Is it possible for a human to only have one kidney as a birth defect?

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Can one dose of benzodiazepines cause birth defects in unborn fetuses?

Answer . One dose should not harm the child but regular doses will. Do not take medication that is not safe to do so during pegnancy.

How can people survive with only one kidney?

Answer . The short story is that the remaining kidney is able to compensate for the lost kidney relatively rapidly. This occurs especially through hormonal changes that allow the remaining kidney to increase how much work it does. Kidney work is measured by a term called the glomerular filtration rate (GFR), which indicates how much blood the kidney filters per unit time. After the removal of a kidney, hormonal changes occur that ultimately cause GFR in the remaining kidney to increase. Provided that the remaining kidney is healthy and that an adequate GFR is ultimately reached, individuals will survive with a single kidney with few complications.

If you have only one kidney and you get a kidney infection could the kidney infection be deadly?

Answer . Kidney infections, the most common being one called pyelonephritis, can lead to death if untreated. Yes, the risk increases in a patient with only one kidney. For this reason, you should see a doctor immediately if you have pain while urinating, notice blood in the urine, or have recently developed flank pain. These symptoms, especially with regard to the urine, are also indicative of a lower urinary tract infection (UTI), which is the most common cause of pyelonephritis. What happens most frequently is that the bacteria causing the UTI (usually E. coli ) climbs its way up the urinary tract and infects the kidney, causing pyelonephriits.

Can you get an army medical waiver if you only have one kidney?

i have the same problem, i am 12 and it has been my dream to join the military all my life, but my research is negative. if you find a certified answer please post another comment i am looking forward to find a right answer.

What happens if you only have one kidney?

One fully functioning kidney has the ability to clear all wastes from the body (that two kidneys would have), since healthy humans use only about 20-25% of their kidney capacity). Nothing, you will still function 100% fine. However, im not sure if it is still the same now, but you cant join the defence force with only 1 kidney.

Can you have a healthy pregnancy having only one kidney?

I am donating one of my kidneys to a cousin in September 2008. I am 26 years old and am not done having children. I currently have a beautiful 9 month old daughter and can't wait to give her siblings but my cousins health took a turn and surgery has been set. My future childrens lives can wait, he can not. I am mentally having a hard time with the possibility I may never be pregnant again and would love someone to email me if they have had a baby on one kidney... Thanks Sarah Paulandsarah030405@yahoo.com

On birth control is it possible to get your period while taking the active pills or does it only come when you take the inactive ones?

No you will not get your period while taking the active pills only the inactive pills. You may have spotting. If this is bothersome contact your doctor and they may give you another birth control pill that will work better for you.

How many football players have only one kidney?

Due to health concerns, you cannot play football or any othercontact sport with only one kidney. You are not going to be deemedhealthy enough to play.

Is it possible to be gay for only one person?

Though no one else really seems to understand, I believe it is. I am a female and have never felt sexual feelings towards another female until I met my girlfriend. I am still attracted to males-very much so-but cannot deny what I feel for my girlfriend.

What are birth defects?

Birth defects are defined as abnormalities of structure, function,or body metabolism that are present at birth. Major birth defectsare abnormalities that lead to developmental or physicaldisabilities or require medical or surgical treatment. There aremore than 4,000 different known birth defects, ranging from minorto serious, and although many can be treated or cured, they're theleading cause of death in the first year of life.

Can aperson survive with only one kidney?

Yes. Many people donate a kidney to friends or family members that have kidney failure. The donor then has one kidney and probably the recipient has one functioning kidney.

Can a person survive with only one kidney?

Yes. There are a lot of people that are living today with only one kidney. If someone needs a kidney transplant because both of theirs have gone bad they can receive one from a donor so long as they match. So the person that has the transplant has one and the person who donated a kidney has one. Some people have to due to infections etc. You can survive with one kidney

How do you know if you only have one kidney?

There is no way to know if you have one kidney. One kidney caneasily do the job of two. Any urinary problems should be checked bya doctor to determine the cause.

If you only have one kidney can you take water pills and be okay?

If you only have one kidney, you should only take water pills underthe care of your doctor. Your kidney function will need to betested to make sure that your kidney is working at a strong enoughlevel to be able to handle the diuretic. The doctor will be able tochoose the right type for you.

Why should a person with only one kidney change their diet?

Kidneys clean blood, helps regulate blood pressure and fluid level in the body, also the developement of red blood cells. You need to limit and watch intake levels of certain things. One is sodium; it raises blood pressure and makes the body retain fluid. Two is potasium; it can effect pulse rate and blood pressure. Three is phosphorus; too much can steal calcium from your bones, making them weak and brittle. If you do not control these the sooner you will end up on Dialysis; having to go into a clinic three times a week to clean your blood and remove fluid from your body.

