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Doctor insights on: Sports To Avoid With A Horseshoe Kidney

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How can I treat horseshoe kidney?

How can I treat horseshoe kidney?

None required: Horseshoe kidney is usually two normal kidneys joined together in midline. Junction or isthmus can be anything from thick kidney tissue to a fibrous band. In past drs thought isthmus had 2B divided, this is almost always unnecessary ; then only with strong evidence that it is causing pain. Sometimes associated with ureteral obstruction ; hydronephrosis which can be corrected by a good urologist. ...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


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Hi I have horseshoe kidney cani donate one?

Hi I have horseshoe kidney cani donate one?

No: Horseshoe kidney means you have only one kidney due to the fusion of normally two separate kidneys, so you cannot donate one. Well you could, but it would entail more risk as the horseshoe kidney would need to be divided to remove one half.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Does horseshoe kidney require treatment?

Does horseshoe kidney require treatment?

Usually no: Most horseshoe kidneys r in fact 2 normal kidneys attached at the lower end. Some subjects have hydronephrosis due to obstruction at kidney ureteropelvic juction ; may require surgical correction. Very occasional patient might have severe persistent or recurrent abdominal pain which might benefit from division of isthmus joining both kidneys. Was fashionable procedure 50yrs ago, thankfully no more. ...Read more

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Doc says that I have a horseshoe kidney, but also said that it was only on one side? Is this possible?

Yes: Horseshoe kidney is the common term for crossed fused renal ectopia. The kidneys cross the midline and are fused together into one unit. They are ectopic or out-of-place. While most end up near the middle of the body, sometimes the horseshoe. ...Read more

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Can you donates horseshoe kidney?

Can you donates horseshoe kidney?

Interesting question: A horseshoe kidney would be created by the material that failed to separate & form two separate ones. You certainly couldn't do so while alive (you would die). I doubt that they could use one as a organ donation at death because of the abnormal blood supply and other hookups. ...Read more

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I have a horseshoe kidney so can I still donate a kidney?

I have a horseshoe kidney so can I still donate a kidney?

Not a likely choice: The horseshoe configuration is usually derived from a separation failure of embryonic kidney tissue in early life. Instead of forming two distinct kidneys, one is formed. An ultrasound could confirm this. ...Read more

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I have a horseshoe kidney. Lucky that II ha e not had many problems. As I age, are there concerns I need to be aware of? Do I need to b monitored

I have a horseshoe kidney. Lucky that II ha e not had many problems. As I age, are there concerns I need to be aware of? Do I need to b monitored

Relax.: It's an interesting congenital anatomic variance but generally it shouldn't be problematic. You may have a slightly increased risk of kidney stones and infections, so be vigilant of symptoms, but don't let it be cause for over concern. Celebrate your uniqueness. ...Read more

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Hello my son is 1 year and 3 months and he was born with horseshoe kidney he also had neuroblastoma and had surgery for it about 3 weeks ago. He loves?

Hello my son is 1 year and 3 months and he was born with horseshoe kidney he also had neuroblastoma and had surgery for it about 3 weeks ago. He loves?

No?, no answer: You posted some interesting information but asked no related question. You get the most from this public site if you post related information and ask a concise question. You are welcome to start over. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of not having a uterus if one has a horseshoe kidney?

What is the likelihood of not having a uterus if one has a horseshoe kidney?

Horseshoe kidney: They are unrelated so if you have that it is a sporadic situation. ...Read more

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I have a horseshoe kidney but said it was only on one side, what does this mean?

I have a horseshoe kidney but said it was only on one side, what does this mean?

The 2 joined togethr: This generally would mean the tissues meant to form 2 separate kidneys never separated and just formed one. ...Read more

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Can a doctor operate one horseshoe kidney out?

Can a doctor operate one horseshoe kidney out?

Here are some...: Yes, an expert can, but do you need such surgery? Remember: Not everyone with a white coat on has the same professional capacity; so I wish you well & luck. Before embarking a surgery, always balance the medical necessity and professional possibility. So, ask doctor with critical questions as to the indications, potential complications, and realistic expectation during and after surgery if needed. ...Read more

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Will keppra (levetiracetam) for seizures cause any damage to a horseshoe kidney?

Will keppra (levetiracetam) for seizures cause any damage to a horseshoe kidney?

No - you will be ok: Keppra (levetiracetam) does not affect the kidneys much, it is predominantly metabolized in the blood.

A horseshoe kidney has a different shape, but it is not especially susceptible to the toxic effects of medications.

You should not be concerned about the effects of keppra (levetiracetam) on your kidney. ...Read more

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Is a horseshoe kidney considered a disability? My Daughter was diagnosed about 1 year ago & can this be the reason for her unknown seizures.

Is a horseshoe kidney considered a disability? My Daughter was diagnosed about 1 year ago & can this be the reason for her unknown seizures.

Kidney and seizures: Horseshoe kidney is not a cause for seizures, and it should not affect a person's physical or mental abilities. ...Read more

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I have stage 4 CKD caused by horseshoe kidney birth defect. Age 24. Also augmented bladder with miftroffonoff. I take D-Mannose and natural supplements along with diet to manage my health. Will taking activated charcoal benefit my kidney condition?

