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A 33-year-old female asked:

mild fullness of renal pelvic bilaterally could represent minimal hydronephrosis." found on pelvic/vaginal ultrasound. could this be from all the watr i had to drink and hold bladder? if no/what?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Could be: For pelvic ultrasound the bladder usually needs to be full and therefore encouraged to drink a lot of water.The interpretation of the kidneys sounds like mild amount of fluid in the collecting systems.Unless you are having urinary infections, kidney pain, or kidney stones, this finding is usually insignicant.In some people full bladder can cause back pressure and prominent renal pelves.
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 50 years experience
See answer: If your urinary bladder was filled at the time the renal images were obtained that could create this appearance. Discuss with your clinical dr. To make certain your renal function is normal. If concern persists you could have a repeat ultrasound.

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Last updated Jul 23, 2016

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