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One kidney smaller than the other? Gripp540 {GDS} Due May 25; 17 kids; Waterloo, Illinois 4274 posts
3rd Feb '09

So, when I moved from Cali to North Carolina, the hospital forgot to put my last US results in the file they gave me. The doctors here just got it today. And apparently, my son has one kidney smaller than the other. I have to see a specialist now and they are going to do another US so they can check his whole body. And, well... NO ONE told me of this in CA. I am beyond pissed at them. They have "forgotten" to tell me of not only this, but an abnormal pap. They also had no clue about a disease I have; just never heard of it. My obgyn here seemed very upset when I told her all of this.

But, my question is... has anyone had a US come back with one kidney smaller than the other? If so, what happened? I'm really worried.

Booger & Bubba's Mommy 18 kids; Illinois 8136 posts
3rd Feb '09

I have not. I think this is a better alternative than not having any. I just had a friend lose her baby b/c of that.

Chubby Meister's Mommy 1 child; Tampa, Florida 354 posts
3rd Feb '09

Sorry to hear that. I know most adults have one kidney bigger than the other, usually the right kidney. I don't know anything about babies having a different size kidneys though.

I know you can be born with only one kidney and live your whole life perfectly without knowing it.

How much different in size are the kidneys?

iLL-Legal Unicorn Alien 3 kids; New York, TX, United States 37137 posts
3rd Feb '09

unfortunately i can't be of much help....i read your post and saw that you just moved from CA to NC so i assumed your husband is a Marine, my husband is a Marine too and he's stationed over there, I'm Army but i'm working on my paperwork to get out and should be in NC within the next 2 weeks, and i'm due on Apr 3 :) our due dates are pretty close!

RedDeath 1 child; Virginia Beach, Virginia 2036 posts
3rd Feb '09

I was born with 2 kidneys. One was fully formed and one was not.

I pretty much was potty trained like every kid,and still wetting the bed at 10 yrs old. I couldn't really sleep over at people's house b/c of it. I got UTIs all the time and finally no medicine worked.So I went to a lot of doctors and finally ended up at Children's Hospital here in DC.

Now,Mama...please don't worry and get upset but they decided removing my left kidney which wasn't correctly formed. It wasn't a fun surgery and recovering from a major surgery at 10 was a b***h.

But I am 24 and completely healthy. It pretty much fixed itself. Sure,I have to watch myself and if I have a kidney infectionbe more agressive with it. Watch out for UTIs.

But you can lead a fully functioning life. I get a blood test done once a year to get everything checked to make sure my kidney is okay.

Gripp540 {GDS} Due May 25; 17 kids; Waterloo, Illinois 4274 posts
3rd Feb '09
Quoting LuckyLady13-Team Overdue:
Gripp540 {GDS} Due May 25; 17 kids; Waterloo, Illinois 4274 posts
3rd Feb '09
Quoting soldier&marine♥:
Gripp540 {GDS} Due May 25; 17 kids; Waterloo, Illinois 4274 posts
3rd Feb '09
Quoting Yen83:
RedDeath 1 child; Virginia Beach, Virginia 2036 posts
3rd Feb '09
Quoting Gripp540:
iLL-Legal Unicorn Alien 3 kids; New York, TX, United States 37137 posts
3rd Feb '09
Quoting Gripp540:
Gripp540 {GDS} Due May 25; 17 kids; Waterloo, Illinois 4274 posts
3rd Feb '09
Quoting LuckyLady13-Team Overdue:
RedDeath 1 child; Virginia Beach, Virginia 2036 posts
3rd Feb '09
Quoting Gripp540:
Gripp540 {GDS} Due May 25; 17 kids; Waterloo, Illinois 4274 posts
3rd Feb '09
Quoting LuckyLady13-Team Overdue:
RedDeath 1 child; Virginia Beach, Virginia 2036 posts
3rd Feb '09

Yeah I understand.

I just read today in a Parenting magazine that if one parent has IBS,it is pretty much a given the kid will have it. I have it,so here's to years of my kid getting sick after every meal...woot!

Our lives just get to be a bit more exciting ! :)

Gripp540 {GDS} Due May 25; 17 kids; Waterloo, Illinois 4274 posts
3rd Feb '09
Quoting LuckyLady13-Team Overdue: