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What does dilated kidney and bladder mean in fetus?

What does dilated kidney and bladder mean 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

Kidney (Definition)

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


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20wk u/s showed fetus has dilated pelvis in kidney. Should I be worried?

20wk u/s showed fetus has dilated pelvis in kidney. Should I be worried?

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

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Is it harmful to my fetus at 11 weeks if my left kidney is dilated with fluid around it? Thanks

Is it harmful to my fetus at 11 weeks if my left kidney is dilated with fluid around it? Thanks

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

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What does dilated fetal kidneys with normal amniotic fluid mean for a second trimester fetus?

What does dilated fetal kidneys with normal amniotic fluid mean for a second trimester fetus?

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 more

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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?

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

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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?

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 correlate 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 d ...Read more

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What does an enlarged kidney mean in a fetus?

What does an enlarged kidney mean in a fetus?

Several causes.: Trisomy 18/13, polycystic renal disease, multicystic dysplastic kidney disease, hydronephrosis, renal tumors (mesoblastic nephroma) are all possibilities. Expert mfm advice and serial sonography are required. ...Read more

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Can you find out if your fetus has cystic kidney disorder by ultrasound?

Can you find out if your fetus has cystic kidney disorder by ultrasound?

Absolutely!: A center competent in prenatal sonography should detect ~90% of renal cystic lesions. ...Read more

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What are the effects of water build up in the fetus' kidneys and is it dangerous? How can it be treated?

What are the effects of water build up in the fetus' kidneys and is it dangerous? How can it be treated?

Kindly check out: This informative link. I presume your oby has consulted a pediatrician and a urologist about your baby's condition. God bless you and your child! Http://urology.Ucsf. Edu/patient-care/children/hydronephrosis. ...Read more

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My fetus has just been diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease. What does that mean?

My fetus has just been diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease. What does that mean?

See below: Polycystic kidney disease is a inherited disorder and in your fetus case called autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease. Cysts are fluid filled cavities in the kidney. Your doctor will consult a pediatrician/pediatric nephrologist to decide the next steps. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Big subject: We have a limited amount of characters to answer in to comment on this.

Here is some info:

https://www. Cornellurology. Com/clinical-conditions/pediatric-urology/prenatal-hydronephrosis ...Read more

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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.

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.

See Genetics.: There are a number of things that need consideration when echogenic bowel and kidney anomaly noted. Chromosome anomalies in addition to Down syndrome need to be considered. Seek a Clinical Geneticist or Genetic counselor in your area.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Can anyone have a sonogram showing suspected kidney dilation in their fetus?

Can anyone have a sonogram showing suspected kidney dilation in their fetus?

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

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Can a UTI during pregnancy be harmful to the fetus even if it never develops to a kidney infection?

Can a UTI during pregnancy be harmful to the fetus even if it never develops to a kidney infection?

UTIs in pregnancy: UTIs are a problem in pregnancy mainly because they can lead to premature labor. An ordinary bladder infection which is treated properly presents no risk to a fetus. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Both foetal kidneys show mild dilation of pelvis measuring 4-5 mm showed up in 26 week fetus ultrasound Should I be worried?

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

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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?

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

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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

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 more

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29 weeks & my baby dilated a kidney?

29 weeks & my baby dilated a kidney?

Ultrasound: Ultrasound images may be misleading. It's best to view us over time to be sure there is or isn't a problem. Sometimes something seen on one ultrasound won't be seen again, or be related to an anatomical problem. ...Read more

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Why would an unborn child have a dilated kidney and be 1 mm bigger than the other?

Why would an unborn child have a dilated kidney and be 1 mm bigger than the other?

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

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Is it possible to dilate if my fetus is transverse?

Is it possible to dilate if my fetus is transverse?

Yes, but not much.: Transverse fetal lie is unstable and typically converts to either cephalic (head-down) or breech (head-up) in labor. If some uterine/fetal anomaly/tumor prevent this and your baby remains transverse during labor, your cervix will likely open rather slowly and stop at 5-8 cm. This a surgical urgency and cesarean section is required to avoid dire complications such as cord prolapse and fetal death. ...Read more

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I have sand in my kidneys and dilated pyelon of the left kidney. How is dilated pyelon treated? How to undilated it?

