Category Archives: Urological Issues

I have a 22mm kidney stone. So what food should I eat to prevent my kidney from stop functioning and live a healthy life??

I commonly recommend the DASH diet for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and kidney stones. The DASH diet is a low salt diet. You can review the DASH diet on our web site at: https://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/Dash_Diet A 22 millimeter stone … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Chronic Kidney Disease, Diet/Nutrition, Kidney Stones, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Urological Issues

I have a complex cyst 0.66 X 0.53 X 0.87 cm in my right kidney and a separated cyst 2.52 X 1.89 X 2.82 cm in my left kidney, that were uncovered in ultrasound. I can’t see my doctor until mid-June. What is the normal treatment for these cysts?

In general, cysts are most commonly benign but in the case of a complex cyst, it is often suggested that these cysts be followed with repeat ultrasound.  I recommend that you consult with your physician in June and see whether … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Blood/Urine Testing For Kidney Disease, Kidney Cysts, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Nephrologist, Urological Issues

I am a 21 yr old male. I’m suffering from urine release after urinating properly. I feel release of certain droplets of urine after urinating and frequent urination. Please help.

The problem that you describe is a urological problem, likely related to your bladder. You will need to consult with your physician and likely need consultation with a urologist. A urologist is a surgeon and deals with medical and surgical … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Urological Issues

I have 3 stones in my right kidney, 1 stone in the upper pole 16mm and two in the lower pole. Now my doctor said that we only treated the upper pole stone. We cannot treat lower pole stones but I am not satisfied to leave the stone in my kidney forever.

Kidney stone removal is within the expertise of a urologist. I am a nephrologist and I have no expertise in the surgical management of kidney stones. You will need to seek a second opinion from a urologist. I know that … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Kidney Stones, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Nephrologist, Urological Issues

Hello sir, my name is Thuta and I’m from Myanmar, previously known as Burma. We’ve got a health issue about my father who suffered a kidney issue but there is no symptoms about disease and the CT scan result told us there’s a flesh cyst inside the kidney and the doctor suggested that it have to remove as soon as possible cause of cancer prospect. So I wanna know removing kidney is only solution or not and if there were any solution, please let me know. My father’d faced with two operations about removing kidney stones in each kidney and the last operation was 2015. If I’ll have a chance, I’m gonna share all of the medical documents about that. With so much thanks d

The question being asked is a surgical and urological question.  I am a nephrologist and I have no surgical expertise.  I cannot accept records on the blog.  You will need to consult with a urologist about whether surgery is indicated. … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Nephrologist, Urological Issues

Dear Sir, I am from Bangladesh. My wife have renal cortical cyst. Her age 20 year. Size: 6x5cm. Doctor advice that need to surgery. We are so afraid about this. Actually my question that really need any surgery? Because she has no pain or other problems. We doing try for a baby. Please gave me advice what is best way to relief this problem. Thank You.

In most cases, a simple cortical cyst is generally a benign condition.  I am a nephrologist and I have no surgical expertise.  The question that you ask is a urological question.  A urologist is a surgeon and deals with surgery … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Kidney Cysts, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Nephrologist, Urological Issues

Dear Doctor, I am 61, male. Ultrasound showing 1.7 cm cyst parapelvic, symptoms haematuria many years, upper abd pain, tired, frequent urine, ultrasound ordering Doctor is not bothering to look into. Living in Canada. Thanks , regards.

In my experience, a parapelvic cyst is a benign finding on an ultrasound, but I am a nephrologist and do not have experience in the surgical treatment of kidney cysts.  The question that you ask is a urological question.  A … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Hematuria, Kidney Cysts, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Nephrologist, Urological Issues

I had a Nephrectomy 22 years ago and my Urologist suggest not to do CTSCAN or MRI any more, only blood test. I will like your comment. It was due to cancer. Thank you and have a blessed day.

I am a nephrologist and I have no expertise in kidney cancer, surgery or the follow up required after kidney removal for cancer.  This is a urological question.  I am not able to provide an answer to your question.  This … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Kidney Cancer, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Nephrectomy / One kidney, Nephrologist, Urological Issues

In the right kidney, My Dad (71) has a stone of 2.3 cm at 8.3 cm from PUJ, we went for a radio nuclear renogram as serum creatine was @ 2.6 and the result of the report was Left kidney functioning @ 74% and right one functioning @ 26%. Please advise what needs to be done, remove the stone or remove the right kidney and how safe it is for life continuity?

The problem that you pose is a urological problem. I am a nephrologist and I have no surgical expertise.  A kidney stone blocking the kidney must be evaluated by a urologist.  A urologist is a surgeon who evaluates and treats … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Kidney Stones, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Nephrologist, Serum Creatinine, Urological Issues

Hello Dr. Three months ago I had a hysterectomy for heavy bleeding. I kept my ovaries. During the surgery, the surgeon saw my right kidney shrunk and not working properly. Tests showed my right ureter blocked probably due to a fibroid. The right kidney is only working 20-30% ( I never had symptoms before that). So my question, do I get a surgery to re-implant my ureter and keep the 20-30% of the kidney or do I leave it alone until it has no function? My doctor says it is up to me to decide to go through a surgery (I’m just recovering from my hysterectomy 3 months ago) or to leave it alone and if it gives problem in the future, he will take it out. I don’t know what to do since I just went through a hysterectomy. Thank you

I am a nephrologist and not a surgeon.  I do not have any surgical expertise.  A urologist is a surgeon and should be consulted about the blockage to your right kidney and determine if it is advisable to relieve the … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Nephrologist, Urological Issues