How much does the kidney weigh?

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A healthy kidney weighs about 5 ounces, according to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. The Mayo Clinic backs up this statement, claiming that a kidney normally weighs less than one-third of a pound.

Certain medical conditions can alter the weight of a kidney from its normal, healthy weight. For example, the Mayo Clinic describes a condition known as polycystic kidney disease, which causes non-cancerous cysts to grow inside the kidney. Cysts are sacs filled with watery fluid and can become quite large and heavy. According to the Mayo Clinic, a kidney containing a large number of these cysts potentially weighs as much as 30 pounds.

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A human kidney weighs about 0.5% of total body weight.In men, it weighs about 0.27 pounds to 0.37 pounds or 125 gms to 170 gms. In women, it weighs about 0.24 pounds to 0.33 pounds
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Well if you really don't want to take the time to pick up a squirrel from your backyard and put them on your scale, I will just tell you. The average squirrel weighs about 2 lbs.
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