I have sand in my kidneys and dilated pyelon of the left kidney. How is dilated pyelon treated? How to undilated it?

Need clarification: I will have to assume a few things from your post. By "sand" I assume you mean kidney stones. And by "pyelon" I'm assuming renal pelvis, the outlet from where urine leaves the kidney. If it is dilated, there could be a number of reasons. There could be something obstructing the outlet like a stone, or a stricture along the ureter or bladder junction, or something else. Speak to your doctor first. ...Read more

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Can drinking one soda help flush a stone out or would it make the kidney worse? Would it help dilate and help stone move?

Can drinking one soda help flush a stone out or would it make the kidney worse? Would it help dilate and help stone move?

Any fluid helps: When trying to pass a kidney stone, drinking extra fluids of any kind increases urine production, resulting in an increased pressure head down the ureter tube to the stone, and dilates the ureter somewhat. All of this facilitates passage of the stone, assuming it is of passable size. Addition of the prescription drug Flomax relaxes the ureter tube and adds to the benefit of extra fluids. ...Read more

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I had a renogram done and it showed that my rt kidney was dilated without obstruction. The renal function was also noted as symmetric. What causes thi?

I had a renogram done and it showed that my rt kidney was dilated without obstruction. The renal function was also noted as symmetric. What causes thi?

Incidental finding: It is usually the after effects of something that occurred in the past and dilated the collecting system. For example, urinary reflux (where urine can backflowfrom the bladder into the ureter) can dilate the collecting system. It generally occurs in infancy or childhood, can in some cases cause no symptoms, and often resolves. Dilated collecting system can also be congenital) ...Read more

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I'm 29 weeks I went to have a ultrasound done & he said my daughter dilated that one kidney bigger than the other. What does it mean?

I'm 29 weeks I went to have a ultrasound done & he said my daughter dilated that one kidney bigger than the other. What does it mean?

Perhaps nothing: A dilated kidney on us can indicate a blockage in the ureter from the kidney as well as damage to the kidney. More often than not, however, this is a finding that resolves on its'own over time. It is the cost of of technology--finding things that may ultimately be of no significance. Serial ultrasounds will clarify this. ...Read more

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Why the collecting system is minimally dilated and ureter minimally dilated? Is there a risk for kidney failure. Can I take alcohol now.

Why the collecting system is minimally dilated and ureter minimally dilated? Is there a risk for kidney failure. Can I take alcohol now.

Obstruction: There is risk for kidney failure. You probably have obstruction from prostate enlargement or something else which should be ruled out. It needs to be corrected. ...Read more

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R-kidney 8.2 cms, l-k 9.0 cms, 7mm calculus at lower polar of r-k, moderate hydronephrosis and parenchymal scars l+r kidneys, ureters dilated. Serious?

R-kidney 8.2 cms, l-k 9.0 cms, 7mm calculus at lower polar of r-k, moderate hydronephrosis and parenchymal scars l+r kidneys, ureters dilated. Serious?

Serious...yes: The hydronephrosis part is what makes this serious. The stone is basically plugging the urine outlet and the kidney is suffering. You need to see a urologist and have lithotripsy to break up the stone. At 7 mm it is unlikely to pass on its own. Otherwise you may loose function in that kidney and since you already have some scarring, your kidney function reserve is dwindling. ...Read more

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I have few calculi in upper and mild calyx largest measuring 5mm at right kidney. Calculus measuring 4mm in left kidney. Along with left minimal hydroureteronephrosis with dilated entire left uretre.

See urologist: Your calculi seem not large enough for lithotripsy. These may pass on their own. The passage may be facilitated by placing a stent. It would be prudent to consult a urologist for proper treatment. Left untreated, even stones, this small, can damage the kidney.
Drink enough water every day so that your urine is mostly colorless. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a kidney stone with no blood in your urine? Cat Scan shows slightly dilated ureter but no stone shows. I only symptom I have

Is it possible to have a kidney stone with no blood in your urine? Cat Scan shows slightly dilated ureter but no stone shows. I only symptom I have

Yes possible: Yes it is possible. Or it's possible that you have already passed the stone. Certain smaller stones are hard to see on the CT. ...Read more