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Is it possible to have 3 kidneys and what effect will it cause ?

Just had cystoscopy, ureteroscopy, urethral dialation, retrograde pyleogram?, and a right stent in kidney inserted. They found that I have 3 kidneys also. 2 on my right side. what does this mean? what are the affects of this? Also, is this the reason for my complicaations and pain over the years? Am I more prone to kidney cancer now?
Asked On : Sat, 11 Jun 2011
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Hello carrie;
welcome to HealthcareMagic
The third kidney is discovered accidently during investigation for your other problem.The third kidney may have been in your body since birth so it is fine at the most there could have been pain in abdomen on exertion which you can relate to it .Also it is important to see whether it is fully functional or has different ureter or is attached to the same.Any way the complications may not have been due to the third kidney and you are surely not more prone to kidney cancer infact you are more safe so that if 2 get spoilt you have third so you are lucky.Please discuss with your urologist.Take care.
Answered: Sat, 11 Jun 2011
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