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ask: THEY SAID MY KIDNEY HAS DROPPED AND SITTING ON MY UTERIS

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i am having alot of pain is this the cause and will this require surgery

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Susan Cody HERWriter Guide

Hi Anon

Thanks so much for your post!

Your kidneys are fairly high up in your back and your uterus is in your pelvic region (far below your stomach) and in the middle. It's very unusual for a dropped kidney to have fallen on the uterus and to require surgery. 

However, surgery, in unusual cases, is certainly possible and/or necessary. But only your doctors and you can determine if this is necessary for you based on your own circumstances. There are other methods to cope with a dropped kidney (also known as nephroptosis) like placing a stent/catheter inside the body. You need to talk to your doctor about all your options before considering surgery (the surgery is called Nephropexy). 

Here is a thread from other readers with this issue and considering surgery. Let me know if it helps!

http://www.empowher.com/community/ask/does-anyone-know-about-nephroptosi...

Best,

~Susan

January 5, 2012 - 10:57am
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