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I have a high out of pocket insurance and expriencing lower/left back pain that comes and goes.  I went to the ER (and still paying on that expense) 10/2013.  Is this finding something that should worry about? Does it mean I have small kidney stones maybe?
My results of the imaging is the following:


1. Hypoattenuating lesion in the interpolar region of the left kidney measuring 2.5 x 2.2 cm with 6 mm posterior calcification. Findings represents calyceal diverticulum with dependent stone versus renal cyst with mural calcification.
2. Small focal ventral hernia containing a portion of small bowel within
the lower abdomen, no evidence of obstruction.
3. Postoperative changes of prior cholecystectomy and tubal ligation.

Hello, Sonya.

Intermittent lower left back pain might be a symptom of the calcifications seen in your left kidney. The physician who ordered this exam or your regular physician would be better qualified to tell you whether this is the cause of your pain or not.

If the ordering physician is an ER doctor, you probably won't be able to ask him/her directly. So, I recommend you contact the Medical Records department of the hospital you visited. Request a copy of your medical records from your ER visit and bring them to your regular physician for more complete information.

Sorry I couldn't have been more help. I am not a physician. Hope this helps anyway.

Hope you feel better soon.


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Please do not ask me to diagnose or interpret images. I am not qualified to do so. I will reject all questions asking for my interpretation of images. I am the photographer, not the physician. I cannot "read" x-rays. Please consult a physician for that information. I can tell you what to expect during most MRI, CT and X-ray procedures.


I now have more than 30 years experience in diagnostic imaging. My specialty is MRI. I am also very familiar with CT and the way we used to take x-rays (everything's digital now)!

I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Technology and am registered as an X-ray, CT and MRI Technologist.

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