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Rouleaux - Inferior Vena Cava Vein

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  • Posted By: teachkids
  • July 28, 2010
  • 07:42 AM

I have been having pain/tenderness in my right side/back. I had a renal ultrasound and the ultrasound indicated that I had mild dilatation of the rt kidney/mild distention of the renal pelvis. It also indicated that I had "densities streaming only in the right renal vein and into the inferior vena cava." My left did not show this. This finding has been related to rouleuax formation. I have been to two Dr.'s, but they are not able to tell me what this may mean. I continue to have discomfort/tenderness in my right abdominal area and occasionally in rt back. Any ideas about Rouleaux formation and would this be causing my pain/tenderness???? Can I ask for a specific test to determine if I have Rouleaux?? I had a nuclear renal scan but it came back "normal". I am so exasperated.... Thanks for any guidance that you can give..... :confused:

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  • I have been having pain/tenderness in my right side/back. I had a renal ultrasound and the ultrasound indicated that I had mild dilatation of the rt kidney/mild distention of the renal pelvis. It also indicated that I had "densities streaming only in the right renal vein and into the inferior vena cava." My left did not show this. This finding has been related to rouleuax formation. I have been to two Dr.'s, but they are not able to tell me what this may mean. I continue to have discomfort/tenderness in my right abdominal area and occasionally in rt back. Any ideas about Rouleaux formation and would this be causing my pain/tenderness???? Can I ask for a specific test to determine if I have Rouleaux?? I had a nuclear renal scan but it came back "normal". I am so exasperated.... Thanks for any guidance that you can give..... :confused:Rouleaux formation seen on ultrasound is really just red blood cells that are clumped together and moving slowly. It should not be a cause for alarm, unless you have some issue with your blood clotting.
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    • August 26, 2010
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