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what does this mean?

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  • Posted By: musikbox
  • November 29, 2008
  • 05:36 PM

I had an ultrasound done because I have hypertension (including chest pain & tachycardia) and the doctor wants to find out why, seeing as I am 24 years old and never had high blood pressure before.

Anyways, when I was young, I had to have surgery for urinary reflux, so I am assuming it was a Grade IV or V. I had ureter reimplementation when I was 12 years old.

I went for my ultrasound on Wednesday. The technician showed me my right kidney and bladder, and it was all interesting, even though I had to pee sooooooo bad (which caused my back to hurt, because I had to hold it in for a while).

I noticed that on the screen at the end of the test, it said that one kidney was 47 cubic centimeters, and the other kidney was almost 80 cubic centimeters in volume.

Now, I don't go back to my doctor until December 14th for the results, but I am going to ask for a copy of the sonogram on CD (it's free), when I go for my Echocardiogram tomorrow morning. My mom is a nurse, so maybe she can tell me something, but I want to know if this is normal kidney volume or what.

I asked the technician about it, and she just said that sometimes one kidney is bigger than the other, but for it to be almost twice the size of the other kidney makes me think something isn't right.

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