Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

Is a grossly unremarkable kidney a good thing or bad

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
26 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Worrisome: Your history of severe back pain and cloudy urine is very worrisome. Possibilities include kidney stones, pyelonephritis, interstitial nephritis. The ... Read More
4
4 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
OK. Don't worry.: I assume this is a creatinine value in mg/ml. 1.53 is a bit above normal but depends upon age, weight, race, prior measurements, current meds, and no ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually Not: Most weight lowering diets substitute protein for fat. High protein diets are not recommended for patients with advanced kidney disease.
A female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience Pediatrics
Single Kidney: One kidney is enough to have a normal life if no other issues. The single kidney acquire bigger size due to compensatory hypertrophy to handle the fun ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
"Unremarkable": Means that nothing is wrong. So it is a good thing.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Need more tests: Intermediate suspicion of malignancy means that more tests need to be done to really rule in or rule out cancer. Tissue biopsy is the only thing that ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
27 mm?: What was 27 mm - your left atrium? your aortic root? your interventricular septum? Your mitral E point to septal separation? etc.? Some of those woul ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Depends: Having big lugs is not necessarily dangerous. Tall people can have big lungs. It may also be a sign of hyperinflation or trapped air in the lungs. ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
21 years experience Urology
Yes and no...: Non-contrast ct is superior to ultrasound for kidney stones. Some stones will be visible on ultrasound, but the majority will not. Ultrasound will s ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
May be good: A fibroid that outgrows it's own blood supply may "infarct" and start to "degenerate". This stops growth and may cause a decrease in size. Now the b ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
DEXA: Good.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
51 years experience Family Medicine
Mostly normal: Unless there are other signs of brain damage, memory problems are usually a matter of deciding whether you want to remember something in the first pla ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
11 years experience Interventional Radiology
MRI is the best test: MRI is the best diagnostic test to tell how many fibroids you've and the precise size & position of each fibroid (submucous, intramural, subserous ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Freeman
17 years experience Cardiology
Moderation: Everything in moderation: generally, lower is better but too low can be dangerous and cause its own problems. Ideal is 110/70 or close thereto.
3
3 thanks
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
10 years experience Internal Medicine
No: It is never normal to develop a kidney stone at any age. Most of the kidney stones can be prevented with modifications in diet and use of medications. ... Read More
5
5 thanks
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Valvular incompetenc: When a major valve is leaking...AR...cause collapsing pulse. It is abnormal,It eventually causes increased work load for the heart.
2
2 thanks
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Not necessarily.: Ultrasounds can sometimes be technically challenging. If there is a continued clinical suspicion, there is nothing wrong with repeating the test. Be ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Presence of protein in the urine is always a bad prognostic sign. The higher the level of protein in the urine the more likelihood that kidney disease ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Ultrasound: can identify kidney tumors, but is generally not useful for stomach tumors. Air around the kidney would be an unusual finding, are you sure they were ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergies: Not an easy question. The allergic antibody is not a bad thing but more of an annoyance except for people with anaphylaxis. They are not harmful in th ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
48 years experience Internal Medicine
As Below: Fasting normal blood sugar 70-100. 101 to 125 prediabetic. Above 126 is called diabetic random blood sugar above 140 is diabetic. Total cholestero ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Your own opinion: The "severity" is entirely a personal opinion. Different people react differently to the same degree of symptoms. If you think yours are "severe", c ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Kidney Stones: After one has captured a stone and an analysis has been done so we know the composition of the stone then dietary changes can be made that will help. ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Not at all: Please don't do that! not only will it not detox your kidneys, it can easily make it worse to the point that you end up in the hospital.
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month