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Show picture where are the kidneys located in which part of the body ?

Show picture where are the kidneys located in which part of the body
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Basic anatomy: They are located deep behind the intestines (retroperitoneal). From the back, they are blanketed by multiple layers of muscle. See http://education.Yahoo.Com/reference/gray/subjects/subject/253 which gives another view and more information. Note that "kidney pain" does not always correlate with the actual location of kidneys, as in other visceral organs. ...Read more

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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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Can kidney stones do any perment damage on any part of my body?

Can kidney stones do any perment damage on any part of my body?

Slight chance: If kidney stones are either due to chronic (longterm) infection in the kidney or if they cause the ureter to be blocked, then yes, they can cause long term damage to the kidney. You should consult with your urologist to see if the proper tests have been done to check for these conditions. ...Read more

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Part of my body wanted to go numb a few after one of my kidneys had a sharp pain i managed to avoid that but now months later i lost some of my hearing, arms a bit weak starting to lose my voice help?

Part of my body wanted to go numb a few after one of my kidneys had a sharp pain i managed to avoid that but now months later i lost some of my hearing, arms a bit weak starting to lose my voice help?

Needs consult: Any unexplained numbness and in particular weakness require rapid assessment by a qualified physician. You should contact your primary care physician or a neurologist soon. These are not the kind of symptoms that you can ignore. ...Read more

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Would it be possible for someone to donate part of your kidney and survive without complication?

Would it be possible for someone to donate part of your kidney and survive without complication?

Kidney donation: You can donate one kidney to a patient awaiting a kidney transplant. One cannot donate part of one's kidney. In donating a kidney, it's all or nothing. See a kidney transplant surgeon for more information. ...Read more

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Should i get a tube put in my kidney they already blew up part of it and an 8 still remains this has been 2 months. I have a very painful stint.

Should i get a tube put in my kidney they already blew up part of it and an 8 still remains this has been 2 months. I have a very painful stint.

See below: Your question is very confusing, but it appears you have kidney stones and the doctor has done lithotripsy to break up the stones, and the stent is to ensure the stones come out and do not obstruct urine flow. Stents can cause irritation.Follow instructions from your doctor. ...Read more

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What part of vagina does kidney stent goes in?

What part of vagina does kidney stent goes in?

Wrong Anatomy: The double j stent has one end coiled into the bladder and the other going into the collecting part of the kidney. The stent is not related to the vagina. ...Read more

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What type of food heal the kidneys, and still are part of a diabetic diet?

What type of food heal the kidneys, and still are part of a diabetic diet?

No: There are no certain foods that "heal" the kidneys, generally speaking. As a diabetic, it would be wise to maintain a diabetic diet, control your blood sugars with appropriate medications, maintain a healthy weight (through diet and exercise), control your blood pressure, and also take an ace/arb medication (if recommended by your physician). ...Read more

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