Is it possible to synthesize human kidney by biotechnology?

It is possible to regenerate (synthesize) kidneys if appropriate template is available. The procedure is called Tissue engineering wherein ,scientists try to grow the entire organ with the help of growth factors and stem cells. organogenesis as of now has only been a topic for research and no evidence for its progress has been cited. Hence this is purely theoritical.

Is a premature birth a birth defect?

not really, there is a chance that the baby could have a defect but that can happen to even a baby that was born on time. Premature birth means that the baby was born early, therefore it is smaller than a normal baby and it may not becompletely developed. It all depends on how premature it is.

What happens if you have only one kidney?

As long as the kidney you have is functioning properly, it is possible to not even know you only have one. As anyone that has donated a kidney should be able to testify, if it were critical to have two, you would not be able to donate one while you are alive.

What is it called when you have only one kidney?

what is it called when you only have one kidney?. well i have something to say i was born with only one kidney and i still don't. know what is is called! Can someone please help me i need to know!.

If you have only one kidney and you get a urinary tract infection?

Yes. A urinary tract infection (UTI) is in the urinary tract, the passage to the outside of the body. If it gets bad enough, it can spread to the kidney.

Is reproductive system of a person effects with only one kidney?

Not usually because the kidney is not part of the reproductive system, but keep in mind that whatever caused the loss of the kidney in the first place may have had an effect on the reproductive system.

What would happen if you only had one kidney?

you would still be able to live but your life expectancy is shorter. it wouldn't be able to work as good as having 2 kidneys.

Is unicorn uterus lady have only one kidney?

I have one kidney unicornuate uterus. I am trying to see if this is a birth defect or something that just happened. I am trying to find out because i am becoming severely sick and need some answers. anyone have anything at all please write me Takerslove@aol.com

Humans have two kidneys but only one?

Human have 2 kidneys but one does half the work and the other does the other half

How do you take care when you have only one kidney?

People with one kidney are capable of performing the normal functions of people having both kidneys. While it is possible for such individuals to live a normal and active life, it is important for them to make wise and healthy lifestyle choices. Poor dietary and lifestyle habits can overwork a single kidney, causing diminished kidney function, leading to kidney failure.. I came across a web site that contains a wealth of detailed information on the topic of living with one kidney. The link to the web site is called Living With One Kidney and is displayed directly below this window.

Why is it possible to have only one kidney?

The body needs to purge the "impurities" it obtains by way of consumption of liquid and food. By doing this the kidneys through diffusion of certain substances, mainly salt or NaCl, diffuses things that the body does not need out of the kidneys and into the urine for expulsion from the body. Now pending any significant increase in impurities the body can suffice with only one kidney working the filtration and expulsion routine . Persons who have donated a kidney are told to withhold from substances, foods, drinks etc. that can cause the kidney to over exert itself. Your kidneys are there to: 1. filter wastes and extra fluid from your blood 2. keep the proper balance of minerals like sodium, phosphorus, calcium, and potassium in your blood 3. help maintain a healthy blood pressure 4. make hormones that keep your blood and bones healthy, one of them is all that is really needed to do this job. You can survive on one kidney since having only one can still do all this but there are still some small problems that come with having only one kidney. They are small and will you might not notice them till a while(years) later. The affects are: 1. High blood pressure 2. Proteinuria (Excessive protein in the urine, this can be a sign of kidney damage) 3. Reduced GFR (The glomerular filtration rate, this will affect how well your blood is cleaned.) They will not affect your health if they are under control, so see you doctor regularly to make sure they are. (i hope this answered your question , and lists from http:/kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/solitarykidney Having only one kidney is actually not uncommon. As long as the one kidney is doing the job, many people never know they only have one. My nephew in 3rd grade found out last year he only has one. MOST of the problems listed above are not actually common for people with only one kidney.

Can you donate blood if you only have one functioning kidney?

Yes. Potential donors with a single kidney are eligible as volunteer blood doors as long as there is no renal dysfunction in the remaining kidney. If the kidney was removed for malignancy, you may be temporarily deferred for 1-5 years after completion of therapy. Please contact the medical director of your regional blood center to review your eligibility.

Can you drink alcohol or beer if you only have one kidney?

Alcohol is a diuretic, meaning that it causes dehydration. The liquid in beer is not, by itself, sufficient to replace the water that alcohol removes from your system. Drinking large amounts always results in dehydration, which is one of the major factors in hangovers. As you are no doubt aware, people with reduced kidney function, or a tendency toward kidney problems (or, in your case, with no spare to depend on) need to be especially careful to keep themselves hydrated. That applies to hot weather, exercise, and also to drinking. One should drink plenty of water along with whatever alcoholic beverage they choose. So there are the facts. You will have to answer the question for yourself.

