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Duplication of Ureters
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An_251800 posted:
I just had surgery and my doctor found that I have two Ureters on my right kidney, I have to get and IVP Next week. has anyone ever heard of this?
My Doctor was surprised.
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john-skpt responded:
It is not ungeard of, about 1% of the total population. It is often not a problem, but in almost all cases, one ureter is larger. And so the smaller one has less urine passing through, and where ever urine tends to back up or linger, infections are more common. In patients where urinary infections are frequent or hard to treat, the advice is usually to ligate the smaller structure.

Procedures vary with the individual patient's anatomy.

IVP is intravenous pyelogram, an imaging procedure that outlines the urinary structures with dye so they show up better on an xray. Not usually a big deal.


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