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What are non shadowing echogenic foci of the kidney? Are they considered to be kidney stones?

What are non shadowing echogenic foci of the kidney? Are they considered to be kidney stones?

Maybe: It depends on where the foci were seen. Were they in the kidney or in the renal sinus? In the cortex, it could be artifact or fat. In the renal sinus, it could be artfiact or kidney stone. If there is a concern for stones, ct is the most accurate test. ...Read more

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Echogenic foci in both kidneys serious?

Echogenic foci in both kidneys serious?

Kidneys: Echogenic foci in kidneys refers to white spots that may indicate a kidney stone, calcium in a blood vessel, or fat. A ct scan of the abdomen without IV contrast would help to clarify. ...Read more

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What are non shadowing echogenic foci of the kidney? Are they considered to be kidney stones?

Maybe: It depends on where the foci were seen. Were they in the kidney or in the renal sinus? In the cortex, it could be artifact or fat. In the renal sinus, it could be artfiact or kidney stone. If there is a concern for stones, ct is the most accurate test. ...Read more

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20 weeks sonogram shows echogenic foci in 4 chamber heart and cystic areas seen bilaterally in fetal kidney measuring 3mm. Tested neg for ds, worried?

Not likely: Your doctor is the best one to ask since he or she has all the details. An echogenic intracardiac foci is basically a variation of normal if your genetic blood testing was normal and there are no other abnormalities were seen. There is not enough detail to comment of the kidney. ...Read more

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What's parenchymal echogenicity kidney?

What's parenchymal echogenicity kidney?

Ultrasound: The term describes the sonographic characteristics of the kidney tissue. When the cortical echogenicity is increased the kidney looks brighter. This is a finding usually associated with various chronic renal parenchymal disease. When decreased can represent swelling from acute infection or renal vein obstruction. ...Read more

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What does echogenic nodule in kidney mean?

What does echogenic nodule in kidney mean?

Not a CYST: A nodule in the kidney represents a mass which needs to be evaluated. If it is a simple cyst then it can be assumed to be benign. An echogenic nodule is something other than a simple cyst and usually means it is solid and requires further evaluation, usually by ct. ...Read more

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My ultraviolet scan results showed that my kidneys are healthy but shows signs of echogenicity. Do I hav alport syndrome. Thank you.

My ultraviolet scan results showed that my kidneys are healthy but shows signs of echogenicity. Do I hav alport syndrome. Thank you.

Alport syndrome: Is best diagnosed with urinalysis which shows proteinuria. You can have a normal ultrasound and still have Alport's. "Echogenicity" can be caused by many things such as kidney stones, chronic renal disease, and even normal structures such as blood vessels and normal fat. We would need to see the actual ultrasound images or review the report to know more specifically. ...Read more

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Ulltrasound shows 3mm echogenic non-shadowing focus in the right kidney. What does this mean and do I need further testing? Thank you

Ulltrasound shows 3mm echogenic non-shadowing focus in the right kidney. What does this mean and do I need further testing? Thank you

The vast: Majority of these types of findings are of little or no concern. However, the ultrasound appearance is not specific, and you may need an additional test such as CT to confirm it. Tal to your doctor about th results. ...Read more

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In my usg the impression says: echogenic focus in the mid cortal area of left kidney. The kidney measures108.4*53.0mm. What does this mean?

Nonspecific: The kidney measurement is relatively normal and is essentially just given for reference. The echogenic focus is somewhat nonspecific and could be many things (angiomyolipoma is one that quickly comes to mind). Without seeing the images or knowing if you've had other imaging, it's hard to give much more information. ...Read more

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Kidney ultrasound show increased cortical echogenicity (right >left) with mild loss of corticomedullary differantiation. Advice: kft correlation. Mean?

Kidney ultrasound show increased cortical echogenicity (right >left) with mild loss of corticomedullary differantiation. Advice: kft correlation. Mean?

