| | What's a Double Kidney???????
Hi - this is my first time on this board, although I have been posting on the Back Pain board for some time following a lumbar spine fusion.
Anyway, I need some help. At a recent follow up consultaion my surgeon asked if I knew I had kidney stones (I've no symptoms).
I was referred on to another consultant and have since had an IVP (dye injection to see the movement through the kidney) and will be getting my results in the next week.
However, the radiologist was quite open and told me I have a Double Kidney on the Right (which is apparently common...) and the top half is full of stones and not functioning at all - with the bottom half funtioning normally.
Has anyone heard of this??????????? I have searched many sites but can find no reference to it....... Also, any idea how they will treat these stones? I've no idea how many there are or how big they are...
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks and regards