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My 9 month old son has 82% efficent kedney on left & 18% on right, what may be consequences?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends on pbm
Your ? Does not list the origin of the problem. Loss of fcn can be attributed to structure/blockage/infection/ metabolism. Any or all may have differing outcomes.
A top question in my mind is the potential for hypertension from changes in the weak kidney & or progressive loss of function.Close followup with your physician and a frank discussion of the future surveylance needs are in order.

In brief: Depends on pbm
Your ? Does not list the origin of the problem. Loss of fcn can be attributed to structure/blockage/infection/ metabolism. Any or all may have differing outcomes.
A top question in my mind is the potential for hypertension from changes in the weak kidney & or progressive loss of function.Close followup with your physician and a frank discussion of the future surveylance needs are in order.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Pediatrics
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It would be very hard to analyze this problem without any medical history and the underlying cause of the poor renal function in the R kidney.
I suggest you see a pediatric nephrologist to get more answers on outcomes. It may be necessary to have some specific renal function tests done to get a good answer in this case -that could involve surgery as well as special nuclear medicine studies.

In brief: More information
It would be very hard to analyze this problem without any medical history and the underlying cause of the poor renal function in the R kidney.
I suggest you see a pediatric nephrologist to get more answers on outcomes. It may be necessary to have some specific renal function tests done to get a good answer in this case -that could involve surgery as well as special nuclear medicine studies.
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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