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My father's kidney is smaller in size when compare to other

One of my father s kidney is smaller in size compared to the other. We are worried of the impacts and what are the precautionary and the corrective measures that we have to take? Age: 57 Gender: Male History: No major illness problems. He chews lot of tobacco and uses pain killers regularly Not a diabetic patient, not a heart patient. Has got deficieny of Vitamin D12. We have perform Renal Artery Doppler test and it was normal. However, the Ultrasound or 2d-Echo(not sure which one) has given a report that the left kidney is smaller in size compared to the other one. Please suggest what to do next. Not having any medicines as of now. Suggested by a general physician that we have consult a nephrologist
Asked On : Sat, 19 Feb 2011
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The size of kidney does not matter as long as it is functioning normally.The smaller size of kidney is usually by birth and nothing can be done to increase its size. When color doppler is normal, just relax.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal
Answered: Sat, 19 Feb 2011
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