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Pelviectasis, inflamation on kidney. Risk of kidney failure?

I have been in pain long time ago, but last year; working my pain was really bad. I went to the doctor, he got to make several test but he told me I just have an inflammation on my right kidney. I got out my file about all my medical studies. I'm reading on them that I have Mild right pelviectasis. I'm scared about be in risk of failure kidneys because sometime now I fell pain on my left kidney too
Asked On : Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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hi and thanks for the query,

It is important for you to get a complete kidney function work up. Serum creatinine levels, blood urea nitrogen levels, a complete electrolyte panel with emphases on mainly calcium and potassium levels is important. A serum Glomerular filtration rate shall give a direct reading for kidney failure or not. An abdominal ultrasound is needed to ascertain the size, the shape, the structure and detect any kidney stones, cysts or tumors that could present. Dilation of urine collecting tubules would also be ascertained with this exams.

The opinion of a nephrologist is very important under such circumstances. I suggest you book an appointment with a nephrologist. Kind regards.

Bain LE, MD.
Answered: Sat, 6 Jul 2013
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