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    An_206645 posted:
    can anyone help me? when a doctor says your kidneys are drying up, what does that mean and what can and should be done, to correct that.
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    John-SKPT responded:
    LOL. That's a rather non-standard bit of terminology, but I suspect that what he means is "atrophying" or "shrinking".

    (If this aspect was found after an ultrasound, then that is almost certainly what the doc means. If it was found via blood tests alone, then it's a bit harder to pin it down.)

    There is a post below about "atrophy" though it does not cover all the causes. It does generally indicate some decrease in function, though how much exactly would depend on what recent blood and urine tests showed. http://forums.webmd.com/3/kidney-disorders-exchange/forum/384/0

    If you have more details maybe we can define it better.


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