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Cure of diffuse renal parenchymal disease?

Kidney: None, all you can do is protect the remaining portion of your kidneys under the care of a nephrologist. ...Read more

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What is diffuse renal parenchymal disease?

What is diffuse renal parenchymal disease?

Kidney Disease: "diffuse" means all over the kidney, "parenchymal" means the solid part of the kidney that filters the liquid waste products out of the blood, and "disease" means something is wrong. Typically "diffuse parenchymal disease" means an overall medical problem with the kidney, such as diabetic nephropathy, or post-streptococcal nephritis. In the pediatric world we use this term slightly differently. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for diffuse renal parenchymal disease?

Is there a cure for diffuse renal parenchymal disease?

Ultrasound term: The phrase you stated is commonly seen on kidney ultrasound reports. This indicates only that a chronic process has been going on. You need to see a nephrologist who will do a detailed history, physical, and laboratory exam.
Once a diagnosis is attained, your question regarding prognosis (cure) can be addressed. ...Read more

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What is chronic renal parenchymal disease?

What is chronic renal parenchymal disease?

Renal disease: Chronic renal parenchymal (P) disease refers to damage to the renal parenchyma, as opposed to the renal blood vessels. Before this condition can be treated, the underlying cause of the kidney damage must be determined, as this can dictate which treatment regimen is most appropriate. HBP and diabetes are some of the causes of P. ...Read more

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How will I know if I have renal parenchymal disease?

How will I know if I have renal parenchymal disease?

Several findings: Blood chemistry values, serum creatinine and BUN measure renal function. In addition ultrasound of kidneys can show diffuse increase in echogenicity of the kidneys. Renal parenchymal disease is damage to outermost internal region of the kidney where filtration and urine formation occur. The causes of renal parenchymal disease autoimmune, infection, obstruction, stones, lupus, sickle cell disease etc. ...Read more

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What are the ways of curing RENAL PARENCHYMAL DISEASE?

What are the ways of curing RENAL PARENCHYMAL DISEASE?

Non-specific: I suspect that you may have read the results of a renal ultrasound that mentioned "renal parenchymal disease." This is just a suspicion (not a diagnosis) and must be clinically correlated. All this means in radiology is that your kidney tissue appears more dense than the liver tissue on ultrasound and may be suggestive of some kidney changes. Please see your local nephrologist for clarification. ...Read more

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What is renal parenchymal disease and how is it treated?

What is renal parenchymal disease and how is it treated?

Depends on the cause: There are many different types of renal parenchymal diseases. Some have spesific treatments some do not. Progressive disease usually results in transplant or life time dialysis. ...Read more

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Medicine for bilateral grade 1 renal parenchymal disease?

Medicine for bilateral grade 1 renal parenchymal disease?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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How long can someone survive with renal parenchymal disease?

How long can someone survive with renal parenchymal disease?

Difficult to: Predict because it depends on the type and severity of the renal disease, the rate of progression, and the effectiveness of medical treatment. It may have no effect on longevity. Even with severe or complete renal failure, patients can survive with dialysis. ...Read more

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What will I do to cure my bilateral renal parenchymal disease?

What will I do to cure my bilateral renal parenchymal disease?

Ultrasound term: The phrase you stated is commonly seen on kidney ultrasound reports. This indicates only that a chronic process has been going on. You need to see a nephrologist who will do a detailed history, physical, and laboratory exam.
Once a diagnosis is attained, your question regarding prognosis (cure) can be addressed. ...Read more

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How will I know if I have renal parenchymal disease? Thank you.

Several findings: Blood chemistry values, serum creatinine and BUN measure renal function. In addition ultrasound of kidneys can show diffuse increase in echogenicity of the kidneys. Renal parenchymal disease is damage to outermost internal region of the kidney where filtration and urine formation occur. The causes of renal parenchymal disease autoimmune, infection, obstruction, stones, lupus, sickle cell disease etc. ...Read more

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For someone with renal parenchymal disease how long one they survive?

For someone with renal parenchymal disease how long one they survive?

