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Unborn Baby Has Enlarged Kidneys On Scan What To Do Next
Pre or postnatal US?: Kidneys are occasionally generous in their size on a prenatal ultrasound and revert to normal by 2 wks. When this is detected in pregnancy, i generally do another study @ 2 wks if i will be following the child or after birth if they plan to move to another town or dr. A post natal study is more accurate & can define more precisely if there are issues like a backup of urine in a ureter. ...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
Maybe: If baby has polycystic kidneys, need to have a higher level us to screen for other abnormalities . Hard to say if kidneys are functioning well until after birth. ...Read more
Yes: This should absolutely be reevaluated after birth. That does not mean that the baby will necessarily have problems. ...Read more
Good night doc i did an ultrasound today and it appears that one of my unborn baby kidney is abnormal is that dangerous?
Not a definitive Dx: Prenatal ultrasounds are a bit unreliable when it comes to assessing the health of the kidneys. Since the kidneys may still be developing, it is not uncommon for there to be some variation in the findings. Unless the DX is dramatic, i generally wait until the kid is 2 weeks old & do a specific renal scan ti see if the prenatal finding persists.Most are amenable to treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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
Consult md: Enlarged kidney may indicate congenital abnormality. Please consult high risk obstetrician and pediatric nephrologist. ...Read more
?Degree of enlargeme: It would be important to know the degree of enlargement for that gestational age!! Some minor degree of deviation may just needs to be followed, significant deviation however may need immediate decision-making! A urologist might need to be consulted! ...Read more
When will i start hearing my unborn baby kicks? I'm 13 weeks, 2 days now, i don't seem to hear any moves though I have done my scan and everything ok
Can't hear: You will never be able to hear a baby kicking inside of you. You will be able to feel it move around 20 weeks. You can hear a baby move when using a fetal doppler. ...Read more
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