Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
168 Doctors are Online

History of kidney TB. Ultrasound shows calcified area in kidney. Is this complicated?

Dear Sir, My mom is affected by kidney Tb 20 years ago. She has undergone medicine . At that time doctor adviced not to take calcium in the food. She avoided calcium foods Now she was suffering from spine and back ache. Also her bone density was low. So we recently consulted ortho. She asked her to take DRise and Calcium CCM tables She had taken for the past 3 months. Now we took the scan of ultra sound abdomen. In that Result, its showing the impression of Smallcalcified area of measuring 0.7cm * 0.8cm in the cortex of mid of pole of Left Kidney . Please advice sir what should we do now? is this complicated?
Asked On : Thu, 20 Dec 2012
Answers:  2 Views:  39
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Lab Tests
Urologist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM.
Ultimately, it depends on the function of the kidney.
The calcified area is very small and may not affect the function, unless the function has already been damaged by the TB.
She needs blood tests and IVU tests to evaluate kidney function.
Pls consult urologist.
Best Regards
Answered: Fri, 21 Dec 2012
I find this answer helpful
Nephrologist Dr. Aditya Bhabhe's  Response
Thanks for the query.
Calcium deposits in the kidney are often seen as a sequelae of TB. This is usually harmless unless its extensive. Calcium and vitamin D are prescribed to strengthen bones in the elderly.
These by themselves do not cause calcification in the kidneys.
However doing a serum calcium level in your mother will help diagnose excess calcium in the blood which is not good.
Hope this helps
Good luck.
Answered: Fri, 21 Dec 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor