Re: 1 kidney smaller than the other
Hi Sarah, an IVP is when they inject dye into the vein so they can get a better picture of the kidneys and a VCUG is when they put a cathedere in so they can get better pictures of you voiding so they can see if there are any blockages or anything.
I was having female problems that sent me to a doctor and when she was feeling my stomach my doctor said my liver felt inflamed so she sent me for an ultrasound of my abdomen. When the technition was taking pictures of my kidneys, she asked me if I have ever had problems with my kidneys. I told her I was leaking alot.
When my doctor got my pictures back she said my left kidney was bigger than my right and said it looked like my kidney was split in 2. So she sent me to a urologist who decided to do an IVP and VCUG. I get the results back Thursday.
I had flank pain and I leaked urine alot but that was about it. I made the mistake of looking up left kidney being bigger than the right and information on kidney disease kept popping up, I was so nervous. I looked up kidney disease and didn't have any symptoms so I'm not worried about that.
My doctor said it's possible it is genetic and I was premmature so maybe my kidneys didn't form fully or something. Either way, I'll know this week.
Do you have any symptoms or anything? Are you going to have any test done? Let me know how your doing.