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Causes Of Enlarged Kidneys In Adults
Maybe: If baby has polycystic kidneys, need to have a higher level us to screen for other abnormalities. Hard to say if kidneys are functioning well until after birth.
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
My mother in law has enlarged kidneys is this normal? And what causes enlarged kidneys she's 64 years old
Enlarged kidneys: Enlarged kidneys (ek) are usually seen in patients with glomerulonephritis. Patients with diabetes can also have large kidneys. Has your mother discussed her finding with the physician who ordered the ultrasound finding her ek? If not, she should. If she has, speak to her about the topic of her conversation.
Pre or postnatal US?: Kidneys are occasionally generous in their size on a prenatal ultrasound and revert to normal by 2 wks. When this is detected in pregnancy, I generally do another study @ 2 wks if I will be following the child or after birth if they plan to move to another town or dr. A post natal study is more accurate & can define more precisely if there are issues like a backup of urine in a ureter.
Yes: This should absolutely be reevaluated after birth. That does not mean that the baby will necessarily have problems.
Several.: Trisomy 18/13, polycystic renal disease, multicystic dysplastic kidney disease, renal tumors (mesoblastic nephroma) are all possibilities. Expert mfm advice and serial sonography are required.See 1 more doctor answer
I have stage 4 cirrhoses & enlarged kidneys. Recent test showed my Leukocyte Esterase of 500. What does this mean?
Many reasons: An enlarged kidney can be caused by many reasons. One sided enlargement may be related to an anatomic issue blocking the ureter like a kidney stone, or even a mass. When both kidneys are enlarged this can occur related to blockage caused by kidney stones, or an enlarged prostate, diseases such as diabetes or polycystic kidney disease, inflammatory diseases etc. There are many reasons.
Several things:: Blockage of the ureter (e.g. Stones, tumors, valves) can lead to accumulation of fluid in the urinary space, leading to the most common form of enlargement called hydronephrosis. Severe urine reflux from the bladder can cause this as well. The organ itself can be enlarged in inflammation, such as a kidney infection; infiltration by cancer; or if there is a large or multiple kidney cysts.
HYDRONEPHROSIS: A swollen kidney typically is due to a backflow or sluggish through flow out of it and into the bladder. Kidney stones/ bladder area blockage/massive prostate size and of course tumors are the most common causes. Usually your other kidney keeps things going until over burdened. This can cause kidney failure or significant irreversible damage.
I was told a cyst on my left kidney grew 11mm over the last 5yrs. Should this need to be removed, is that painful? Can it cause stones?
Should a 53 yom be concerned because of an enlarged gallbladder? What could cause an enlarged gallbladder? High uric acid levels gout and kidney stns
Obstruction.: A kidney that is obstructed by a kidney stone can swell in a condition called hydronephrosis. This can, over time, affect the function of the kidney. Kidney stones can form when solutes in the urine come out of solution. The exact cause in an individual is usually not known, but there is likely a genetic component and known risk factors such as dehydration, high-salt, high-protein diet.
Here are....: Enlarged spleen may result from: infections of viral, bacterial, parasitic origins; blood cancers; liver cirrhosis; hemolytic anemia, certain metabolic disorders, etc. And enlarged kidneys may be temporary by ureteral & renal venous obstruction, and by inflammation/infection, or progressive by inherent renal cysts &/or tumors, or by metastatic tumors, etc. Ask specific & personally pertinent Q!
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