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Does It Mean Something If One Kidney Is Slightly Bigger Than The Other
Kidney size: No. That is normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Needs to evaluate: It is not uncommon to find a condition called vesico ureteral reflux or a narrowing of the drainage portion of the kidney as it meets the ureter or so called upj stenosis. Both of these would require a pediatric urology opinion. In the great majority of cases medical treatment and observation over time is all that is required. ...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
Just had my tonsils out and the surgeon said one was the size of my kidney and they fell apart when he took them out? What's this mean?
No: Good question. They are two separate organs so you should still have 2 adrenals. ...Read more
Is taking cucumber bad while one is suffering from kidney disease. I mean renel tubular ascidoses.
OK: Renal tubular acidosis (RTA) happens when there is impaired reabsorption of bicarbonate and/or impaired acidification by the kidneys. One way to treat RTA is to give alkaline substances (sodium bicarbonate). Cucumbers are considered high alkaline forming foods and should be ok to consume if you have rta. ...Read more
Im 29 weeks i went to have a ultrasound done & he said my daughter dilated that one kidney bigger than the other .What does it mean?
Perhaps nothing: A dilated kidney on us can indicate a blockage in the ureter from the kidney as well as damage to the kidney. More often than not, however, this is a finding that resolves on its'own over time. It is the cost of of technology--finding things that may ultimately be of no significance. Serial ultrasounds will clarify this. ...Read more
Had tonsillectomy yesterday and surgeon said one tonsil was the size of my kidney and they fell apart once he had them out? What does this mean?
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