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Doctor insights on: Kidney Removal

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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


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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
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Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
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What can I expect after kidney removal surgery?

What can I expect after kidney removal surgery?

See below: After removal of one kidney, the other kidney manages to continue working at roughly half the total rate, and over time if it was healthy to begin with may take over extra 15-20% function. ...Read more

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What happens in right kidney removal I have a tumor on my kidney?

What happens in right kidney removal I have a tumor on my kidney?

Your surgeon can exp: Your treating surgeon will explain the procedure. There are more than one ways to operate and remove a kidney. It can be an open surgery or more modern surgery done through laparascopic methods which is minimaly invasive surgery. Kidney can be removed completely or only partially if the tumor is small. So all of these issues can be and should be explained by your doctor if you ask. ...Read more

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Managing Mild Kidney Failure (Checklist)

Make certain your blood pressure is at the low prescribed target
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Make certain your cholesterol has been monitored and treated
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Make certain your blood sugars are well managed
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Minimize weight gain and lose weight if you are overweight.
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Husband's renogram report says relative uptake 39% and poor relative function with obstruction in right kidney. Does it mean kidney removal?

Husband's renogram report says relative uptake 39% and poor relative function with obstruction in right kidney. Does it mean kidney removal?

Yes or not...: Nuclear diuretic renal scan is used to roughly assess the percentage of total function contributed from each kidney so to decide if worthwhile to remove a severely damaged kidney or to decide and plan to remove a kidney with cancer which could not be managed with trans-ureteroscopic approach. If such a kidney is removed, possible dialysis may be required. So, ask surgeon for detailing... Best... ...Read more

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After how many days can a kidney removal patient have sex?

After how many days can a kidney removal patient have sex?

Urologist : That question should be answered only by the surgeon who performed the surgery especially if there was any issues during or after surgery. ...Read more

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What is normal for bun and creatinine post kidney removal? My grandfather's bun: 28 and creatinine: 2.05. He is 3 weeks post surgery.

What is normal for bun and creatinine post kidney removal?  My grandfather's bun: 28 and creatinine: 2.05.  He is 3 weeks post surgery.

No exact answer. But: This value ofcreatinine of 2 after removal of one kidney is not normal. It should be closer to 1.0 or so. However, if grandfather is in his seventies and about 160-170 pounds, his kidney function is near 50% or so. In his age group, his kidney function should be near 70% or so. He has probably an aging of his kidneys beyond his actual age. Need to ask his doc about reason. Hi blood pressure? ...Read more