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Urinary and Genital Disorders (Children)

Enlarged kidney

11/06/2006

Question:

I had back pain and cramps for a few days and went to my gynegoglist. She thought I passed a kidney stone. I went to my family dr. and he sent me for a ct scan and it came back that my right kidney is enlarged. Could it be enlarged from a kidney stone that I may have passed or what is the cause?

Answer:

An enlarged kidney can be caused by many things. It may be normal or it may be due to some obstruction. It is less likely that a stone that has passed would lead to significant dilation. It may be prudent for you to be evaluated by a urologist.

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Response by:

Rama   Jayanthi, MD Rama Jayanthi, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University