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what does a normal kidney ultrasound look like

A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It is most: likely OK and related to technical variations between the scans, but talk to your doc to make sure.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Yes normal...: Yes they are normal....
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Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Normal size: The renal length varies with height and weight and decreases slowly with age. Right kidney is usually slightly smaller than the Left. Normal size rang ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Maya Vazirani
52 years experience Neonatology
Normal finding: this is a normal finding at that gestation
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Calcifications: Calcifications in blood vessels can sometimes look like kidney stones. If your doctors are unclear about whether or not you have kidney stones they ma ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Burleson
34 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: likely a testing variability
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
CT: You should have Ct with contrast to find the cause so be treated.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Medical renal diseas: Ultrasound exam of kidneys can show dilatation of collecting system or hydronephrosis or medical renal disease involving parenchyma usually with incre ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
52 years experience Urology
No: You have what is called a Bosniak class 1 renal cyst.No follow up is needed.The risk of malignancy is 0%. Why was the kidney ultrasound done?
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sean Egan
Dr. Sean Egan answered
27 years experience Urology
Most likely OK: An under distended bladder on an ultrasound does not denote a problem. More often pathological lesions are better visualized on ultrasound when the bl ... Read More

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