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hi, I have small right kidney and a urinary reflux.doctors says its almost non functioning.due to this problem i also have renal hypertention and am on medication since i was 14 years old.( tablet nuril 5)I am 28 and married and planning to have a baby but not sure if i can concieve with this medical condition and if yes will i and the baby be safe during pregnancy


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replied May 11th, 2010
Kidney Conditions Answer A11974
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem concerned by the small non functioning right kidney with renal hypertension and its impact on child bearing.
If the periods and ovulation are normal with the female, this is a good sign. It sounds as if things are functioning normally and appropriately.
I have seen patients with one kidney have children with no difficulty whatsoever. The only issue of concern would be whether or not their kidney issues were genetic and could be passed down to their children. This of course would relate more to the decision to have children rather than whether or not they were able to. Conceiving children was never an issue.
Your pregnancy might be high risk because of renal hypertension that you have and you need regular follow ups after conception to monitor the BP and take remedial action as fast as possible.
Hope this helps. Take care.
Note: This post is not to emphasise final diagnosis as the same cannot be made online and is aimed just to provide medical information and no treatment suggested above be taken without face to face consultation with health care professional.




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