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What caused , y kidney scarring?

What  caused , y kidney scarring?

See below: Kidney scarring seen on microscopic exam of a biopsy specimen of the kidney can be the end result of many diseases of the kidney or injury to its blood vessels.It is dead tissue. ...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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What are the presenting symptoms of kidney scarring?

What are the presenting symptoms of kidney scarring?

See below: Kidney scarring is a term to describe the appearance of the kidney on microscopic exam, generally on a kidney biopsy, represents dead tisssue.This does not cause symptoms. ...Read more

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Can the kidney scarring that comes with fsgs be lazered? And would this help the disease if the scarring is reduced?

Laser and FSGS: There are no programs to laser the kidneys of patients with fsgs. Speak to a nephrologist about the drugs that are used in combating fgsg. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for kidney scarring?

What is the treatment for kidney scarring?

See below: Kidney scarring is a term to describe the appearance of the kidney on microscopic exam, generally on a kidney biopsy, represents dead tissue.This does not cause symptoms. The effort then is towards preserving the live tissue.Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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7 mos old had fever 104, WBC 25000, normal urinalysis but positive urine culture. Is this likely a kidney infection? Did this cause kidney scarring?

7 mos old had fever 104, WBC 25000, normal urinalysis but positive urine culture. Is this likely a kidney infection? Did this cause kidney scarring?

Maybe: The pediatrician seeing this 7 m.O. Baby knows best. Depending on the organism cultured and the manner in which the culture was obtained, this may be pyelonephritis, but could also be systemic infection with bacteria in the blood creating urinary tract infection secondarily. The nature of the organism, duration of the infection and the manner in which it was treated will determine damages. ...Read more

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What does scarring on kidneys and urinary tract mean?

What does scarring on kidneys and urinary tract mean?

Chronic infection: The presence of chronic infection in kidneys, ureters and stones may create serious irritations of these truck urges. This chronic illness is often missed in women and create scarring. One needs to receive prompt and effective treatment for this problem from a trained urologist and infectious disease doctor. ...Read more

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Is there any update in treatment of kidney scar?

Kidney Scars: Kidney scars are in response to injury, often due to infection or kidney stones. The best thing to do is to protect the remaining normal kidney by preventing further injury. ...Read more

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I have been told my daughter who is 9 has scars on her kidneys. What causes this? Related to her urine infections?

I have been told my daughter who is 9 has scars on her kidneys. What causes this? Related to her urine infections?

Variable causes: When urinary tract infections climb up to the kidney they can injure and scar the sensitive tissue.Once injured, these can scar and this will show up on a variety of kidney studies.There are also separate infectious, metabolic and genetic conditions that can produce kidney scaring. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


Dr. John Mancoll
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Cicatrix (Definition)

A cicatrix is a scar. Scars normally form after any wound to the body's tissues, but abnormally thick or large scars on the ...Read more