DTPA scan derives its name from diethylenetriaminepentacetate, which is a radiotracer material used in the imaging test. It is injected intravenously, reaches the kidneys, and is excreted. During this process, a special camera detects gamma radiation to scan the kidneys and help in assessing their functions and disorders.
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I have frequent urination, and I am diabetic. Kindly advice.
Query: Hi doctor,I have a problem of frequent urination, and I am diabetic. Please check the attached reports and give your valuable advice or opinion. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The ultrasound report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) shows enlarge prostate. You have urinary symptoms due to an enlarged prostate. The pre-void volume is 300 mL, and post-void volume is 230 mL, which is more. Also, left kidney is small, and it might b... Read Full »
Is anejaculation a side effect of Silodal?
Query: Hello doctor, I have enlarged prostate and some lesion on the prostate. The report has been attached. For the past four years, I have been suffering from urinary tract infections and kidney stones and my life is very much disturbed. I am attaching the files of my reports and the medicines which I a... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to be examined clinically with per rectal examination. If clinical findings suggest a chronic prostatitis you need a prolonged treatment for it. Did you undergo uroflow test as suggested? It shows whether your urine flow is obstructed or not. Your PSA... Read Full »
Proteins were detected in my urine. What can I do about that?
Query: Hi doctor, I took tablet Solifenacin 5 mg for increased frequency of urine along with tablet Cifran 500 mg. After 10 days, proteins were detected in my urine. Is it fatal? What should I do? Please suggest. I do not urinate frequently now, but I have right flank pain. What is happening to me? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be suffering from urinary tract infection, and it could be secondary to kidney stones. In such case, I would recommend you to get an ultrasound of the abdomen and a urine culture done. Also, get your blood sugar tested if not done recently. You should drink... Read Full »
How is a kidney cyst in a newborn treated?
Query: Hi doctor, My 10 days old child has been diagnosed with multiple cysts in his left kidney. His hands get blue and there is a body sensation at times. I have attached the reports here. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, you have to assess renal functions of both the kidneys separately. It has to be done by DTPA and DMSA SCAN (diethylenetriaminepentacetate and dimercaptosuccinic acid). If the function is nil on the left side, then the further plan of management is to be decided. ... Read Full »
My doctor reduced my Lithium dosage due to the creatinine levels. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been taking Lithium XR 400 mg twice a day and Valprol CR 300 mg twice a day for the last 19 years. I am also taking Geminor M1 once a day since the last two years. My local doctor checks regularly for my creatinine level and lithium level. My last report of creatinine was 1.36... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. The normal range of lithium 12 hours after the last dose is 0.6 to 1.2. Your level is 0.48, which is already low. So, instead of decreasing the dose, you may need to increase it to maintain it at a therapeutic level. Consult your specialist ... Read Full »
After the diagnosis of hydronephrosis, what is the next step of treatment?
Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old girl. My height is 5 feet and weight is 42 kg. I have been suffering from frequent stomach ache for the past two to three months. I do not have any problem in urination. I thought that the pain was due to some food infection. Later, I was diagnosed to have moderate le... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is necessary to do a DTPA nuclear scan (Diethylene triamine penta aceticacid) to confirm the diagnosis of UPJ obstruction (renal pelvis obstruction) and to know the severity of obstruction. Only then, you should go for surgery. Yes, it can be done by laparoscopy. It ne... Read Full »