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Doctor insights on: Location Of The Kidneys

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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

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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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'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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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 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