Ive just had a scan at 31 weeks and my little boy has dilated kidneys , the consultant said this is very common especially in boys .I have to have another scan in 3 weeks and if the problem continues he will need antibiotics at birth and a scan , has anyone else had the same problem??
Yeah Jess had this we were so worried and were sent to specialist hospital where we saw a proffessor and he explained that 5mm was normal and 10mm was a really bad case, jess's kidneys were 6mm so not too bad, I had another scan at 32 weeks and it was back within the normal range and after birth the peadiatrian wanted to do a scan anyway and it has dialated again, waiting for another scan and to see where we go from there. Im not to worried as its borderline a problem, she has no problems weeing or anything
I have just had my 20 week scan - turns out we're having a boy - and his right kidney is dilated to 6mm. We have to go back at 36 weeks for another scan. The sonographer said it was a very common problem and often sorts itself out before the baby is born. If there is still a problem at 36 weeks they will check the baby when it's born and perhaps put it on antibiotics to prevent any bladder or kidney infections developing. Alternatively, if there is a blockage it might require a small operation to fix it. I know it's hard not to worry, but the baby isn't at any risk in the womb, and the worst case scenario is a small operation after he's born. But, in the majority of cases the kidney function is normal by the time the baby is born.
I shall be thinking positive thoughts for you all, and have everything crossed!
Honestly don't worry. I had dialiated kidneys when my mum was pregnant with me. When I was born they found out infact that one of my kidneys was normal and the other doesnt work (its just never grown/developed and doesnt function properly) I'm happy, healthy, got a beautiful baby boy and apart from a few checkups when i was younger had no problems whatsoever!
Yes- my daughter had dilated renal pelvices. ( same as your LO)
Mine only appeared at 37 weeks (emergency scan due to PIH)
She was on antibiotics every day from birth, she has had 2 ultrasounds and a catheter scan which showed the reflux has gone but her kidneys are a little slow to empty, so she is off the medicine now.
We're waiting to see the consultant in the New Year but it's all good so far.
on the plus side, Erin is fantastic at taking medicine (she has gotten used to it).
Our son has a severe dilated kidney it measured 17mm at 20wk had another scan last week at 34 weeks and it's now 34mm. Been told it's most likely kidney reflux and he will need a stent fitted at some point once he's born. He will need scanning at birth and at 2 weeks old he will be having a test the see how bad the reflux is. It's very scary to be told that your unborn child is poorly but kidney problems are actually the most common ultrasound issue an we have been told dispite being severe our son will be absolutely fine.
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