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What is a staghorn calculi?

What is a staghorn calculi?

Large kidney stone: A staghorn calculus is a very large and often irregularly shaped kidney stone that grows in one or both kidneys. Having certain kinds of urinary tract infections can increase the risk of developing them. They generally do not move because they are so large - usually they are discovered on an ultrasound, ct, or mri. If they must be removed it usually requires surgery. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about staghorn calculi? Would i see a nephrologist or a urologist.?

What can you tell me about staghorn calculi? Would i see a nephrologist or a urologist.?

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 more

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How is diagnosis hydronephrosis secondary to staghorn calculi diagnosed?

How is diagnosis hydronephrosis secondary to staghorn calculi diagnosed?

CT scan is best: Kidney ultrasound is not the best modality for diagnosis of staghorn calculus. It is very good in diagnosing hydronephrosis. Most cost effective way, which will give an accurate diagnosis is a plain abdominal X-ray plus kidney ultrasound. ...Read more

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What does this diagnosis mean? Hydronephrosis secondary to staghorn calculi?

What does this diagnosis mean? Hydronephrosis secondary to staghorn calculi?

Stones : Staghorn calculi refers to large kidney stones filling up a significant portion of the renal collecting system. Hydronephrosis refers to a dilation of the collecting system likely as a result of the stones. You should most definitely seek care by a urologist. ...Read more

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What does strong smelling urine with white specs suspended in it mean? In 1998, i had surgery to remove a staghorn calculus (filled 98% of kidney). In the past 5 years i believe I have also been experiencing some menopausal symtoms. I experience pain & di

What does strong smelling urine with white specs suspended in it mean? In 1998, i had surgery to remove a staghorn calculus (filled 98% of kidney). In the past 5 years i believe I have also been experiencing some menopausal symtoms. I experience pain & di

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Are staghorn calculis dangerous to have?

Depends on......: What you mean by dangerous! a stag horn is a large stone. It blocks part of the kidney or all of it depending on its size. If infection develops, it is hard to clear it without removing the stone. Kidney failure may take place with staghorn stone on both sides unless removed. ...Read more

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Calculi of 5-7 mm in both kidneys..Any suggestion plz?

Calculi of 5-7 mm in both kidneys..Any suggestion plz?

Ask Ur urologist: Stones that size could pass into the ureters & cause obstructive tho they r small enough to pass but painfully, they seem 2 b borderline 2 me. Ultrasonic removal may b a good way to go. Ur urologist would b the best 2 recommend which path 2 follow. ...Read more

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Calculi of 5-7mm in both kidneys..Any suggestions plzz..Isn't it painful if it go through urine?

Calculi of 5-7mm in both kidneys..Any suggestions plzz..Isn't it painful if it go through urine?

Painful yes : Drink plenty of water if not obstructed. The stones can cause irritation and possibley obstruct flow as they descend down the urinary tract. This can lead to more pain and possible infection and kidney damage. Certain bladder and prostate medications may help with passing smaller stones. Regardless, these are good size stones that your urologist may need to disintegrate or extract. ...Read more