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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?

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?

Platelets: 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

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Sonogram (Definition)

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


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What do you mean by the result of my ultrasound and "normal sized kidneys with diffuse parenchymal changes bilateral?

What do you mean by the result of my ultrasound and "normal sized kidneys with diffuse parenchymal changes bilateral?

Medical renal diseas: Ultrasound exam of kidneys can show dilatation of collecting system or hydronephrosis or medical renal disease involving parenchyma usually with increased echogenicity, brighter than normal. Sounds like possibly some medical problem as opposed to obstructive problem. Medical renal disease correlated with blood tests of function of kidneys. ...Read more

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Hi, I have had fevers and anemia (94g/l) for 2 years. I have protein+1 in my urine but my acr test was normal and my kidney ultrasound was normal.?

Hi, I have had fevers and anemia (94g/l) for 2 years. I have protein+1 in my urine but my acr test was normal and my kidney ultrasound was normal.?

Problems: Your anemia (a) is due to something. Are you losing blood, is your marrow not making red blood cells, do you have a chronic disease, do you have hemolysis of cells, or do you have a hemoglobinopathy? What does your doc say about your a? Your proteinuria needs to be quantified with a 24 hour urine collection that will also reveal your kidney function. Have your physician get some blood work also. ...Read more

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Ultrasound results showed Cortical Cysts on rt. Kidney. New development as I've had many tests on my kidneys. Is this a concern?

Ultrasound results showed Cortical Cysts on rt. Kidney. New development as I've had many tests on my kidneys. Is this a concern?

Cyst or cysts?: The answer depends on the number of cysts (mainly) as well as its / their size, location, characteristic (s), etc. Use HealthTap Prime to upload pictures of the kidney to get a better understanding. In general, a single "solitary" cyst isn't worrisome - anyone can get 1. However, if multiple develop, or if there is a family history of aneurysms & the like, then this could prompt concern & screening ...Read more

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I have a result in ultrasound tha says normal sized kidneys with diffuse parenchymal desiase. What doesthis mean? Is this alarming I have bloated tummy

I have a result in ultrasound tha says normal sized kidneys with diffuse parenchymal desiase. What doesthis mean? Is this alarming I have bloated tummy

Kidney disease..: This could be caused by a number of reasons: common ones include diabetes, medication side effects, inflammatory diseases. It al depends what conditions you suffer of. If it is not related to something obvious you might need a biopsy. In order to have a final answer you would need to see a Nephrologist (Kidney doctor). ...Read more

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I have pain in left side of the abdomen and the back and I did urine tests and kidney ultrasound but everything was normal what should be the problem?

I have pain in left side of the abdomen and the back and I did urine tests and kidney ultrasound but everything was normal what should be the problem?

Pain: Did they check your appendix and ovary? How much do you weight and what is your diet like? Consult with us to help solve this issue and see if you need a CT or MRI. In meantime follow "low inflammatory diet" at Eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com to see if diet change makes it go away which might help. ...Read more

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In my kidney ultrasound the result is normal size of kidneys with bilateral diffuse parenchymal disease, normal sonogram of the urinary bladder.

In my kidney ultrasound the result is normal size of kidneys with bilateral diffuse parenchymal disease, normal sonogram of the urinary bladder.

Not sure: What the question is, but there are numerous potential causes for abnormal appearing kidneys on ultrasound. Best to speak with your doctor about the results. The results have to be interpreted in the context of your entire clinical picture, the appearance on ultrasound is entirely nonspecific. ...Read more

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Can u have kidney failure bec of urination frequency while ur kidney ultrasound resulted to normal and creatinine result is low? Appreciate help.

Can u have kidney failure bec of urination frequency while ur kidney ultrasound resulted to normal and creatinine result is low? Appreciate help.

No, increased: urinary frequency does not cause renal failure, nor does renal failure cause increased urinary frequency, However, certain underlying conditions (e.g. diabetes) can lead to both increased urinary frequency and kidney damage. ...Read more

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A lot of lower back pain ultrasound showed free fluid and enlarge kidney blood tests were normal I'm always exhausted does this explain the tiredness?

