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Doctor insights on: Where Is The Kidney Located In The Female Body

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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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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?

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 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

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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 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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Is kidney GFR 79 good for a 63 yr old female?

Is kidney GFR 79 good for a 63 yr old female?

Normal: GFR is now estimated, not measured. Yours looks normal. 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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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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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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