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What is some possible reasons for a kidney to not show up on an x-ray?

What is some possible reasons for a kidney to not show up on an x-ray?

X rays : Usually xrays pass thru kidney tissue; so you don't get to see its shadow on the xrays. Ct however can pick them up. ...Read more

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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Can you explain,foetal right kidney shows mild pelvo-calyctasis, appears to be physiological?

Can you explain,foetal right kidney shows mild pelvo-calyctasis, appears to be physiological?

Here are some...: Seeing mild dilation of ureters / renal pelvis, called pelvo-caliectasis, but at what stage of pregnancy? Only one side is involved and being mild suggests less severity if any. So, it is safe and worthwhile to repeat US in 2-3 months. More? Relate your concerns to the ordering doctors. Best wish to baby and mother health... ...Read more

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Foetal right kidney shows mild pelvo-calyctasis, appears to be physiological. What does this mean?

Foetal right kidney shows mild pelvo-calyctasis, appears to be physiological. What does this mean?

Definition: Essentially the fetus right kidney is shown to be slightly dilated which can happen when urine is not exiting the kidney in a normal fashion. The term "physiologic" is defined as a normal variant which means it is very mild and should resolve as the baby grows. They will follow this closely. ...Read more

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What could be some possible reasons for a kidney to not show up on imaging?

What could be some possible reasons for a kidney to not show up on imaging?

Several factors.: Virtually all stones can be visualized by ct scanning, except for the very rare indinavir stone. Prior to the widespread use of ct, stones that do not show up on x-ray films were called radiolucent. Uric acid stones, for instance, do not appear on plain films. Very small stones may not show up, as well as matrix stones with little calcium content. ...Read more

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What can a kidney scan show?

What can a kidney scan show?

Function, scars, obs: Renal scans can be very helpful to give differential kidney function. They can give us information about renal scars from previous infections and help us differentiate if a kidney is obstructed or not. The degree of obstruction can be determined with a scan. There are different nuclear scan isotopes and history of the problem will dictate which one is needed to answer the questi hope this help. ...Read more

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Does a cystoscope show problems with your kidneys?

Does a cystoscope show problems with your kidneys?

Depends: Cystoscopy done in the office will only look at the bladder and cannot evaluate the kidneys unless the urologist sees blood draining into the bladder from one of the ureters. If the procedure includes a retrograde pyelogram the dye will be injected into the ureters and xrays taken to evaluate the kidneys' collecting systems so some stones and some tumors may be seen in the kidneys. ...Read more

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Show picture where are the kidneys located in which part of the body ?

Show picture where are the kidneys located in which part of the body
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Basic anatomy: They are located deep behind the intestines (retroperitoneal). From the back, they are blanketed by multiple layers of muscle. See http://education.Yahoo.Com/reference/gray/subjects/subject/253 which gives another view and more information. Note that "kidney pain" does not always correlate with the actual location of kidneys, as in other visceral organs. ...Read more

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Will getting my kidney function checked show results of recently drinking?

Likely Not: Alcohol acts as a diuretic so it is possible that your labs could look like you are dehydrated. In addition, if you drink regularly you can develop muscle breakdown from a low phosphorous and this would be detected on kidney labs. Finally, drinking alcohols such as ethylene glycol or methanol causes acute kidney failure. Otherwise the labs should be normal. ...Read more

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MRI shows 6mm lesion on kidney and reads "may demonstrate minimal partial internal septation"? What is the significance of the word "minimal?"

MRI shows 6mm lesion on kidney and reads "may demonstrate minimal partial internal septation"? What is the significance of the word "minimal?"

Radiology hedge.: Renal cysts range from simple to complex. Simple cysts are common and are of no concern whatsoever (Grade 1). Complex cysts have solid regions which are usually an indicator of cancer (Grade 5). By using the word "minimal septation" the radiologist is giving the cyst a Grade 2, which is more likely benign than not. Chances are very good that this is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Kidney ultrasound shows stones, what to do?

depends on the size: It depends on how large the stones are. Very small stones should be able to pass without difficulty. Medium or large stones should probably be treated. If the stones are visible on a plain film xray, then eswl is a good option.. Very large stones may require a more invasive procedure. Either way, it is important to increase your daily water intake to 2.5 to 3 l. ...Read more

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My kidney function test show low levels of urea, 13.00 mg/dl.

My kidney function test show low levels of urea,  13.00 mg/dl.

Not a problem: The reference range for urea is the level for most folks who are not obviously sick. Low serum urea is never a problem. If you're obviously sick with something else, it may provide a clue -- but probably not. I hope you're not restricting dietary protein for some reason. "treat the person, not the numbers" -- but i'm glad you're asking and remaining proactive. ...Read more

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My kidney function shows a low estimated GFR level. What should I do?

My kidney function shows a low  estimated GFR level. What should I do?

See below: You should consult with a nephrologist to try and determine the cause.Low GFR means loss of kidneys ability to remove waste from the body, and there are many causes and possibility of reversibility or management of preventing further decrease in fucntion is important. ...Read more

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My kidney function shows a low estimated GFR level. What should I do?

My kidney function shows a low  estimated GFR level. What should I do?

Low GFR level: You should ask your doctor to order a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and have blood taken when you drop off the urine at the lab. That is the way you will get an actual rather than an estimated gfr. ...Read more

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Will a CBC w/o differential show if something is wrong with my kidneys? Thanks

Will a CBC w/o differential show if something is wrong with my kidneys? Thanks

CBC & renal disease: If you are talking about chronic kidney disease (ckd), a person may have an unexplained anemia. This is usually seen in patients in class 4 ckd and at times class 3. A metabolic panel that would reveal your creatinine, BUN as well as other serum electrolytes would be better. See a doctor to get that blood work done. ...Read more

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I have had some intense kidney pain but it shows stone in midpole why is there pain?

Stone trying to move: Kidney stones case pain as these move around in your kidney or try to pass in the ureters and that causes the pain, as is in your case since you know where the stone is and what is the size of the stone.I am sure you have been prescribed pain meds and adviced to check urine for the stone, may need follow up if stone not passed. ...Read more

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33 M no maj med issues but feeling new pain all the time. In chest, shoulder, kidney, etc. tests by 2 docs show things are fine. Where to go from here?

33 M no maj med issues but feeling new pain all the time. In chest, shoulder, kidney, etc. tests by 2 docs show things are fine. Where to go from here?

Pain all the time: 33 M no maj med issues but feeling new pain all the time. In chest, shoulder, kidney, etc. tests by 2 docs show things are fine. Where to go from here? ANS: you need to be seen by an Internist who will do a detailed history, physical exam and directed testing to find the cause. I am one of those and happy to do 2nd opinion to get you started. Will need to see all labs and other tests done so far. ...Read more

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Can kidney stone not show up on catscan?

Can kidney stone not show up on catscan?

Possible: If stone is less than 3mm in diameter ; ct sections are apart by3mm or more. In other words kidney stone would have to be quite tiny. ...Read more

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In the kidney function blood test can THC show up?

In the kidney function blood test can THC show up?

See below: Usually it is a urine test. One would have to specifically test for thc...It is not part of the kidney function panel. ...Read more

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Could a kidney blood work show up in results if your pregnant?

Only if a : Pregnancy test is also ordered. If you believe you might be pregnant - please be sure to let the doctor know. ...Read more