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Doctor insights on: Unilateral Ovarian Agenesis

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Would someone with unilateral renal agenesis have a good quality of life?

Would someone with unilateral renal agenesis have a good quality of life?

Possibly: Many without a kidney go though a normal life and never know it. Renal anomalies occur in ~1/500 persons, and up to 1/50 of those related to one with a defect. As long as the person has no events that damage or infect this organ, they can live well with only one. If discover this by chance, i encourage the person to stop riding horses ; make other lifestyle choices to protect the organ. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the life expectancy for people with unilateral renal agenesis?

Please help! what is the life expectancy for people with unilateral renal agenesis?

Depends on variables: As long as there are no additional issues this will have no significant impact on lifespan. This is why we can give a kidney to a sibling/spouse/stranger and not suffer long term effects. ...Read more

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What are the short and long term risks in a newborn with unilateral renal agenesis?

What are the short and long term risks in a newborn with unilateral renal agenesis?

No problem: Many people go through life with this defect and never know they had it.We only need one as long as it stays healthy. I counsel people to avoid sports or activities that would put the remaining kidney at risk.In the us that includes contact sports, horse riding etc. ...Read more

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What are the complications of a pregnancy in a woman with unilateral renal agenesis?

What are the complications of a pregnancy in a woman with unilateral renal agenesis?

None: One kidney is sufficient for normal survival and reproduction. So no complications expected. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the complications of pregnancy in a woman with unilateral renal agenesis?

I was wondering what are the complications of pregnancy in a woman with unilateral renal agenesis?

Renal function: One normal kidney is sufficient for normal kidney function. So if its is unilateral, please check your kidney function. If it is normal, you may not be at risk for bad outcomes with pregnancy. If you do have abnormalities in kidney function, you need to monitored closely- worsening of kidney function. For fetus- low birth weight, preterm , sometime miscarriages. ...Read more

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My 6 mo has unilateral renal agenesis and grade 4 reflux causing Hydrouereteronephrosis. Is antibiotic prophylaxis necessary in his case?

My 6 mo has unilateral renal agenesis and grade 4 reflux causing Hydrouereteronephrosis. Is antibiotic prophylaxis necessary in his case?

Probably: The use of antibiotic prophylaxis is a very debated subject in pediatrics & pediatric urology currently. Given the age of the child, I think most physicians would. I'd follow the recommendations of his doctor, since he/she knows him best. ...Read more

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3 m/o w/unilateral renal agenesis, bilat syndactyly of toes 3-4, seizures, failure to thrive, no muscle tone, low ears, heterotopia. Not SLOS. ideas?

3 m/o w/unilateral renal agenesis, bilat syndactyly of toes 3-4, seizures, failure to thrive, no muscle tone, low ears, heterotopia. Not SLOS. ideas?

What did the : Chromosomal Microarray reveal ? This is a baby for whom a team of "medical home " pediatrician, pediatric neurologist, geneticist, developmental/behavioral pediatrician, audiologist, pediatric ophthalmologist Early Intervention therapists & a medical social worker/case manager & more is needed to assure funding, services, & family support for accurate diagnosis & management. ...Read more

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Does a unilateral oophorectomy for painful ovarian cyst lasting over 2 years make sense?

Does a unilateral oophorectomy for painful ovarian cyst lasting over 2 years make sense?

Sure. Maybe...: I'm assuming this is for you! At 62yo, there is no reason (other than limiting risk) to just take out 1 ovary when you are "opened up." It's always a best guess that it's the ovary causing pain. Odd that you are 10 years postmenopausal and have ovarian cysts - those things should be shriveled prunes about now! I hate to stir the pot, but if it were me, I'd rip out both of those little time-bombs. ...Read more

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My wife had a unilateral salipingo oophorectomy 2 months ago for ovarian cancer - bikini incision. Surgeon said we must wait 7 months to have sex. Why?

My wife had a unilateral salipingo oophorectomy 2 months ago for ovarian cancer - bikini incision. Surgeon said we must wait 7 months to have sex. Why?

Ovarian cancer: What you are describing is not a standard treatment for ovarian cancer. If she had a debulking or staging for ovarian cancer which includes a hysterectomy (unless she wants more children), then it is recommended to wait six weeks for the top of the vagina to heal. I recommend that your wife see a gynecologic oncologist (a doctor specifically trained to treat women with reproductive cancers). ...Read more

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Im a 40-year old woman who was diagnosed 5years ago of having vaginal agenesis. How common is this disorder? I feel completely alone

Im a 40-year old woman who was diagnosed 5years ago of having vaginal agenesis. How common is this disorder? I feel completely alone

Uncommon: You have a "mullerian" anomaly, one of the intersex conditions. Make sure your doctor has checked if you have a uterus, cervix and kidneys. You need a reproductive endocrinologist who can a also show you how to dilate/create a vagina. You do have ovaries since these come from a different original tissue. Find a support group, either online or from your doctor. You are not alone. ...Read more

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