CKD: Born With Pelvic Kidney

Last updated: May 2023

I was born with a pelvic kidney. I didn't learn this until I was 60. I used to get pain in my stomach. Mom said, "You have a cold in your stomach." So I would put a hot water bag on it and it went away. Little did I know, my kidneys were the problem. As I grew up, I had a lot of kidney problems and UTIs. Only when I was hospitalized for a kidney infections, did I find out I had a pelvic kidney. At that time I was 60 yrs old. I had chronic kidney disease (CKD). Now I'm 74 and still fighting.

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