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A little extra fluid in baby's kidneys?
ChristyAD posted:
I had an ultrasound today (i will be 20 weeks tomorrow) . Well the ultrasound tech said that he had a little extra fluid in his kidneys....what does this mean...I am scheduled for a level 2 ultrasound in two weeks to check up on his kidneys. She said his amniotic fluid looked good...and that she wouldn't worry too much . But, now im freaked really concerned. Has this happened to anyone else? I need some comforting words because I am just beside myself right now. Thanks!
AJ__Sparrow responded:
This has never happened to me, but here's a link I found about it:

Hope that it's nothing and that you are able to relax a bit! Babies give us such worries, don't they? :)
Me, DH, DD (7), DS (3), and Number 3 (EDD Aug. 9. A girl!)
mmmstar8806 responded:
hi...lurking from the 3rd tri boards...

it's a condition called hydronephrosis, it's fairly common in boys. My first DS was diagnosed with it at 20 weeks, and I had ultrasounds done every 4 weeks to monitor the fluid levels in his kidneys. This time around, this DS didn't have any kidney problems until I had my 30 week U/S (family history-so they were being cautious.) I don't know how much your LO's kidneys are dilated, but my DS's is fairly minor. When he was born they did an U/S on him, and something called a VCUG. (they use a catheter to fill the bladder, to see where the fluid buildup happens-the kidney itself or the ureturs [tubes that lead down to the bladder>) He sees a urologist every 6 months or so to check the levels. As long as your LO doesn't have major dilation, it'll run its course by the time they are 3 or 4. DS is on an antibiotic to prevent any possible kidney/bladder infections. Did they refer you to a urologist? Did they happen to say what the measurements were on his kidneys?? (probably not)

It's something that is a tad worrisome. Even if it turns out to be a minor case of hydronephrosis, it's something you have to deal with when they're young. You might be lucky and it will disappear after a few weeks of them being born (it is a possibility) If it turns out to be major, they would end up doing surgery to fix whatever is the main issue. I pray that isn't your case! If they didn't refer you to a urologist this time around, I hope they do at your next one...if not, make sure to ask! Hope that helped, look it up more if you'd like!
Me(23) DF(22) DS(1) EDD 7/4/11-BLUE team again! =D

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