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

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?

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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My sister's kidney has come loose from her body. What could have caused this? How do we treat this?

My sister's kidney has come loose from her body. What could have caused this? How do we treat this?

Nothing if...: What you reported might be an incidental finding on imaging studies for abdominal pain, which showed a significant change in the position/location of kidney in supine or standing position, called nephroptosis, which usually bears no clinical importance, except occasional case which needs to be evaluated for its possible related pain at right time in right way. More? Ask the attending urologist. ...Read more

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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

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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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What would happen if a transplanted kidney fails / gets rejected by the body?

What would happen if a transplanted kidney fails / gets rejected by the body?

It depends: Sometimes, the patient will need to have the organ removed. This usually occurs if the anti-rejection medications are being reduced or stopped, and the immune system continues to attack the kidney. Signs of this include pain near the transplant and fever; this requires immediate medical attention. In other patients, the failed kidney can remain in the body indefinitely with no problems. ...Read more

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How the kidney stones forms in our body?

How the kidney stones forms in our body?

Lots of ways: It depends on the stones that you are having. Stones can occur because of problems metabolizing uric acid, chronic kidney infection, not drinking enough fluids, underlying kidney disease, diet, and medications. Analyzing the stone narrows down the possibilities considerably. ...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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Do kidney problems affect any other organs in the body?

Do kidney problems affect any other organs in the body?

Yes they can: Can cause: elevated blood pressure which -> heart attacks, headaches, strokes etc. Fluid retention -> ankle & eyelid swelling + shortness of breath. Renal diabetes insipidus -> xs fluid loss, thirst, frequent urination & bedwetting. Severe kidney damage -> lack of erythropoetin production -> bone marrow suppression anemia, also electrolyte disturbances.Hydronephrosis -> nausea, vomiting, abdo pain. ...Read more

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Does a kidney affect how the insulin is absorbed into the body?

Does a kidney affect how the insulin is absorbed into the body?

No: The kidneys are responsible for the breakdown of Insulin whether it is secreted normally by the pancreas or taking by injection in a person with diabetes. If the kidneys begin to fail the breakdown of Insulin is slowed. In this setting a person with diabetes may need to take less insulin. ...Read more

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What happens in body when your kidney has a hole? I mean is it possible swelling whole body in child?

What happens in body when your kidney has a hole? I mean is it possible swelling whole body in child?

Kidney function: If a person's kidney is not functioning properly, one of the symptoms that can occur is generalized edema (or swelling) due to improper water balance regulation through a number of different of mechanisms (too complicated to discuss in this forum). I am not sure what you mean by the kidney having a hole (cysts?). There are simple blood tests to determine normal kidney function that can be done. ...Read more

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Is it true that everyone's body cleanses kidneys during the times of 10- 2 am.? No matter what schedule you are on ?

Is it true that everyone's body cleanses kidneys during the times of 10- 2 am.? No matter what schedule you are on ?

Working full time: The glomeruli function as in-line filters to your bloodstream, receiving 22% of the cardiac output. This translates into ~ 1.1 liter of blood being filtered a minute (every minute). This high rate filtration system is overkill for the daily toxin load but serves us well by clearing toxic materials, however small in quantity, very quickly. ...Read more

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My husbands kidneys are always freezing cold, his body can be hot but if you feel on his back were his kidneys are they are cold? Is this healthy

My husbands kidneys are always freezing cold, his body can be hot but if you feel on his back were his kidneys are they are cold? Is this healthy

YOU CANNOT FEEL KIDN: You can not feel temp of kidneys by touching his back, you are feeling the temp on the skin, feeling cold skin limited to back only, may be normal, but if you are cocerned check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Where are the kidneys in the human body felt?

Where are the kidneys in the human body felt?

In the back: The kidneys are located in the back about the level of the umbilicus or above toward the head, and four to five centimeters from the spine on each side. A light pat on the back in this region can confirm if this is kidney pain. ...Read more