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Is good ultrasound for kidney and bladder?

Is good ultrasound for kidney and bladder?

Good test: It is a good test for detecting structural abnormalities of the kidneys and/or bladder. No radiation. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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 does it mean when there are a lot of red and blue dots in my bladder and kidneys during an ultrasound?

What does it mean when there are a lot of red and blue dots in my bladder and kidneys during an ultrasound?

Vessels: The red and blue dots on ultrasound are most likely blood vessels that show up on what are called doppler studies of the vessels. Not to be concerned unless the doctor that ordered the ultrasound is concerned about the results and discusses those concerns with you. Hope this answers your question. Thanks for using Healthtap. Dr R ...Read more

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My results for my recent ultrasound are that I have a septic cyst on my left kidney & a remarkable bladder. What does this mean?

My results for my recent ultrasound are that I have a septic cyst on my left kidney & a remarkable bladder. What does this mean?

'Remarkable': bladder is probably a typo and really means 'unremarkable', which is normal. The septated kdney cyst may or mat not be significant. If the septation is thin, it is likely nothing to worry about. If it is thick or irregular, it is more concerning. Speak with your doctor to get the details. ...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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Can a tubular necrosis be found by performing a kidney and bladder ultrasound?

Can a tubular necrosis be found by performing a kidney and bladder ultrasound?

Not usually: Acute tubular necrosis is classified as a "renal" (i.e. Not pre-renal or post-renal) cause of acute kidney injury. Diagnosis is made by a fena (fractional excretion of sodium) > 3% and presence of muddy casts (a type of granular cast) in urinalysis. This cannot be accurately diagnosed by imaging studies. ...Read more

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What does a technician look at during a pelvic ultrasound? Do they look at bladder and kidneys?

What does a technician look at during a pelvic ultrasound? Do they look at bladder and kidneys?

No: The routine female pelvic ultrasound includes evaluationof the uerus, ovaries and area between the ovaries and uterus. The bladder is present on the examination but is frequently not fully evaluated. In some practices a limited view of the kidneys is obtained but this is certainly ot the standard nor is it routine. ...Read more

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Normal ursine output and normal urinalysises and normal kidney and bladder ultrasound! Can someone still have kidney failure?

Normal ursine output and normal urinalysises and normal kidney and bladder ultrasound! Can someone still have kidney failure?

Yes: The kidney's can fail in their function to filter the blood, yet all of the structural components of the kidneys can be normal. Also kidney failure does not necessarily show up on a ua. ...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

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My second trimester ultrasound only showed up one kidney. Appointment was long, had to empty my bladder twice. What is the likelihood finding kidney?

My second trimester ultrasound only showed up one kidney. Appointment was long, had to empty my bladder twice. What is the likelihood finding kidney?

One kidney in baby?: The 2nd trim. Sono doesn't usually look at maternal structures, so I assume you are talking about the baby having only one kidney. You need a referral to a maternal-fetal medicine specialist for a level 2 sono; it would be unusual for a good sonographer to miss a kidney if it were there. Ur baby may have only one kidney, which shouldn't indicate genetic disorders and baby should likely b o/w health. ...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.

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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Post void incontinence, ultrasound bladder, kidney and prostate normal, after voiding showed bladder empty normal, awaiting uroflowmetry resul, concern?

Post void incontinence, ultrasound bladder, kidney and prostate normal, after voiding showed bladder empty normal, awaiting uroflowmetry resul, concern?

Here are some. ..: For postvoid incontinence, I assumed you have so-called postvoid dribbling after you ripped in the penis into underwaer, which is indeed very annoying. You may try correctly milking the entirely urethra after each voiding by wiping the urethra x 3-4 times from the area behind scrotum toward the end of penis until "dryness" before zipping in the penis. Do this first. Due to 400-letter limit, end. . ...Read more

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I get frequent uti's and today my doctor called to say my kidney and bladder ultrasound came back abnormal. What can be some of the reasons?

I get frequent uti's and today my doctor called to say my kidney and bladder ultrasound came back abnormal. What can be some of the reasons?

Possible blockage?: I am sure when you see him you will get reassured. Waiting makes people worried. It could be something like a stone or polyp causing some blockage of the ureter and can be dealt with. Also, it could be that your bladder is not emptying well. ...Read more

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22 wk fetal ultrasound completely normal. The doc remarked a tiny thickening of bladder wall. Fluid fine, kidneys and bladder normal. Should I worry?

22 wk fetal ultrasound completely normal. The doc remarked a tiny thickening of bladder wall. Fluid fine, kidneys and bladder normal. Should I worry?

No Worries: This is an incidental finding, doesn't really mean anything. If your doctor is concerned about it he will follow it with serial ultrasounds. You have enough to worry about being pregnant having diabetes and dealing with life's ever changing challenges. Congratulations on your upcoming child! ...Read more

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About kidney 3 years 1 month old girl. Ultrasound final report:1st question. Urinary bladder appears unremarkable. Is it normal? 2nd question right kidney 6.5 cm, left kidney 6.6 CM are they right size? 3rd question kidney are somewhat obscured by bowe

About kidney 3 years 1 month old girl. Ultrasound final report:1st question. Urinary bladder appears unremarkable. Is it normal? 2nd question right kidney 6.5 cm, left kidney 6.6 CM are they right size? 3rd question kidney are somewhat obscured by bowe

That: That sounds like a normal report. Saying that a urinary bladder appears unremarkable means that it appears normal. The kidney size is average. The bowels are in front of the kidneys so often bowel gas is present in front of the kidneys. Bilateral ureteral jets means that the kidneys are making urine which is normal; it means that they aren't blocked. ...Read more

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Blood in urine on and off for a month. Had blood tests, 3 urine analysis, cystoscopy, 2 kidney and bladder ultrasounds. Still haven't found cause.