How the mental state of a person who has only one kidney?

The presence of only one kidney should not change the mental status of a person, unless they have progressed to renal failure. In that case their kidney doesn't work and toxins are building up in the blood. In end stage renal failure, the person needs to be on dialysis.

Why are some babies born with only one kidney?

Humans are very complicated biological machines. Sometimes we'renot entirely correct put together when we're born. Sometimes,science can figure out what's happened, sometimes no one can say.

How much life a person have when he has only one kidney?

As long as they mind their diet and follow doctor's orders, they should be OK barring injury to the healthy kidney. Women with one kidney can have children , but it's not recommended, and is considered a high-risk pregnancy. It can be managed, but you need close observation and strict adherence to doctor's orders and good reporting from the Mother to the doctor if anything odd is going on.

What if person have one kidney at time of birth?

then may be that person will have small life span and he will not able to play like normal children.

Is it possible for a human to have only one Y chromosome and no X chromosome?

No, such a zygote would not survive. There simply isn't enough genetic material on the Y chromosome to do the job. Having just one X chromosome (monosomy X), however, is possible.

Is it possible to have only one toe?

If you had a Physical Defect at birth then maybe, but the only other way to do that is if they've been cut off or amputated cause of Frostbite

Are you more likely to get a kidney stone with only one kidney?

No, but u have to take the same precautions as you would if you had both. Some precautions are drinking plenty of water, don't over do it on salt , lemon and cranberry juice. I used to have to get them surgically removed until my mother who is a doctor of oriental medicine found herbs that break them down and prevents more from forming. I have been doing good ever since then.

What is the average lifespan of a person with only one kidney?

if noting like a kidney failure happens his lifespan is just as long as a normal human being. this is because we always only use one kidney. the second one is just a spare one that most people never have to use.

Why do humans only give birth to one child at a time?

They don't. Twins are an example of more than one baby. But from your view, our cells are complicated and to have more than one baby would take much more energy than is sensible.

Why human left kidney is heavier than right one?

The left kidney is larger (and thus heavier) because the liver is above the right kidney and therefore it has less room to develop.

Are humans the only ones that get chickenpox?

Humans and some primates are the only animals that get chickenpox. It does not affect other animals such as dogs and cats.

Can one marijuana brownie cause birth defects?

Highly unlikey, but stressing over it is not healthy. Don't worry and forget about it but avoid smoking, drugs or alcohol while pregnant

What happens if one kidney of the human body is not functioning?

The human body can usually manage with just one. Many people donate a kidney while still alive, and they survive just fine on one, as does the donor, who would have been someone with double kidney failure.

Why can a person live with only one kidney?

Yes they can still live with one kidney because the body doesn't use both of them it has two , because one is for a back up , however if the person only has one kidney and it was to fail then there is a risk of dying , hope i have helped you.

Is it possible for humans to live with one kidney?

yes, but if you lose 2 kidneys.. you die. Its harder to live on 1 kidney.

Why one kidney is larger in human body?

this could be caused by urine backing up to a kidney because of blockage .if there is no hydronephroses then the right kidney could be compensating for a smaller left kidney

Does Liam Payne only have one liver or kidney?

He used to only have 1 kidney that worked but hes had an ultrasound and they are both working now.

Why does Liam Payne from one direction only have one kidney?

Because when he was little, aged 3, he had kidney failure. So they had to remove one kidney in order for him to continue living.

Why does Liam from One Direction only have one kidney?

Liam was born with a sort of problem and they had to remove one kidney. Sorry do t know much :p

Are the notes on the piano the only ones possible?

It depends on what you mean by "the only ones possible." Sounds can be produced that are much higher or lower than a piano, both in and out of the range of human hearing. There can also be tones in-between a piano's notes. This is what happens when a piano becomes out of tune, the pitch flattens. There are different tunings and scales that utilize these other pitches, but the overwhelming majority of modern music uses the Equal-Tempered scale, which is what the piano uses.

How can humans survive with only one kidney?

Simple - humans only need half of one kidney to provide all the blood filtration necessary to maintain life. Having one whole kidney provides a 100% reserve in case of infection, illness or kidney disease. Having two kidneys is mostly a protective feature - if you lose one kidney, you still won't die.

Is it ok for you to have only one kidney?

It is ok for you to have only one kidney. The kidneys are quiteamazing. The remaining kidney will often grow in size and willfunction very well on its own, easily taking over the job of themissing kidney. Someone with only one kidney should however becareful not to damage the remaining kidney with heavy drinking,smoking or drug use.