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Renal ultrasound showing moderate increase in the right renal cortical echotexture. What does it mean?

my renal ultrasound showed moderest in crease in right renal cortical echotexture consistent with medical renal disease . mild increase in left renal cortical echotexture consistent with medical renal disease. what do this mean. thank for your help. increase in right renal cortical echotexture which is slightly less than the liver .
Asked On : Fri, 22 Feb 2013
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Thanks for the query.
Did you have any symptoms when the test was performed?
Also do you have any pre existing conditions like diabetes or hypertension?

Altered echotexture is often a sign of kidney damage. This can be confirmed by doing blood tests like Urea, creatinine and CBC and urine analysis.

You need to see a nephrologist with the results of the above tests. He/She can examine you and make the appropriate diagnosis.

Hope this helps
Good luck.
Answered: Fri, 26 Jul 2013
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