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What Are the Causes of Enlarged Kidney

2013-02-07 09:20

Causes of Enlarged KidneyGenerally, the size of our kidneys is very similar. It warns us of some kidney diseases once our kidney is larger than the normal in the test. What are the causes of enlarged kidney? Is enlarged kidney is a severe condition? Don’t worry! I will explain it in detail. In rare cases, enlarged kidneys, one or both, may be congenital, while in most cases, enlarged kidney are caused by the following kidney diseases.

Polycystic Kidney Disease

When numerous renal cysts grow out of nephron, they will damage the kidney tissue. As a result the kidney will become large. In the early stage, there is usually no symptom to warn the patients, so the patients can find this cause of enlarged kidney in the test for other condition such as high blood pressure or Diabetes. If you are suffering for the big renal cysts, you can learn more about “Herbal Remedies Help Treat Polycystic Kidney Disease”.


Hydronephrosis is usually due to the kidney stone. When the kidney stone blocks the urinary tract, urine will flow back which can cause enlarged kidney. In addition, hydronephrosis can also cause some other diseases such as urinary tract infection. Removing the kidney stone is the key to make the urine flow successfully.

Kidney tumor

Tumor in the kidney usually just affects the one kidney. The patient can find out his kidney becomes large on ultrasound. Is this situation, the patient usually feels back pain or has hematuria. As one of causes of enlarged kidney, kidney tumor can be treated difficultly.

Urine reflux

Normally, the urine will flow from kidney to urinary tract, but some obstruction will cause urine reflux. Finding out the root cause is the key to treat enlarged kidney.

Now, we have known the causes of enlarged kidney. If you are detected with enlarged kidney, you should take prompt treatment. If left untreated, it can cause renal failure. What’s more, you can also find out whether kidney is enlarged through the enlarged kidney symptoms.

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