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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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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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Unborn baby has enlarged kidneys, will this cause any complications?

Unborn baby has enlarged kidneys, will this cause any complications?

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. ...Read more

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Unborn baby has enlarged kidneys. Boy. Should he see someone after birth?

Unborn baby has enlarged kidneys. Boy. Should he see someone after birth?

Yes: This should absolutely be reevaluated after birth. That does not mean that the baby will necessarily have problems. ...Read more

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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

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What kinds of disorders are associated with enlarged kidneys on a fetal ultrasound?

What kinds of disorders are associated with enlarged kidneys on a fetal ultrasound?

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. ...Read more

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What can cause an enlarged kidney?

What can cause an enlarged kidney?

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. ...Read more

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What could cause an enlarged kidney?

What could cause an enlarged kidney?

Diabetes, PKD etc: Diabetes, PKD, and any situation where the other kidney is not working and therefore the one which is working becomes larger to take the extra work. ...Read more

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What could an enlarged kidney indicate?

Many things: 1 kidney: infection, compensatory hypertrophy related to a small other kidney, obstruction of the drainage system 2 kidneys: diabetes with early kidney enlargement, myeloma and amyloid involvement in the kidney, bilateral infection, acute injury to the kidney with swelling, obstruction of the bladder ask your doc for a visit to go over the films. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Enlarged Kidneys (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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