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What Are The Kidneys
Bulky kidney: That is not a normal descriptive terms to describe the kidney. It is unclear if bulky kidney means a kidney which is lobular in contour a normal variant or a kidney which is mildly larger than the other kidney or if it's a kidney that is blocked and has hydronephrosis. You should ask your doctor to further explain. ...Read more
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
Several functions: Kidneys have several functions which include: 1) maintain electrolytes in the blood to be compatible with life, 2) excrete excess electrolytes, water, and toxins the body needs to get rid of, 3) synthesize erythropoietin (a hormone that stimulates the bone marrow to produce red blood cells). ...Read more
See answer: "bulky" kidney is not a common or usual term used to describe the appearance of the kidney on an imaging (ultrasound, ct, etc) study or report. If there is no mention of a renal mass, hydronephrosis, or other pathology, it likely refers to the size, shape, or contour of your kidney and probably just represents a normal anatomical variation of no clinical significance. Ask your md for clarification. ...Read more
Low kidney function: You need to see a nephrologist. Optimum kidney function is 100%. You will need to have the doctor examine you, order a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance, to assess how much renal function you have now, as well as to see how much protein you have in that urine collection. Blood work and a renal ultrasound will need to be done to assess the cause, severity and the prognosis of your kidneys. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My Creantinine level now is 1.68 mg/dl.This fluctuates between 1.45 mg/dl to 1.70 mg dl.wdl.what is my Kidney condition.
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