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one kidney is smaller than the other

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
How much smaller?: A slight asymmetry in paired organs is normal. If it is just a little smaller but structurally normal, it is not a cause for concern.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
No problem: As long as there is no sign of kidney disease there is no problem.
A 64-year-old male asked:
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Dr. Liza Kunz answered
21 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Unlikely: If you have a normal creatinine (serum) and normal creatinine clearance, this is unlikely to have a negative impact. Your doctor may want to check yo ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Krick
36 years experience Urology
Renal stones : A symptomatic renal stones can often be successfully treated by shock wave lithotripsy. This is preferable to "waiting for them to pass". See a urol ... Read More
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Corrado
41 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: I would like to know how you found out you have stones. Was it an incidental finding or did you have symptoms? If you have no symptoms and no evidence ... Read More
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Dr. Mike Siroky
Specializes in Urology
Your mum: will probably be all right as long as she doesn't have kidney failure. You can live with only one kidney
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Reasonable Plan: well said, your doctor is handling this well. Take care, best wishes for a good outcome!
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Renal stones: You need to increase your fluid intake to at least seight pints of water daily. I would also consult with a urologist in case one of your larger stone ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Gould
44 years experience Radiology
Variable : Some stones can grow fairly quickly over time while others may never cause symptoms. It partly is based upon where the stones are located and what is ... Read More
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