Top
10
Doctor insights on: What Do White Specks On A Kidney Ultrasound Signify

Share
1

1
Why is one kidney bright on an ultrasound?

Why is one kidney bright on an ultrasound?

Aging of kidney: When a kidney ages, it acquires a condition called chronic kidney disease and appears bright on ultrasound. This usually appears in both kidneys, however, sometimes, a kidney appears bright before the other for different reasons e.g. If it has less good blood flow due to extra cholesterol plaques in blood vessels. Usually that kidney is a little smaller. Check your blood and urinalysis, though. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
2,194 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
What do white marks on a kidney ultrasound scan mean?

What do white marks on a kidney ultrasound scan mean?

Tough Question: Boy thats a tough question. Usually things that are bright on ultrasound are calculi (stones), air, or fat. If it were air the pt would likely be very sick. Fat is almost always benign, and stones can cause symptoms ranging from mild pain to sepsis. ...Read more

3

3
When having a ultrasound on kidneys what does the colors mean?

When having a ultrasound on kidneys what does the colors mean?

Blood flow: Colors are genertaed during an ultrasound exam by software that detects motion occuring within the ultrasound beam. Standard colors are red and blue designated movement either towards the bam or away from the beam. Asdditional color gradients can indicate velocity and turbulence in the flow. Color in a kidney ultrasound indicates blood flow. ...Read more

6

6
I sometimes feel pain in my left side and my kidney was completely fine in the ultrasound. What could this possibly be?

I sometimes feel pain in my left side and my kidney was completely fine in the ultrasound. What could this possibly be?

MAY BE MUSCULAR PAIN: It probabely is not related to your kidney and may be muscular pain discuss with your doctor who examined you and ordered ultrasound. ...Read more

8

8
Kidney ultrasound measurements were 89mm x 42mm x34mm on left and 89mm x 33mm x 45mm on right. I'm 34, female. Should I be worried?

Kidney ultrasound measurements were 89mm x 42mm x34mm on left and 89mm x 33mm x 45mm on right.  I'm 34, female. Should I be worried?

KIDNEY SIZE: Kidney size can be variable, the kidney function is more important. You need an exam and labs. Especially bun/Cr ratio. 24 urine for protein and creatinine clearance. Follow up with your doctor and potentially a renal consult . ...Read more

10

10
Kidney ultrasound shows stones, what to do?

depends on the size: It depends on how large the stones are. Very small stones should be able to pass without difficulty. Medium or large stones should probably be treated. If the stones are visible on a plain film xray, then eswl is a good option.. Very large stones may require a more invasive procedure. Either way, it is important to increase your daily water intake to 2.5 to 3 l. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer

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