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Old Sep 18th, 2011, 09:49 AM   1
luckynumber3
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Fluid in kidney?


Hiya thought this might be the best Place to post as didnt really get a response else where, I would appreciate any experience on this as it is worrying me! I had a private scan yesterday and was told baby had excess fluid in his left kidney, 11mm instead of 6-9. The sonographer wanted to ring my consults t right away but i didn't have my notes with me. I rang hospital today and will speak with consultant later it I just wanted to ask if anyonehas had this happen? Should I be worried about baby? What's the worst case scenario as I really don't know what to expect xx



 
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Old Sep 18th, 2011, 10:00 AM   2
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My son had 2 enlarged kidneys, and by the time he was born only one was enlarged, and only slightly. I spent my entire pregnancy worried, going from specialist to specialist with NO answers. My baby is 5 months only, and his left kidney is still enlarged but the kidney doctor said it should be gone by the time he is 1 (it has gotten smaller since birth) and even if it doesn't, it's nothing to worry about. From my understanding its very common in boys like 1 in every 200 births.



 
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Old Sep 18th, 2011, 15:25 PM   3
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Our baby also has this, and I too have spent the last two months since they diagnosed it worrying and worrying. We have been to the high risk OB twice now, and go to Children's Hospital on Wednesday to meet with the pediatric urologist and find out where to go from here and they will do another u/s. It started as both kidneys, but now one is down to 5 mm where it should be, the other is 1.2 cm and seems to be growing still due to an obstruction. My advice is limited as we haven't had our baby yet and we don't know what the end result will be, but I can understand how you are feeling now.

Basically what they have done so far is just monitor the kidneys and my fluid levels, as well as the baby's bladder as there is no harm to the baby in utero. Worst case scenario, baby has to have surgery after birth, but many do go away on their own or just need antibiotic treatment. It is a marker for down syndrome, but most women I have spoken to said this is just something they have to tell you, and is rare. But they may try to push you into an amnio, they did with me even though that was my ONLY marker. I turned it down, but am almost sure baby does not have ds.

As PP said, it is very common in boys, 4-5 times more common than in girls, and has a better outcome in boys also. They will tell you whether they think it is reflux or an obstruction, and what the plan is for you once you see your mw. It is hard to know anything for sure until baby is here though when they can do tests directly on them rather than you. As my doctor, my high risk OB, and the nurse at Children's have all told me, this is not life or death and not something you need to stay up worrying about, it is fixable. However, trust me, I still stay up worrying, it is hard not to, but they are completely safe until delivery so long as you fluid levels are okay. PM me if you have any other questions There are a few ladies who have been very helpful to me, hopefully some of them will see this and be able to give you some advice too!



 
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Old Sep 18th, 2011, 17:34 PM   4
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Thank you so much ladies you have both been very helpful, and I'm glad you are being monitored and looked after! I guess I'm also concerned as you mentioned about fluid levels, mine are low. My daughter was induced because Of next to no fluid so definately hope they will keep an eye on me. I'm really glad I had that scan or I wouldn't have known! X



 
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Old Sep 18th, 2011, 18:04 PM   5
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Thank you so much ladies you have both been very helpful, and I'm glad you are being monitored and looked after! I guess I'm also concerned as you mentioned about fluid levels, mine are low. My daughter was induced because Of next to no fluid so definately hope they will keep an eye on me. I'm really glad I had that scan or I wouldn't have known! X
They might just be low for no reason, I mean if they were low with your first pregnancy, then just might be just the way it is for you and have nothing to do with the kidneys! Especially since his one kidney is normal, I would not stress!



 
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Old Sep 19th, 2011, 08:25 AM   6
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Hi Hun my little man has chronic unilateral hydrophronesis, this is the medical jargon for what your son has. any questions you might have however small or trivial they may seem done hesitate to pm me. Obviously my son is 6months old now and he had worst case so please don't panic all I know all to well how hard it is not to.

Mammawannabee - how you doing hun you sound so much more positive now, keep me posted on how it all goes.

Above posters have covered Everything but if you would like so details of ante-natal and post-natal care just pm me



 
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