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why does a patient with urolithiasis is risk for infection?

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Synonyms and related keywords: urolithiasis, kidney stones, nephrocalcinosis, renal calculi, renal stones, urinary tract, kidney, hypercalciuria, hyperuricosuria

Also called nephrolithiasis or kidney stones, urolithiasis is the presence of calculi in the urinary tract.

The presence of stones will obstruct the flow of urine. Frequent bouts of UTI might indicate the presence of kidney or renal or urinary system stones. UTI exhibit high fevers; bloody urine and flank pains. In the same token; renal stones would attribute to freq bouts of UTI  (+ info)

what is bilateral urolithiasis?

Kidney stones in both tubes coming down from kidneys  (+ info)

Can anyone help me understand a diagnosis report?

My friend received a diagnosis report and he needed me to help him understand it, but I didn't understand it either. I was wondering if you may help me out. The report said:

The bowel gas pattern is non obstructive. There is a large amount of stool throughout the colon suggesting constipation. No definite urolithiasis is identified.

Gas in your bowels is not blocking anything.
Your colon is full of poo because you are constipated.
You probably do not have stones in your urinary system.

To prevent constipation, eat a big bowel of raisin brain or shredded wheat everyday, and drink lots of water everyday.  (+ info)

what is varicocele urolithiasis?

it has to do with hypnotizing  (+ info)

Is it true that garlic can cure Kidney stones ?

I see this information at http://www.garlic-recipes.com/health/2006-08-25/Kidney-stones-nephrolithiasis-urolithiasis-renal-calculi.shtml

But who can tell me if it's true and what 's the theory ? It seems so unbelivable .

It can help - I do not think it will cure,

Garlic (Allium sativum) and Onion (Allium cepa)

Part Used: Cloves

Uses: Garlic and its relative, the onion (Allium cepa) help reduce blood glucose levels. These plants contain sulfur compounds that have chemical structures similar to those of insulin, and these compounds-allicin and allyl propyl disulphide-are believed to lower glucose levels. Garlic is a wide acting natural antibiotic that helps prevent all kinds of diseases. As an antibiotic it can kill infecting bacteria and at the same time protect the body from the poisons that are causing the infection. It is known that the most sensitive bacterium to garlic is the deadly Bacillus anthracis which produces the poison anthrax. Garlic and its juice cure all kinds of diseases, bronchitis, tuberculosis, herpes virus, candida, mycobacteria, yeast organisms, antifungal, antiparasitic, kidney infections, gall, obesity, hydrophobia, eczema, skin diseases, melancholy, hysteria, rheumatism, heart diseases, fear, climatic periods, asthma, aids and others. New research shows that taking garlic during pregnancy can cut the risk of pre-eclampsia (raised blood pressure and protein in urine). Studies also reveal that garlic may help boost the birth-weight of babies destined to be too small. Garlic also lowers cholesterol, triglyceride, and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels while increasing high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels. Garlic is available in powder, tablet, capsules, and liquid. Fresh uncooked garlic is the best way to reap its benefits.
Dose: One clove 3x a day; or one-half teaspoon of the juice 3x daily after eating. Take commercial products according to package directions. If the infection is gone dosage can be reduced for maintenance of well being and health.  (+ info)

Help i have a Quiz???? PLEEEAASSEE?

. Which of the following is a possible sign/symptom of a urinary system disorder?
A. Urgency
B. Occult stool
C. Nausea and vomiting
D. Diarrhea

2. The most common lab test done is:
A. clearance test.
B. urinalysis.
C. blood tests.
D. culture and sensitivity

3. Which of the following is true re: Diuretics?
A. Also known as 'salt pills'
B. Dry mouth is a common side effect.
C. Most common diuretic used is Diamox
D. Used only in lymph and urinary diseases

4. Which of the following is true re: Hemodialysis?
A. It is also called peritoneal dialysis
B. It is usually done at home.
C. It is usually required 3-4 times per week.
D. It has no potential complications.

5. Which of the following is not true re: urinary tract infection?
A. A predisposing factor is a condition that impairs free flow of urine.
B. It only refers to a bladder infection.
C. Incomplete emptying of the bladder may help cause it.
D. Scar tissue may contribute to infection.

6. Which of the following is not a common developmental abnormality of the kidney?
A. Renal agenesis
B. Duplication
C. Malposition
D. Polycystic disease

7. Which of the following is not true re: Polycystic Disease?
A. It is an inherited disorder.
B. It progresses rapidly.
C. There is no cure.
D. May not have symptoms until adulthood

8. Which of the following is not true re: Urolithiasis?
A. It is also known as 'kidney stones.'
B. A possible treatment is lithotripsy.
C. Renal colic is a rare symptom.
D. A predisposing factor is an increased concentration of salts in the urine.

9.Symptoms of Chronic Renal Failure may not appear until what percentage of the kidneys have failed?
A. 15-20
B. 35-40
C. 55-60
D. 75-80

10. Which of the following is a possible cause of acute renal failure?
A. Shock
B. Myocardial infarction
C. Frequent urination
D. Nocturia

All right, here we go again. What level of schooling is this?

1. A
2. B
3. B
4. C
5. B
6. D.
7. B
8. C
9. D
10. A

These are pretty bad questions, by the way. Not too specific. Last question, for example, both A and B are correct.  (+ info)

Can you help me understand my CT scan results ?

I had kidney stone removal on April 28th. I went into septic shock on May 1st. Was released on the 3rd. I was on Augmentin 875 mg. x 2 for 10 days. My white blood cell count is good now (9.5) urine comes back good except for some red blood cells and white blood cells. I'm still having flank pain. I had a Catscan. The ER doctor didn't explain to me much about the results so I picked up a copy myself. I didn't have a stint placed during surgery. My stone was 8 mm. Please help me to understand what this means.

Right hydronephrosis and fairly prominent proximal right hydroureter are similar to 4-27-08. However, the distal right ureteral calculus on prior study is no longer present. There is some periureteric stranding of the distal periureteric fat, but no urolithiasis is visible today, perhaps recently passed calculus. A phlebolith in the right lower pelvis looks unchanged.

IMPRESSION: Persisting, but stable, right hydronephrosis, perhaps residue of chronic obstruction or
-or- related to recently passed calculus.

As described on accompanying report, there is some right hydroureter with periureteric stranding. However, no ureteral calculi are visible and none are present in the urinary bladder. Other structures viewed are otherwise unremarkable.

IMPRESSION: Right hydroureter that may relate to chronic obstruction or recently passed calculus.

When you have a kidney stone blocking the ureter, it will cause the urine to back up in the ureter. The pressure from the kidney pushing urine into the collecting system will cause the collecting system to expand, or dilate. Just like someone plugging a garden hose in an old cartoon, just not quite as remarkable, this is hydronephrosis. Hydroureter is when the collecting system takes as much pressure from the kidney as it can and then passes the pressure on to the ureter, causing the ureter to expand.

The periureteral stranding is caused by infection in and/or around the ureter. The reason it is called stranding is that: fat is a dark gray almost black on the ct scan where as fluid is a lighter shade of gray. When the fat surrounding the ureter is infected it will have small amounts of fluid in it, giving a fuzzy, stranding look to the fat.

After the blockage is relieved you will have hydronephrosis and hydroureter until the collecting system shrinks to it's normal size. The fat stranding will fade as the antibiotics do their work on the infection. Since the stone is gone and the normal flow of the kidney is restored, you should start feeling better soon.

If you are not feeling better since the stone was removed, you should talk to your primary physician or the urologist who removed the stone, as Augmentin may not be taking care of the infection.  (+ info)

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