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congenital renal atrophy

i have recently had a medical & in it it says i have the above i have only ever been told " you have one kidney smaller than the other but it shouldnt bother you as yet"  so i thought this was something that was not a problem but as my father recently died from renal failure due to cancer, for obvious reasons i am worried. should i be seeing a specialist about this & should i be recieving any treatment etc??
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

There can be some asymmetry in the kidney sizes. This is normal. But the functioning status of the two kidneys is important. This can be determined by an intravenous pyelogram or IVP. Certain renal diseases do run in families like polycystic disease of the kidneys, in which case it may need evaluation and therapy.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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