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Fullness of Renal Pelves
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An_246688 posted:
During a MRI, "fullness of both renal pelves" was detected. What is fullness of renal pelves? What questions should I ask the doctor?

My primary care physician gave me a referal for a renal ultrasound. Is that the same thing as a kidney ultrasound?
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John-SKPT responded:
"Renal" = "Kidney". Same thing as long as both are used carefully. Renal derives from Latin, Kidney is probably derived from Old English.

The renal pelvis is a part of the 'collecting system' that gathers urine inside the kidney and narrows down (sort of like a funnel) and eventually connects to the ureter, the narrow tube leading from the kidney to the bladder.

"Fullness" almost certainly means that some urine is building up in the renal pelvis rather than flowing freely toward the bladder. There are a LOT of different causes for this; it would be up to your doc and maybe a few more tests to figure out the exact cause and to suggest what to do--if anything--about it.


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