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Doctor insights on: Small Kidneys

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Small Kidneys (Overview)

Small kidneys are a symptom of chronic kidney disease, either due to problems within the kidney or generalized disorders that affect the kidney.


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Just learned I have small kidneys at 38?

Just learned I have small kidneys at 38?

May not be relevent: This may or may not be relevent. If you are small statured, you are likely to have small kidneys. The size of the kidneys is less relevent than biochemical markers such as the serum creatinine and whether you have hypertension or urinary abnormalities. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
5 doctors shared insights

Small Kidneys (Overview)

Small kidneys are a symptom of chronic kidney disease, either due to problems within the kidney or generalized disorders that affect the kidney.


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What is the treatment for numerous small kidney stones in both kidneys?

What is the treatment for numerous small kidney stones in both kidneys?

Also find cause: Metabolic causes of kidney stones need to be ruled out ; managed accordingly. Drink lots of water 8 - 10 glasses/day and minimize salt intake. Medication such as hydrochlorthiazide may be indicated if urinary calcium output is higher than normal (hypercalcuria), increase urinary citric acid if low, or Allopurinol if you have uric acid stones (often associated with diet). ...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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How to get rid of kidney pain ?

How to get rid of kidney pain
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Ibuprofen: if pain is from the kidneys, such as in kidney stones, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent such as ibuprofen and naproxen. if it's from lumbar pain, NSAIDS can be helpful, but the addition of an antispasm medication sometimes is necessary, because tight muscle play a role in development of pain ...Read more

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Are small kidneys shriveled up?

Not necessarily: Small kidneys could be appropriately small in a small body size. Also, could be appropriately shrunken in someone who is elderly. They certainly could be shrivelled up. It is important to put the kidney function tests, age, and body size in the picture when interpreting the small size of kidneys. Also, how small is small is relative and subject to above factors. Make sure kidney blood flow is ok. ...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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Just learned I have small kidneys at 38?

May not be relevent: This may or may not be relevent. If you are small statured, you are likely to have small kidneys. The size of the kidneys is less relevent than biochemical markers such as the serum creatinine and whether you have hypertension or urinary abnormalities. ...Read more

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My sister has small kidneys and it really hurts her some nights what could she do to stop it?

Needs more testing: Small kidneys are not necessarely painful. It is possible that she has reflux nephropathy in which case urine infections could cause kidney pain usually accopanied by fever and chills. Small kidneys are either maldeveloped or chronically damaged by inflammation or infection or trouble with circulation. They are associated with kidney failure of different degrees. ...Read more

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