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If a blood test showed your kidneys were healthy why would a kidney ultrasound come back abnormal?
An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more
I had 3 blood test for serum cheatinine last one was 2.1. Had ultrasound. Dr. Sent me letter 6 months ago kidneys look good. Should I be concerned?
Yes: Serum creatinine correlates with msucle mass and above 1.6 mg/dl is abnormal for even a muscular man, unless he's elderly at which time some loss of kidney functions is expected. I'm glad you are being followed; we can be confident you have some mild kidney damage, but this happens to all of us as we age. ...Read more
30 yr old female. Had renal ultrasound for micro hematuria. Left ureter jet wasn't firing. Kidney blood test normal. Could this be cancer?
Blood in urine: It is not likely that you have a cancer. I see you are taking anticoagulant meds. This can predispose to hematuria. Given the ultrasound finging of what could be slowed urine passage thru one ureter, coupled to microhematuria, I recommend further dialogue with your docs. An IVP or better, a CT-IVP is a valuable next test. ...Read more
I was sent to get a blood test because of kidney stones that a sonogram revealed I have. My results show that my MPV is high at 12.7 Is that normal?
MPV=mean platelet volume
This is a little used value in thehemograom, with only weak correlation with disease states. Like red cells, younger platelets tend to be bigger, and stress reactions may prompt earlier release from the marrow. Many possible causes, but little utility in isolation. ...Read more
Felt sick month ago. Found elevated ferratin and billirubin. Ab ultrasound ok. Still feel horrible today. Blood test now normal except slight icterus. Extreme fatigue. Pain below navel&lower back.???
More info: This is a complex question which can't be answered without much more info, test results, etc. Best to see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
My 13 year old daughter got her results of her blood test and the doctor said it was abnormal and I ask what came abnormal and he said her kidneys?
Abnormal Labs: I would love to help. However, without more specific information it is irresponsible of me to comment. That said I would be happy to help if you can get the results or provide some history and symptoms. ...Read more
Hi kidney profile blood test. Result is below reference range. Sodium 134 mmol/l range is 136 - 145. What does this mean please. Thanks?
Almost normal: 134 may be normal for you. Normal tests are the central 95% of the distribution in health people. In other words, 5% of normal people have some abnormal lab values. ...Read more
What blood tests test kidney function? What kind of blood test do I need to show how well my kidneys are working?
I have just had a blood test and it came back saying my kidneys and liver are on borderline what can this mean please help?
Not enough info: Provide the specific test results and you can get a specific answer. ...Read more
I have Rhabdomyolysis. With every blood test, my kidneys are okay. As my CPK went down from 126, 000 to 721, should I worry of my kidneys still???
If your kidneys are: Ok at this point it is unlikely they will have a problem as your CPK reduces. Discuss your concerns with your health care provider who knows all the specifics of your case and renal function. ...Read more
I have Rhabdomyolysis. Last week my CPK was 126, 000. This week it went down to 721. My kidneys were fine every blood test. Should I worry still??
Find cause: You are going to be fine, but be sure you know why you had the rhabdomyolysis in the first place. I did this to myself by running 14 miles after having laid off all winter. I trust you are not doing cocaine. If you were taking a statin, re-evaluate. There are many other possibilities. Best wishes. ...Read more
I'm 29 years old how often should u pee I did it 11 times yesterday when are they a concern little worried had blood test 2 weeks ok kidney normal?
That depends: It's a function of how much water your drink and how soon you decide to empty your bladder. If you can concentrate your urine (your physician can test this), you need to stop worrying about this -- life's difficult enough without troubling yourself over this kind of thing. ...Read more
Can a kidney function blood test determine whether I have stones or kidney damage. I have frequent pain on my right side front side & back constantly?
Hello I hve just been told by my doctor that I will have to have another kidney blood test has the previous one was borderline what could be the probl?
Creatinine: Sounds like your doctor is concerned about your kidney function. ...Read more
I was told that the doc. Will explain my kidney blood test to me and this was unusually, I met the doctor but he said it was 100 percent ok. I am on bp m?
Sounds okay: I'm guessing that you had one of these modern lab tests that estimates glomerular filtration rate from creatinine, race, and other stuff. This is subscientific and if your physician told you to forget about it, so much the better. If I've misunderstood, please write back to the physician team here and explain. Thanks. ...Read more
Rarely: Although it is uncommon one can have her reduced level of kidney function with normal blood and urine test. This is most common in older patients with decreased muscle mass and also with people of small stature or small frame. Their kidney function is better assessed by doing a 24 hour urine collection protein and creatinine clearance. Imaging test are also useful such as kidney ultrasound ...Read more
I have a 99 efgr rating on a kidney blood test. What does this mean for me. Do I have kidney problems and what over-the-counter meds can I take?
Normal: I am assuming the estimated GFR is 99 ml/min. While I join other pathologists and nephrologists who has little use for subscientific estimates of glomerular filtration rates from spot creatinines, this suggests to me that your serum creatinine was normal, and that your personal physician is not concerned either. I'm sorry you got a scare and glad you're taking a proactive approach. ...Read more
In 2 years my kidney level in blood test went from 14 to 26 and my glucose is double the norm. How concerned should I be and with my preconditions?
Post Rhabdo from gym - my annual physical is in may. Through every blood test with rhabdo, kidney are good. Could kidneys decline within few months??
Frequent flyer: Chris, you are going to be just fine. I simply hope that you find the cause of your rhabdomyolysis. I got it from exercising too hard when I was out of shape. Others get it from cocaine, statins, getting struck by lightning, or riding the mechanical bull. I am glad you are better. Best wishes. ...Read more
Had a blood test done to check my kidneys and results came back that I need to go and see doctor now, what could be yhe problem?
Kidney problem.: It sounds as if your kidney function is not what it should be. See the doctor and found out for yourself if there is a problem and if it is a minor one that can be dealt with easily. Good luck. ...Read more
My husbands kidneys hurt him a lot and vomits his blood test come out ok and a cat scan didn't find anything either. What could. It be?
Probably not kidneys: You mention "drug addiction" under conditions. Persons who are withdrawing from drugs get bad pains and vomiting. Sometimes also, gallbladder disease looks okay on ct but causes pains like these, your doc can order a nuclear scan for gallbladder if he sees fit. Also, make sure urinalysis does not reveal red or white cells. I suspect it was normal from the info you provided. ...Read more
Last blood test indicates high B12 level of 1957. The range is 211-911. Have taken B12 supplemental for years is this harmful to Liver & kidney?
Ideal serum B12 levels are 800 or more.
B12 is not toxic. Your levels are fine (I have seen higher). ...Read more
Second blood test done for kidney function Creatinine to be tested again. Result borderline what does this mean as doc wants another test in 1month?
2months ago got pain lower back right side with pain in right lower and center abdomen had urine and blood test&kidney us. All normal. What can it be?
Kidney stones likely: Although other things are possible symptoms very likely due to kidney stones. Ultrasound not ideal test to detect stones ct scan should have been done though if you donot have symptoms anymore you may have already passed the stone. If blood in the urine and pain are persisting please make sure to follow up with a primary care physician or urologist. ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
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