Blood in urine on and off for a month. Had blood tests, 3 urine analysis, cystoscopy, 2 kidney and bladder ultrasounds. Still haven't found cause.

CT: Some small calculi may not be visualized with ultrasound. They may not obstruct the kidney, but any movement may turn urine positive for blood. So before everyone throws their hands up and says " I don't know ", try CT. Best wishes ...Read more

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Peeing blood! I had doc appt on monday! Was check for kidney bladder UTI infec, was normal. Also had ultrasound on kidney bladder it was fine no pain?

Peeing blood! I had doc appt on monday! Was check for kidney bladder UTI infec, was normal. Also had ultrasound on kidney bladder it was fine no pain?

Urologist consult: If non -invasive imaging like ultrasound failed to discover the source of bleeding, the urologist might need to be consulted to perform cystoscopy - procedure when they can look inside and do special x rays, or may decide to do computer tomography. ...Read more

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I have trace blood in urine. Bladder and kidneys ok after cystoscopy and ultrasound. No UTI. What other tests can be done as I'm not still worried!

I have trace blood in urine. Bladder and kidneys ok after cystoscopy and ultrasound. No UTI. What other tests can be done as I'm not still worried!

Okay...: Glad you have been thoroughly checked & confirmed to be okay but trace blood in urine, which is common and usually carries no clinical significance. So, stop worrying and keep on caring for your multiple issues as noted with diligence & vigilance but taking healthy lifestyle without overindulgence as core foundation for all healthcare beyond medication and procedure. ...Read more

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R flank pain for 6 months became very painful since 12/7. Kidney ultrasound ok, bladder ultrasound some debris, blood work high Mcv, mch, rdw, hemogl?

R flank pain for 6 months became very painful since 12/7. Kidney ultrasound ok, bladder ultrasound some debris, blood work high Mcv, mch, rdw, hemogl?

Passed stone??: You sound like you had a kidney stone in the right kidney which passed spontaneously. If symptoms recur you should be reevaluated. ...Read more

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The renal ultrasound and kub X-ray shows no stones in kidneys or gall bladder but a urinal stone. What might be the reason?

? bladder stone: I am not quite sure but here is a possibility. Us and kub are not as sensitive as a ct study for small kidney stones, stones in the ureters or in the urinary bladder. The urinal stone might have been in the urinary bladder. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back, burning during and after urination. Wbc is 5, RBC is 60. From ultrasound kindeys bladder is ok. What could it be?

Pain in lower back, burning during and after urination. Wbc is 5, RBC is 60. From ultrasound kindeys bladder is ok. What could it be?

May be infection,,,: It's possible that this is some kind of infection of the bladder or lower urinary tract. An ultrasound might not pick it up, so it would be smart to see your doctor and get tested for infection. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Had sonogram of kidney & bladder and sore afterwards why?

Had sonogram of kidney & bladder and sore afterwards why?

You should: Not be sore after a kidney or bladder ultrasound. If you already had kidney or bladder discomfort this could have been irritated by the technician pressing the ultrasound probe on you. ...Read more

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Went for a kidney bladder sonogram if the radiologist see something do they get in touch with u right? Or must u wait for your m.D to contact u. Thxs

Went for a kidney bladder sonogram if the radiologist see something do they get in touch with u right? Or must u wait for your m.D to contact u. Thxs

Your M.D. should: Usually radiologists do not contact patients directly, but if they see something highly abnormal will often call your physician directly. ...Read more

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Kidney stones in between bladder/kidney why so long to be removed been a week stint inserted can ultra sound be used?

Kidney stones in between bladder/kidney why so long to be removed been a week stint inserted can ultra sound be used?

Depends: The stent was inserted to bypass the stone and so relieve your pain. You did not mention the diameter of the stone but if it is in the mid ureter as you say, it can be handled endoscopically by removal or laser fragmentation. The urologist may decide to use lithotripsy depending on the details of size...Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can bladder cancer remain hidden on a sonogram of the bladder & kidneys?

Yes: Bladder cancer can easily be missed on sonogram of the bladder and kidneys, especially if the tumor is small or flat. The definitive test for diagnosis is a cystoscopy where a small telescope is placed into the bladder to visualize the lining of the bladder. At the same time, a biopsy is taken to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hey, I have WBC in my urine again. Sonogram bladder, kidney was ok. Can it be a cancer?

Hey, I have WBC in my urine again. Sonogram bladder, kidney was ok. Can it be a cancer?

Unlikely: This sounds more infectious or inflammatory and not cancerous. Have you started on an antibiotic course? ...Read more

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Is there any possibility bladder cancer would not show up on a sonogram of the bladder & kidneys?

Is there any possibility bladder cancer would not show up on a sonogram of the bladder & kidneys?

Yes: Ultrasound will often fail to find cancers of the ureter and/or bladder. Cystoscopy/ureteroscopy by a urologist, with biopsy when required, are the best approach when these cancers are suspected. A urologist provides the best guidance for this workup. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...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