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Horseshoe Kidney And Pregnancy
Interesting question: A horseshoe kidney would be created by the material that failed to separate & form two separate ones. You certainly couldn't do so while alive (you would die). I doubt that they could use one as a organ donation at death because of the abnormal blood supply and other hookups. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Hello my son is 1 year and 3 months and he was born with horseshoe kidney he also had neuroblastoma and had surgery for it about 3 weeks ago. He loves?
No?, no answer: You posted some interesting information but asked no related question. You get the most from this public site if you post related information and ask a concise question. You are welcome to start over. ...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
Horseshoe kidney means you have only one kidney due to the fusion of normally two separate kidneys, so you cannot donate one. Well you could, but it would entail more risk as the horseshoe kidney would need to be divided to remove one half.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...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
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
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
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
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
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
Is a horseshoe kidney considered a disability? My Daughter was diagnosed about 1 year ago & can this be the reason for her unknown seizures.
Kidney and seizures: Horseshoe kidney is not a cause for seizures, and it should not affect a person's physical or mental abilities. ...Read more
Horseshoe kidney: They are unrelated so if you have that it is a sporadic situation. ...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
I have stage 4 CKD caused by horseshoe kidney birth defect. Age 24. Also augmented bladder with miftroffonoff. I take D-Mannose and natural supplements along with diet to manage my health. Will taking activated charcoal benefit my kidney condition?
Pain location: Kidney pain is located in the flank, deep to lower ribs in the back. Pain can radiate round to front with kidney stone that gets stuck in lower ureter. Either can be associated with blood in urine or stone history.Pregnancy normally not associated with pain, however tubal pregnancy can cause excrutiating pain in low abdomen, if present occurs about 6 weeks into pregnancy & thus after a missed period ...Read more
I am a 28 years old female. I have a kidney cysts (1.2cm size). I need to know am I able to get a pregnancy?
I plan to donate a kidney to someone this year but I also plan on becoming pregnant within a year. Could a missing organ effect pregnancy or unborn?
Depend...: If the remaining kidney is healthy, it could be okay. But, it is hard to say because the course of pregnancy may be unpredictable though rare to be a concern. For more general & specific individual details, please ask the team of renal transplant. Best wish to health and family... ...Read more
Unlikely: If you have a normal creatinine (serum) and normal creatinine clearance, this is unlikely to have a negative impact. Your doctor may want to check your baseline urine protein to help evaluate. ...Read more
Depends on severity: Risks are low if kidney fuction is reasonable & should be discussed with nephrologist & OB dr. Kidney infections/pyelonephritis are associated with pre-term labor so baby comes early & is small & may need nicu care but usually ok. High infant mortality associated with pregnancy for women on dialysis, < if dialysis started after onset of pregnancy. Risk after kidney transplant low if function good. ...Read more
Backache is possible: But specific kidney pain is not a pregnancy sx. Early pregnancy sxs can include: lack of period, breast swelling ; tenderness with darkened areolas, fatigue, increased urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, increased gas, insomnia ; gagging more easily. ...Read more
Not possible for multiple reasons:
it s a major operation and anesthesia
could lead to termination of pregnancy.
The drugs needed to prevent rejection are given at high levels early in the transplant. These high levels would be dangerous during pregnancy.
It is possible, however, to become pregnant once you have a kidney transplant that is well-established. ...Read more
Kidney stone (KS): If a ks is causing a blockage then a stent or a nephrostomy tube is indicated especially in light of an infection +/- intractable pain. Surgical intervention to "remove" the stone is avoided because of the desire to minimize radiation exposure to the fetus. A non-obstructive ks does not need to be treated. Www. Peedoc. Com @drhtay. ...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
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