Is a CT scan result of cortical thinning and scarring in the kidney a cause for concern?
Will not progress unless you develop new infections.
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Scarring, loculations, and cortical thinning are because of your previous kidney infections. You would maintain your current kidney function unless you develop new infections in the kidney.
As a 72 year old because of your age we expect your kidneys to have a decrease in function already plus your previous infections.
Drink plenty of fluids, cranberry juice would prevent further infection in the urinary tract.
Stay away from NSAIDs.
Thank you for your follow up question.
Long term use of NSAIDs has been shown to lead to kindey function deterioration. Allopurinol and colchicine has been also implicated in decrease in kidney function.
The recurrent adhesions and operations in the abdomen doesn't lead to kidney problems unless there is massive bleeding and a decrease in blood pressure during these operations.