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A 36-year-old male asked:

I had kub ultrasound and the finding is "renal parenchymal disease, bilateral". how long will i live?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Renal Disease: You need to be evaluated by a nephrologist (n). A n will order a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and protein and take blood when you return the collection. This will tell the amount of kidney function you have left and will tell the n if you have a lot of protein in your urine. Once a diagnosis of the cause of you renal disease is made, a prognosis can be made as treatment starts.
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Dr. David Dang
Radiology 15 years experience
Don't worry yet: Please see a nephrologist. Usually this can happen with hypertension or diabetes but there are a host of causes. It depends on how much disease there is and if it would be reversible. You probably need some lab tests, or even kidney biopsy to determine treatment, diet changes, ect. Even if you need dialysis or transplant there are people living for a long time on those. So don't worry yet.
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A 37-year-old male asked:

What does "RENAL PARENCHYMAL DISEASE" in the KUB Ultrasound mean? What's the cure to this?

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Dr. James Lin
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Urology 52 years experience
Here are some ...: KUB allows Doc to see the configuration & shape - smooth or irregular - of the kidneys; renal US may further confirm the thickness & tissue texture of solid part of kidneys. Together, both give Doc some impression if there has been some prior kidney damage by infection, obstruction, stone, inborn defect, etc. in the kidney. Of course, such findings have to correlate with history + kidney function.
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Last updated Aug 26, 2013


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