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Bilateral renal parenchyma

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hi, my dad is 65 with diabetes.2 days back he has been hospitalized with high fever and vomiting. her ultrasound came out to be " bilateral renal parenchyma with exaggeration" and his createnine level in 3.81. what does it mean? are both of the kidneys not working? can he recover from it?


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replied January 20th, 2010
Kidney Conditions Answer A9339
Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you.

You would like to know whether the results of a creatinine level of 3.81 may indicate decreased renal function.

The typical human reference ranges for serum creatinine are 0.7 to 1.2 mg/dL (60-110 μmol/L) for men. Sometimes serum creatinine of 2.0 mg/dL (150 μmol/L) may indicate normal kidney function in a male. Ultrasound result of "bilateral renal parenchyma with exaggeration" means that the renal parenchyma is more visible due to a process, due to infection, tumors, or scarification of the renal tissue. Individuals that experience diabetes develop angiopathy due to atherosclerosis of the blood vessels. Due to this angiopathy they may experience kidney problems, vision problems or neuropathy.

Given the symptoms that you described, it seems likely that your father experiences an acute infection. There is a possibility that he may be experiencing acute or chronic renal failure. He may consider seeing a nephrologist once he is released from the hospital to rule out or to confirm renal failure. He might need to have dialysis if doctors suggest that kind of treatment for the current conditions.

Please keep in mind that I provide medical information only. I am not able to diagnose medical conditions online. Please contact you father's doctor or other qualified healthcare provider such as a nephrologist for further advice and information about diagnosis and treatment option.




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