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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

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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Why is a transplanted kidney located in the lower part of the abdomen?

Why is a transplanted kidney located in the lower part of the abdomen?

R or L lower quad: The old kidneys are not removed and the transplant is usually placed in right or left lower quadrant in the abdomen. For the transplanted kidney to function it needs to have an artery and a vein for blood supply. The renal artery and vein are usually connected to the recipient's external iliac artery and vein. The urine needs to be transpported via ureter to the recipients's bladder. ...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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Male 26 old, born with single kidney, my sexual parts are not grown per my body & my physical appearance look immature so what kind of treatment ?

See a specialist: I think you need to see an endocrinologist as soon as possible. You may have some type of syndrome. To start with, ask your primary care physician to refer you to an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Have 2 low grade cancerous tumors already in two separate parts of the body lungs/kidney would the next tumor found and being biopseed be low as well?

The grade: Is not as crucial as the cell type. It says you are using o2. Both lung and urothelial cancers are smoking related. Should you develop a third cancer, having 2 low grade cancers conveys no information about a third. Have you sought genetic testing? ...Read more

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What effects can losing a kidney have on the body-can it cause fatigue, or affect the immune system?

What effects can losing a kidney have on the body-can it cause fatigue, or affect the immune system?

Single kidney: Loss of one kidney should have no effect on bodily functions. You can live a normal life with one kidney. The one exception would be of you had faling kidneys. In that situation every bit of healthy kidney tissue is needed to maintain kidney functions, so loss of an entire kidney could have a significant consequence. Fatigue and even immune dysfunction could occur with more severe kidney failure. ...Read more

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Hba1c for 7yrs(average 9) 2 mnths ago started new med(hba1c 7) if my hba1c become normal will the 7yrs affects my body parts(kidney,eyes) or no?

Hba1c for 7yrs(average 9)
2 mnths ago started new med(hba1c 7)
if my hba1c become normal will the 7yrs affects my body parts(kidney,eyes) or no?

Not too likely: The more time your HgbA1c is elevated, the more likely you are to experience the complications of diabetes. That being said, if you can maintain a normal value, you are much less likely to get complications and for them to go away with treatment if you do have them. See your doctors to see if you have them.

The very best of wishes. ...Read more

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I have a lump in the lower part of my abdomen at both the sides ie. around the area of the kidneys. the lumps feel painful when pressed slightly.

I have a lump in the lower part of my abdomen at both the sides ie. around the area of the kidneys. the lumps feel painful when pressed slightly.

Ab lumps: There are several possibilities including hernia and infection. Please see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Had my left kidney removed do to cancer I have a snap stabbing pain that comes and goes in left part of my back comes and goes its been six weeks it j?

Had my left kidney removed do to cancer I have a snap stabbing pain that comes and goes in left part of my back comes and goes its been six weeks it j?

Advise consultation: Sorry,Medicine is far to complicated to try and give medical advice based on one sentence of information. You may find an online consultation at Health Tap helpful. Voice, video or an INBOX Text consult are best. A text chat is least desirable if you have a complicated question as it's too slow to get an adequate history. The INBOX Text consult requires you to be available to reply to questions ...Read more

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Can the body's immune system fight off a kidney infection? Just curious.

Can the body's immune system fight off a kidney infection? Just curious.

Need clarification: If you're talking about pyelonephritis, an actual kidney infection, then antibiotic use is absolutely essential to management. If you're talking about a urinary tract infection like what most people get, then it depends. Asymptomatic women don't need to be treated but asymptomatic men should. Both symptomatic men and women should get treated. ...Read more

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Tight feeling in my left part of the back muscle just above the kidneys wherever i sit bent without support?

Tight feeling in my left part of the back muscle just above the kidneys wherever i sit bent without support?

Back: Most likely musculoskeletal. Try Aleve or Advil.
Also might be an early urinary tract infection, so increase your fluid intake.
If continues for more than a few days then follow up with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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What part of kidney involved in converting/metabolizing vit d?Can that part be permanently damaged by bacteria and/or congenital defect ?

