortic valve flaps closed, preventing blood from leaking (regurgitating) back into the heart. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The canal through which urine exits the bladder, discharging the urine externally. In men, it is about 20-cm long with a membranous, prostatic, bulbar, and pendulous segments ending at the glans penis; it gives passage to the spermatic fluid as well as urine. In the female, the urethra is about 4 cm long & in close relation with the anterior ...Read more
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