I'm looking for some replies from people with knowledge or experience of having a duplex system and being symptomatic of it. For years I assumed I had damaged my kidneys from my bulimia and laxative abuse days. Now I know that my kidneys play up because I have a duplex system. The exact words used from the consultant was a duplex kidney but I'm dubious and I'm thinking it's just extra tubes. After two c-sections I'm positive my dodgy kidney would have been picked up sooner. I've also had ultrasounds done on liver/pancreas/gallbladder and it bugs me that it wasn't picked up when at the same time they scanned my kidney(s?). Then one year later it was finally picked up. It was picked up because I have had some irregular bleeding that they assumed was down to gynae and as everything checks out there they're now saying it was probably my kidneys/bladder. And because my urine has been positive for +++white cells and ++blood. But when cultured no microorganism could be grown.
Anyway, I am symptomatic requiring antibiotics about 4 times a year, with symptoms that I try to control myself more frequently than that. Generally I only go to see my GP when I pee blood or my personal management (drinking more fluids) doesn't work.
Thanks in advance of any advice or help or experience anyone can offer. I'm especially interested in treatment options. Ali x