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Where are the kidneys on the body located?

Where are the kidneys on the body located?

Back of abdomen: In the area under the scapula about 6 cms deeper in someone with normal body habitus. So it in the back of abdomen- it is a retroperitoneal organ. ...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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Where are the kidneys in the body used for?

Where are the kidneys in the body used for?

See below: Kidneys filter the blood and eliminate waste and get rid of excess fluid, and salt. They also have hormonal functions. ...Read more

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Does a kidney failing affect more organs in the body?

Does a kidney failing affect more organs in the body?

Yes: It changes your blood chemistry which does affect your entire body/organs.Regular dialysis can correct much of this change...But not all. ...Read more

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Where is the kidneys in the body and what is their function?

Where is the kidneys in the body and what is their function?

See below: The kidneys are in the small of the back on either side of the spine and they help in eliminating waste and regulating salt and water balance and various electrolytes. ...Read more

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How soon do you know if a kidney has been rejected by the body?

Immediately: A rejected organ can cause pain, swelling, fever, and a drop in urine output. Early in the rejection process, there are no symptoms which is why lifelong supervison by transplant doctors is required to optimize graft survival. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms if my body starts rejecting the new kidney?

Local pain may occur: However the symptoms are those for kidney failure e.g. Swelling, decreased urine output, and high blood pressure. Rejection is much less likely if all transplant meds are taken with no skipping. ...Read more

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My friend needs a kidney and we are a match. If her body rejects it can I have it back?

My friend needs a kidney and we are a match. If her body rejects it can I have it back?

Kidney donor: That is very admirable of you to want to help out in such a way at such a young age. No, transplants fail for reasons other than rejection, and the conditions resulting in a failed transplant generally involve damaging the transplanted organ. however, if you are a match that is the first step to a successful situation for you both GOOD LUCK to BOTH OF YOU ...Read more

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Rt kidney is not working in the body lt kidney is working 100% is it any problem for health?

Rt kidney is not working in the body lt kidney is working 100% is it any problem for health?

Yes: You need to see a urologist to have evaluations to find out why your right kidney is not working. It could be a serious problem. ...Read more

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How well will my one kidney be able to support my body if I donate my other kidney to someone else?

How well will my one kidney be able to support my body if I donate my other kidney to someone else?

Very Well: Among adult living kidney donors under age 60, the remaining kidney will hypertrophy (enlarge) and you will have about 60-70% of of overall kidney function before the donation. The survival and rate of kidney failure in actual donors age matched to the general population is actually better. That is because they are screened for diseases and in good shape when they donate. ...Read more

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