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6mm stone in the upper pole of the left kidney. Painful since I passed my first stone 6 months ago. Microhematuria x 6 months. What are my options?

6mm stone in the upper pole of the left kidney. Painful since I passed my first stone 6 months ago. Microhematuria x 6 months. What are my options?

Scope vs ESWL: Ureteroscopy for your symptomatic stone is emerging as a better option for treating renal calculi than eswl. It is also important to be on some type of therapy to minimize development of more stones. ...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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I'm 35 yrs of age and diagnose with septated cyst between the spleen and upper pole of the left kidney is it too bad and need to undergo operation?

I'm 35 yrs of age and diagnose with septated cyst between the spleen and upper pole of the left kidney is it too bad and need to undergo operation?

CYST: The size and presummed origin of the cyst determine the nature of the problem. A septation places it into a different category if it's from the kidney but it is still very likely to be benign and unlikely to cause symptoms unless it grows. The key is the thickness of the wall and if there is blood flow or calcifications seen in the walls or septum. These are in a more serious category. ...Read more

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M58, CT scan says "bilateral renal cortical cyst noted. The largest cyst at the upper pole of the left kidney measures 3.8x5 cm." Is this significiant?

M58, CT scan says "bilateral renal cortical cyst noted. The largest cyst at the upper pole of the left kidney measures 3.8x5 cm." Is this significiant?

Probably not: The majority of people develop a few kidney cysts, especially by the time we reach your age. They are usually benign. A kidney ultrasound would better characterize if it is a simple cyst (benign) or not, especially if there was no IV contrast in the CT scan. It should be noted how many cysts were found, which was not apparent in your description, so I'm only assuming one on each kidney. ...Read more

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Ultrasound showed 2.4x1.3 cm hypoechoic nonvascular region in upper pole cortex of left kidney. Otherwise normal kidney. I'm freaking out. Cancer?

Ultrasound showed 2.4x1.3 cm hypoechoic nonvascular region in upper pole cortex of left kidney. Otherwise normal kidney. I'm freaking out. Cancer?

It can be benign: Cysts are common in the kidneys. So ask your doctor to confirm if it is cystic or solid structure. Cysts are benign fluid filled structures whic can be left alone. Solid lesions can be a tumor and may need to be removed. Repeat follow up in 6 months can be reassuring if there is no further increase in size. You may need to seen a Urologist to advice you further ...Read more

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Small lobulated heterogeneously enhancing isodense mass at upper pole of left kidney measuring 2.8x2.4 cm. Please help?

Small lobulated heterogeneously enhancing isodense mass at upper pole of left kidney measuring 2.8x2.4 cm. Please help?

Ask your doctor...: More info on your general health profile will help decision-making. Clinically, nowadays, you have 3 reasonable options to follow including: 1, if young and healthy, do laparoscopic partial nephrectomy; 2. if reluctant, do biopsy to decide benignancy or malignancy - if malignant, operate as that in 1.; if benign, watch and see; 3.consider radio-frequency or cryo ablation. More? Ask... Or See me... ...Read more

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I have had glomerulonephritis from age of 7 GFR is 9% I am 62. Just been diagnosed with cancer in upper pole of left kidney, what's the procedure.

I have had glomerulonephritis from age of 7 GFR is 9% I am 62. Just been diagnosed with cancer in upper pole of left kidney, what's the procedure.

Partial nephrectomy: Partial nephrectomy, preferably by a laparoscopic approach. Another option would be to do cryosurgery, where they freeze the tumor. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the meaning for a cyst measuring 1.7 CM x1.5cm noted in the lower pole of the left kidney, whether it is curable or non-curable details please?

What is the meaning for a cyst measuring 1.7 CM x1.5cm noted in the lower pole of the left kidney, whether it is curable or non-curable details please?

No cure. ..: Most likely, the cyst of left kidney is a common incidental finding found while being evaluated with CT/MRI for abdominal pain or backache, will stay with you forever, and most times requires no Rx / intervention if a simple cyst is well defined. If not, periodic US for follow-up may be required. As to how often the F/U is needed, ask Doc for detail timely. Remember Doc have never cured anyone but ...Read more

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My husband aged 28, found on a sonography that there is a simple cysts in mid pole of the left kidney. Is it harmfull?, what is the tratment for it

My husband aged 28, found on a sonography that there is a simple cysts in mid pole of the left kidney. Is it harmfull?, what is the tratment for it

No big deal: A simple cyst in the kidney is common and does not need any further evaluation or treatment. Forget about it and enjoy life. ...Read more

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What is chronic pyelonephritis and what is focal area scarring in the lower pole of the left kidney?

What is chronic pyelonephritis and what is focal area scarring in the lower pole of the left kidney?

Chronic Pyelo: Chronic pyelonephritis is the result of any process in the kidney that causes prolonged inflammation and fibrosis (scarring). Common causes include: persistent or recurrent renal infections, vesicoureteral reflux (urine going backwards into the kidney), or urinary tract obstruction. A board certified urologist or nephrologist are the best doctors to review these types of findings. ...Read more

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A hypoechoic lobulated mass in the interior pole of the left kidney demonstrates internal flow on doppler interrogation measuring 1.1x1.4x1.2cm. Findi?

A hypoechoic lobulated mass in the interior pole of the left kidney demonstrates internal flow on doppler interrogation measuring 1.1x1.4x1.2cm. Findi?

More tests needed: It appears the next step would be to get a ct scan or MRI with contrast (if you can tolerate), as I am sure your physician or radiologist has already recommended/ordered. There are many possibilities and this is just a very scientific description of what is seen on the ultrasound, but the radiologist cannot tell you what it is yet. After the ct or mri, a biopsy or surgery might be necessary. ...Read more

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Obstruction in left kidney, what to do?

See a urologist: An acute obstruction requires urgent referral to a urologist who can identify the source of the obstruction and effectively treat it. Left alone for too long, a urinary tract obstruction can lead to permanent loss of kidney function. Don't let this wait too long to be treated. ...Read more

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Why does my left kidney hurts so often?

Why does my left kidney hurts so often?

Kidney Pain: First you need to make sure it is your kidney as on your left side there are other organs that can mimic this such as back pain, lower rib pain, lung irritation (pneumonia) and possibly things related to the kidney. Those with kidney pain commonly are found to have a kidney stone, infection, possibly a blockage of the ureter (hydronephrosis) or even vascular issues. See your doctor first. ...Read more

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Obstruction in left kidney help, what to do?

Obstruction in left kidney help, what to do?

Depends on cause: Obstruction of the kidney can be from many causes. Most commonly is a kidney stone that passes into the ureter, causing blockage of the urine. If stone is ...Read more

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How is an obstruction in left kidney treated?

How is an obstruction in left kidney treated?

Depends on cause: Obstruction of the kidney can be caused by many possibilities such as stones, strictures of the ureter (narrowing of the tube) from prior surgeries or radiation, cancerous causes that block the ureter, or ureteropelvic junction obstruction (born with kink or narrowing) in junction between kidney and the ureter. The treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a pain in my left kidney area?

What to do if I have a pain in my left kidney area?

See your doctor.: Most of the time lower back pain is unrelated to the kidneys. I recommend a visit to your primary care physician who can take a detailed history, examine you, and order necessary imaging and lab tests to discover the cause of your pain. Hope you feel better. ...Read more