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Risk Factors Kidney stones are one of the most common disorders of the urinary tract. They are an ancient health problem. Evidence of kidney stones has been found in an Egyptian mummy estimated to be more than 7,000 years old. At this time, studies suggest that kidney stones affect more than 5% of Americans, and the rate has increased since the 1970s. Gender and Age Men. Kidney stones are more common in men than women. The risk of kidney stones increases in men in their 40s and continues to rise until age 70. Caucasian men have a higher risk than other ethnic groups. Women. The risk of kidney stones peaks in a woman's 50s. In younger women, stones are more likely to develop during the late stages of pregnancy. Pregnant women tend to have a higher calcium intake, but their kidneys do not handle the calcium as well as they did before pregnancy. Kidney stones are still rare during pregnancy, however, affecting only 1 in 1,500 pregnancies. Risk Factors in Children. Stones in the urinary tract i...
Acute renal arterial thrombosis; Renal artery embolism; Acute renal artery occlusion; Embolism - renal artery
When one kidney does not function, you may not have symptoms because the second kidney can filter the blood.
If the other kidney is not fully functioning, blockage of the renal artery may cause symptoms of acute kidney failure . Other symptoms of acute arterial occlusion of the renal artery include:
Abrupt decrease in urine output
Blood in the urine
or pain in the side
Note: There may be no pain. Pain, if it is present, usually develops suddenly.
Signs and tests
The doctor will likely not be able to identify the problem by simply examining you, unless you have had the disorder long enough to cause kidney failure.
Duplex Doppler ultrasound exam of the renal arteries to test blood flow
Definition Polycystic kidney disease is a kidney disorder passed down through families in which multiple cysts form on the kidneys, causing them to become enlarged. Alternative Names Cysts - kidneys; Kidney - polycystic; Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease; ADPKD Causes, incidence, and risk factors Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is passed down through families (inherited), usually as an autosomal dominant trait. If one parent carries the gene, the children have a 50% chance of developing the disorder. Autosomal dominant PKD occurs in both children and adults, but it is much more common in adults, with symptoms often not showing up until middle age. It affects nearly 1 in 1,000 Americans. The actual number may be more, as some people do not have symptoms. The disorder may not be discovered unless tests revealing the disease are performed for other reasons. An autosomal recessive form of polycystic kidney disease also exists and appears in infancy or childhood. This type tends to ...
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