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Unilateral Renal Agenesis
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
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
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
My 6 mo has unilateral renal agenesis and grade 4 reflux causing Hydrouereteronephrosis. Is antibiotic prophylaxis necessary in his case?
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
None: One kidney is sufficient for normal survival and reproduction. So no complications expected. ...Read more
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
Often by accident: The availability of ultrasound has increased the likelihood that an abdominal study done for an unrelated issue will pick up renal agenesis or other malformation. I suggest the study for first degree relatives of a person with such renal defects as their risk increases to 1/50 from the 1/500 of the general population.It might also be found when evaluating a kidney issue, like recurrent uti's. ...Read more
Absent left kidney: Means that the left kidney failed to develop, so there is only a right kidney present. Most people can lead a perfectly normal life with one kidney. They should avoid excess protein in their diet and minimize salt intake (good advice for everyone). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
By accident: Screening ultrasound during pregnancy to verify dates may pick up absence of single or both kidneys before any signs.Abdominal and kidney ultrasound to evaluate a persons pain or urinary tract infection may find it by accident.Relatives of those with kidney defects have a higher risk of any kind of kidney defect (10X) so ultrasound screening is worthwhile ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer