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Causes Of Horseshoe Kidney
No - you will be ok: Keppra does not affect the kidneys much, it is predominantly metabolized in the blood. A horseshoe kidney has a different shape, but it is not especially susceptible to the toxic effects of medications. You should not be concerned about the effects of keppra on your kidney. ...Read more
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
The 2 joined togethr: This generally would mean the tissues meant to form 2 separate kidneys never separated and just formed one. ...Read more
None required: Horseshoe kidney is usually two normal kidneys joined together in midline. Junction or isthmus can be anything from thick kidney tissue to a fibrous band. In past drs thought isthmus had 2b divided, this is almost always unnecessary ; then only with strong evidence that it is causing pain. Sometimes associated with ureteral obstruction ; hydronephrosis which can be corrected by a good urologist. ...Read more
I have a horseshoe kidney. Lucky that II ha e not had many problems. As i age, are there concerns i need to be aware of? Do i need to b monitored
Relax.: It's an interesting congenital anatomic variance but generally it shouldn't be problematic. You may have a slightly increased risk of kidney stones and infections, so be vigilant of symptoms, but don't let it be cause for over concern. Celebrate your uniqueness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a likely choice: The horseshoe configuration is usually derived from a separation failure of embryonic kidney tissue in early life. Instead of forming two distinct kidneys, one is formed. An ultrasound could confirm this. ...Read more
Usually no: Most horseshoe kidneys r in fact 2 normal kidneys attached at the lower end. Some subjects have hydronephrosis due to obstruction at kidney ureteropelvic juction ; may require surgical correction. Very occasional patient might have severe persistent or recurrent abdominal pain which might benefit from division of isthmus joining both kidneys. Was fashionable procedure 50yrs ago, thankfully no more. ...Read more
Here are some...: Yes, an expert can, but do you need such surgery? Remember: Not everyone with a white coat on has the same professional capacity; so I wish you well & luck. Before embarking a surgery, always balance the medical necessity and professional possibility. So, ask doctor with critical questions as to the indications, potential complications, and realistic expectation during and after surgery if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a horseshoe kidney considered a disability? My Daughter was diagnosed about 1 year ago & can this be the reason for her unknown seizures.
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