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.

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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...

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...

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

Consult. Consult your urologist or nephrologist. There are many options for hydro nephrosis and reflux however given that you child only has one kidney they may be extra cautious. Read more...
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...

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...

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...