One kidney bigger than the other. Normal?

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cured4real?
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   Posted 6/16/2008 9:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi --
I hope this finds everyone well.
On my ultrasound, one liver was bigger than the other.  I recently had a positive for p-ANCA, which is linked with kidney disease, which is just terrific since my liver is so bad.  It may explain some of my edema though. Anyway, is it abnomal, or are kidneys just the way they are, imperfect, odd sized, like our feet. 
 
 
Love, Marji
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jhmom
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   Posted 6/17/2008 2:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Marji,

I am not sure if it's normal or not but one of my kidney's is smaller than normal but we have nothing to compare it too (no previous ultrasounds, etc). My kidney specialist has my rheumy checking for blood in my urinalysis and I do a 24 hour urine test about once a year.

Let us know if you hear anything... take care
Stacie

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cured4real?
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   Posted 6/17/2008 11:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Stacie,
They didn't pay any attention to it at Mayo. The only thing they were good for was running the tests. They didn't even bother to look closely at the results in many cases. No one will send me to a nephrologist, even though I always have protein and blood in my urine, because my blood work is normal and my blood pressure is normal. I found out why though, because of my adrenal problem. So it's masking a lot of things. I'm going to an alternative doctor that was highly recommended on the net and the patient described her visit and the care she got, and I'm hoping she will see me and sort this endo problem out, and maybe she will take the kidney thing seriously. I think my rheumie might too, if this test he did on me comes out positive again. I had kidney problems as a child, and bladder problems all through my teen until my hystero, but they felt my kidney problem when I was young was something I outgrow, some kind of reflux.

I read all this stuff on the type of kidney disease that matches the test that I'm positive for, p-ANCA, and they say they are silent diseases and you don't realize anything is wrong until you have failure and there is no real way to diagnose it.

I'm glad you see someone and get it checked. I hope you don't have problems.
Love, Marji
--Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us. Bill Watterson (1958-) cartoonist "Calvin and Hobbes"
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy, GI nightmare
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Detrol, Klonopin, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroid injections and pred prn

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