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Does it mean something if one kidney is slightly bigger than the other?
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Dr. Anthony Cusano
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree
In brief: Kidney size
No. That is normal.

In brief: Kidney size
No. That is normal.
Dr. Anthony Cusano
Dr. Anthony Cusano
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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
In brief: See below
It may be part of development, or it may be one is shrunken due to damage from lack of blood supply, or one is blocked and is swelling up [called hydronephrosis] your doctor can help.

In brief: See below
It may be part of development, or it may be one is shrunken due to damage from lack of blood supply, or one is blocked and is swelling up [called hydronephrosis] your doctor can help.
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dr. Jean Robey
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
In brief: Asymmetrical kidneys
In general most kidneys are the same size.
If the difference is more than a centimeter it may be significant. You may have been born that way. There may have been prior infection scar or decrease blood flow to one kidney. Also an ultrasound is technician dependent so maybe it's the test was done and not accurate.

In brief: Asymmetrical kidneys
In general most kidneys are the same size.
If the difference is more than a centimeter it may be significant. You may have been born that way. There may have been prior infection scar or decrease blood flow to one kidney. Also an ultrasound is technician dependent so maybe it's the test was done and not accurate.
Dr. Jean Robey
Dr. Jean Robey
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