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Which one should I believe? The kub utz finding that I have "renal parenchymal disease" or my normal bun, creatinine, & urinalysis. Thank you.

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Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: See below

Depends a bit in exactly what they saw, but on ultrasound, that's usually a bit of a soft call.
I'd go with the creatinine in general.

In brief: See below

Depends a bit in exactly what they saw, but on ultrasound, that's usually a bit of a soft call.
I'd go with the creatinine in general.
Thank
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
I've seen something as stupid and banal as a dromedary kidney or a megacalyx get called "renal parenchymal disease" by an overzealous ultrasound person.
Dr. Jason Gittman
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: KUB

Kub (kidney, ureters, bladder) x-rays, despite its name, is not generally useful to investigate pathology of the kidneys, although it may occasionally detect calcium kidney stones.
Although they do not rule out a parenchymal kidney condition, a normal serum creatinine, estimated gfr, and urinalysis is generally indicative of normal kidney function.

In brief: KUB

Kub (kidney, ureters, bladder) x-rays, despite its name, is not generally useful to investigate pathology of the kidneys, although it may occasionally detect calcium kidney stones.
Although they do not rule out a parenchymal kidney condition, a normal serum creatinine, estimated gfr, and urinalysis is generally indicative of normal kidney function.
Thank
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Dr. Anthony Filly
I thought he meant that too. But I think he meant kidney and bladder ultrasound
Dr. Jason Gittman
I think you are right that he meant an US. Might have been read as echogenic kidneys indicating renal parenchymal disease.
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