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Dilated Kidney In Fetus
LUTO?: Lower urinary tract obstruction (luto) can present with low amniotic fluid (oligohydramnios), large fetal bladder and hydronephrosis. If bilateral, this is a bad diagnosis with poor prognosis for survival and even poorer for intact survivial and few treatment options with any chance of long-term success. ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
Dilated Pelvis: Prenatally it is not uncommon to see these things on ultrasound and certainly they need to be followed during the subsequent weeks. But often they resolve and can be minor things. Following by ultrasound is very important and will give the answers you are looking for. ...Read more
Not fetus---you: Your fetus is pretty well protected. But it is important to keep you healthy as your fetus's health ultimately depends on you. You need to find out why your kidney is dilated with fluid and get that treated. ...Read more
No big deal.: Detecting renal problems by fetal ultrasound is very accurate and efficient because it can prevent serious complications postnatally. Fetal renal pyelectasis or even hydronephrosis is nothing to worry about, provided the amniotic fluid is monitored and remains normal. The neonatology team should be notified at birth to institute appropriate follow-up for the newborn; monthly ultrasounds are needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
25wk fetal boy; us shows eif, and both dilated kidneys 5.2mm/5.8mm pyelectasis, normal quad screen testing, should I be worried? Is this serious?
On the fence. If: There were > 2 markers, especially if they included nuchal thickening ; hyperechoic bowel, your OB would have offered a genetic amniocentesis to rule out aneuploidy, an abnormal # of fetal chromosomes. Ask to see a fetal-maternal medicine specialist who can review fetal growth ; markers, do a super-high-tech fus ; maybe a fetal echocardiogram. Then make an informed decision about amnio. ...Read more
What does thickening of kidney tissue mean in a 20 week fetus one md says DS the other says it means it's developing. What's your thought?
Here are some...: To save your time and avoid unnecessary worry & anxiety, it would be most beneficial to refer this question to your OB-doc who ordered the test. To interpret prenatal US of a fetus, it is good idea to correct with your overall clinical picture and other parts of the fetus; at times, a second US in 6-8 weeks may be needed for comparison and deduction of the related clinical consistency. So, ask doc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the effects of water build up in the fetus' kidneys and is it dangerous? How can it be treated?
Daughter in law have alter sound today she was told the fetus kidneys are larger than normal She is dues in November. Please explain? What cause?
In 20w us fetus had echogenic bowel and kidney dilating slower than other. Ds chance s 1:100000.no CF or infection. Baby is normal? Preg time bcms scary.
0.5-1% Pregnancies: Kidney dilation (hydronephrosis, renal pyelectasis) is a common us finding noted in up to 1% of pregnancies. Often times they amount to nothing but in rare cases they're associated with chromosomal anomalies (down's, t21) or genitourinary problems like kinked valves or cysts. These should be followed up with a 3rd tri us and/or genetic testing. ...Read more
Can a UTI during pregnancy be harmful to the fetus even if it never develops to a kidney infection?
I had ct scan of my kidney last week and after I came to know that I m pregnant of two weeks. Will ct scan affect my fetus. Confused. Help me?
Don't make a habit.: The radiation dose from a single CT scan (1) causes effects which can't be undone, so there's no point in worrying about it, & (2) isn't likely high enuf 2 affect the fetus. That being said, don't make a habit out of getting CT scans. Understand the reasons & ask 4 alternatives. Radiation is different than medicine in that the dose is LIFETIME CUMULATIVE (it's like a medicine that never leaves). ...Read more
Both foetal kidneys show mild dilation of pelvis measuring 4-5 mm showed up in 26 week fetus ultrasound Should I be worried?
Fetal Kidneys: Would not be worried with mild dilation of fetal kidneys. This is not an uncommon findings, and usually is not significant. However, your doctor may repeat the ultrasound just to be sure. As long as your growth is fine and amniotic fluid is normal, it's not likely anything to be worried about. ...Read more
My sister in law's baby died in utero around 16w. No amniotic fluid but she didn't have leaking. They said fetus was dehydrated. How so? Kidney issue?
Could be: Amniotic fluid includes urine made by the fetus during pregnancy.Those that have poorly formed or no kidneys or a severe blockage to their urine outflow, will not create enough amniotic fluid. The fetus remains so tightly shrinked wrapped, that they also can have poor lung growth (no room).These can survive pregnancy but die soon after birth. A loss early in pregnancy may indicate another issue. ...Read more
Hi, My wife is in her 28th week of pregnancy and recent scan shows problem with the fetus kidneys. One of the kidney has multiple cysts and other kidney shows dilation. The reports says: The fetal right kidney measures 52mm in length, shows dilation of p
Cystic kidneys: Sounds like either ARPKD (Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease) or renal dysplasia due to obstructive uropathy. Both these conditions are compatible with life depending upon fetal lung maturity. Believe it or not-- you need normal kidneys for lungsto develop in utero. In any case my best advice to you would be to consult with a Pediatric Nephrologist, before the birth of the baby. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Interpreting studies: It is not rare to find a prenatal ultrasound that reads"dilation of renal pelvis" or to have one kidney be slightly larger than the other. Since the fetal environment, and demands on the kidneys differ than that of life after birth, I look on this as just something to follow. I get a followup kidney US at 4-6 wks, and most are normal. If not, it suggests a blockage in urine flow. ...Read more