A lot of lower back pain ultrasound showed free fluid and enlarge kidney blood tests were normal I'm always exhausted does this explain the tiredness?

Need work up: Need additional testing as to why have ascites (free fluid). Liver, kidney and heart disease are the usual culprits. Enlarged kidney is a relative term. Would purse testing. Treatment would depend on cause of the fluid gain. A blood work, urine test and physical exam should offer insight. Often patients need diuretics (water pills) to get rid of fluid gain. Establishing cause is KEY. ...Read more

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30 yr old female. Had renal ultrasound for micro hematuria. Left ureter jet wasn't firing. Kidney blood test normal. Could this be cancer?

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

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Drink enough, don't pee a lot. Kidney, heart, liver all normal via urine and blood tests. Kidney ultrasound normal. Do I need 24- hour urine volume or other tests? No other symptoms but concerned.

Drink enough, don't pee a lot. Kidney, heart, liver all normal via urine and blood tests. Kidney ultrasound normal. Do I need 24- hour urine volume or other tests? No other symptoms but concerned.

Probably not.: If your blood tests for kidney function and an ultrasound of the kidneys are both normal, I doubt that your doctor would want to do further testing of your kidneys for now. As I'm sure you're doing, you should be drinking plenty of fluids. Contact your doctor if you develop any new symptoms in the meantime. Good luck. ...Read more

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My kidney function was not so good 5 months ago, but still in normal range, now on ultrasound, one kidney is 100mm and other 90mm, is this normal?

My kidney function was not so good 5 months ago, but still in normal range, now on ultrasound, one kidney is 100mm and other 90mm, is this normal?

Normal size: The renal length varies with height and weight and decreases slowly with age. Right kidney is usually slightly smaller than the Left. Normal size ranges from 9-12 cm (90-120 mm) and the difference in size should not exceed 2 cm. **So the size of the kidneys is normal. Besides size the texture of the kidney (Its "Ecogenicity") is often increased in chronic renal disease. ...Read more

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Could I have kidney failure if the ultrasound was normal?

Yes: The kidney is responsible for excreting waste and maintaining salt and water balance among many other functions. These are performed by special cells with enzymes/proteins within the kidney at an ultrastructural level
the function of the kidney may be reduced even if the ultrasound is normal. Ultrasounds are useful to detect size and shape of kidneys and see if the urine flow is blocked. ...Read more

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I had a ultrasound of my bladder and kidneys and the report said "Unremarkable Scan" but it said "under-distended bladder" so would they see that ok?

I had a ultrasound of my bladder and kidneys and the report said "Unremarkable Scan" but it said "under-distended bladder" so would they see that ok?

It depends: How under distended the bladder was and what your clinician was looking for. If your doc was looking for things like bladder outlet obstruction, an undistended bladder pretty much rules that out. If they are looking for things like bladder wall thickening, a collapsed bladder might make that impossible to see. But if the bladder is at least partially distended, usually the scan is ok. ...Read more

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What could cause thinning of one kidney, from ultrasound. Nothing else found in results. Blood work fine.

What could cause thinning of one kidney, from ultrasound. Nothing else found in results. Blood work fine.

Scarring or atrophy: Thinning is loss of renal parenchyma or the tissue that makes the urine. Silent loss could be congenital or from reflux as a child. Adult causes are from infections or infarctions (loss of blood flow). Suspect that you have had recurrent infections. Should rule out kidney stones or other causes of repeat infections. ...Read more

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At my 20 week ultrasound scan they said they were unable to see the left kidney, do they need to repeat it or do another test?

At my 20 week ultrasound scan they said they were unable to see the left kidney, do they need to repeat it or do another test?

Repeat post partum: The absence of one kidney is entirely compatible with good health. It is possible that another scan will show normal anatomy. After delivery a repeat scan to confirm the first is a good idea, couple this with a check of your overall kidney health and a discussion of risks to the kidneys from lifestyle and disease states, with your physician. ...Read more

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2cm kidney cyst on ultrasound. 25 year old female. Normal labwork. Was told that a cyst is uncommon for such a young age? Should I have follow up?

