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Are small kidneys shriveled up?

Are small kidneys shriveled up?

Not necessarily: Small kidneys could be appropriately small in a small body size. Also, could be appropriately shrunken in someone who is elderly. They certainly could be shrivelled up. It is important to put the kidney function tests, age, and body size in the picture when interpreting the small size of kidneys. Also, how small is small is relative and subject to above factors. Make sure kidney blood flow is ok. ...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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My granddaughter was just told she has very small kidneys she is 11 and is experiencing very frequent urgent urination is this serious?

My granddaughter was just told she has very small kidneys she is 11 and is experiencing very frequent urgent  urination  is this serious?

Doesn't make sense: Your frequency of urination depends more on the size of your bladder & that in tern is determined by how long you let it fill. Those that always pee at the first signal tend to have smaller bladders, while those who hold it occasionally until they really have to go will have a larger one.Small kidneys are a different issue altogether. They could be and if so it is bad news,You need better info ...Read more

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Just learned I have small kidneys at 38?

May not be relevent: This may or may not be relevent. If you are small statured, you are likely to have small kidneys. The size of the kidneys is less relevent than biochemical markers such as the serum creatinine and whether you have hypertension or urinary abnormalities. ...Read more

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My sister has small kidneys and it really hurts her some nights what could she do to stop it?

Needs more testing: Small kidneys are not necessarely painful. It is possible that she has reflux nephropathy in which case urine infections could cause kidney pain usually accopanied by fever and chills. Small kidneys are either maldeveloped or chronically damaged by inflammation or infection or trouble with circulation. They are associated with kidney failure of different degrees. ...Read more

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My friend is wanting to know if its dangerous to have small kidneys? She has been having a lot of back pain, chills and shortness of breath.

My friend is wanting to know if its dangerous to have small kidneys? She has been having a lot of back pain, chills and  shortness of breath.

Lungs?: Kidneys vary in size a little. What do you mean small and why are they small? If she has a chronic kidney disease and her kidneys are small as a result of that it could be related to her current symptoms. If she has mildly small kidneys and normal function this is not likely relatedat all. I wonder if her symptoms are more related to her lungs which can produce pain, chills and short breath. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for MRSA in the kidneys?

Kidneys: Not very clear about your question. How was this MRSA in kidneys diagnosed. Prolonged course of IV antibiotics are needed. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for complications from kidney stone?

What is the best treatment for complications from kidney stone?

Depends: Depends on the nature of complication........Hydrnephrosis will need stenting, pyelonephritis will need additinal antibiotic, renal failure will need dialysis/ultrfiltration, pain med, ....... ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for costochondritis if I cannot take anti-inflammatory medications due to chronic kidney disease?

What is the best treatment for costochondritis if I cannot take anti-inflammatory medications due to chronic kidney disease?

Topical Ice: Initially topical ice is probably the best choice. If after a few days this is not resolving, a doctor with the appropriate training could consider doing a steroid injection in the affected cartilage. ...Read more

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Small Kidneys (Definition)

Small kidneys are a symptom of chronic kidney disease, either due to problems within the kidney or generalized disorders ...Read more