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MomAbby posted:
My 7 month old daughter is in the hospital being treated for a UTI that spread to her right kidney. When doing an ultrasound they discovered that she has 2 right kidneys. The doctor didn't seem to think this was a big deal at all. Anyone have any info on this?
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john-skpt responded:
An "accessory" kidney is not as rare as you might think.

It's probably too soon to tell, since at that age the body is still developing. Problems that might arise later generally come from the duplicate ureter or perhaps from the lesser flow of urine from the accessory kidney. Frequent or hard to treat infections are a common difficulty, but until the organs reach their final size and position, you can't tell if this might happen or not.

If a pediatric urologist is in your area, that would be the place to go for more complete evaluation/


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