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What would happen if you only had one kidney fail?

What would happen if you only had one kidney fail?

See below: If one kidne were to stop working in rare scenarios, the other would continue working to whatever capacity it is capable off and if it were healthy to begin with , will grow bigger and perform 10-20% more in function over a period of time. ...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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If one kidney fails, can the other survive for another 20 years?

If one kidney fails, can the other survive for another 20 years?

Yes: Absolutely. But if the failed kidney is because of a systemic medical condition, like high blood pressure or diabetes, then both kidneys are affected, and the one left may not be too healthy. ...Read more

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If one kidney fails, does the other weaken?

If one kidney fails, does the other weaken?

Not necessarily: If one kidney fails, the other kidney (if healthy) will compensate by increasing the blood flow (GFR) through it. If one kidney fails completely, the other will have more filtration but it does not necessarily weaken. The caveat is if the process that caused the first kidney to fail persists (such as diabetes, or hypertension), then this could cause the other kidney to fail as well. ...Read more

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If one kidney fails, must you get a transplant?

If one kidney fails, must you get a transplant?

Kidney: As long as there is one functioning kidney, you do not need a transplant. After all, kidney transplant recipients ultimately only have one functioning kidney. ...Read more

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How many gout flare ups could one have before ur kidneys fail?

How many gout flare ups could one have before ur kidneys fail?

Since this : Is not a way to measure things, the goal should be too control uric acid below 6 at the first sign of a gout attack. ...Read more

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I have chronic kidney disease im 22 years old but i feel someone made me to have kidney failure is this possible ? can any one make others kidney fail

I have chronic kidney disease im 22 years old but i feel someone made me to have kidney failure is this possible ? can any one make others kidney fail

Not likely: One cannot make another person's kidneys fail by which-craft. It is possible to give someone chemicals that would damage the kidneys, however, I doubt that was what happened. There are many causes of kidney failure but it would take examination, history, urine and other tests to determine the cause. I hope that you are under the care of a doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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What happens when the kidneys fail?

It depends: Acute kidney failure can happen for several reasons (blood loss, obstruction, toxin damage, immune response to name a few). The kidneys lose the ability to produce urine and eliminate waste, and you can get electrolyte imbalances, uremia, and acid base imbalances. If the damage happens over a longer period of time, you can get hypertension, heart failure, bone fractures, and anemia. ...Read more

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What happens when your kidneys fail?

What happens when your  kidneys fail?

Uremia: When the kidneys fail, usually a slow process, the blood collects toxins including urea - mostly end products of metabolism and you will get extremely sick. It is commonly associated with changes in blood pressure and requires serious attention by a renal specialist. Sometimes a kidney transplantation might be needed. ...Read more

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What happens when one kidney stops working?

It shrinks: In size. As long as the. Other kidney is working you are ok. A doctor will want to monitor you kidney function in the other kidney. ...Read more

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If a baby only has one kidney, what happened to the other kidney?

If a baby only has one kidney, what happened to the other kidney?

Maldevelopment: Kidneys like any other organ can have congenital abnormalities ranging from partial development, mal positioning of lack of separation from the other kidney or simply no development on one side. Nature is not "always perfect". ...Read more