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new born with enlarged kidneys

what if baby has enlarged kidneys by birth? is it dangerous?
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replied May 7th, 2014
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This is very serious problem
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replied June 2nd, 2014
You have to make an appointment with the specialist. Good Luck and I Hope your babies are healthy in short time !
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replied June 2nd, 2014
It depends on the cause. If the ureter (where urine goes after it leaves the kidney) is blocked due to the position of the baby in the uterus urine will build up in the kidneys and cause them to become enlarged. If after birth the pressure is taken off of the ureter and the baby is able to pee out the excess urine it is not an issue. However, if it is due to a blockage due to a genetic abnormality of the ureter, urethra or the valve separating them then surgery is required to fix the abnormality.
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replied November 17th, 2019
Hello and welcome to EHF !


I went through your query and i understand your concern.This might be due to hydronephrosis which often affects newborns as the urine overfill and backup into the kidney. You should consult the pediatrition for better advice.



Take care
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