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My metabolic panel shows Urine Urobilinogen to be greater than 2.0 MG/DL. Is this cause for concern? The lab shows a Reference Range as 0-1 MG/DL as being normal.

The urine urobilinogen is a measurement of liver disease or byproducts of red blood cells in the urine. It may mean that the urine is very concentrated or that there might be liver disease or complications of… 13 more words

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Can a creatinine level for 1.7 be reversed for a diabetic patient of 16 years? Feb 2017: Creatinine 1.5 | GFR 54.3, Nov 2017 : Creatinine 1.7 | GFR : 63.2.

The two creatinine determinations that you mention are within typical laboratory error. Laboratory measurement from one day to the next can vary by 0.2 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl). 25 more words

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Dear. Doctor. Good afternoon. Could you kindly explain to me the findings of my brother's renal ultrasound please? Your feedback will be highly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration. Age: 28 Sex: Male Indication: r/o Renal Artery Stenosis RENAL ARTERY DOPPLER/ ABDOMINAL ULTRASOUND REPORT RIGHT LEFT PSV (cm/s) EDV (cm/s) RAR PSV (cm/s) EDV (cm/s) RAR Renal Main Aet @ Ao 105 29 0.67 183 43 1.2 Renal Hilum 70 19 138 38 Interlobular atery 38 12 110 39 Aorta 157 cm/s 157 cm/s RI 0.75 0.78 PI 2.2 1.9 AT 0.130 s 0.150 s The left kidney is normal in size measuring 10.6 x 5.0 cm and contained a 3.7 x 3.0 cm renal cyst within the mid-pole. There was increased echogenicity of the left renal parenchyma and good renal perfusion. Doppler investigations of the left main and intra-renal arteries demonstrate high renal vascular resistance flow showing increased RI vascular resistance (RI=0.78) with decreased diastolic flow. Pulsatility Index (PI) and Acceleration Time (AT) were also increased. These findings strongly suggest medical renal parenchymal disease. The contra-lateral right kidney is small in size measuring approximately 6.1 x 2.3 cm. Color flow doppler and spectral doppler waveforms show abnormally poor or little renal perfusion. Doppler investigation of the right main and interlobular arteries shows increased RI and PI characteristic of parenchymal disease. This small right kidney may be due to congenital hypoplasia or pyelonephritic shrinkage. Both the left and right renal arteries demonstrate normal peak systolic velocities.

The ultrasound with Doppler of both kidneys were done looking for evidence of a blockage in one or both of the kidney arteries. The result suggest that the right kidney is very small. 102 more words

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