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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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How do you know the difference from have a kidney pain or a pregnancy?

How do you know the difference from have a kidney pain or a pregnancy?

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

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Hello. I am wondering if pain in the lower back (kidney area) can be a symptom of pregnancy?

Yes but: You would likely have many other signs of pregnancy long before you get a back pain from it. In the later stage of pregnancy, especially when the fetus was large, back pain in not uncommon. ...Read more

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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?

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

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One kidney is smaller can it affect my pregnancy?

One kidney is smaller can it affect my pregnancy?

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

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One kidney too small can that affect my pregnancy?

One kidney too small can that affect my pregnancy?

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

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Can there be any problem in getting pregnancy after donating kidney?

Can there be any problem in getting pregnancy after donating kidney?

Pregnancy: You should have no problem conceiving after you donate a kidney. You would also not be expected to have an increased incidence of problems during your pregnancy due ot your kidney donation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will there be any effects on the baby if I had kidney obstruction during pregnancy?

Will there be any effects on the baby if I had kidney obstruction during pregnancy?

Not unless preterm.: If your urinary tract obstruction did not cause preterm birth, your baby should not be affected. ...Read more

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Pregnancy risks associated with kidney problems?

Pregnancy risks associated with kidney problems?

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

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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


Dr. Faisal Ahmed
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Kidney Pain (Definition)

Kidney pain is a clinical finding in which a person has pain at his kidney, often due to infection. This pain is experienced as either back pain located mid-back on one side, ...Read more