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What does this renal ultrasound report indicate?

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Posted on Wed, 21 Oct 2015 in General Health
Question: I have had a renal ultrasound and the Impression is: Increased echogenicity and mild renal cortical thinning compatible with underlying medical renal disease.

May I ask what this means? My doctor only sent me the result, with no comment. Thank you!
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Hanif 21 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It is due to the systemic hypertension!!!

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Interpretation:-
You have a main and primary disease that is systemic hypertension, and you are taking medications for that too.


What happens is when we have a constant high blood pressure, it affects our body organs too and the kidneys are one of them. Same is happening with your kidneys too. The kidneys have two main segments Cortex (outer); and the Medulla (inner).

They have seen a very mild changes in the cortex of the kidney area and that are due to the underlying hypertension (no renal cause, no congenital cause, no stones, no infections etc according to the report's portion given by you).




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Follow up: Dr. Muhammad Hanif 44 minutes later
Hello Dr. Hanif,

Thank you for your speedy reply. You mention kidney stones - there was a "1cm stone in the mid right kidney, nonobstructive" found during the ultrasound.

Based on all of this, what problems can I expect regarding my kidneys? I have been told I am Stage 3 with kidney disease.

Thank you.
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Brief Answer:
Nothing new and no serious/Urgent care needing problem

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Your stone is very small and also non obstructive. You already have some undergoing problems with the kidney as mentioned stage 3 kidney disease.


This ultrasound in unremarkable for any new finding or any disease that may be serious enough that may need an urgent care and an emergency treatment. Nothing problematic to expect based on the report.


You need to take proper and timely medications as prescribed by the physician you are getting treatment from.


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