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Why Would One Kidney Be Larger Than the Normal Size

Why Would One Kidney Be Larger Than the Normal SizeThe normal size of kidneys is 4-5 inches in length (10 - 12 cm). Why would one kidney be larger than the normal size. Is that mean something?

What does large kidney mean?

Kidney enlargement is a medical condition that can be caused by some underlying diseases. If the imaging tests show abnormal size of kidneys, you should be concerned.

What are the possible causes of kidney enlargement?

Some common illness that may cause large kidneys include Polycystic Kidney Disease, kidney stone and unilateral hydronephrosis. The enlarged kidney is treated by treating the underlying cause of this condition.

● Polycystic Kidney Disease. It is a genetic disorder causing multiple cysts grow within the kidneys. These fluid-filled cysts can grow very big and cause the kidneys to expand. In general, people with Polycystic Kidney Disease experience back pain, high blood pressure, frequent urination and swelling, etc. If left untreated, Polycystic Kidney Disease can lead to Kidney Failure.

● Kidney stone. The development of kidney stones inside the kidneys can cause them to grow, leading to enlarged kidney. Kidney stone can grow very large. Patients with kidney stone may have frequent and painful urination, nausea, fever and pain in the back, abdomen or sides.

● Unilateral hydronephrosis. It means kidney swelling due to backed up urine. It is also a condition as a result of another problem like obstruction of urinary tract or tumor on bladders. For this reason, except for large kidney, an abdominal mass can sometimes be present in an individual with this condition.

What treatment are available for people with large kidney?

In our hospital, Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital, we mainly use Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). This kind of herbal medicine can increase solve the problem without damaging the kidneys. If you want to know detailed information, please email to us at or leave a message below.

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