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what do white specks on a kidney ultrasound signify

A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Aging of kidney: When a kidney ages, it acquires a condition called chronic kidney disease and appears bright on ultrasound. This usually appears in both kidneys, how ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. David Prologo
19 years experience Interventional Radiology
Tough Question: Boy thats a tough question. Usually things that are bright on ultrasound are calculi (stones), air, or fat. If it were air the pt would likely be very ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Taling to Doctors: Asking strangers on the internet general questions will not help you solve your personal situation. The question you asked gets you the very accurate ... Read More
Dr. Terry Edwards
25 years experience Family Medicine
Fairly accurate: it really depends on the presenting issue at hand, kidneys cysts, masses, and structural issues are well defined with ultrasound. kidney function is n ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Hydronephrosis: Did it say around the kidney or was it "backed" up like a condition called hydronephrosis.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
MAY BE MUSCULAR PAIN: It probabely is not related to your kidney and may be muscular pain discuss with your doctor who examined you and ordered ultrasound.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
KIDNEY SIZE: Kidney size can be variable, the kidney function is more important. You need an exam and labs. Especially bun/Cr ratio. 24 urine for protein and creat ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
20 years experience Radiology
that depends: If they are not causing symptoms, probably nothing should be done at this time. If they are very large or causing obstruction, a urologist should be c ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
12 weeks: 12 weeks is still early for a formal anatomic scan, so this isn't necessarily cause for alarm. In a general OB office the techs' skills with early ult ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
35 years experience Vascular Surgery
Blood flow: Colors are genertaed during an ultrasound exam by software that detects motion occuring within the ultrasound beam. Standard colors are red and blue ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlin Ridpath
27 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Blockage vs infxn: A swollen kidney may be due to either a distal blockage or infection of the kidney or any part of the urinary tract system. Was there any mention in ... Read More

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