Up to 7 out of 10 children and adults with this abnormality will have symptoms. These can include:
Horseshoe kidneys have symptoms much more often than do other types of abnormal kidneys.
Kidney cancer is rare in children, but cancer tumors are somewhat more likely to occur in horseshoe kidneys than in normal kidneys. Some symptoms of a kidney tumor are:
- Blood in the urine (Hematuria)
- Mass in the belly
- Flank pain