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What is a normal kidney size for a female?

What is a normal kidney size for a female?

9-13 cm: With an ultrasound evaluation, the normal kidney size is 9-13 cm. One kidney may be up to 1.5 CM difference in size from the other and still be in acceptable range. Kidney sizes in females may be some smaller than in males but evenso a kidney smaller than 9 CM is abnormally small. Also a kidney larger than 13 CM is generally considered abnormal. ...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 is the range for a normal kidney size?

What is the range for a normal kidney size?

Depends on height: The appropriate size of your kidney's depend on your height. So the taller you are, the larger your kidneys should be. To give a range for the general population, 9-12 cm is a broad range that would include the normal size for most heights. ...Read more

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Sir, my left side kidney size is 69 mm. Is there any chances to become normal?

Sir, my left side kidney size is 69 mm. Is there any chances to become normal?

No : Kidney size decreases due to scarring and fibrous tissue and is irreversible. If your other kidney is normal than their is not much to worry about as one normal kidney is enough to lead a normal healthy life. ...Read more

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10mm and 9mm kidney stones are normal size stones?

10mm and 9mm kidney stones are normal size stones?

Normal?: What is normal size stone? Normal is not to have kidney stone. 9-10 mm stone is called large since we do not expect that stones in this range can pass spontaneously and needs interventions such as lithotripsy. Please talk to a urologist. ...Read more

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2009 kidney sizes r/11.7 & l/12.0 & common bile 3.7 in 2013 r/10.9 & l11.7 with common bile 4.8. Is it normal for kidneys/bile to change in size?

2009 kidney sizes r/11.7 & l/12.0 & common bile 3.7 in 2013 r/10.9 & l11.7 with common bile 4.8.  Is it normal for kidneys/bile to change in size?

Yes: The measurements on ultrasound vary quite a lot. The technology is not reproducable for data like size to the sub centimeter level. It is close enough however, and your data sounds pretty normal. ...Read more

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I have one right kidney half in size than left kidney, can it affect normal life?

I have one right kidney half in size than left kidney, can it affect normal life?

See below: You can have one congenitally small kidney and have a normal function .Other causes sometimes associated with hypertension are narrowing of the blood vessel to the smaller kidney or a chronic blockage resulting in kidney shrinkage. Blood tests can help decide if the kidney function is normal, stable or deterirating. ...Read more

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I am a 32 yo female. I have been having episodes of pain under ribs. I was found to have different size kidneys R13.7, L8.8 what could cause this?

I am a 32 yo female.  I have been having episodes of pain under ribs. I was found to have different size kidneys R13.7, L8.8 what could cause this?

Here are some ...: The size discrepancy of both kidneys alone indicates this difference has been lifelong, resulting from congenital - born with it, or acquired, usually related with recurrent UTIs + left vesicoureteral reflux in childhood. Based on these, your local urologists should be able to discuss with and counsel you for the future to follow. ...Read more

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2 dialysis done. Kidney stopped functioning. Createnine reduced to 12 frm 17 after first dialysis. Kidney size normal. Is there any chance of revival?

2 dialysis done. Kidney stopped functioning. Createnine reduced to 12 frm 17 after first dialysis. Kidney size normal. Is there any chance of revival?

Recovery?: You best resource for the answer to your question is the nephrologist (n) taking care of you. The questions to ask your n are: do you have acute renal failure? Does your n expect your kidney function to return? If you had acute renal failure, due to drugs that affected the kidney or due to low bp, recovery may be possible. Your n can and should give more information about your prognosis. Good luck. ...Read more