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I was born with one kidney (right kidney). No issues so far, but what preventative steps should I take ? What does my renal artery connect to?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No big deal

No action on your part is required.
The side without the kidney has no renal artery.

In brief: No big deal

No action on your part is required.
The side without the kidney has no renal artery.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Linda Gromko
While you can likely have completely normal function with just one kidney, it's important to protect it. Be aware of using ibuprofen or related medications; they may have adverse effects on the kidney, especially if used chronically or in large amounts. I trust you don't smoke, and that you keep an eye on your blood pressure. LGromkoMD
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Few things

The renal artery connects a branch of the descending aorta to the kidney.
I would avoid taking up horse riding or similar endeavors that might result in a fall that could injure the remaining kidney.

In brief: Few things

The renal artery connects a branch of the descending aorta to the kidney.
I would avoid taking up horse riding or similar endeavors that might result in a fall that could injure the remaining kidney.
Dr. James Ferguson
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