Renal atrophy? (And What do ultrasounds really show?)
My primary doc ordered a metabolic panel, repeated it to verify bad #s on GFR and Creatinine. Nephrologist ordered ultrasound, showed severe renal atrophy on right side,basically half the size of the left. I had a two normal kidneys in 2010. Referred to urologist who has ordered CT scan. Thanks to Thanksgiving, I won’t hear results for a WEEK (eeek!) and am freaking out. No symptoms of anything, other than my BP went up, now taking meds, it’s fine. The ultrasound said no mass, but I think that’s just kidneys and not all the other “stuff” in that area. Is the CT scan likely to give definitive info? And how do you stay calm while WAITING? Any advice welcome.