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Urologist Or Nephrologist For Hydronephrosis
73 y.O. W/m, left kidney hydronephrosis 3 yrs, large cyst 10 yrs, history kidney stones, lumbar stenosis, bilat leg/back pain - nephrologist or urologist?
Urologist: Urologist is the one.Good luck.Get a more detailed answer ›
Nephrology is the study of the kidney: its structure, its function, and its diseases. The kidney is an incredibly complex organ that participates in a large number of essential bodily functions. Nephrologists are fellowship trained after completing an internal medicine residency, and they are experts in non-surgical treatment of the ...Read more
I was in the ER diagnosed with hydronephrosis. What should I know? And when or if should I go to nephrologist?
See urologist: Hydronephrosis, which is dilation or swelling of the kidney, arises from obstruction in the kidney tube (ureter). Critical points to define: what is causing obstruction- narrowing or kink or junction between ureter/ kidney or lower in ureter, stone in ureter. Also need to know if involved kidney is healthy with renal scan. See urologist to define issues and possible treatments ...Read more
My urologist wants me to wait until i pass the stone, its been 3 months and I have "stable" mild hydronephrosis. Is it ok to wait?
Get it removed: If you have had a ureteral stone for 3 months with mild hydronephrosis, it is time to have the stone surgically removed. The recommended procedure will vary depending on where the stone is located in the ureter. If your urologist will not remove the stone, find one who will. You should pass a ureteral stone within a few weeks of diagnosis to prevent potential kidney damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Urologist wants to remove my right kidney. Says it is not functioning due to hydronephrosis. Too much damage. Should I get a second opinion?
Here are some...: Kidney removal is a major undertaking which a urologist would not recommend lightly. In general, if the concerned kidney contributes less than 5-10% of total renal function, it is reasonable to remove it. But the question is when to do it. If you're asymptomatic from this kidney, you may wait & see since prophylactic procedure poses a degree of debate. So, ask doc for necessities & possibilities. ...Read more
Had utis for 10 months. Told I have hydronephrosis in left kidney and swelling in right. Is it safe to wait 4 weeks for urologist appointment?
Both can diagnose : And treat kidney, ureter, bladder and urethral problems. However the urologist, being a surgeon can do surgical procedures in the diseased urologic organs while the nephrologist can't. God bless u! http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease/overview/treatment-overview/what-is-a-nephrologist?/e/6884. http://www.healthcommunities.com/urinary-system-tests/what-is-a-urologist.shtml. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Staghorn stones: Staghorn calculi are associated with infection. Their composition is mixed calcium ammonia phosphate. These stones look like coral and are stuck in the pelvis of the kidney. Urologist has to manage these surgically most commonly. You need a work up though to determine why these formed and to prevent more. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Urologist: See an experienced female-oriented urologist; be sure you evacuate your bladder after intercourse; be sure you drink a lot and evaluate your bladder frequently; urologist may do bladder ultrasound and post-void residual of urine volume which is important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have over active bladder. All tests have shown nothing. I ve seen gp urologist n nephrologist as well they have not help. What should I do now?
My cytology found a rare urothelial cell fragment and rare granular casts. My urologist and nephrologist say nothing is wrong. Should i still worry?
What kind of doctor should I see for a small angiomyolipoma in my kidney? Not sure if a urologist or a nephrologist is best.
I have post residue urine of 301.97 (normal range 30 ml). My doctor(nephrologist) wants me to see a urologist? What doe it mean? How serious is this?
At checkup, blood was found in my urine (not visible). Lab re-did test 2 weeks later w/ the same results. Should i see a urologist or a nephrologist?
Where to go urologist or nephrologist? Case for 5.5mm kidney stone non obstructive?Is it big or can pass by drinking water?
Stone in kidney: This size stone may pass on its own if you drink 4-5 liters of fluid per day. Be sure to include at least one quart of lemonade or lemon extract added to water. If you use ReaLemon extract, add 5 teaspoons to each quart of water you drink. This will help. Minimize salt. Minimize animal protein. Push the fluids daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are cystoscopies normally done every 2yrs? Normal cystoscopy but urologist said that's the frequency. 28yo SLE pt w/hematuria. Referred 2 nephrologist
See nephrologist: Would discuss with your rheumatologist and nephrologist. Most ofter with lupus blood in the urine is due to lupus kidney disease called glomerulonephritist which is treated with your rheumatologist and nephrologist. There are other causes of hematuria including infection, kidney tumors or kidney stones. I assume all of this has been evalauted ...Read more
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