Diagnosed with calculus in kidney. Swelling on the body. Treatment? - Online Doctor Chats
I am Dr. XXXXXXX
How can I help you?
My Mother is having some health issue, she went to a doctor today in Kerala and he has written her some scannings
so when the scan report came, the radiologits said that she is having a 5mm growth in kidney
she is yet to XXXXXXX a doctor
the appointment is at 8:30 PM
5mm growth is that XXXXXXX
and what could be the reason doctor
It is not the size of the growth that matters. It is the type of the growth.
Sometimes, growth can be just fluid filled cysts, which are usually harmless.
But other times, it can be growth which spreads.
These has to be differentiated.
can the scanning differentiate
Yes. It can differentiate to some extend.
or do we have do any other additional tests
her blood reports all came fine
Further investigations depends on her condition, and also on the current investigation and scanning reports.
she is having swellings on her body
Ok. It shows there is renal damage. That causes protein loss from the body and hence the swelling.
what is renal damage
'Renal' is the medical term for anything referring to kidney.
So, renal damage means kidney damage.
have you understood what I explained till now.
As I said, danger can be told only after a complete investigation and examination.
So, for the time being, cross your fingers.
well whatever she has, that got treatment right
Let us wait for the complete evaluation to take place.
Yes. There is treatment for most of the problems.
please do not worry at the moment.
Let us complete the scans, biopsies etc.
Then we will have a complete picture of her status and the disease status.
ok thank you Doctor
Have you understood all what I said?
you are not available 24/7 right
There will be doctors available 24/7.
ok doctor, thank you
We are here to help you.
Keep your mind engaged, but not stressed.
Hope I had been clear enough.
Is there anything else I can help you on?
5 mm non obstrutive calculus is seen mid pole
no hydronethrosis is seen
Usually that size growth are harmless. But again, only a biopsy can say what it is.
so biopsy is a surgery right
it could be like surgery. Or it can be just introducing a needle to take some tissue from the growth.
Is it clear?
yes doctor, it is i guess
so this 5 MM calculus growth can cause issues to your body
Exactly where is the growth? Or is it a stone?
If the report said calculus, it means it is just a stone.
If it is a stone, then you need not worry at all.
the report says calculus
5mm stone just passes off in the urine.
That is a good news.
thank you so much doctor
I thought you said growth in kidney.
That is why I was advising about biopsy.
Now it is more clear to me.
That is what the report says, right?
In that case, relax. Have a good dinner. Ask your mother also to relax.
There is nothing to worry at all.
Thank you Doctor so much
now i m relaxed
Ask her to have plenty of water regularly.
i would call my mum and tell her also
If she is having pain, then she may require pain killers to relieve the pain.
how about the swelling doctor
The doctor would be prescribing that.
is there a way we could reduce that
Let the doctor have a look and then advise about it.
Hope you are feeling better now.
Is there anything else I could help you on?
nope doctor, not for now. I would get back to you incase if i need anything
thank you so much for your time
Thanks for consulting me.
Have a Nice Evening!!
Same to you Doctor
Please do not forget to leave a feedback.
Bye for now.
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