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Could I have kidney failure if the ultrasound was normal

A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
Yes: The kidney is responsible for excreting waste and maintaining salt and water balance among many other functions.These are performed by special cells w... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Definitely: An ultrasound only shows the structure of the kidney. It can tell whether there is a kidney stone or an something obstructuing urine from leaving the... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes : The kidney's can fail in their function to filter the blood, yet all of the structural components of the kidneys can be normal. Also kidney failure do... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
No, increased: urinary frequency does not cause renal failure, nor does renal failure cause increased urinary frequency, However, certain underlying conditions(e.g.... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 52 years experience
You seem to need a further work-ups for delineating the cause(s) for hypertension. Sonographic finding is not specific enough for any particular kidn... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
The pathologic association between these 2 organs is vast. Give example, patient with viral hepatitis B or C may cause kidney disease or liver cirrhos... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
May be: The single best test to test for renal failure is serum creatinine. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/0005... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Friedman
Transplant Surgery 41 years experience
It's a good start: A standard urinalysis does check for protein in the urine which is often a sign of kidney disease. But small amounts may be missed unless a more speci... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Unlikely: The only other issue to be tested is urine for proteinuria, if that this negative you are very unlikely to have kidney disease.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Possibly. Radiographs show more detail than ultrasound images. If your urologist is still concerned about your kidney issues s/he will order radiograp... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Variable.: An answer for renal ( kidney) specialist. But in some kids it may resolve spontaneously. In some it causes severe kidney malfunction with the worst ca... Read More
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