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If I had a nephrectomy due to renal dysplasia, but was told my remaining kidney was healthy, how often should I get my kidney checked?
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Infrequently
Prognosis for normal health + life span is excellent.
Solitary remaining kidney will provided more function than you need as has undergone so called compensatory hypertrophy. Avoui xs animal protein or added salt in diet. (good advice for everyone) annual blood pressure check and biannual blood creatinine check should more than suffice and can be performed by your primary health care physician.

In brief: Infrequently
Prognosis for normal health + life span is excellent.
Solitary remaining kidney will provided more function than you need as has undergone so called compensatory hypertrophy. Avoui xs animal protein or added salt in diet. (good advice for everyone) annual blood pressure check and biannual blood creatinine check should more than suffice and can be performed by your primary health care physician.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Infrequently
Other kidney is normal + likely has compensatory hypertrophy, meaning that overall kidney function is probably normal.
Dysplastic kidney was non-fuctional from birth so remaining kidney will be larger than normal + always provided funtion that 2 kidneys would deliver. Avoid added salt in diet + xs animal protein. Annual blood pressure check + biannual blood creatinine level suffice. Prognosis good.

In brief: Infrequently
Other kidney is normal + likely has compensatory hypertrophy, meaning that overall kidney function is probably normal.
Dysplastic kidney was non-fuctional from birth so remaining kidney will be larger than normal + always provided funtion that 2 kidneys would deliver. Avoid added salt in diet + xs animal protein. Annual blood pressure check + biannual blood creatinine level suffice. Prognosis good.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree
In brief: Every 6-12months
Even if other kidney is normal and has normal kidney functions, it is better to be under the care of nephrologist or at least family physician every 6-12 months.

In brief: Every 6-12months
Even if other kidney is normal and has normal kidney functions, it is better to be under the care of nephrologist or at least family physician every 6-12 months.
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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