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Dr plese tell if it is risky to deliver normally for baby & mother when the foetus is detected with renal pyrlectasis. Do it pressurize kidneys.?
Fluid in kidneys: The fetal pyelectasis is the dilation of the fetal renal pelvis. This dilation could be secondary to an obstructive process the the fetal urinary tract or a back flow of urine in the fetal urinary tract. Obstruction can occur at the level of the kidney, the ureter or the outlet of the bladder (urethra). The diagnosis is made by ultrasound during pregnancy. ...Read more
No.: Fetal pyelectasis refers to borderline prominence of the renal collecting system and is defined as >4 mm by 20 weeks; >7 mm between 20-30 weeks and >8 mm after 30 weeks. It is seen in 3% of all pregnancies associated with polyhydramnios and diabetes mellitus. It is a very weak marker of increased risk for fetal down syndrome but never causes mortal risk. Neonatal follow-up is required! ...Read more
At 20 week ultrasound, the baby's kidney showed renal pelvis dilation with calyceal dilation at 6 mm for both kidneys. There was no blockage in ureter. Opinions?
No question here: If you are asking "is there blockage in the ureter?" then the answer is possibly. Significant dilation in early gestation increases this risk. It is important to know that dilation (hydronephrosis) can occur without obstruction as well. If the amniotic fluid is low, see a pediatric urologist for prenatal consultation, particularly if you are having a boy (risk of urethral obstruction is high). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Some thoughts: 26 million americans have some from of kidney disease. Typically the cause of this is related to a history of diabetes or hypertension. Other kidney diseases, although less common includes those related to kidney stones, genetic diseases (polycystic kidney disease), intrinsic kidney diseases (glomerularnephritis) etc. Great question! ...Read more
Renal Profile: Testing laboratories identify a group of tests, blood and serum, for assessing kidney health and function. The standard profile includes: serum creatinine, blood urea -Nitrogen (BUN), sodium, potassium, chloride, bicarbonate, albumin, calcium, phosphate, 25-OH vitamin D, parathyroid hormone, Hematocrit, Hemoglobin, and urine studies: urinalysis, urine albumin and/or protein, creatinine - as ratio ...Read more
Renal anatomy: The solid tissue of the kidney is divided into an outer cortex and inner medulla. The blood is filtered and urine and is produced here. Urine is emptied into the collecting system of the renal pelvis. The ureters then transport urine to the bladder. Prominence or enlargement of the collecting system can sometimes indicate obstruction to this outflow. Bilateral means it is seen on both sides. ...Read more
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