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What symptoms can horseshoe kidney cause?

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About a third of the time, the condition causes no symptoms at all. But many kids will have some issues. The most common problems are:

  • Urinary tract infections (UTI), which can cause:
  • Fever
  • Bad-smelling urine
  • Needing to pee urgently and often
  • Pain or other problems when you pee
  • Kidney stones
  • Hydronephrosis, when something blocks the urinary tract and a buildup of urine makes the kidneys swell.

From: What Is Horseshoe Kidney? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Boston Children’s Hospital: “Horseshoe Kidney in Children,” “Horseshoe Kidney Symptoms & Causes,” “Treatments for Horseshoe Kidney in Children.” 

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Horseshoe Kidney (Renal Fusion) in Children.”

Merriam-Webster: “Genitourinary tract.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Symptoms & Causes of Kidney Stones in Children.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “What is a chromosome?” “What is DNA?” “Turner Syndrome,” “Trisomy 18.” 

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on January 23, 2018

SOURCES:

Boston Children’s Hospital: “Horseshoe Kidney in Children,” “Horseshoe Kidney Symptoms & Causes,” “Treatments for Horseshoe Kidney in Children.” 

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Horseshoe Kidney (Renal Fusion) in Children.”

Merriam-Webster: “Genitourinary tract.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Symptoms & Causes of Kidney Stones in Children.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “What is a chromosome?” “What is DNA?” “Turner Syndrome,” “Trisomy 18.” 

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on January 23, 2018

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