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What does fluid around the kidney mean for an infant?

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 more

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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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What does fluid in the system mean after a ultrasound of kidneys?

What does fluid in the system mean after a ultrasound of kidneys?

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

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What does fluid in the ear mean in an adult?

What does fluid in the ear mean in an adult?

Same as a child: It is fluid behind the ear drum as a result of congestion of the eustachian tube and backed up fluid. Can cause mechanical decrease in hearing. Will clear. Chiropractic and craniosacral therapy or osteopathic adjustments will help a lot. ...Read more

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What does "infection around the heart" mean?

Pericarditis: That term is one we don't use professionally. A lay person would probably mean pericarditis or inflammation around the heart which can be infectious, malignant, inflammatory or other. ...Read more

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What does fluid around the kidney area mean?

Fluid collection : It could mean involvement of kidney in an infection / pyelonephritis. ...Read more

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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

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

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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.

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

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What does it mean for an adult to have coarctation of the aorta?

What does it mean for an adult to have coarctation of the aorta?

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 more

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What does an enlarged kidney mean in a fetus?

What does an enlarged kidney mean in a fetus?

Several causes.: Trisomy 18/13, polycystic renal disease, multicystic dysplastic kidney disease, hydronephrosis, renal tumors (mesoblastic nephroma) are all possibilities. Expert mfm advice and serial sonography are required. ...Read more

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My mother has renal impairment which is the s.creatin =2. What does this mean? What can she do for it?

My mother has renal impairment which is the s.creatin =2. What does this mean? What can she do for it?

See a nephrologist: Blood pressure control, Low protein diet, avoid NSAIDs expect aspirin for cardio protection, weight loss if over weight, Low fat diet to control cholesterol and see a nephrologist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what it mean when a newborn has blood around the brain and blood in the spinal fluid?

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

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What does fluid around the liver mean?

What does fluid around the liver mean?

Not quite: enuf info: is it "acites", diagnosed by an abdominal ultrasound...? Plez furnish more info. HRS, MD, FACC ...Read more

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What does it mean to have fluid in the lungs when a new mom?

What does it mean to have fluid in the lungs when a new mom?

R/o cardiomyopathy: If i hear fluid in lung in new mom, the first thing that needs to be excluded is a post partum cardiomyopathy. Ask to get an echocardiogram. Other causes could be due to inflammation or infection. ...Read more

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What does this Mean on an ultrasound results if it says No free fluid in the pelvic cul-de-sac?

What does this Mean on an ultrasound results if it says No free fluid in the pelvic cul-de-sac?

Sometimes: free fluid in the pelvis can be a sign of a pathologic process. If there is no free fluid, it is normal. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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What does it mean to have an interocular eye pressure of 22?

What does it mean to have an interocular eye pressure of 22?

Watch it.: This is "borderline high" pressures. Any higher and would be considered ocular hypertension. Good to check corneal thickness (pachymetry) as this has a direct effect on pressure readings. Still, not much to worry about. ...Read more

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What does swelling and fluid around the pancreas mean?

What does swelling and fluid around the pancreas mean?

Pancreatitis: Swelling and fluid around the pancreas usually represents inflammation of the pancreas called pancreatitis. This can be a serious problem and one that should be followed by a medical doctor. ...Read more