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Can pelvocalectasia happen in an allograft kidney?

Can pelvocalectasia happen in an allograft kidney?

Yes: Due to the way allograft kidney is connected to native bladder there may be mild pelvoectasia(mild hydronephrosis). As long as kidney function is fine and no trouble urinating one need not worry about that.Continue drinking lots of fluids. ...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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What happens when the kidneys fail?

What happens when the kidneys fail?

It depends: Acute kidney failure can happen for several reasons (blood loss, obstruction, toxin damage, immune response to name a few). The kidneys lose the ability to produce urine and eliminate waste, and you can get electrolyte imbalances, uremia, and acid base imbalances. If the damage happens over a longer period of time, you can get hypertension, heart failure, bone fractures, and anemia. ...Read more

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What happens when your kidneys fail?

What happens when your  kidneys fail?

Uremia: When the kidneys fail, usually a slow process, the blood collects toxins including urea - mostly end products of metabolism and you will get extremely sick. It is commonly associated with changes in blood pressure and requires serious attention by a renal specialist. Sometimes a kidney transplantation might be needed. ...Read more

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What happens to kidney function in diabetes?

What happens to kidney function in diabetes?

KIDNEY FUNCTION: Has atendency to deteriorate with aging, diabetes just makes it happen a lot sooner, and at a rate much quicker than aging alone. The kidneys are very vascular organs that depend on high blood flow not only to do their job but also to keep good flow of oxygen through themselves. As blood vesels deteriorate, so does blood flow, triggering a cascade of changes leading to renal failure. ...Read more

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What can happen to the kidneys of diabetics?

What can happen to the kidneys of diabetics?

Damage if uncontroll: Uncontrolled diabetes for a long period of time (10 years in type ii and 5 years in type i) can cause kidney damage called diabetic nephropathy. This can lead to end stage renal disease (dialysis) if the diabetes still isn't controlled. But if your diabetes is controlled ( a1c < 7) you can prevent this. ...Read more

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What happens if you get punched in the kidneys?

What happens if you get punched in the kidneys?

How hard?: If really hard you could get hematuria, renal fracture/ laceration. Depending on where you were hit in the back it might also fracture ribs or lacerate the spleen. ...Read more

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Could it happen such that a newborn live with only one functioning kidney?

Could it happen such that a newborn live with only one functioning kidney?

Yes: The frequency of a congenital kidney abnormality runs about 1/500 births. Many people go through life with only one kidney and never know it. A newborn can survive with only one but that makes it important that the parent & later the kid know to avoid things that might injure the remaining kidney. I would discourage such a kid from riding horses or using medications that can effect the kidney. ...Read more

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What would happen if a transplanted kidney fails / gets rejected by the body?

What would happen if a transplanted kidney fails / gets rejected by the body?

It depends: Sometimes, the patient will need to have the organ removed. This usually occurs if the anti-rejection medications are being reduced or stopped, and the immune system continues to attack the kidney. Signs of this include pain near the transplant and fever; this requires immediate medical attention. In other patients, the failed kidney can remain in the body indefinitely with no problems. ...Read more

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What would happen if your right kidney got punctured and your left kidney remained untouched?

What would happen if your right kidney got punctured and your left kidney remained untouched?

Worrisome: Well, humans can live normally with only one kidney, however, a puncture in one kidney is extremely dangerous and is life-threatening because of internal bleeding and infection risk. That must be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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A quarter sized hard mass was found on my right kidney tuesday .....What will happen to me ? I'm scared now

Workup: How was this mass found? If a solid mass is found on a kidney it is usually assumed to be a cancer and is surgically removed. If the mass was seen on ultrasound you will probably get a ct with and without contrast. You will likely be referred to a urologist and assessed for surgery. If the mass is a primary renal cancer and is around 2cm, chances of a cure are good. ...Read more

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Allograft (Definition)

Allograft, when used medically, generally refers to transplants. One takes a tissue (heart, kidney, skin, liver, lung etc) from one person (same species) and transplants that tissue into another person that is genetically different (within that species). ...Read more