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My husband has focul segmental glomular sclerosis, and I have an atrophic kidney. Are we both more prone/likely to have addisons disease?

My husband has focul segmental glomular sclerosis, and I have an atrophic kidney. Are we both more prone/likely to have addisons disease?

No: Adrenal glands, although in close proximity to your kidneys, are not connected to kidney disease affecting you kidneys. So you are not at any greater risk for addison's than the general population. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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I am 36 yr male with extremly atrophied left kidney . What can I do?

I am 36 yr male with extremly atrophied left kidney . What can I do?

Take care of Rt. one: Make sure there are no issues that might threaten your remaining kidney like obstruction or urinary reflux. If you think you might be having a urinary infection get it treated promptly. Keep track of your blood pressure and get treated if it is high. ...Read more

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Any ideas if I can have kids if I have atrophic right kidney?

Any ideas if I can have kids if I have atrophic right kidney?

Yep: If your overall kidney function (measured most commonly by a blood test) is normal, an atrophic kidney shouldn't give you any problems conceiving or carrying a pregnancy to full term. If you have reduced kidney function, you may be at a higher risk for pregnancy complications. Your primary care doctor and obstetrician can help advise you. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Why does atrophy of kidney or salivary gland takes place when there is an obstruction of ureter?

Why does atrophy of kidney or salivary gland takes place when there is an obstruction of ureter?

Yes, but depend...: Urethral obstruction more commonly by stone may cause kidney atrophy but heavily depending upon the degree and duration of functional blockages . Likewise, ...Read more

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What to do if I am 17 years old I'm a girl and I have atrophic right kidney. and I found out that I have white blood cells in..?

What to do if I am 17 years old I'm a girl and I have atrophic right kidney. and I found out that I have white blood cells in..?

Atrophic kidney: the issue is how long you have had an atrophic kidney and if there is discomfort, pain or any other symptoms such as repeated infections. I would get a urine culture to make sure you don't have an infection ...Read more

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54 yr f recent CT mult.Focal areas cortical atrophy rt kidney w/ intrarenal stones in both. history ic- chronic abd/bil flank burning x3wks, poss cause?

54 yr f recent CT mult.Focal areas cortical atrophy rt kidney w/ intrarenal stones in both.  history ic- chronic abd/bil flank burning x3wks, poss cause?

Kidney stones: Stones can cause blood in urine and flank pain. Areas of atrophy may be related to older stones that may have passed. Need to see a kidney doctor (nephrologist) and a urologist. Primary hyperparathyroidism could is one cause that could present like this. Parathyroid levels need checked if no already done. ...Read more

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What is cortical atrophy of the kidney & cause?

What is cortical atrophy of the kidney & cause?

Renal atrophy: Renal atrophy can happen to single or bilateral kidneys. First you need to consider whether it is due to congenital renal dysplasia. Uremia, Acute Glomerular Disease, Diabetic Nephrosclerosis, rejection reaction of kidney transplant, Chronic Glomerulonephritis, renal cortical necrosis, Alport Syndrome, acute renal tubular necrosis, Hypertensive Nephrosclerosis...etc. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor does the kidney work and does its normal functions if I have a kidney atrophy.

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Doctor does the kidney work and does its normal functions if I have a kidney atrophy.

Yes and no: Some people are born with one atrophied kidney, and one normal kidney. The atrophic kidney works poorly, if at all, but the normal kidney gets a bit bigger and compensates. Thus, overall kidney function is usually normal. One kidney is all you need. Just ask any kidney donor or recipient! ...Read more

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My dad is 91. He had a cat scan done and it showed kidney atrophy. What does that mean?

My dad is 91. He had a cat scan done and it showed kidney atrophy. What does that mean?

Kidney atrophy: Kidney atrophy means that the kidneys are small. Usually, atrophy is a sign that the kidneys are decreasing in function. ...Read more

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