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Ever heard of someone having 3 working kidneys?

My BIL went in to see how bad his kidney stones were,and they discovered he actually has 3 kidneys! And all are function-able!


Asked by butterflyblue19 at 9:25 AM on Feb. 25, 2013 in Health

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  • My uncle has 3 kidneys. 


    Answer by beeky at 10:33 PM on Feb. 25, 2013

  • No, but WOW! Perhaps he can donate the extra one to someone on an organ list. He literally has the gift of life!

    Answer by hellokittykat at 9:29 AM on Feb. 25, 2013

  • Three working? No, but my SIL does have a nonfunctioning duplicate kidney on her right side.

    Answer by mommy_jules at 9:36 AM on Feb. 25, 2013

  • I have actually heard of this and I also heard that if you have multiple organs, that sometimes one becomes "lazy" so even though you are healthy and functioning normally you should NOT remove the extra organ.

    Answer by luvmygrandbaby at 9:46 AM on Feb. 25, 2013

  • That's what I suggested to him.

    Comment by butterflyblue19 (original poster) at 9:36 AM on Feb. 25, 2013