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Horseshoe kidney

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AKP79 Tue 05-Jul-11 20:55:20

Hi ladies, I have a horseshoe kidney, which basically means that my two kidneys fused together to form one when I was developing in the womb - it's also not in the right place it's towards the front of my body rather than the back. My question is does anyone else have one and has it affected you during pregnancy?

I mentioned it to my midwife at my first booking in appointment, but I don't think she really understood what it is. Recently my mum's friend (also a midwife) has said that if I was on her books, she would of referred me to a specialist consultant and was quite surprised that my midwife hadn't.

Would be great to get your thoughts on this, don't know if I'm over worrying - I'm very good at that these days! smile

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breatheslowly Wed 06-Jul-11 07:40:03

I think you should go to your GP and ask for a referral. I don't have your particular condition, but in my experience some MW just ignore things that they haven't heard of an assume that the letter that your GP writes to your choice of hospital detailing any specific information is read (whereas it might just end up in your file and never read).

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