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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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Sir... a pleasant afternoon... base on my xray, there are small punctate calcific densities in my both lung fields... how can I remove or cure this?

Sir... a pleasant afternoon... base on my xray, there are small punctate calcific densities in my both lung fields... how can I remove or cure this?

Based on: Limited info, these are most likely benign califications related to prior granulomatous infection (for example, histoplasmosis). As an incidental finding, it is most likely asymptomatic and no treatment is needed (there is no treatment). However, there are other potential causes, so talk to your doc about what the results mean in your particular case. ...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

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I have three cyst on one kidney less than 2cm and 5 on the other kidney, also less than 2 cm. # have peripheral calcification. I am very worried.?

I have three cyst on one kidney less than 2cm and 5 on the other kidney, also less than 2 cm. # have peripheral calcification. I am very worried.?

Worried about what?: You apparently saw a doctor to have the imagining studies done. Did you have any symptoms? What did the doctor who ordered the studies tell you about the imaging results? Cysts in the kidney are not uncommon and simple cysts are not a cause for concern. ...Read more

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Dads kidney ultrasnd say, ^ a cyst is seen in left interpolar region w. 78cm w adjacent calcification. 1.73 x 1.09 CM cyst also noted. Should I worry?

Dads kidney ultrasnd say, ^ a cyst is seen in left interpolar region w. 78cm w adjacent calcification. 1.73 x 1.09 CM cyst also noted. Should I worry?

Could be: This sounds like multiple cysts with a calcification. You need to review this with the physician treating dad. Find out what it is. Express your concerns. ...Read more

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Had a utereroscopy 2 days ago, no stones (2) were removed as 1 is embedded in the meat of the kidney&the other might be a calcification. Please explain?

Had a utereroscopy 2 days ago, no stones (2) were removed as 1 is embedded in the meat of the kidney&the other might be a calcification. Please explain?

Speak to your doctor: This these are exactly the kind of questions you should be asking of the doctor who did the procedure. If you were too sleepy when they explained it to you, or they didn't explain it clearly, you should call back and ask for clarification. ...Read more

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What does mild mural calcification in a kidney cyst mean?

What does mild mural calcification in a kidney cyst mean?

Mural calcification: First, it is benign and it means as it says, small calcification in a benign cyst. But, you should follow on it and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there specific symptoms from renal vascular calcification in bilateral kidneys.

Are there specific symptoms from renal vascular calcification in bilateral kidneys.

No, usually...: Seeing renal vascular calcification is not uncommon and usually an incidental finding on imaging studies for other causes such as hematuria, kidney infection, stones, etc.. Of course, such patient needs to look into if having similar calcification in other arteries like aorta, since it is merely a part of systemic vascular disease. Besides, kidney function and size have to be watched and.... ...Read more

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I am having kidney stone of 7 mm size due to calcification in kidney. Can it be cured by medicin or any surgery may take place?

I am having kidney stone of 7 mm size due to calcification in kidney. Can it be cured by medicin or any surgery may take place?

Stone: Stone of 7mm should be passable If you are having pain and it does not pass you should see a Urologist many procedures are available that do not require surgery ...Read more

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Radiology doctor said I have a "calcification/hyperechogenicity" in my kidney, how serious is it on scale of 1 to 10 and what is the cause of it?

Radiology doctor said I have a "calcification/hyperechogenicity" in my kidney, how serious is it on scale of 1 to 10 and what is the cause of it?

Benign: Without seeing the images and full dictation myself my assistance to you is limited, but things that calcify in the body are usually always benign. Hyperechogenicity means "high echos" which is a way to describe a bright appearance in an ultrasound. It often implies calcium. Calcium in the kidney could be a stone or vascular in nature. Seriousness is a 2. ...Read more

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They found a 1.6 cm cyst on my right inferior pole of my kidney with small peripheral calcification. The rechecked me and did a 3 month follow up for another ultra sound. Good news, cyst didn't change in size. BUT they want to do another follow up ultra s

They found a 1.6 cm cyst on my right inferior pole of my kidney with small peripheral calcification. The rechecked me and did a 3 month follow up for another ultra sound. Good news, cyst didn't change in size. BUT they want to do another follow up ultra s

Good plan: Small cysts of kidney are seen frequently while actually looking for other problems The usual plan is to follow at reasonable intervals...6 mos. Or so the first year and if no changes yearly or less as time goes by and no growth ...Read more

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I had a lower back xray and the dr said it looks like I have calcification on my right kidney this really has me concerned I don't have any pain?

I had a lower back xray and the dr said it looks like I have calcification on my right kidney this really has me concerned I don't have any pain?

Ask Dr. For details: Calcifications in kidneys in adults are usually stones in kidneys. Sometimes these stones are asymptomatic and sometimes cause pain with passage. You should ask doctor what the calcification represents and if changes in diet might prevent more formation of calcifications. ...Read more