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Hi,

Here is a definition and the scientific name for a floating kidney.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nephroptosis

There seems to be debate among the medical community of its significance and treatment. Most of the articles I found by Googling were unreferenced and written at least 50 yrs ago - ie trollop:( .

In some people the ureters can become kinked by the sagging of the kidney from its usual position causing pain and haematuria. This needs treating of course. In many people though it is asymptomatic apart from the fact that knowing about it causes people to worry and develop neurosis about it.

I couldn't find any link between lupus and nephroptosis.

All the best:blush:

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