The right kidney is close enough to the appendix that inflammatory problems in the kidney-for example, an abscess-can mimic appendicitis.

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Kidney Diseases Dictionary Index
... This dictionary defines words that are often used when people talk or write about kidney diseases. It is designed for people who have kidney diseases and their families and friends. The words are list...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Cystoscopy and Ureteroscopy
... When you have a urinary problem, your doctor may use a cystoscope to see inside your bladder and urethra. The urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. The cy...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

   

Kidney Diseases Articles

  • African Americans Unaware of High Kidney Disease Risk
    ... Although kidney failure and its leading causes disproportionately affect African Americans, they are largely unaware of their high risk and of preventive measures, according to the first NIH study to ...
  • Amyloidosis and Kidney Disease
    ... Proteins are important building blocks for all body parts, including muscles, bones, hair, and nails. Proteins circulate throughout the body in the blood and are normally harmless. Occasionally, cells...
  • Analgesic Nephropathy (Painkillers and the Kidneys)
    ... An analgesic (AN-ul-JEE-zik) is any medicine intended to relieve pain. Over-the-counter analgesics (medicines bought without a prescription) include aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen sodium,...
  • Anemia in Kidney Disease and Dialysis
    ... If your blood is low in red blood cells, you have anemia. Red blood cells carry oxygen (O2) to tissues and organs throughout your body and enable them to use the energy from food. Without oxygen, thes...
  • Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome
    ... Childhood nephrotic syndrome can occur at any age but is most common between the ages of 1½ and 5 years. It seems to affect boys more often than girls. A child with the nephrotic syndrome has t...
  • Cystoscopy and Ureteroscopy
    ... When you have a urinary problem, your doctor may use a cystoscope to see inside your bladder and urethra. The urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. The cy...
  • Directory of Kidney and Urologic Diseases Organizations
    ... This directory lists voluntary, governmental, and private organizations. Some of the organizations offer educational materials and other services to patients and the public; others primarily serve hea...
  • Glomerular Diseases
    ... Many diseases affect kidney function by attacking the glomeruli, the tiny units within the kidney where blood is cleaned. Glomerular diseases include many conditions with a variety of genetic and envi...
  • Goodpasture's Syndrome
    ... Goodpasture's syndrome is a rare disease that can affect the lungs and kidneys. It is an autoimmune disease, a condition in which the body's own defense system reacts against some part of the ...
  • Growth Failure in Children With Kidney Disease
    ... The kidneys play an important role in a child's growth. In addition to removing wastes and extra fluid from the blood, the kidneys produce hormones that promote red blood cell production. The kidn...