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Leg cramps. Done blood tests. Echo test shows increase in cortical echogenicity in kidney. Reason?

hello doctor my mother is 55 years old and she had a cramp in her leg and went to the doctor and regarding on that dr has asked her to take tyroid, glucose fasting and cereatine level in the kidney ,the report showed 1.6 cereatine level in the kidney and again dr has advised to take her echo test of the kidney and the report showed both kidneys show mild increase in cortical echogenicity..could you tell what would be the reason for this?
Asked On : Mon, 12 Nov 2012
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Nephrologist 's  Response
Hi. Thanks for posting your question on HCM.
A high serum creatinine and increased renal cortical echogenecity suggest kidney dysfunction.
The most common reason is diabetes and/or high blood pressure, although there are numerous other causes.
She needs to see a nephrologist who will be able to advice further investigations and management.
Good luck.
Answered: Wed, 14 Nov 2012
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Urologist Dr. G.Srinivasan's  Response

Welcome to HCM and thanks for your query.
This looks like medical renal disease.
She needs to consult a Nephrologist , do more tests and will be guided appropriately.

Answered: Tue, 13 Nov 2012
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