Renal disease: For someone with renal parenchymal disease how long one they survive? ANS: until the disease destroys enough kidney tissue that you develop uremia. Then you need dialysis or you die. ...Read more

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How bad is having mild bilateral renal parenchymal disease more so in the right what symptoms should I watch that is dangerous. Thank u?

How bad is having mild bilateral renal parenchymal disease more so in the right what symptoms should I watch that is dangerous. Thank u?

Vague: Kidney disease is notorious for causing very vague nebulous symptoms sometimes like, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, decreased appetite, metallic taste in the mouth, etc. Unless someone looks at the blood test results, it might be hard to pin these non-specific symptoms on to kidney failure. I have a more comprehensive list here http://www. Kidneydoctorbradenton. Org/2013/04/what-are-signs-and-symptoms-o. ...Read more

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My reports say I have bilateral grade 2 renal parenchymal disease im 23 years old othrwise healthy, what might have caused that, did smone poisnd me?

My reports say I have bilateral grade 2 renal parenchymal disease im 23 years old othrwise healthy, what might have caused that, did smone poisnd me?

CKD 2, not poisoned: Stage 2 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) means your kidney filtration rate is between 60 and 90 (greater than 90 is the goal). The lab tests done are an "estimate" and you should see a kidney specialist for a full evaluation before you start worrying. The kidney specialist can do a work up to determine your actual filtration level, and if abnormal, help you determine the cause. ...Read more

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What further tests to be done if I have an altered renal echogenicity which sugessts a renal parenchymal disease?

What further tests to be done if I have an altered renal echogenicity which sugessts a renal parenchymal disease?

May: Need blood tests, renal vascular doppler, and or kidney biopsy. May need to see a nephrologist. ...Read more

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I underwent kub utz and the finding is "renal parenchymal disease, bilateral". Is this finding accurate and definitive?

I underwent kub utz and the finding is "renal parenchymal disease, bilateral". Is this finding accurate and definitive?

Maybe: Did you have a kidney ultrasound, or just a kub (plain x-ray)? This diagnosis cannot be made by kub alone, but an ultrasound is more definitive. I recommend that you see a nephrologist. ...Read more

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What must a person do if he has RENAL PARENCHYMAL DISEASE? In this case, how can the kidneys be protected and be made healthy again?

What must a person do if he has RENAL PARENCHYMAL DISEASE? In this case, how can the kidneys be protected and be made healthy again?

Non-specific: I suspect that you may have read results of a renal ultrasound that mentioned "renal parenchymal disease." This is just a reading (not a diagnosis) and must be clinically correlated. All this means in radiology is that your kidney tissue appears more dense than the liver tissue on ultrasound and may be suggestive of kidney changes. Drink plenty of fluids, keep control of any hypertension/diabetes. ...Read more

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Is kub utz finding "renal parenchymal disease, bilateral" a death sentence for me now?

Is kub utz finding "renal parenchymal disease, bilateral" a death sentence for me now?

Renal Echogenicity: The findings on your films are interpreted by a radiologist. They can suggest kidney disease and cannot diagnose its extent. You should see a nephrologist and have a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance (cc) and protein and have some blood taken when you return the urine. That will give you a precise picture of what your kidney function is. Interpretations are subjective, a cc is objective. ...Read more

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Can chronic hypokalemia lead to chronic renal parenchymal disease? Why? What's the cure here? Thank you.

Can chronic hypokalemia lead to chronic renal parenchymal disease? Why? What's the cure here? Thank you.

Low K Kidney damage: If BP high yes. It is important to find cause of low K and correct it. This is all I do. Happy to do consult and get you back to health.

Low K can cause you to pee a lot especially at night. This is because low K counteracts your ADH (vasopressin) hormone which help you concentrate your urine at night. ...Read more

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What's the cure for the renal parenchymal disease that was seen in my kub utz? Please explain thoroughly. Thank you.

Too to tell: Intrinsic renal parenchymal disease on ultrasound is caused by a large variety of diseases. The disease is seen as increased echogenicity of the renal parenchyma caused by scarring and inflammation. The cause requires further evaluation by history, blood work, urinalysis and possibly a kidney biopsy. This should be further evaluated by a nephrologists which is a kidney specialist. ...Read more

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Now that I was diagnosed thru kub utz that I have renal parenchymal disease, bilateral, how can I live normally now? I will die young. Oh my god!

