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What is bulky kidney?

What is bulky  kidney?

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

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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What do the kidneys do?

What do the kidneys do?

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

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What is unilobular kidney?

What is unilobular kidney?

Unilobular kidney: This term refers to single lobe of kidney. The kidney is round. It may be a malformation. ...Read more

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What does bulky kidney mean?

What does bulky kidney mean?

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

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What dose enlarge kidney means?

What dose enlarge kidney means?

It: Means that the kidneys are bigger than normal. Sometimes this can be seen normally in some patients as a normal variant. ...Read more

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What causes bad kidney functioning?

What causes bad kidney functioning?

Lots of things: Hypertension, medication, age, trauma, auto immune diseases and many other things. If you are having an issue with your kidneys, then it's time to call your family doctor. ...Read more

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What causes your kidney to shrink in size?

Several reasons: Chronic kidney disease , repeated kidney infections, decreased blood supply to the kidneys, congenital conditions etc. Your doc can check your urine test and blood for kidney function. ...Read more

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Diagnosis of kidney efficency 37% what should I do? What is the kidney efficency optimum?

Diagnosis of kidney efficency 37% what should I do? What is the kidney efficency optimum?

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 more

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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.

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.

Elevated creatinine-: You are giving just the result of one lab test which isn't specific for cause. From a persistently elevated creatinine, all I can say is that you should be seeing a nephrologist for further examination and testing. Take care of yourself and be seen ASAP. ...Read more

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What causes sponge kidney?

What causes sponge kidney?

MSK: Medullary Sponge Kidney (MSK) is a congenital disorder caused by malformation of collecting ducts into both small and large cysts. However, the actual cause of the disease remains unknown. ...Read more