Correlate blood test: Increased cortical echogenicity with mild corticomedullary differentiation, usually means medical renal disease. Kft probably means kidney function tests. These are blood tests such as serum creatinine, bun, and GFR (glomerular filtration rate). ...Read more

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I am diagnose with tiny 2.6 mm echogenic concretion in right kidney midpole region, tiny 2mm echogenic concretion in left kidney lower pole region, p?

I am diagnose with tiny 2.6 mm echogenic concretion in right kidney midpole region, tiny 2mm echogenic concretion in left kidney lower pole region, p?

Likely kidney stones: The findings you describe are commonly seen with kidney stones. Occasionally, the same findings can be from a calcium in a vessel or within the tissue of the kidney. As long as they stay where they are, you shouldn't worry. You could have your urine tested to see if there is a reason why you have stones. If you get onset of severe pain radiation along your side, tell you doctor about stones. ...Read more

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My kidney sonogram shows the parenchymal echogenicity appears slightly hypoechoic unjformly, what is that means?

My kidney sonogram shows the parenchymal echogenicity appears slightly hypoechoic unjformly, what is that means?

Renal echogenicity: Renal echogenicity is a sign of scaring or increased density of the kidney and implies underlying medical kidney disease. You should see a Nephrologist (Internest specializing in kidney disease) as soon as possible for a kidney workup. This will include urine and blood tests to ascertain whether you have a medical condition causing this. ...Read more

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Hello. I have 7mm echogenic cortical nodule in right kidney what does it mean and how to cure is that any emergency to see specialist?

No emergency: You should see a urologist in the future. It could be a number of things. Depending where in the cortex the nodule is located it, could even be a stone. See a urologist in the next month or so. ...Read more

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I'm having pain in my right lower back. I had an ultrasound 2 days ago and they found an echogenic area on my right kidney. What could this indicate?

I'm having pain in my right lower back. I had an ultrasound 2 days ago and they found an echogenic area on my right kidney. What could this indicate?

Need MRI or CT: Further evaluation is needed. This could be benign or malignant. Best study is MRI with contrast, although if lesion more than 2cm in size CT with contrast (kidney mass protocol) is also useful. If lesion is enhancing (has blood vessels) then urologist will decide treatment. If not enhancing it is benign. ...Read more

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Can a high-protein ketogenic diet cause slightly increased bilateral echogenicity on a kidney ultrasound?

Can a high-protein ketogenic diet cause slightly increased bilateral echogenicity on a kidney ultrasound?

Not likely: If you use this diet, you have some medical problems required this kind of diet. Diet can not do this. You have to discus all this questions with your doctor who know your medical condition. ...Read more

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Ultrasound showed right kidney cortex demonstrates slight increase in echogenicity, measuring 6.7x3.0x3.7 cm in longitudinal. No right hydronephrosis,?

Ultrasound showed right kidney cortex demonstrates slight increase in echogenicity, measuring 6.7x3.0x3.7 cm in longitudinal. No right hydronephrosis,?

? renal mass on echo: 58F from LA notes:Ultrasound showed right kidney cortex demonstrates slight increase in echogenicity, measuring 6.7x3.0x3.7 cm in longitudinal. No right hydronephrosis,? ANS: Need to know why the ultrasound was done. Sounds like a renal cyst but CT better to followup on. I specialize in these problems so can do 2nd opinion if desired. ...Read more

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How is it determined if a3 mm echogenic focus without posterior shadowing in mid-portion is a kidney stone?

How is it determined if a3 mm echogenic focus without posterior shadowing in mid-portion is a kidney stone?

May not be stone: You likely have had a renal ultrasound. A kidney stone usually does create shadowing because it does not allow transmission of sound waves. A "twinkle" artifact is also associated with a stone. Other structures can be echogenic, including calcium deposits in blood vessels, fat in the renal sinus, and fat containing benign masses. CT scan without contrast is most sensitive to detect stones. ...Read more

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I have echogenic specks in my kidneys probably vascular, I am a healthy 21 year old. What does above statement mean and do I need to go to a doctor?

