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Confused with diagnosys - kidney failure

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  • Posted By: anil2008
  • November 24, 2008
  • 05:35 AM

Hi, i'm 37 years old, i went for a general health check up last week. undergone Ultra sound test and renography found to be my left kidney relative functionality is 13% and right kidney is about 87%. The doctor is advising me to under go for an operation to remove the left kidney. Follwing are the renal analysys results.
Left Right
kidney Area (cm2) 68.12 57.39
Kidney depth(cm) 4.44 4.46
Perfusion % (int) 47.07 52.93
Uptake % (int) 38.41 61.59
GFR: 7.83 53.82

Time to peak: 20.73 5.23
Peak to 1/2 peak: NA 6.
20min/Peak: .96 .36
20min/3min ratio: 2.01 .43
Diurectic 1/2: NA 4.25

Attaching all the reports here with, the surprising thing is that i don't have any symptoms with respect to this condition.

Can anybody advise me, is it must to remove the kidney or any alternative treatment is there? and firstof all this diagnosys is correct? it would be a great help if you can revert back your opinions ASAP.

Thanks and regards,

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  • My left kidney only worked 6% so i had to get it removed because it produced hormones that caused my blood pressure to rise VERY high! I had the surgery in oct. of 09 and I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT IT IS SOOOO DIFFERENT LIVING WITH ONE KIDNEY!!!! -i can’t do as much activities-the right one hurts alot!-my menstrual periods hurt like nothing before-every time i stand up everything turns black in my eyes and then gets back to normal.those are just a few things i experience living with one kidney! those things have never happened to me before the robotic nephrectomy.i am 16, this would never had happened if doctors took one single UTI seriously. when i was 2, urinary tract infection scarred my left kidney and i found out that it was the size of a 2 month year old baby when i was 15. any suggestions?
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