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A 29-year-old male asked:

my wife is 21 week pregnant? last week we had sono scan.. its found that normal sized kidneys with echogenic cortex? we are worry about it? please

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Abnormal Ultrasound?: An ultrasound (u) is read by a radiologist (r) and echogenicity of the kidneys is subject to the r's interpretation of it. To see if one has any significant kidney impairment, one needs to have a 24 hour urine for a creatinine clearance to assess one's renal function. Ask the doctor who ordered the u to order it ask the doctor why the u was ordered in the first place.
Dr. Edwin Quinones
Nephrology and Dialysis 56 years experience
Do not worry: If the report says normal echogenic cortex there is nothing to worry. Kidneys during pregnacy will enlarged some.

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