Patient Story

I was an energetic, happy toddler playing, reading books and my life was normal

I was not aware of my condition till I developed frequent urine infections as a child and was diagnosed to have Posterior urethral valves and got operated on to correct the birth defect when I was 3 years old

I had a normal childhood and could continue with my education and spend time outdoors with my friends

I had to take a lot of antibiotics because of multiple episodes of urinary tract infections which was painful

When I turned 25, I was diagnosed with Kidney failure and had to undergo dialysis which itself is not painful but spending time in the hospital about 15hrs /week to get dialysis treatment was boring

After the session of dialysis, I used to feel weak and tired and could not go on holidays

Fortunately, I met Dr. Kavitha Gone, Nephrologist and Transplant Physician under whose guidance I received kidney transplant at the age of 26 which was successful and I’m very happy after my transplant as I feel more energetic, able to travel and lead a normal life, have a normal diet, and able to do my job

I’m very thankful to my doctor

Posterior urethral valves (PUV) are obstructive membranes that develop in the urethra (tube that drains urine from the bladder), close to the bladder. The valve can obstruct or block the outflow of urine through the urethra. When this occurs, the bladder, ureters and kidneys become progressively dilated, which can lead to kidney failure