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What Does Fluid Around The Kidney Mean For An Infant
Retroperitoneal absc: Is there fluid "around" the kidney? Was this seen on ct or mri? Has this baby had fevers, illness, any ultrasounds demonstrating "fluid around the kidney"? If not, then i also would agree with answer that this sounds like a collection of urine backing up in the kidney because of a blockage of outlet, most commonly vur (vesico-ureteral reflux) , which causes the kidney to enlarge. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
Can't say for sure.: Your question is too non-specific. Exactly what did the report say? In what, "system" was the fluid? If you mean the renal collecting system then excess fluid could reflect kidney obstruction or infection. That's just one possible answer. ...Read more
What does the term "full" kidney mean in a given result of an ultrasound? But not having to do with urine. My daughter has a small fluid filled cyst on one of her kidneys, she under
goes repeated ultrasounds. Now there is an issue ith her other kidney, vi
I : I have heard this term used with fetal ultrasounds - (pyelectasis) which means that there can be dilation of the central part of the kidney. I will change this from unspecified specialty to diagostic radiologist, to get a better chance of getting exact info. I suggest that you ask your doctor what he specifically meant whe using the term "full kidney". ...Read more
What does blown out calyces mean in my report? Does this mean that kidney is damaged or has to be removed. The other kidney is functioning well.
Chronic obstruction: The calyces are the beginning of the collecting system within the kidney. They are sharp when not blocked. With obstruction they dilate. Blown out calyces indicate a very dilated system which represents a very obstructed system which is chronic in nature. It is important to ask whether our not that kidney has any cortical tissue remaining. The cortical tissue is the functional part of the kidney. ...Read more
Needs close followup: Coarctation of the aorta is a congenital abnormality, where portion of the aorta (large artery carrying blood out from the heart to rest of the body) is narrowed. It may be narrowed only slightly, so that no obstruction is noted in childhood, but adults may still develop: high blood pressure, early-onset coronary disease, or aorticaneurysm or dissection. Close surveillance is important. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My mother has renal impairment which is the s.creatin =2. What does this mean? What can she do for it?
Can you tell me what it mean when a newborn has blood around the brain and blood in the spinal fluid?
Circumstance depends: Most common reason for blood in spinal fluid is from the vessels running beneath the spinal canal. These are frequently damaged during the tap, but nothing is wrong with these babies. Blood can also be present from an infection such as herpes, or premature babies can have bleeding in the brain, which can be transferred into the spinal fluid. ...Read more
I have an amnio coming up at 37weeks. How does the test measure lung function? What in the fluid says if they are mature or not?
Several: It measure not function, but the presence of certain chemicals whose presence indicates that mature cells are present. That indicates the vast likelihood that the baby's lung functions would be "mature". ...Read more
Can a ultrasound show tumors in the kidney or stomach cancer and what does it mean when a ultrasound show a swollen kidney air around kidney and a possible blockage for a 7 year old girl thanks very much?
Ultrasound: can identify kidney tumors, but is generally not useful for stomach tumors. Air around the kidney would be an unusual finding, are you sure they weren't referring to bowel gas? Air in and around the kidney can by seen in emphysematous pyelonephritis, a severe, potentially life-threatening, necrotizing infection. ...Read more
My MRI result showed that there is fluid within the left maxillary sinus. May I know, what does it means and is it necessary for me to see the dr?
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