Now that I was diagnosed thru kub utz that I have renal parenchymal disease, bilateral, how can I live normally now? I will die young. Oh my god!

See below: Renal parenchymal disease is not a diagnosis. It is a finding that needs explanation. Your prognosis depends on your diagnosis not "renal parenchymal disease.". ...Read more

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Can a renal ultrasound diagnose renal parenchymal disease?

Can a renal ultrasound diagnose renal parenchymal disease?

Not typically: An ultrasound can suggest radiographic evidence of medical renal disease but cannot diagnose this. To make the diagnosis of renal parenchymal disease the radiographic findings must be combined with blood studies of kidney function and sometimes urine studies for protein or a kidney biopsy. ...Read more

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What's the cure to my hypokalemic periodic paralysis and to my renal parenchymal disease?

What's the cure to my hypokalemic periodic paralysis and to my renal parenchymal disease?

No Cure: Hpp is a genetic disorder--there is no cure. The treatment for some patients is complex but for others taking potassium, beta blockers and additional meds before exercise/stress is all that is required. The renal disease may not be related. Typically patients with periodic paralysis do not have low potassiums between episodes which can cause kidney injury. See a kidney doc for answers. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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What's the cure to my kub ultrasound finding "renal parenchymal disease, bilateral"?

See a Nephrologist: This is a non specific finding that just indicates presence of possible chronic kidney disease (ckd). See a nephrologist who can determine why this happened and suggest a course of treatment. ...Read more

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What is the difference between renal parenchymal disease and chronic kidney disease?

What is the difference between renal parenchymal disease and chronic kidney disease?

Renal parenchymal dz: Renal parenchymal disease is a phrase usually listed in reports from imaging studies, it is an imaging finding. If you truly have an imaging abnormality it does imply having chronic kidney disease (ckd). With only the phrase renal parenchymal disease, we can't guess on what stage of CKD a person has or the cause of the damage. ...Read more

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What's the cure to the kub ultrasound finding which reads "renal parenchymal disease, bilateral"?

What's the cure to the kub ultrasound finding which reads "renal parenchymal disease, bilateral"?

Renal parenchymal dz: Renal parenchymal disease is a phrase usually listed in reports from imaging studies, it is an imaging finding. If you truly have an imaging abnormality it does imply having chronic kidney disease (ckd). With only the phrase renal parenchymal disease, we can't guess on what stage of CKD a person has or the cause of the damage. You need to know what the cause of the abnormality is to treat it. ...Read more

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Renal parenchymal disease in kub ultrasound! Oh my god, oh my god! What is this? Oh boy! Please help!

Don't panic: This may be an overcall, or the first warning that your high blood pressure's catching up to you, or old/recent pyelonephritis / interstitial nephritis. I'm more worried about whether your creatinine is appropriate for your degree of musculature, whether there is more than a trace of protein in your urine, and whether you can concentrate your urine above sg 1.020. ...Read more

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When can we consider kub ultrasound finding "renal parenchymal disease" significant or insignificant? Please explain.

When can we consider kub ultrasound finding "renal parenchymal disease" significant or insignificant? Please explain.

See answer: Renal parenchymal disease is a general term used when the renal cortex has increased echogenicity compared to the liver and is possibly thinned on an ultrasound exam. It often correlates with impaired renal function. It can be somewhat subjective in interpretation, especially in mild degrees. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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If I have increased renal echogenicity in my kub ultrasound, do I already have renal parenchymal disease? Thank you. Pls. Explain. Please.

Need more info. ..: Before you become more anxious. Yes, it is true that increased renal echogenicity on us can indicate medical renal disease. But - that imaging finding needs to be correlated with laboratory tests of renal function and review of other diseases and medicines the patient may have.

Please see your doctor and ask about this finding. A consult with a nephrologist (kidney specialist) may be useful. ...Read more

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In my ktub ultrasound, tthe finding is "renal parenchymal disease, bilateral". But my crea and bun and urinalysis are normal. Which will I believe?