What part of kidney involved in converting/metabolizing vit d?Can that part be permanently damaged by bacteria and/or congenital defect ?

Kidney: It can be damaged when the bacteria damages the whole kidney.( does not do specific to that area). Same thing goes to congenital defects. ...Read more

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I am a 30-yr old Asian male and went for a kidney ultrasound as part of a physical.Ultrasounds reveal that my prostate gland is enlarged. Is that bad?

I am a 30-yr old Asian male and went for a kidney ultrasound as part of a physical.Ultrasounds reveal that my prostate gland is enlarged. Is that bad?

Why was US done: Kidney ultrasound is not part of a routine physical examination, & done if ? Of abdominal pathalogy.Digital rectal exam is part pe. If yes would know if prostate is enlarged, if no pe was inadequate.Hopefully it was read by an expert radiologist.Then rectal exam done if not done before. Likely not abnormal in absence of symptoms. If truly enlarged see urologist. ? Drs. Motivation for us ?Financial. ...Read more

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'm just genuinely curious, but when people have parts of their body (tumors, cysts, legs, kidneys etc.) removed where do they go?

'm just genuinely curious, but when people have parts of their body (tumors, cysts, legs, kidneys etc.) removed where do they go?

Pathology lab...: When people have tissues / cells removed from their bodies, these specimens are generally sent to a pathology laboratory where lab staff, technicians, and doctors (pathologists) study the tissues and cells (usually under microscopes) to help determine what is wrong with the tissues. The lab will determine if the process is an infection or a tumor and whether or not a tumor is benign or malignant. ...Read more

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I am a body builder,it is bad to eat 10 eggs per day without yello egg part instead of using protein shakes? Im skared of getting stones in my kidney.

I am a body builder,it is bad to eat 10 eggs per day without yello egg part instead of using protein shakes? Im skared of getting stones in my kidney.

That's a bit much.: Weight lifters and body builders only really need 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight per day. In ten egg whites you're getting about 50 grams of protein right there. It's unnecessary for you to get this much protein in one sitting every day, and doing this leads to a very limited meal plan. You should try to vary your lean protein sources. And drink lots of water daily. ...Read more

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Which medication controls or cures fifficult hypertension with the least amount of dangerous side effects to liver, kidneys,muscles...all body parts?

Which medication controls or cures fifficult hypertension with the least amount of dangerous side effects to liver, kidneys,muscles...all body parts?

Depends: There is no single medication that does everything. All BP meds lower BP about 10 points or so with individual differences. The best one for you depends on what other health issues you may have: kidney disease? Angina? Congestive heart failure? Diabetes? Prostate enlargement? There are different best BP meds for each. ...Read more

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Should i be fine to drink green tea as part of a diet to prevent kidney stones?

Should i be fine to drink green tea as part of a diet to prevent kidney stones?

Yes: Overall, because it contains antioxidants, green tea is a great addition to your diet. However, hydration is an important factor in keeping your kidneys healthy. Anything containing caffeine (like tea) may dehydrate you a little bit, so you will need to compensate with adding water to diet as well. If you need to jazz it up, try adding lemon or cucumber slices to water! ...Read more

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I am 16 Male and I am having some Lower Part Of Back Pain from Kidneys and When I go Pee It Stings and Hurts and Light color of Blood. Please help.

I am 16 Male and I am having some Lower Part Of Back Pain from Kidneys and When I go Pee It Stings and Hurts and Light color of Blood. Please help.

See doctor: Given the report of your symptoms, I recommend you see a physician today. If you can't get an appt with your regular doc then go to a quick care or ER for evaluation. Sounds like you may have a UTI, but other possibilities include kidney stones, and if you are sexually active, an STD. ...Read more

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Is it true that a breast MRI can pick up problems in other parts of the body such as the kidneys?

No: Breast MRI evaluates only the breast tissue (and the very close by chest wall) and is not capable of imaging any other part of the body. ...Read more