A 35-year-old female asked:
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i am 28 weeks . my amniotic fluid level is 22cm. my fetal kidneys show minimal fullness of pelvicyceal system left 3.7 and right is 3.8mm. worried?

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Findings: If you're having a boy this could be an early sign of posterior urethral valves, which is easily corrected after delivery and shouldn't be an issue. Your fluid level is probably just fine. My only concern is that you haven't been tested for gestational diabetes yet.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
42 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
No to worry now: this is a snapshot in time. Those numbers do not sound too bad. I would suggest getting another ultrasound in about two weeks and see if this changes. Then you will know where you stand. Best wishes
Answered on May 22, 2015

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