Avatar universal

Kidney failure?

I was born with a twisted tubule in one kidney.
After a few years of generally being a teenager i started to feel a bit off. I went to the doctors and they said there was an anomaly in my blood test so they sent me for a kidney ultrasound.
They found i only had my right kidney left.

Is it possible for a kidney to fail due to a twisted tubule and simply be absorbed into the body?

I can think of a time where i was 12 and i had a horrible pain in my abdomen for about 6 hours (worst pain ever) but it went away and i didn't bother going to the doctors. I don't know if that could be related.

I also need to urinate frequently and find it very difficult to pass urine. I have been to my GP but i have tested negative for kidney and bladder infections as well as prostate cancer.

Does anyone have an explanation?

2 Responses
Avatar universal
I also have kidney pain upon waking, if that helps?
1711789 tn?1361308007
Hi there!

Well, without knowing the relevant clinical details or a detailed clinical evaluation it would be difficult to comment specifically on the situation. Renal anomalies could be responsible for decreased or deranged renal function and may lead to renal failure. One working kidney is enough for normal functions of the body. It would be difficult to comment if your other symptoms could be related. I would suggest discussing the situation and the suggested management plan in detail with your treating nephrologist.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Urology Community

Top Urology Answerers
11369760 tn?1449504372
Southwest , MI
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Dr. Jose Gonzalez-Garcia provides insight to the most commonly asked question about the transfer of HIV between partners.
For people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), the COVID-19 pandemic can be particularly challenging.
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.
Here’s how your baby’s growing in your body each week.
These common ADD/ADHD myths could already be hurting your child
This article will tell you more about strength training at home, giving you some options that require little to no equipment.