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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Duplex Kidney

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Is duplex kidney common?

Is duplex kidney common?

Yes: Duplicated kidney/ureter is the most common renal abnormality, occurring in approximately 1% of the population. There are many variations (complete, partial, bifid, ectopic, etc.) as they relate to the anatomical configuration of the ureter and upper collecting system within the kidney. Most duplications are incidental findings on an x-ray and are not associated with any clinical problems. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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How is a duplex kidney found?

How is a duplex kidney found?

Radiology studies: A number of radiology modalities such as an ultrasound, intravenous urography (dye in injected through a vein which is then filmed as it exits the kidney through the duplicated drainage system), or nuclear medicine studies (same principle as above but using small dose of radioactive material) can be used. These are usually picked up incidentally while imaging the belly for other reasons. ...Read more

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Can my 7 month old have nurofen if he has duplex kidney ?

Can my 7 month old have nurofen if he has duplex kidney ?

Duplex kidney: I do not know of any problems of conservative treatment on Nurofen for pain or fever in a baby with duplex kidney. When you speak with your urologist, it would be a good idea to get a list of medications that should be avoided, especially if your baby's condition is associated with a ureterocele. ...Read more

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What is duplex kidney? my child has it. is it alarming? is surgery needed?

What is duplex kidney? my child has it. is it alarming? is surgery needed?

Double kidney: Means kidney has 2 separate collecting systems, urine funnels draining into separate ureters. 2 ureters may join before reaching bladder or end separately down below & usually into bladder. Can B normal variant occurring in 1% of population & no surgery. Sometimes associated with other abnormalities i.e. blockage of upper ureter, ending in urethra or vagina, ureterocele or lower ureteral reflux ...Read more

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Child with a duplex kidney can you still get kidney stone?

Child with a duplex kidney can you still get kidney stone?

Duplex kidney: This is a normal variation of the urinary tract and does not induce the production of stones unless there is an obstruction associated with it. ...Read more

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5 year old son has a duplex kidney and weak badder . He is taking dytropan for the last 3 years is this too long to be on this.

5 year old son has a duplex kidney and weak badder . He is taking dytropan for the last 3 years is this too long to be on this.

No: Ditropan (oxybutynin) is being given to your son to improve bladder function which in return keeps kidneys functioning right. So he needs to be on this medicine till your urologist/ nephrologist instructs you to do so. ...Read more

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What is a duplex kidney? Should i still go on holiday if i still have a kidney infection?

What is a duplex kidney? Should i still go on holiday if i still have a kidney infection?

2 ureters: A duplex kidney means the tube draining your kidney into your bladder splits into 2 tubes. Sometimes, it's no big deal and sometimes one of the tubes can be blocked or reflux bladder urine back up to the kidney. This can cause repeat infections. If you don't have a fever or severe pain, you can go on holiday with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a duplex kidney & should I still go on holiday if i still have a kidney infection?

Normal variant: Duplex kidney means your kidney drains via 2 ureters (tubes connecting kidney to bladder) but a single kidney, usually a little larger than a non-duplex kidney. Presence of kidney infection suggests possible urinary reflux from bladder to kidney. Worth checking with VCUG (bladder x-ray). No doubt on antibiotics (a) for infection & continue to take. Go & consider prophylactic as whilst on vacation. ...Read more

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Age2- Renal US: kidney without interval growth. Hx: duplex kidney, pylonephritis, ureteral stump infection- sx corrected

Age2- Renal US: kidney without interval growth. Hx: duplex kidney, pylonephritis, ureteral stump infection- sx corrected <age1, what can this mean?

Urological problems: Anatomical malformations of the kidneys and urinary tract are common causes of infections. When the kidneys themselves get infected, it's called pyelonephritis, a dangerous and urgent problem which needs antibiotics and close follow up. Your child needs to see a urologist. ...Read more