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Doctor insights on: What Is The Likelihood Of Not Having A Uterus If One Has A Horseshoe Kidney

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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 is the likelihood of being hospitalized for a kidney infection in pregnancy?

What is the likelihood of being hospitalized for a kidney infection in pregnancy?

Several qualifiers: Hospitalization is needed for those conditions which cannot be managed as an outpatient.The prominent factors include: is the patient able to take oral medications & hold down enough fluids to stay hydrated? Is the germ causing the UTI one that can be treated in pregnancy with an oral medication? Is patient free of other complications? If any of these is no, a hospitalization may be needed. ...Read more

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I have had a miscarriage and during the scan it showed the endometrium of 4mm. Is this normal? Or could it be a cause of the miscarriage?

I have had a miscarriage and during the scan it showed the endometrium of 4mm. Is this normal? Or could it be a cause of the miscarriage?

Normal: It appears that your endometrium is thin and all the growth of the endometrial lining for the pregnancy has been shed to allow the new lining of the endometrium to start forming. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having a hysterectomy with endometriosis? One has formed into a tumor about 5.6cm.

What are the chances of having a hysterectomy with endometriosis? One has formed into a tumor about 5.6cm.

ZERO!: You don't need a hysterectomy for endometriosis of the ovary (endometrioma). This can be: 1. Followed closely with serial ultrasounds if asyptomatic 2. Trial of ocps if marginally symptomatic 3. If having pain, then removal of the encometrioma alone (cystectomy) can be done and use Lupron (leuprolide) post-operatively 4. For fertility, debate if removal is indicated, but if 4-5cm- then would remove. ...Read more

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What is the risk of having a bulky uterus?

What is the risk of having a bulky uterus?

Bulky: It may mean nothing as this is sometimes over read by the radiologist. It could also be early signs of things like fibroids (leiomyomata) or adnenomyosis. An early pregnancy before the gestational sac is seen is also possible. ...Read more

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If there is no chance of a new pregnancy and the former pregnancy was terminated what could cause someone to not have a period?

If there is no chance of a new pregnancy and the former pregnancy was terminated what could cause someone to not have a period?

Hormone fluctations: many factors can be involved with not having a period and seeking advice from your primary care doctor is important with this ailment. many times in my office, associations are low wt, tobacco, otc products and stress can be a culprit. other times a hormone fluctuation is the issue. ...Read more

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What's the probability of a couple having a child with muscular dystrophy, if mom is the carrier?

What's the probability of a couple having a child with muscular dystrophy, if mom is the carrier?

Depends: This depends entirely on the type of muscular dystrophy and the type of inheritance pattern. Some disorders are dominant, meaning there is a 50/50 chance of passing it on, some are recessive meaning you need to reproduce with another carrier to pass it on, and some are x linked. One form, duchenne muscular dystrophy is always x linked and carrier moms have a 50% chance of passing it to their sons. ...Read more

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If a 1cm complex kidney cyst has been stable in size for 4 months, what are the chances it is cancer and is it possible for it to spread at this size?

If a 1cm complex kidney cyst has been stable in size for 4 months, what are the chances it is cancer and is it possible for it to spread at this size?

Renal cyst: The fact that it is small and stable after 4 months is a good sign. However another renal ultrasound should be done in 6 months to look for growth or change in structure. There is an increased risk of malignancy with a complex cyst and it should be watched closely ...Read more

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Is it possible to be borne with enlarged ovaries? If so what dose that means for the one that haves it, dose it means high chance of multiple birth?

Is it possible to be borne with enlarged ovaries? If so what dose that means for the one that haves it, dose it means high chance of multiple birth?

No: not at birth but later on ovaries can "enlargew" with multiple CYSTS (Polycystic ovaries) This usually results in DIFFICULTIES with FERTILITY! Get a EXACT Diagnosis from a GYNECOLOGIST! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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After having hydronephrosis in my right kidney it is only functioning at 25%. What is the percentage for saving a kidney, or removing it ?

After having hydronephrosis in my right kidney it is only functioning at 25%. What is the percentage for saving a kidney, or removing it ?

25% worth saving: Do you mean 25% relative function with opposite kidney performing 75% or is right kidney functioning at 25% of its' expected capacity? Below 10 - 12%, in presence of severe hydroneprosis is probably not worth saving. Ur young, thus my advice would be for you would likely be to undergo a laparoscopic or robot assisted pyeloplasty if hydronphrosis due to ureteropelvic junction obstruction. ...Read more

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What happens if one of your parents has had cirrhosis of the liver does the child have a more likely chance to get it?

What happens if one of your parents has had cirrhosis of the liver does the child have a more likely chance to get it?

Depends: there are certainly some genetic/hereditary causes of cirrhosis but for vast majority of people the answer would be no. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a miscarriage of a medium SCH that is in front of a 6 week baby with some tissue between. Massive bleeding but has stopped?

What are the chances of a miscarriage of a medium SCH that is in front of a 6 week baby with some tissue between. Massive bleeding but has stopped?

Can not quantify: Subchorionic hematoma are quite common in the first trimester. Most will resolve on their own. The miscarriage risk is higher in those with a SCH. It is also higher with advanced maternal age. There is not a treatment to prevent miscarriage in this circumstance. I wish you the best outcome possible. ...Read more

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What is the risks of having a baby when you have prostate cancer?

What is the risks of having a baby when you have prostate cancer?

I assume you: Are male, not female as indicated -- so you won't be actually having the baby, your partner will. There are no added risks due to your prostate cancer. It doesn't affect the sperm needed to fertilize the egg. ...Read more

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If a woman is pregnant with twins but one made it to the uterus and the other is tubal what would happen?

If a woman is pregnant with twins but one made it to the uterus and the other is tubal what would happen?

Uncommon: But with the risks involved, surgery would be likely performed on the tubal one; to salvage the other fetus. In short: it is possible that everything ends up just fine. ...Read more

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I am curious if anybody have her uterus remove then is there a risk of the ovarian cancer?

I am curious if anybody have her uterus remove then is there a risk of the ovarian cancer?

Yes: Some times, hysterectomy ( surgical removal of the uterus) is performed together with oopherectomy (surgical removal of the ovaries ) if there is an indication. So, hysterectomy alone doesn't increase or decrease risk of ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my child to havr larger left kidney than right kidney. or it is a kind of abnormality/disease?

Is it normal for my child to havr larger left kidney than right kidney. or it is a kind of abnormality/disease?

Probably Normal: It depends on how the size of each kidney compares with the norm for your child's age. A determination of the function of the kidneys will also help clarify if this is a variant of normal or indicative of a disease process. It will be prudent to keep any requested follow up to discuss your child's result. Take care ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more