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where is kidney located

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Layman
19 years experience Transplant Surgery
In your belly: The kidneys are located in the retroperitoneum. This is a fancy word for the back of your belly. They lay on either side of your spine at about the ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Back pain: Pain in area includes muscle, pinched nerve, kidney pathology such as stone infection and yes cancer. Need to see physician and history physical labs ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Your back pain: may be at the same level as your Kidneys,but that doesn't mean the pain is coming FROM your kidneys.It is much more likely to be back pain or possibly ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lane Childs
33 years experience Urology
No: Your description sounds a bit low for kidney pain, however some pains related to infections or stones radiate pain downward, so it could be kidney rel ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Layman
19 years experience Transplant Surgery
Differnet things: There are several things that can cause this area to swell. Some are more serious than others. If your kidney is still working well based on lab te ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not likely: If you are having pain in your flank (kidney) area then it is highly unlikely to be related to your menstrual cycle as those body parts are not relate ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
No: It is illegal to sell human body parts.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Maklansky
23 years experience Radiology
Bulky kidney: That is not a normal descriptive terms to describe the kidney. It is unclear if bulky kidney means a kidney which is lobular in contour a normal varia ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
13 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Please specify : A little more information would be helpful.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Dry kidney: Dry kidneys are a sign of dehydration

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