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Hi. I am new here and thankful that I found this site.

I am working through the clearances and just got a notification that my MRI results have just been posted.

Can someone please tell me what this means ? She told me I had a fatty liver, which makes sense ... but what is this kidney stuff! Is this kidney disease! I am so worried now. I never had an abnormal blood work.

IMPRESSION:

Fatty liver and hepatomegaly, as described.

Status post cholecystectomy.

Suggested increased echogenicity of the medullary pyramids of both kidneys, raising the possibility of medullary sponge kidney and/or medullary nephrocalcinosis. Otherwise, no hydronephrosis or discrete shadowing renal stone seen sonographically in either kidney. Consider further imaging evaluation of the kidneys/urinary tract with CT Urogram (CT scan of abdomen and pelvis without and with intravenous contrast), as clinically warranted.

Otherwise, unremarkable abdominal ultrasound.

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With the disclaimer that I am not a doctor, I did a quick search of both and medullary sponge kidney / medullary nephrocalcinosis don't appear to be kidney disease or anything life threatening. It's good that the ultrasound did not see any kidney stones! I can see them wanting you to do more testing just to be safe, but try not to panic (easier said than done, I know; I've been there).

Medical tests of all kinds pick up on weird stuff that doesn't even exist all the time. I had to take a drug test before my surgery approval and came back 'presumptive positive' for fentanyl which the doctor had never seen before (and I don't take fentanyl, lol), but then they retested the same sample and nothing came back.

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I would ask the doctor what it means. Don't try to figure it out through google. I work in oncology research and I look at medical charts all day and the only thing I won't try to interpret is imaging (MRI/CT/ECHO/etc). I leave that for the MDs. If your doctor doesn't think it's worth bringing up with you then almost certainly it's not clinically significant (meaning it's nothing to worry about). This happens all the time - patients have "abnormal" findings in an organ that are perfectly harmless and just part of normal variations of the body. But don't be afraid to ask your doctor; that's why they get paid the big bucks!

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Yes, this really freaked me out. It made me scared to continue with testing for the surgery. I do have two young kids and I had a fearful night based on Google.

Thank you all for your input.

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16 hours ago, MokeyHanna said:

Hi. I am new here and thankful that I found this site.

I am working through the clearances and just got a notification that my MRI results have just been posted.

Can someone please tell me what this means ? She told me I had a fatty liver, which makes sense ... but what is this kidney stuff! Is this kidney disease! I am so worried now. I never had an abnormal blood work.

IMPRESSION:

Fatty liver and hepatomegaly, as described.

Status post cholecystectomy.

Suggested increased echogenicity of the medullary pyramids of both kidneys, raising the possibility of medullary sponge kidney and/or medullary nephrocalcinosis. Otherwise, no hydronephrosis or discrete shadowing renal stone seen sonographically in either kidney. Consider further imaging evaluation of the kidneys/urinary tract with CT Urogram (CT scan of abdomen and pelvis without and with intravenous contrast), as clinically warranted.

Otherwise, unremarkable abdominal ultrasound.

Don’t panic, the notes suggest further evaluation before anyone can say if anything is actually found or if it’s nothing to worry about

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