I had an ultrasound done and these were the results : Decreased size and cortical thickness of the right kidney likely related to chronic infectious or inflammatory process. The kidneys demonstrate decreased cortical thickening on the right with increased cortical echogenicity on the right. No hydroureteronephrosis is identified bilaterally. The right kidney is slightly smaller than the left measuring up 3.3 cm on the right and 10.4 cm on the left. My blood work was : BUN 17, Creatinine 0.84, GFR greater than 60 with ratio of 20.2. The doctor said not to worry about it because I have another kidney and my blood work is normal. I do have HBP for which I take Lisinopril 10 mg. Would you suggest I follow up with a specialist or is there nothing that can be done?

From your description, you appear to have a small atrophic right kidney and a more normal left kidney.  I don’t think there is anything else that needs to be done as long as your blood pressure is well controlled and you have no ongoing symptoms.



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