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Dr. Richard Sarle
22 years experience Urology
Nephrectomy: Infection or cancer are top reasons.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
42 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: After removal of one kidney, the other kidney manages to continue working at roughly half the total rate, and over time if it was healthy to begin wit ... Read More
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Depends on function: of removed kidney before it was removed. i.e. there would be no loss of function if removed kidney was non-functional, loss of function would be propo ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Farahmandian
23 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Generally narcotics: But can be as little as a necessary.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: Generally speaking, NSAIDs is known to affect renal function, but dose-related; so, it is okay to use them but surely within or less than recommended ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Your surgeon can exp: Your treating surgeon will explain the procedure. There are more than one ways to operate and remove a kidney. It can be an open surgery or more mode ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Yes or not...: Nuclear diuretic renal scan is used to roughly assess the percentage of total function contributed from each kidney so to decide if worthwhile to remo ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Binny Koshy
24 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Urologist : That question should be answered only by the surgeon who performed the surgery especially if there was any issues during or after surgery.
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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
40 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No exact answer. But: This value ofcreatinine of 2 after removal of one kidney is not normal. It should be closer to 1.0 or so. However, if grandfather is in his seventies ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faramarz Hidaji
29 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Yes: But i would be cautious about drinking that much on a daily basis for other reasons, especially if you are a woman. Your liver takes a hit every time ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ellis
59 years experience Urology
Need more info: Not enough info for a clear answer. Was a catheter used post op? Do you have symptoms of infection. Was there cancer of the kidney? Ureter? Bladder? ... Read More
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