2cm kidney cyst on ultrasound. 25 year old female. Normal labwork. Was told that a cyst is uncommon for such a young age? Should I have follow up?

No: You have what is called a Bosniak class 1 renal cyst. No follow up is needed. The risk of malignancy is 0%. Why was the kidney ultrasound done? ...Read more

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Hi I recently had a kidney ultrasound and the result was that there is mild prominence of calyces in the right kidney suspicioua for mild hydronepheos?

Hi I recently had a kidney ultrasound and the result was that there is mild prominence of calyces in the right kidney suspicioua for mild hydronepheos?

Stone? Pregnant?: If you had the ultrasound for acute pain you might have, or passed, a kidney stone. If you are pregnant this mild distention can occur as a normal part pregnancy as the uterus enlarges to accommodate the baby. Best to followup with a urologist to be sure. ...Read more

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I have been diag w/ ic, when I went to a urolgist about my kidneys, due to an ultrasound tht showed hydronephrosis. Ctscan normal? Inpain

I have been diag w/ ic, when I went to a urolgist about my kidneys, due to an ultrasound tht showed hydronephrosis. Ctscan normal? Inpain

Probably ok, but...: Ic is usually diagnosed by good history, physicals, ua, voiding pattern, voiding chart, etc. And rarely requires renal ultrasound. Once ultrasound shows "something" - hydronephrosis, so ct is done and normal. So, I would ignore the concern about the kidney, but focus on the concern over the bladder and other pelvic organs plus GI systems. So, with these in mind, go to see expert for detailing... ...Read more

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Liver enzymes normal history kidney stones pain right side why ultrasound?

Easy and safe: Ultrasound is very safe and easy, and it can tell you if there is something wrong with your kidney (stone, dilated collecting system, etc). It can also look at the liver, if needed, at the same time. It is an excellent first step to visualize a problem. If you get an answer, you're done, and you don't have to go through a ct, mri, etc. ...Read more

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Got my ultrasound results back and the doc said my there was thinning of my right kidney. What does that mean? Is it serious?

Got my ultrasound results back and the doc said my there was thinning of my right kidney. What does that mean? Is it serious?

Chronic change: This is a structural change in the kidney indicative of chronic damage. Please follow up with a nephrologist. ...Read more

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just want to ask some details regarding the result of my ultrasound "Hyperchoic solid mass size 5.9CM x 2.4 cm x 4.3 cm adjacent to middle kidney?

just want to ask some details regarding the result of my ultrasound "Hyperchoic solid mass size 5.9CM x 2.4 cm x 4.3 cm adjacent to middle kidney?

Difficult: To get specific without additional details. In general, uniformly hyperechoic well defined renal masses usually turn out to be benign fat-containing tumors called angiomyolipomas (AML). However, sometimes malignant lesions can have a similar appearance. Generally CT and/or MRI would be the next step, AMLs have a very typical appearance on those modalities. Talk to your doc about next steps. ...Read more

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If a blood test showed your kidneys were healthy why would a kidney ultrasound come back abnormal?

If a blood test showed your kidneys were healthy why would a kidney ultrasound come back abnormal?

Blockage: Kidney ultrasounds evaluate blood flow into the kidney and urine flow out of the kidney. Often, kidney function can be preserved long after blood flow or urine output begins to deteriorate. Also ultrasounds can pick up cysts and tumors that blood tests don't. ...Read more

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I needed a full bladder for an ultrasound. As I was waiting I notice that my kidneys started to ache is that normal when a bladder is completely full?

I needed a full bladder for an ultrasound. As I was waiting I notice that my kidneys started to ache is that normal when a bladder is completely full?

Yes: Often when the bladder reaches capacity or if it is irritated, aching discomfort can radiate to the lower part of your back or even involve the flank regions (where the kidneys are). The discomfort should resolve quickly once the bladder is emptied. ...Read more

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