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Why would the ob say my baby needs to have a renal ultrasound?
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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Followup ultrasound
Prenatal ultrasounds are pretty routine now to verify dates/fetal growth/placental location, etc.
One common finding is some studies is a bit of extra space (dilated collection system) within kidney scan that may or may not represent a problem for baby. Babies don't make much pee in the womb but after 2 wks of age a followup study will tell me if it is a real issue.Ask your OB if its another issue.

In brief: Followup ultrasound
Prenatal ultrasounds are pretty routine now to verify dates/fetal growth/placental location, etc.
One common finding is some studies is a bit of extra space (dilated collection system) within kidney scan that may or may not represent a problem for baby. Babies don't make much pee in the womb but after 2 wks of age a followup study will tell me if it is a real issue.Ask your OB if its another issue.
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