Discuss with your: Doctor. Your laboratory values of kidney function should be closely reviewed. Your doctor knows your whole history and all of the lab test results, and should be in the best position to explain your true renal function.

Perhaps there is another reason your kidneys looked echogenic (brighter) on the ultrasound, which is why renal parenchymal disease was discussed in the report. ...Read more

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Now that I have renal parenchymal disease as seen in my kub ultrasound, how many years do I still have to live? I'm only 36. I'm so sad to know this.

Now that I have renal parenchymal disease as seen in my kub ultrasound, how many years do I still have to live? I'm only 36. I'm so sad to know this.

Renal disease: You should see a nephrologist for a 24 hour urine collection. An ultrasound reading is subjective and may vary from radiologist to radiologist. A 24 hour urine will get you a objective reading of how well, or poorly, your kidneys are working. Blood work taken by that doctor may also give a diagnosis of the cause of your kidney disease and provide a way to start its treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the relation or connection between hypokalemic periodic paralysis and kub utz finding "renal parenchymal disease, bilateral"?

What's the relation or connection between hypokalemic periodic paralysis and kub utz finding "renal parenchymal disease, bilateral"?

Relationship: There is no relation between hypokalemic periodic paralysis and your renal utz findings. You will need to see nephrologist to have a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance (cc) to see what your kidney function is. Remember, utz findings are subjective and a cc is an objective finding of your renal function. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the best tests to accurately measure renal function and to rule out kub ultrasound finding "renal parenchymal disease"? Thank you.

Serum creatinine: Is helpful blood test to evaluate renal function. Renal parenchymal disease means scarring in the kidney however the ultrasound is highly operator dependent and results may vary on subsequent tests. My advice if your blood test are normal than ultrasound findings can be ignored. See a nephrologist if you are overly concerned for reassurance.
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Which one should I believe? The kub utz finding that I have "renal parenchymal disease" or my normal bun, creatinine, & urinalysis. Thank you.

Which one should I believe? The kub utz finding that I have "renal parenchymal disease" or my normal bun, creatinine, & urinalysis. Thank you.

See below: Depends a bit in exactly what they saw, but on ultrasound, that's usually a bit of a soft call. I'd go with the creatinine in general. ...Read more

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Is drinking 3 liters of waters everyday good for my kidneys? It's the advice of my nephrologist. I have renal parenchymal disease, bilateral.

Is drinking 3 liters of waters everyday good for my kidneys? It's the advice of my nephrologist. I have renal parenchymal disease, bilateral.

Water intake: Generally speaking, yes, this is good and generally safe. It is important to flush the kidneys and maintain high urine flow. Your urine volume should match your fluid intake per day. Maintain regular check ups and blood testing appointments. ...Read more

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My mom was diagnosed with grade 1 bilateral renal parenchymal disease with cortical cysts. Largest cyst is 39x38mm. Is it fatal. She got BP n diabetec?

My mom was diagnosed with grade 1 bilateral renal parenchymal disease with cortical cysts. Largest cyst is 39x38mm. Is it fatal. She got BP n diabetec?

How old is mom?: Grade 1 or stage 1 kidney disease is virtually universal in diabetics and so I am not too concern about that at this time. Cortical cysts--if just a few, it may not affect her kidney fuctions at all. Polycystic disease may over time--not fatal! If she follows recommendations from her doc--take good care of her BP and diabetes, keep ideal body wt, exercises--she will do well. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Urine WBC 92/ul then 18/ul after 1 day. Renal parenchymal disease right. Will creatinine of 159 normalize after taking ciprofloxacin in 7 days?

Urine WBC 92/ul then 18/ul after 1 day. Renal parenchymal disease right. Will creatinine of 159 normalize after taking ciprofloxacin in 7 days?

Not necessarily: Elevated creatinine usually does not relate to infections. You need to know what your diagnosis is. The white cells in urine may or may not be related to infection also. Ask your doctor about the exact reason for your high creatinine. ...Read more