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Dr. James Dukelow
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Enlarged Kidneys (Overview)

Enlarged kidneys are a clinical finding in which the kidneys, which normally create urine and maintain a normal balance of chemicals in the blood, are larger than in a normal, healthy person.


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My mother in law has enlarged kidneys is this normal? And what causes enlarged kidneys she's 64 years old

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. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
11 doctors shared insights

Enlarged Kidneys (Overview)

Enlarged kidneys are a clinical finding in which the kidneys, which normally create urine and maintain a normal balance of chemicals in the blood, are larger than in a normal, healthy person.


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What does an enlarged kidney mean in a fetus?

What does an enlarged kidney mean in a fetus?

Several causes.: Trisomy 18/13, polycystic renal disease, multicystic dysplastic kidney disease, hydronephrosis, renal tumors (mesoblastic nephroma) are all possibilities. Expert mfm advice and serial sonography are required. ...Read more

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Unborn baby has enlarged kidneys on scan. What to do next?

Unborn baby has enlarged kidneys on scan. What to do next?

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. ...Read more

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What could it mean at 22 weeks pregnant to have decreased amniotic fluid enlarged kidneys and cysts on the kidneys?

What could it mean at 22 weeks pregnant to have decreased amniotic fluid enlarged kidneys and cysts on the kidneys?

Pregnancy: It is normal to see some changes in the kidney during pregnancy as the uterus gets bigger. But decreased amniotic fluid is a different concern. You should speak to your OB about the treatment plan. Also do blood work to keep an eye on the kidney function. Cysts in the kidney likely are not related to pregnancy. It could be an incidental finding. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
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Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
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How to get rid of kidney pain ?

How to get rid of kidney pain
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Ibuprofen: if pain is from the kidneys, such as in kidney stones, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent such as ibuprofen and naproxen. if it's from lumbar pain, NSAIDS can be helpful, but the addition of an antispasm medication sometimes is necessary, because tight muscle play a role in development of pain ...Read more

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Managing Mild Kidney Failure (Checklist)

Make certain your blood pressure is at the low prescribed target
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Make certain your cholesterol has been monitored and treated
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Make certain your blood sugars are well managed
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Minimize weight gain and lose weight if you are overweight.
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Unborn baby has enlarged kidneys on scan. What to do next?

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. ...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