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Kidney Diseases

Kidney Pain and Missing Kidney

09/11/2009

Question:

My mother is 54 years old and had a kidney pain. When she went to hospital they told her that she has one kidney. What would cause that? She never had any oparation or donated a kidney. She can`t stand or sit for a long time.

Answer:

She may have been born with only one kidney. Her standing/sitting difficulties are not related to this.

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Response by:

Thomas   Zipp, MD Thomas Zipp, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University