It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Urology Message Board

Duplicate Collection System?

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-24-2007, 05:46 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: US of A
Posts: 12
SheaUSMC HB User
Question Duplicate Collection System?

My daughter has had several UTI's recently. Her GP sent her for a renal ultrasound. They have now referred her to a Pediatric Urologist, saying that it appears she may have a "Duplicate Collection System." Can someone tell me what that means? Any info would be appreciated, I have been unable to speak with the Dr thus far, and am unable to locate any info on the net. Thanks

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 11-01-2007, 01:18 PM   #2
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: nebraska
Posts: 2
cbb1981 HB User
Re: Duplicate Collection System?

You didn't say how old your daughter was. I found out last year that I have a duplicate collection system also. My unique situation (I have three kidneys and each kidney has double ureters) was discovered because (unbeknownst) to me I had blood in my urine and the dr sent me for further testing. They never found the cause of the blood in the urine. I orignially went to the dr. because of frequent bathroom trips and still to this day no one has been able to help me. I've tried all the different OAB meds and had to stop them because I have glaucoma. By the way, I'm 44.

Old 01-29-2008, 10:43 PM   #3
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 102
celticfan HB User
Re: Duplicate Collection System?

my daughter was dx with a duplex collection system at 8 mo. she also had a ureterocele which caused the urine to back up into the ureter and eventually killed off 1/2 her right kidney. at 10 mo she had surgery to remove half of her kidney, and then they wanted to see if the duplex collection system would correct itself. it didnt, so she had it taken care of at 3 yrs old. fast forward to now, she's 14 and everything is fine. i'll never be fine i was traumatized, she handled it well. the tests were the hardest part.

Old 03-06-2008, 07:14 AM   #4
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Wheeling, WV, USA
Posts: 1
ucantcme HB User
Re: Duplicate Collection System?

I am 41 years old and I have a duplicate collection system on my right kidney. I was sent to a renal specialilst for high blood pressure about ten years ago and he found the abnormality. He said to just keep it in my memory in case I start to have repeating UTI's and if I do, it may be caused by wastes/urine backing up into the extra tube. He said I can have a simple surgery to remove the extra tube if it becomes a problem. My doctor also told me that it is not infrequent for people to have this. It just goes undetected until a problem happens. I am now having a lot of blood and protein in my urine and other problems so I am getting further tests.

Anyhow, don't let it panic you too much right away. I know it is hard not to panic when it involves your child but if this is found early and it is the problem, it may be easily fixable.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Double collection system on right kidney sec Kidney Disorders 1 12-11-2009 04:58 AM
Problem with Kidney 'Collection System' bobbedazzler Kidney Disorders 0 03-23-2009 04:24 AM
Anyone with TERINO MALAR SHELLS Medium?? flat_face_fifi Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 0 07-06-2006 02:04 AM
Duplicate threads PBABY Registration/Membership/Site Problems 1 01-05-2005 08:56 AM
urinary tract infection or yeast infection?? michelleygrl Sexual Health - Women 2 12-14-2003 02:04 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:06 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!