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How To Get Your Kidneys Working Again
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
Having sever pain in my right side near my kidney. Tried everything to get rid of the pain. Nothing working. What do I do.
Get checked: It may be related to muscle , but something may be going on in the kidney itself. Suggest seeing your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: This is done in two circumstances from a deceased donor. Small child donors under age 4 in which the kidneys are transplanted together (en bloc). Older adult donors over age 60 who have had diabetes and or hypertension or scarred kidneys with lower than average kidney function. Both kidneys will provide the recipient with a sufficient amount of renal function. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many possibilities: Kidney blockage, congenital or acquired will make affected kidney larger, it will result in hydronephrosis. Duplex or double kidneys r normally larger than usual single system kidneys. Some dysplastic kidneys (developed abnormally) are small ; opposite kidney grows more ; is lager, same as childhood pyleonephritis after damage ; scarring to 1 kidney only. A cystic kidney can also enlarge more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: If you do not have a donor, you are waiting to receive a kidney from a deceased donor. Factor like your blood group type and the level of antibodies in your blood among other factors determine your position on a waiting list for receiving kidney transplant . This time is an 'median' of 3 years or longer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recovery of function: You should see either a nephrologist or a urologist to see if you have any reversible cause of kidney dysfunction. If you do, you may be able to recover some function. If not, you may be left with what you have. At 50%, you have enough kidney function to lead a full life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About a week: With no kidney function at all (0%) usually 3 days to 2weeks. This sometimes is allowed to occur if a patient stops dialysis due to some other medical issue (such as terminal cancer). Otherwise patients are maintained on dialysis and can live indefinitely with adequate dialysis treatments even with 0% kidney function. Sometimes kidneys stop working temporarily and can recover. ...Read more
WERID QUESTION: if i need a kidney and go to a 3rd world country to get one instead of waiting on the list.. Is it illegal?
Illegal + Dangerous: Buying a kidney on the black market in another country sounds easy + appealing but is actually very dangerous. It is illegal in all of those countries too. No actual US law applies, but it would also prevent Medicare from paying for the anti-rejection medications. People who return to the US with purchased kidneys have high risks of infections, rejection and organ loss. It is not worth the risks. ...Read more
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