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At my 20 week ultrasound scan they said they were unable to see the left kidney, do they need to repeat it or do another test?

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Dr. James Cain
Nephrology and Dialysis 36 years experience
Repeat post partum: The absence of one kidney is entirely compatible with good health. It is possible that another scan will show normal anatomy. After delivery a repeat scan to confirm the first is a good idea, couple this with a check of your overall kidney health and a discussion of risks to the kidneys from lifestyle and disease states, with your physician.

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Last updated Jan 24, 2015

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