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What Is A Chill In The Kidneys
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
So what exactly causes that excruciating pain when passing a kidney stone? Is it the back pressure into the kidney from urine flow being blocked or is it the spasming of the ureters?
Ureteral colic: is thought to be caused by the stone moving and ureter muscles contracting trying to move it. Complete blockage usually causes little pain. ...Read more
Wgat is the name of this codition, where a person retains urine in the bladder but does not feel like urinating?
Urinary retention: "Retaining" urine in the bladder without the bladder giving a signal to the brain saying, "Hey, I'm full! Let's go now!" is the formal medical term. There can be many reasons for this, ranging from muscle, nerve, brain, spinal cord problems, toxins, drug side effects, previous injuries, or other illnesses of the bladder. Make sure you see a urologist who specializes in bladder disease. Luck! ...Read more
What happens in body when your kidney has a hole? I mean is it possible swelling whole body in child?
Kidney function: If a person's kidney is not functioning properly, one of the symptoms that can occur is generalized edema (or swelling) due to improper water balance regulation through a number of different of mechanisms (too complicated to discuss in this forum). I am not sure what you mean by the kidney having a hole (cysts?). There are simple blood tests to determine normal kidney function that can be done. ...Read more
Is it odd to have a series of acne in the area of the pelvis? Is it unhealthly or worrisome in any way?
What is the point of the human body getting a fever when you have a cold? Is the fevers purpose to kill off the germs?
Fever: Great question. There is substantial evidence to suggest that some infections in which fever occurs are limited because the causative organisms do not tolerate the increase in temperature well. Fever is very non-specific and is simply a response to cytokines released by cells responding to inflammation, or an imbalance of temperature generation with inadequate loss of temp thru sweating, etc. ...Read more
Oliguria: Oliguria or low urine output is defined as less than approximately 350 cc/day. Anuria or absence of urine is less than 50 cc day. Either of these conditions can occur in hypovolemic shock. Treatment of this condition usually requires large amounts of IV fluids and i usually would like to see at least 100/cc of urine per hour to indicate adequate repletion of volume losses. ...Read more
Sometimes nothing: I'm thinking that you are referring to a renal cyst. The treatment for this is sometimes nothing, if it is an isolated cyst and your renal function is normal. I would think monitoring kidney function and occasional ultrasounds would be reasonable. Talk with the doc that ordered the test originally and see what they say. ...Read more
Is the hearts output in one beat the only thing that makes the BP what it is or could the pressure on the arteries be effected by something else?
More Information: Your question is interesting when I see that you have had a number of "sophisticated" cardiac tests. Yes one heartbeat initiates circulation at a given pressure but a lot of disorders affect the VESSELS which require the heart to beat at a higher pressure. Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Its your hands: Many eye infections (e.g. Pink eye) are transmitted by the eye secretions (e.g. You rub your eye, shake hands with someone and then he rubs his eye, etc.). When you are talking about your own eyes, than rubbing, a washcloth, makeup applicator, etc, can all transmit to the other eye. ...Read more
Scrotal rash: Rashes on the scrotum can be from a number of causes. Commonly yeast grow in the skin creases and cause jock itch. A variety of other conditions including psoriasis, warts, heat rash, chaffing can also cause these and you should see a urologist or dermatologist to accurately diagnse and treat these. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gallstone Ileus?: Hmm...I might be guessing a bit here...Are you referring to a gallstone in the intestinal tract? Very, very rarely, the gallbladder can rupture and then erode into a loop of intestine; this is called a cholecystenteric fistula. Gallstones within the gb can then enter the intestine and cause a small bowel obstruction, typically at the junction of the small and large bowel. ...Read more
Doctor says that the lower lobe of my right lung is damaged and it is the cause for the blood in sputum. Is this a good diagnosis?
No: It is important to find out the cause for blood in the sputum, especially is it is a repeated problem. The possible causes can be mild and once-only (certain viruses) but can also be an important sign of serious disease. Often a chest ct scan or other tests are needed to figure out the cause. If you are told it is due to "lung damage", find out what they mean and why it happened. ...Read more
Altered filtration.: The kidney normal has a complex filtering & absorption system that retains almost all of the protein in the blood to conserve it. When the cells that form the filter develop problems through inflammation or disease, they allow protein to the released in the urine detectable on urinalysis. An evaluation to assess the degree and to find the cause is important to limit any kidney damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brain: The first organ system is the circulatory system and the first major organ to develop is the brain. ...Read more