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Doctor insights on: Extra Fluid Around The Kidneys On An Ultrasound

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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 fluid in the system mean after a ultrasound of kidneys?

What does fluid in the system mean after a ultrasound of kidneys?

Can't say for sure.: Your question is too non-specific. Exactly what did the report say? In what, "system" was the fluid? If you mean the renal collecting system then excess fluid could reflect kidney obstruction or infection. That's just one possible answer. ...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 22 weeks months carrying. During ultrasound scan. Report show baby's kidneys have mild pyelectasia measuring 4to 5 mm. Pls explain what it means?

I am 22 weeks months carrying. During ultrasound scan. Report show  baby's kidneys have mild pyelectasia measuring 4to 5 mm. Pls explain what it means?

Usually nothing: It means that there is a little urine trapped in the kidney. It has a very low association with downs syndrome. You should get a second trimester screening test but i wouldn't be worried. You should also get a followup scan in 3rd trimester to make sure the kidneys look okay but the vast majority of the time, they are. I would not lose any sleep of this! good luck with the rest of your pregnancy. ...Read more

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What does the term "full" kidney mean in a given result of an ultrasound? But not having to do with urine. My daughter has a small fluid filled cyst on one of her kidneys, she under goes repeated ultrasounds. Now there is an issue ith her other kidney, vi

What does the term "full" kidney mean in a given result of an ultrasound? But not having to do with urine. My daughter has a small fluid filled cyst on one of her kidneys, she under
goes repeated ultrasounds. Now there is an issue ith her other kidney, vi

I : I have heard this term used with fetal ultrasounds - (pyelectasis) which means that there can be dilation of the central part of the kidney. I will change this from unspecified specialty to diagostic radiologist, to get a better chance of getting exact info. I suggest that you ask your doctor what he specifically meant whe using the term "full kidney". ...Read more

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Facial swells, pelvic ultrasound shows slight fluid retention, kidney and liver functions are normal. What might be the cause of the swelling?

Facial swells, pelvic ultrasound shows slight fluid retention, kidney and liver functions are normal. What might be the cause of the swelling?

Fluid retention: Your fluid retention is most likely due to hormonal factors. Follow a low salt diet by not adding salt to cooking or at the table. If fluid retention persists, your physician may order a mild diuretic for you to use temporarily. Be sure to take a potassium supplement if you do take a diuretic. Your physician may also test your thyroid status. ...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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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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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

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