Common Kidney Ailments

kidney4Common Kidney Problems

At Somerset Urology we have diagnosed and assisted many people with kidney problems. We have the latest equipment and knowledge to help identify your specific needs while being able to provide medical care and surgery. Though a wide subject area common kidney problems are our speciality and we can assist people of all ages in this matter.

Symptoms may include the likes of back pain and urinary problems but if you have any pain in these areas it is best to seek advice as early as possible. Your GP will provide a general diagnosis but for specialist medical care always see a urology consultant.

Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are an extremely common condition. Kidney stones are solid lumps made up of tiny crystals that can develop in one or both of the kidneys. Multiple stones may be present in the kidney or ureter, the tube that leads from…

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Kidney Tumour and Cancer

A tumour is defined an abnormal mass of tissue, formed by a new growth of cells, and serving no purpose. The terms ‘mass’, ‘lesion’ and ‘growth’ are often used. Kidney tumours may be benign (non-cancerous) fluid-filled cysts that…

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Kidney Infection

A kidney infection happens when bacteria passes into and infects one or both of your kidneys. The symptoms of a kidney infection usually develop quite quickly over a few hours or days. The chief kidney infection symptoms are a dull…

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Kidney Pain

Pain in the kidney area can be an indicator of various kidney conditions, but may not be immediately distinguishable from pain due to problems in other abdominal or pelvic organs. A dull, constant pain in your side, and a sharp pain…

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Renal Cell Carcinoma

Carcinoma is the technical term for a cancer, a disease of the covering or lining of most internal organs and the skin. Cancer is where cells begin to grow and multiply uncontrollably where they are not needed, forming tumours. Renal…

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Kidney Removal

Open surgery for kidney removal involves making a large cut (approximately 18 cm) under a general anesthetic. Problems can be pain, risk of haemorrhage or infection, a hospital stay of 7 to 10 days, and a few …

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