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495138 tn?1221217880

large kidneys in 20 week old fetus

Hi I was informed today by my doctor that my last ultrasound @ 20weeks showed that the baby had a little large kidneys. She didnt seem to concerned and set up and ultrasound in 5 weeks from now to make sure they have gone down to size. My mind is going to go crazy for the next 5 weeks . Just wondering if anyone has any info or experience  on this particular situation?

Thanks for your time ~Nikki~
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268356 tn?1236002604
Here's what I found on the internet:

Enlarged kidneys are commonly detected on sonograms before birth. The majority of time, nothing serious is wrong. In a small number of children, there could be an obstruction or problem that will require treatment. The most important thing at this time is whether the amount of amniotic fluid around the baby is normal.

Enlarged kidneys are quite common and are not due to anything mothers have done during pregnancy. Evaluation needs to be done after the child is born, and in most cases the kidney function is fine, and does not require treatment.

However, when there is a problem, the most common causes are:

A cystic kidney may be a sign that that kidney did not develop properly and is usually an isolated problem, meaning typically no other problems may exist.

Also, there may be a problem with the chromosomes, most kids with these findings are otherwise normal.
422823 tn?1229736847
I dont have any experience with this, but I also have been told that my baby has an abnormality, and I have to wait 4 weeks for a follow up, it is killing me. I honestly feel like I am crumbling. I just wanted to let you know that you are not alone in this torture!
495138 tn?1221217880
thanks soo much!! It's nice to know I am not alone. The wait is horrible!! I will pray that both of us have perfectly healthy babies.
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I am 28 weeks pregnant and have been told that my baby has bilateral renal multicystic kidney since my 18 weeks ultrasound scan. I have decided to continue the pregnancy, but it's really stressful when you are constantly told your baby will not survive.
Michelle S
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Hi Nikki,
I am in the exact same position as you.  I am very interested to hear what your doctor says.  I was told the same thing today and am feeling really nervous.  I will keep our babies in my prayers.  Thanks so much for sharing!!

1467069 tn?1286381287
i have a 1 month old son who when i was 20 weeks along i was told his kidneys were inflamed. nothing to worry about, almost 100 percent of babies with this problem fix themselves before they are born and mine did as well. dont stress cause you dont need to be getting high blood pressure, relax and everything will be fine, they most likely will want to do an ultrasound on the baby after he is born to make sure that they went back down, and they will, im sure of it :)
Avatar universal
I had the same thing happen when I went in for my 20 week ultrasound. Today I go to get my follow-up ultrasound. I'll let you know what the results are. I'm praying she's fine.
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