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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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I'm 63 female and my bun was 9 on my kidney test is this something to be concern ?

I'm 63 female and my bun was 9 on my kidney test is this something to be concern ?

BUN of 9: Your BUN of 9 is normal and it is also a reflection of your protein intake. Your serum creatinine is a much better guide to help assess your kidney function. If it is not elevated, you probably have reasonable kidney function. Serum creatinine is dependent on age, muscle mass, sex and race. ...Read more

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I'm female 64 my labs on my kidneys was bun9 GFR 85 Cr 74 should I be concerned with this ..

I'm female 64 my labs on my kidneys was bun9 GFR 85 Cr 74 should I be concerned with this ..

No: Your results are good.....however, please go for regular check ups as your doctor advises ...Read more

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How long is a female kidney?

How long is a female kidney?

Depends on size: A normal adult kidney ranges 9-13 cm in length, and will differ a bit with the gender. Taller, larger males, will have bigger kidneys than shorter, smaller, females. However, the volume of the kidney is a better marker for kidney function than just the length of the kidney. A shorter thicker one may have more function. Also kidney function naturally declines with age. ...Read more

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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

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Does anything weird happen if a female receives a males kidney?

Does anything weird happen if a female receives a males kidney?

No: Donor and recipients are never matched on sex. Spousal living transplants are also very commonly done. ...Read more

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I have kidney mid pole cyst 1*8 1*85 any promblem my health my age 28 female?

I have kidney mid pole cyst 1*8 1*85 any promblem my health my age 28 female?

Common findings: Cysts on kidney tend to be incidental findings on imaging tests. If they are "simple cysts", then nothing needs to be done. If they show complexity of any nature, they need to be followed over time. ...Read more

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If a female is diagnose with kidney problems and has to do dialysis does that person also get checked for any other disease?

If a female is diagnose with kidney problems and has to do dialysis does that person also get checked for any other disease?

Diagnosis First: The cause of the renal failure needs to be determined. For example, hypertension. This will lead the physician to evaluate other organs i.e. Heart, eyes for damage. ...Read more

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Kidney ultrasound measurements were 89mm x 42mm x34mm on left and 89mm x 33mm x 45mm on right. I'm 34, female. Should I be worried?

Kidney ultrasound measurements were 89mm x 42mm x34mm on left and 89mm x 33mm x 45mm on right.  I'm 34, female. Should I be worried?

KIDNEY SIZE: Kidney size can be variable, the kidney function is more important. You need an exam and labs. Especially bun/Cr ratio. 24 urine for protein and creatinine clearance. Follow up with your doctor and potentially a renal consult . ...Read more

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My rt kidney measured 10.5 x 4.1 x 4.4 My lf kidney measured 10.6 x 5.2 x 5.3. The spleen measured 9 cm. Is this normal range for a 40 yr old female?

My rt kidney measured 10.5 x 4.1 x 4.4 My lf kidney measured 10.6 x 5.2 x 5.3. The spleen measured 9 cm. Is this normal range for a 40 yr old female?

Here are some...: Why & how did you get renal & splenic size measurement? By CT or US; for pain, infection, or? All figures may be normal for you, but make sure to always correlate with personal clinical profile so to deduce the clinical significance of these dimension. Hence, please refer this question to the ordering doctors for pertinent discussion and explanation. Best wish... ...Read more

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How long does it take a female to pass a kidney stone?

How long does it take a female to pass a kidney stone?

Most in 2 days: The time to pass a stone is really the same for men and women. Most stones pass in the forst 48 hours. The chance of it passing after a week is around 50%. ...Read more

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Why does male have higher risk of kidney stone formation than females? Help

Why does male have higher risk of kidney stone formation than females? Help

Men vs women stones: Men may have a tendency to dehydration due to labor environment; women though tend to eat high oxalate foods; men have a greater likelihood of uric acid problems; women risk stones thru pregnancies; diet and fluid intake matter for stone formations; to reduce risk: drink 4 liters fluid / day; minimize salt and meats; increase citrate intake: OJ 8 oz twice daily; ReaLemon extract 4 tblspn/day ...Read more

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I am a 31yo female, I have celiac disease. Can I be a kidney donor, or should I be?

I am a 31yo female, I have celiac disease. Can I be a kidney donor, or should I be?

Probably : Since your kidney is not involved with the immune process that defines your celiac disease, it is unlikely that that tag alone would disqualify you.(or your kidney) Donation is major surgery and tissue compatibility and basic health would play a larger role in this process. Offering to donate if they accept you would be a great sign of support for the prospective recipient. ...Read more

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I am 50 year old female my Right kidney is 7.6cm n left is 7.4cm what should i do & not suffering from any of symtoms besides back pain rarely n HB 9?

I am 50 year old female my Right kidney is 7.6cm n left is 7.4cm what should i do & not suffering from any of symtoms besides back pain rarely n HB 9?

Here are some ...: The length of kidney alone denotes bilateral renal atrophy by long-term pathology like childhood GN, diabetic nephropathy, interstitial nephritis by drugs, etc. Low hemoglobin at 9 indicates ESKD is in play. So, seek professional evaluation, management, and counseling for long-term care timely and realistically. Best wish ... ...Read more

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Compare male and female signs & symptoms of kidney stones?

Compare male and female signs & symptoms of kidney stones?

No difference: They both have same symptoms and signs when stone is in the kidney and it is a little easier when it is inthe urethra in females due to the diffrence in size of urethra. ...Read more