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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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Kidney (Definition)

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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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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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?

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?

MFM consult: Maybe a consultation with a maternal fetal medicine specialist can help putting the findings for you into prospective and help you not to worry. ...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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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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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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