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Baby Boy Kidneys Englared please help.

I am due August 11th, My baby boy kidneys were enlarged sense 18 weeks, so I was going to the doctor every 4 weeks for a ultrasound to check his kidneys, then at 24 weeks, my water was high so I was going every two weeks for a ultrasound. At 26 weeks they told me my son kidneys got BIGGER, and now are hoping they will fix themselves. I had the SAME kidney problem with my daughter, expect hers NEVER got bigger they got fixed themselves before birth, but my unborn sons got bigger in just two weeks. Have this happen to anyone else? What was the outcome of this? Do they induce early for it?
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replied May 21st, 2013
Hi,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

In more than half of the children who are prenatally diagnosed with hydronephrosis 9kidney enlargement), the condition resolves itself and the cause is never known. In very rare cases, the condition will impair the flow of fetal urine to the point that there will be too little amniotic fluid (oligohydramnios). In that case, surgery may be required to drain the urine from your baby’s bladder and allow it to flow into the amniotic sac.

You need to get regular ultrasounds done to check the amniotic fluid status.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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