I have echogenic specks in my kidneys probably vascular, I am a healthy 21 year old. What does above statement mean and do I need to go to a doctor?

Normal finding.: The ultrasound tech probably got confused by the bright spots that can be caused by normal blood vessels in the center of the kidney. This is a common phenomenon and does not indicate any disease. Only see your doctor if you have symptoms of pain or trouble with urination. ...Read more

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What to do if had enlarged, echogenic (bright) kidneys on fetal ultrasound?

What to do if had enlarged, echogenic (bright) kidneys on fetal ultrasound?

Follow up with doc: Fetal kidneys are usually not very echogenic on ultrasound. After birth of the baby, the doctor should repeat the study and monitor the baby's urine to see what is going on ...Read more

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7mm echogenic focus seen at left kidney (not sure of calcification)at upper pole. No hdm. Wat could be the reasons and treatment suggested?

7mm echogenic focus seen at left kidney (not sure of calcification)at upper pole. No hdm. Wat could be the reasons and treatment suggested?

More info is needed: To deduce what is needed for you in facing a 7-mm echogenic cyst, one needs to review & analyze your detailed clinical profile, although this small focus should carry no clinical significance and urgency at this time although worthwhile to be closely followed with repeating a same imaging study. How to done correctly? Follow instructions in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. ...Read more

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Within cortex of mid pole of the right kidney, there is a 6x7x5mm echogenic lesion with no posterior shadowing. What does this mean? Stone or tumor?

Within cortex of mid pole of the right kidney, there is a 6x7x5mm echogenic lesion with no posterior shadowing. What does this mean? Stone or tumor?

Not likely a stone: The lack of shadowing generally means that it is not a Stone. Is it a complex cyst or a tumor or a benign mass? That depends on a myriad of factors. While doctors may have their suspicions, the proof is in a biopsy. If the pt is otherwise healthy, it may not be worthwhile to biopsy an incidental lesion. TTYD or use HealthTap Prime. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is a 10x6x9mm echogenic focus in the upper pole of the right kidney with a faint posterior shadow with twinkle artifact and what should I do next?

What is a 10x6x9mm echogenic focus in the upper pole of the right kidney with a faint posterior shadow with twinkle artifact and what should I do next?

Ultrasound findings: Something in the kidney is causing abnormal ultrasound echoes to be picked up on the scanner. It's possibly a stone. However, this is just a finding. You (or rather your doctor) should correlate this with SYMPTOMS. Whatever this "focus" is, it may not be relevant- talk to the doctor who ordered the ultrasound for a medical opinion. ...Read more

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Abdominal US revealed 8.6 cm x 6.5cm x 6.1 cm echogenic solid mass in right kidney. Is this cause for concern?

Abdominal US revealed 8.6 cm x 6.5cm x 6.1 cm echogenic solid mass in right kidney. Is this cause for concern?

Yes: This should be checked out. Consult urologist/neprologist. Consider Ct with dedicated renal protocol. ...Read more

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Recent us showed 1cm echogenic lesion on left kidney cortex, I had a scan 1 yr ago and it wasn't on there then?? Ct scan for definition booked?

Recent us showed 1cm echogenic lesion on left kidney cortex, I had a scan 1 yr ago and it wasn't on there then?? Ct scan for definition booked?

Reasonable: Chances are it is a cyst. It will show on CT and can be characterized better. Also, if that does not give sufficient information an MRI can be considered. The fact that you found it within a year bodes well. ...Read more

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In 20w us fetus had echogenic bowel and kidney dilating slower than other. Ds chance s 1:100000.no CF or infection. Baby is normal? Preg time bcms scary.

In 20w us fetus had echogenic bowel and kidney dilating slower than other. Ds chance s 1:100000.no CF or infection. Baby is normal? Preg time bcms scary.

See Genetics.: There are a number of things that need consideration when echogenic bowel and kidney anomaly noted. Chromosome anomalies in addition to Down syndrome need to be considered. Seek a Clinical Geneticist or Genetic counselor in your area.
Good luck. ...Read more