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Renal ultrasound saying thinning of the cortex of the kidneys. History of kidney stones and infections. How serious is it?

I had a renal ultrasound done and the results say I have diffuse thinning of the cortex of my kidneys. Nine years ago I was told that my kidneys resembled cauliflower instead of an apple cut in half. I have a history of kidney stones and infections. I m a 30 yr old female, have had 4 children, eat well, exercise 6 days a week. How serious is this? I m waiting to get into a specialist and am just trying to get more information.
Asked On : Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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the thinning of renal cortex could be due to urinary obstruction secondary to kidney stones.
Presently you need to look if the obstruction still present by doing sonography or CT scan .
An IVP may give information about renal function and obstruction.
If obstruction is there it needs to be surgically treated.
Also take an antibiotic course if urine infection present in consultation with your doctor.
Take care
Answered: Wed, 3 Apr 2013
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