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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Can you donates horseshoe kidney?

Can you donates horseshoe kidney?

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.

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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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Does horseshoe kidney require treatment?

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.

Dr. Pascale Lane Dr. Lane
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis
32 years in practice
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Hi I have horseshoe kidney cani donate one?

Hi I have horseshoe kidney cani donate one?

No: 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.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Jason Kline Dr. Kline
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
15 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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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

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

Relax.: It's an interesting congenital anatomic variance but generally it shouldn't be problematic. You may have a slightly increased risk of kidney stones and infections, so be vigilant of symptoms, but don't let it be cause for over concern. Celebrate your uniqueness.

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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?

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.

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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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.

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Dr. David Weinstein Dr. Weinstein
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
18 years in practice
University of Dhaka, Jahurul Islam Medical College & Hospital
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What is the likelihood of not having a uterus if one has a horseshoe kidney?

What is the likelihood of not having a uterus if one has a horseshoe kidney?

Horseshoe kidney: They are unrelated so if you have that it is a sporadic situation.

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Dr. Olav Jaren Dr. Jaren
Neurology
15 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Richard Sarle Dr. Sarle
Urology
18 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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Dr. Olav Jaren Dr. Jaren
Neurology
15 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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Dr. Erik McClain Dr. McClain
Internal Medicine
years in practice
Medical University of the Americas
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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?

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?

No charcoal 4 kidney: I cannot find any studies to suggest that activated charcoal is helpful for chronic kidney disease. Please discuss any new medications with your doctors. Preferably before you take them. Hope that's helpful.

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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What are the effects of hypertension on kidneys?

What are the effects of hypertension on kidneys?

End stage disease: High blood pressure makes the heart work harder and over time, can damage blood vessels throughout the body. If the blood vessels in the kidneys are damaged, they may stop removing wastes and extra fluid from the body. The extra fluid in the blood vessels may then raise blood pressure even more. It's a dangerous cycle. High blood pressure is one of the leading causes of kidney failure.

Dr. Gerald Neuberg Dr. Neuberg
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
34 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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What are the effects of hypertension on the kidneys?

What are the effects of hypertension on the kidneys?

Big but preventable: Uncontrolled hypertension slowly damages kidneys and is a leading cause of kidney disease. An early sign is spillage of protein into the urine and later the blood level of creatinine starts to rise. Good blood pressure treatment works well to protect the kidneys and other organs from damage.

Dr. Kevin Griffiths Dr. Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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How does a disorder of the kidneys lead to hypertension?

How does a disorder of the kidneys lead to hypertension?

Excess Hormones: In certain rare situations, a gland on the kidney can secrete a hormone that persistently elevates blood pressure. Additionally, the renal arteries can narrow and also lead to an elevated blood pressure.

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Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam Dr. Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
Madurai Kamaraj University Medical College
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What tests should be conducted to rule out kidney problem in a person who has diabetes and hypertension?

What tests should be conducted to rule out kidney problem in a person who has diabetes and hypertension?

Few basic tests: Urine routine to r/o protein leak, blood chemistry -called basic metabolic profile - which will show urea, creatinine which are 2 important direct values related to kidney, if they are higher as in dm and htn, it is significant. Blood sugar, potassium level are the tests indirectly tell the severity of dm, and kidney dz respectively. Potassium is excreted by kidneyand high when diseased by dmhtn.

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Dr. Andrew Zadeh Dr. Zadeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
12 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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Causes of hypertension in teenagers, when life style changes have not made a difference and kidneys are normal?

Causes of hypertension in teenagers, when life style changes have not made a difference and kidneys are normal?

Mostly diet: Usually a diet high in salt is the most common, but other causes exist. Though uncontrolled stress and anxiety can be to blame, your doctor should evaluate you for other metabolic conditions that may cause hypertension. Some may include hyperthyroidism, hypercortisol states like cushing's, hyperaldosteronism, or even pheochromocytoma.

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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