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dehydration cause enlarged kidneys


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replied May 6th, 2010
Kidney Conditions Answer A11779
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum.
You seem to have posted an incomplete query so I may not be able to help you much. You are concerned with dehydration and enlarged kidneys.
The most common cause of enlarged kidneys is diabetes. Other causes of enlarged kidney are:
•Amyloidosis
•HIV infection
•Malignancy (especially lymphoma or leukemia)
•Some types of glomerulonephritis (inflammatory disease of the kidney)
Dehydration is known to cause renal failure but there is no causal relation between dehydration and enlarged kidneys.
Hope this helps. Take care.
Note: This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.



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