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Hi, i have had painful abdomen pain for 3 months. two ct scans, 3 ultrasounds and blood tests showed up all normal. except for the latest ultrasound that showed "increased echogenicity of the right renal cortex." what does that mean?

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Dr. Stephen Gold answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

That finding is very vague and nonspecific. The good news is that otherwise, things are good. Unfortunately it sounds like the tests haven’t shown what’s wrong. The other thing is that the kidney rarely feels pain so no matter what, the kidney is not causing the pain. I recommend a Gastroenterologist.

Answered Oct 15, 2017

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Dr. Mueeza Zafar answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

The increased echogenicity if anything, is unrelated to your abdominal pain. Has anything been prescribed for you. Have you seen a gastroenterologist, or had upper and lower endoscopy. If not then you need to see a gastro and bee fully evaluated. Getting 1 CT is equivalent to more than 100 chest X-Rays in terms of radiation exposure, so avoid further scanning, unless you doctor wants one done.

Answered Oct 15, 2017

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