I have stage 4 CKD caused by horseshoe kidney birth defect. Age 24. Also augmented bladder with miftroffonoff. I take D-Mannose and natural supplements along with diet to manage my health. Will taking activated charcoal benefit my kidney condition?

No charcoal 4 kidney: I cannot find any studies to suggest that activated charcoal is helpful for chronic kidney disease. Please discuss any new medications with your doctors. Preferably before you take them. Hope that's helpful. ...Read more

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Which sports should I avoid if I had a kidney transplant?

Which sports should I avoid if I had a kidney transplant?

Very few: I tell my patients tackle football, boxing, and skydiving. Use common sense. If you are fit you should be able to do most any sport. You should be aware there is an organized transplant olympics every few years; you would be shocked to see just how talented and capable many transplant recipients perform. ...Read more

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What sports should I avoid playing if I recently had a kidney transplant?

What sports should I avoid playing if I recently had a kidney transplant?

Contact sports: Avoid all contact sports like foot ball etc
caution and common sense to avoid trauma near the transplanted kidney. ...Read more

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If I only have one kidney, should I be wearing something to protect it during contact sports?

If I only have one kidney, should I be wearing something to protect it during contact sports?

Yes: Yes, depending on the type of contact sports. Contact sports that involve high velocity contact (football, some martial arts, boxing) need protection. Those with less of a chance of impact to the abdomen or back (basketball, soccer, cheer) should discuss it with their doctor. Those contact sports with low impact to the abdomen or back (wrestling, volleyball), it is not likely needed. ...Read more

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Is sports hernia related to kidney stones?

Is sports hernia related to kidney stones?

No: Sports hernia is not a medical diagnosis.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Should I do sports if my kidney are colds?

Sorry: The question is not understood. Please rephrase. ...Read more

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Are there any muscles protecting the kidneys from sports injuries?

Are there any muscles protecting the kidneys from sports injuries?

Some: The kidneys are partly protected by the ribs (rib cage) and partly by overlying fat and muscles. Of course, the best protection is to avoid direct blows or forces and to use safety gear appropriate to the sport. ...Read more

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Can contact sports be played with mild decreased kidney function?

Can contact sports be played with mild decreased kidney function?

Yes: I think so- as long as you continue to follow your doctor's recommendation on the management of your kidney disease. If that is declined due to dehydration, then you should make sure that you hydrate your self well-especially with your active lifestyle. If that is due to your high blood pressure or diabetes- you need to make sure you follow up your doctor;s recommendation on that issue. ...Read more

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What sports can a person play if they have had a kidney transplant?

Anything non-contact: The benefits of sports, physical activity and general exercise are overwhelmingly favorable for everyone, and especially transplant recipients. However, it may be worth reviewing with your physician first if you have had any heart problems, have new diabetes or vascular trouble since the transplant. But, these are all also important reasons to exercise if at all possible! Clear with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have lower back problems for 3 years now sports massages seems to be working temporarily, also I feel sharp pains coming from my nerves?

I have lower back problems for 3 years now sports massages seems to be working temporarily, also I feel sharp pains coming from my nerves?

And that treatment: Will remain temporary. You need to be proactive in terms of regular exercise routine with flexibility, cardio and core strength workouts along with lifestyle modification including weight control and avoiding smoking. If symptoms persist in spite of this, see a spine specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my lower back due to acrobatic sport including rolling techniques. I only feel pain if I touch or is in direct contact with the bump?

I have a bump on my lower back due to acrobatic sport including rolling techniques. I only feel pain if I touch or is in direct contact with the bump?

Monitor: Muscle knots in your back can be painful, especially if they are big and aren't going away. Some knots may cause mild discomfort, while others may affect your ability to sleep, work and move. Try further exercises or physical therapy / massage. If they symptoms worsen, see your physician. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/myofascial-pain-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20033195 ...Read more

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My lower back and the middel of my back is allways hurting also I have a hollow pain in my chest aswlwel I've played allot of high contact sports?

My lower back and the middel of my back is allways hurting also I have a hollow pain in my chest aswlwel I've played allot of high contact sports?

Back pain in young: Young patients rarely need further evaluation for back pain as it is usually self-limiting. For mild symptoms, muscle pains are most common. Consider also disc herniation which may cause pain without sciatica. Stress fracture occurs in 5% of the population without any symptoms. If symptoms persist, then see your doc for a more specific evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm onstage in 3 weeks after a huge fusion and lower back titanium operation 3 months ago. Whatc"stage" or even sport shoes should I wear? Male, 68

I'm onstage in 3 weeks after a huge fusion and lower back titanium operation 3 months ago. Whatc"stage" or even sport shoes should I wear? Male, 68

I would wait!: What do you mean onstage. Sitting on a stool or dancing, it certainly will dictate appropriate advice. You been through a lot. I'd wait, whatever you do. ...Read more

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I am experiencing an excruciating pain in my right lower back, it hurts when I move or breath. I had gym class today and played a sport maybe that's it?

Suggest: Although you may be merely experiencing musculo-ligamentous strain/ sprain, there are other causes of back pain which could be considered (even a kidney stone), so, see your doctor and stop trying to figure it out yourself. ...Read more

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Might I still practice a sport after suffering from lumbago/lower back pain?

Yes: Pay close attention to strengthening your core muscles. Using an anti-inflammatory medication will likely help your back pain.
Stay active. ...Read more