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Child has UTI, ultrasound showed two right kidneys. Did I cause this while pregnant?

My almost 7 month daughter is currently in the hospital with a UTI . During an ultrasound they discovered she has 2 right kidneys. The doctor told me it s not that uncommon to her and didnt make it out to be a big deal. I would like to know how this happened, did I cause this while pregnant? How would I find out if it s a functioning kidney or not and will this make her more prone to infx? Any other info you may have would be helpful. Thanks! Abby
Asked On : Sun, 5 Aug 2012
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Thanks for the query.
1) This is a genetic condition.Thus nothing that you did or did not do during pregnancy would be responsible for this.
2) We can determine if the kidney function by doing blood and urine tests and if needed special scans like DTPA
3) There might be a risk of infections if there is a kink in the ureters or obstruction to the flow of urine.
Hope this helps
Good luck.
Answered: Tue, 13 Aug 2013
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