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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
Live normally: Unless you have other problems that limit your activities a hypo plastic kidney (a small undeveloped kidney) should not limit activity. However, having only one kidney makes it important to get good care i.e. See your doc, follow instructions, treat any conditions like diabetes or hypertension. Weight lifting may be not advisable if you have high blood pressure. Need your doc to treat pain or UTI ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had at least 6 uti's in the last three months. A CT scan showed I have a hypoplastic right kidney. Today both feet are swollen. I am concerned?
Call your doc now: I assume you have a urologist please call your doc who has been taking care of u or go to the er for evaluation. ...Read more
Not to worry: This is rare and i trust the diagnosis is correct (i.e., not a scarred kidney from illness) and there's no genetic syndrome obvious. I'm also assuming that this was discovered incidentally, that your left kidney is normal, and that your kidney function is good. You can't donate your left kidney to somebody you love. If i'm correct, you just need to protect your good kidney. ...Read more
Today i an admitted to ultrasound and doctor is said your right kidney is hypoplastic. And it is half of the left kidney.So what can I do for recover?
Nothing: When one kidney is hypoplastic it means that the kidney did not develop. This is not correctable. The focus should be on preserving the remaining kidney function. You can live perfectly well with only one kidney. ...Read more
I was got an accident in 2012 jan my left kidney 40%dmged&spleen remvd.Rcntly scaned report is left kdny is nrml.Right kdny is hypoplastic wt cn i do?
Perhaps: They mixed the sides when reading your scan. It does not make sense otherwise. ...Read more
Single kidney: There are several reasons why people have a single kidney. Often during development before we are born, one of the kidneys can fail to form (renal agenesis). This can occur for many reasons (issues with the ureteral bud or mesonephric ducts, etc). There can be renal dysplasia, where the kidney just does not form quite right. Also severe renal artery stenosis can result in renal dysplasia. ...Read more
Kidney Function: The kidneys make urine and excrete waste which is a sterile ultrafiltrate of blood by passing the blood through tight spiraling tubes in functional units called nephrons. Kidneys also regulate electrolyte balance and acid base through various transporters tubes and mechanisms. The associated adrenal gland has important neuroendocrine functionality including blood pressure control. Read ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The problem here: is that kidney illness is often (unfortunately) SILENT until a good deal of damage is done....Kidney infections have many signs and symptoms but they are usually transient and very treatable! The "good news" is that a very inexpensive...SIMPLE test (URINALYSIS) is often a clue to "silent" kidney disease! Hope this helps! DR Z ...Read more