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What is a questionable punctate calcific density in the kidney, CT report says that. Also what is a 1.2 CM probable cyst in the lower pole of kidney?

What is a questionable punctate calcific density in the kidney, CT report says that. Also what is a 1.2 CM probable cyst in the lower pole of kidney?

Kidney abnormalities: "calcific densities" in the kidneys usually represent calcifications or stones, depending on any other associated findings they may have mentioned. Sometimes kidney tumorsay calcify, but they would have mentioned any finding concerning for this. Cysts are very common, and if they meet certain well defined criteria (bozniak classification), they are usually benign and need no further follow up. ...Read more

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Punctate nonobstructing calcific fleck found on left kidney pelvis. I must control stone-mkg w/ Urocit-K. Will this fleck get bigger or pass?

Punctate nonobstructing calcific fleck found on left kidney pelvis. I must control stone-mkg w/  Urocit-K. Will this fleck get bigger or pass?

Stone passable: If stone is described as punctate it is likely only a millimeter or two in diameter which makes it a good bet to pass if it moves into the kidney tube (ureter). If you are on Urocit K (potassium citrate) I assume that you have been diagnosed with a low citrate level and this medication supplements the level which can prevent certain calcium crystals from forming. Key is to have stone monitored, with good hydration ...Read more

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What could this mean?: "There is a punctate 2 to 3 mm calcification to the right of the L1 - L2 disc space overlying midpole on right kidney"

What could this mean?: "There is a punctate 2 to 3 mm calcification to the right of the L1 - L2 disc space overlying midpole on right kidney"

Calcification : Body often can heal a part of its tissue and deposit calcium. I am presuming this was a finding on a CT scan you may have had done. The calcification is tiny in size and is often of no significance. It is on the kidney. The size is really small to be of concern. Suggest discuss with the MD that ordered the test. ...Read more

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What does: Septated upper pole right renal cyst. Right kidney contains multi septated cyst, 4.5cm in size. May contain punctate calcification. - mean?

What does: Septated upper pole right renal cyst. Right kidney contains multi septated cyst, 4.5cm in size. May contain punctate calcification. - mean?

A single cyst: The cyst you have is not a simple cyst but a septate cyst ,that means the cyst space inside is divided into multiple small spaces from by of bands of tissue. Calcification in the cysts is common from concretions from long standing fluid inside the cysts. But as the cyst if 4.5 cm, just be it monitored with help of US once in every yr-2 yrs to r/o cancer development.Look for pain,blood in urine ...Read more

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Punctate metallic density or calcific density projects over right lateral anterior chest wall. Xray results. What does this mean?

Punctate metallic density or calcific density projects over right lateral anterior chest wall. Xray results. What does this mean?

Chest films: It would help to be able to see the x-ray. This is often a foreign body, bullets being very common, or there can be a calcified lymph node. You need to ask your doctor about this since they can get further studies to better define the source of this. Actually if you were wearing clothing or a piece of jewelry, or a prior surgical clip that may be the source. ...Read more

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Is calcification in kidneys serious?

Depends on: Calcifications in kidneys could be because calcified blood vessel walls, or because kidney calculi/stones, or because tumor and associated calcifications. You should see your primary doctor for evaluation and analysis of calcifications. ...Read more

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Is calcification in kidney arteries ok?

Is calcification in kidney arteries ok?

Depends how much: I assume somebody saw calcification on an x-ray. Unless it's a tiny amount, it means you have early atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). Calcified arteries at age 30 are worrisome and suggest at some point blood flow could be reduced to your heart and other organs. Is your blood sugar, blood pressure or cholesterol elevated? Have a physician check out your metabolism. Avoid junk food. ...Read more

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I have 6 mm calcification (not stone) in my kidney.Is it possible to pass it or i need something else?

I have 6 mm calcification (not stone) in my kidney.Is it possible to pass it or i need something else?

How come not a stone: Most discreet 6mm kidney calcifications are in fact kidney stones. Calcification will not pass if it's within kidney tissue. Can pass if in a calyx or renal pelvis, but this is upper limit of what can pass on it's own. Best to get advice from a urologist. ...Read more