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Treatments For Duplex Kidney
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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
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
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
Age2- Renal US: kidney without interval growth. Hx: duplex kidney, pylonephritis, ureteral stump infection- sx corrected
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
Good fluid intake: Medullary sponge kidneys are generally benign, although there is an increased risk of kidney stones. You should maintain a good water intake of at least 2 quarts per day. Also worthwhile trying to keep your urine slightly acidic with a ph<7.0. This can be achieved by judicious intake of potassium citrate, best monitored initially by a physician. Also periodic kidney ultrasounds to r/o stones. ...Read more
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