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Can a doctor operate one horseshoe kidney out?

Can a doctor operate one horseshoe kidney out?

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 more

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Dr. Michael Michaels
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Blood In Urine (Definition)

Hematuria is the presence of blood in the urine. When you can see the blood, it's called gross hematuria. When the blood can only be seen under a microscope it is known as microscopic hematuria. Hematuria can be caused by kidney stones, kidney infections, urinary tract infections, an enlarged prostate, cancer, certain medications, and ...Read more


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How can I treat horseshoe kidney?

How can I treat horseshoe kidney?

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

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Will keppra (levetiracetam) for seizures cause any damage to a horseshoe kidney?

Will keppra (levetiracetam) for seizures cause any damage to a horseshoe kidney?

No - you will be ok: Keppra (levetiracetam) 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 (levetiracetam) on your kidney. ...Read more

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I have a horseshoe kidney so can I still donate a kidney?

I have a horseshoe kidney so can I still donate a kidney?

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

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Does horseshoe kidney require treatment?

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

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Doc says that I have a horseshoe kidney, but also said that it was only on one side? Is this possible?

Yes: Horseshoe kidney is the common term for crossed fused renal ectopia. The kidneys cross the midline and are fused together into one unit. They are ectopic or out-of-place. While most end up near the middle of the body, sometimes the horseshoe. ...Read more

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I have a horseshoe kidney but said it was only on one side, what does this mean?

I have a horseshoe kidney but said it was only on one side, what does this mean?

The 2 joined togethr: This generally would mean the tissues meant to form 2 separate kidneys never separated and just formed one. ...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


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