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nephrocalcinosis

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  • Posted By: MadonnaFleming
  • November 21, 2006
  • 11:44 PM

I was experiencing abdomin pain and had an ultrasound. The results were:
Small nonmobile projection from the wall of the gallbladder at 0.39 which looks like a polyp.
Cyst in the cortex of the right kidney in the upper pole area of right kidney with mild echodensity, not quite typical of the normal cystic appearance.
Rather echogenic renal pyramids and a possible nephrocalcinosis in both kidneys.
What does this all mean?

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  • With regards to nephrocalcinosis that's a fancy term for kidney stone. I'd suggest finding a medical dictionary or better yet asking your doctor what it all means.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 14, 2006
    • 00:00 AM
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  • Nephrocalcinosis is not a fancy term for kidney stones, I do not have kidney stones. I did not realize that my question would offend anyone but I am concerned about my symptoms and I asked these questions while waiting for my referral appointment with a specialist.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 15, 2006
    • 04:34 AM
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  • Here's a definition from Medline "Nephrocalcinosis is a kidney disorder involving deposition of calcium and oxalate or phosphate in the renal tubules and interstitium (the areas between the tubules). These deposits may result in reduced kidney function."
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 15, 2006
    • 07:32 PM
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  • some terminology used for kidney stones is cross-utilized for gall bladder stones- pretty much the word 'calculus' refers to a 'build up' of some sort of material..............one must understand that these words are descriptive and can be used regarding various parts of the body
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 27, 2007
    • 01:41 AM
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