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Are our kidneys the same size i have one that is 10cm and the other is 12.6cm. thats all the sonogram said. is it inflamation on one or its normal to have one bigger than the other. does anyone else have differen size kidneys.
08-13-2009, 05:00 AM
Oh Gina you know what im not sure.Have you googled? I just tried and carnt find the right info for you.
Im sure someone will post soon,i will have another look see if i find anything.Hope you are ok today and resting.
08-13-2009, 05:06 AM
Try this site http://ezinearticles.com/?A-Normal-Kidney-Size&id=1342892
I dont think its on the right page but if you flick through it may have some info.If not,sorry but someone will know here.xxxxxx
08-13-2009, 09:52 AM
Here's something else that may help...I found this discussion after a google search...someone asked that question and a doctor answered...
Having one kidney smaller than the other doesn’t always mean that the kidney is damaged. Smaller kidneys can function as normal as the bigger one and the discrepancy in size is fairly normal. An ultrasound scan can measure the exact kidneys’ dimensions and can visualize some features of their anatomic structure (cortex, medulla and calyx) to indirectly make judgments about the kidney’s function. A better test, however, for evaluating the function of each kidney separately is called an Intra-venous pyelography (IVP). You can consult a nephrologist about this exam and request a visit to the doctor's office.
thanks for all your help.:yes: