Jessica (right) with her best friend and housemate Steph Moorghen
Huh?! Student rushed to hospital with urine infection discovers she has FOUR kidneys
A woman who underwent surgery on one of her kidneys was stunned to be told by doctors she had actually had four of them.
Jessica Curphey, 20, was rushed to hospital after she developed excruciating pain on her right side. Just weeks earlier, her GP had diagnosed a urine infection, prescribing her antibiotics. But scans at Surrey’s St Helier Hospital revealed what doctors first thought was a 17cm cyst on her right kidney. Then 11 days later, further tests showed Jessica actually had two kidneys on her right side, the second of which was the ‘cyst’ –and was so damaged it would have to be removed. But during the operation, surgeons discovered yet another kidney, meaning Jessica had four and the ‘extremely rare’ privilege of having double the amount.
After having the damaged kidney removed in June last year, Jessica is now raising money for Kidney