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ow common is a kidney laying down flat under the liver? And y whould it be sliding and moving around to the point where we have to push it back into place?

By Anonymous May 6, 2018 - 4:23am
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My wife has nephrocalsinosis, spongey kidney and medularey kidney disease so im trying to help find answer seems how the doctors we go to cant help us. Maybe i can find a way to get the doctors to look and see.

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Hello. Thank you for posting.

For the benefit of our readers, *nephrocalcinosis is a disorder that occurs when too much calcium is deposited in the kidneys. Nephrocalcinosis may be caused by a variety of things, including underlying disorders or conditions, medications or supplements, and infections. More information here from Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD): https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/diseases/7177/nephrocalcinosis

*Nephroptosis is a condition in which one or both kidneys drop into the abdomen when standing up. The kidneys are a set of two bean-shaped organs responsible for filtering waste from the blood and producing urine in the body. They’re located in the abdomen on either side of the spine, just below the rib cage. Nephroptosis may also be called floating kidney, wandering kidney, or renal ptosis. More information here:

I'm not sure why you would have trouble seeing a doctor. Make an appointment for your wife and explain in detail what is going on. No one can diagnose a person over the internet. We can only give you general information to (hopefully) help understand what might be going on. A scan may need to be taken to see what is happening internally. Can you take her back to the doctor who diagnosed her with nephrocalcinosis?

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May 6, 2018 - 6:51am
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