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Duplex kidney anyone?

(4 Posts)
SunnyL Mon 21-Mar-16 19:54:15

At our 20 week scan we were told baby has a duplex kidney but they couldn't tell us the extent of the issue so early. It could be nothing or it could require some attention when older.

I've now been told that when baby is 2 weeks old they will get an ultrasound to have a look at the kidney.

I've done a little bit of looking online but just wondered if anyone has any experience? What kind of effects did it have on the child? Was there any treatment for your DC?

SunnyL Mon 21-Mar-16 21:25:10

Hopeful bump

cecinestpasunepipe Mon 21-Mar-16 21:39:51

Hi. My Dd had a duplex kidney, diagnosed when she developed an abscess on it at 10 months. She was very, very ill, with temperatures spiking at 42.5. Put on permanent antibiotics, and referred to Great Ormond Street where she was operated on at age 3 to remove one of her two ureters coming from the duplex kidney and reimplant the remaining one further into her bladder. At the time this was fairly major surgery, and it was all quite traumatic. However, I expect it is all done by keyhole nowadays. She was left with very little function in that kidney, but the other kidney compensates so she has almost full function taken together. This was a very long time ago, she is now 36 and is 39 weeks pregnant with her second Dc. I am sure treatment has advanced since those days. I think the main thing will be to avoid urinary infections which could travel back up the ureters to the kidney. Very out of date, but I hope this helps.

SunnyL Mon 21-Mar-16 22:22:07

Thanks it does. I had bad kidney issues that weren't caught til I was 17 by which time a lot of damage had been done. I'm relatively sanguine about the kidney issue as it's great it's been caught so early. Just wondering what to expect following investigations.

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