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    Default Dilated kidneys in baby during pregnancy??

    Not sure if this is the right place to put this but I'm just wondering if it is common for baby to have dilated kidneys in the womb?? Was found in the 18 week and 24 weeks scans with only mild improvement.

    DDs kidneys are only slightly dilated, and I understand the liklihood is she will be on antibiotics when she is born if they continue this way. My OB is advising not to be worried and is common.. I'm just not so sure.

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    As hard as it is try not to worry too much. Once baby is born they will put on antibiotics to prevent infection and will do ultrasound and a few other tests to find out what is wrong.
    My ds has had kidney issues but his wasn't picked up until he was 9weeks old and only because he had a severe infection.
    It is good the found it antenatally so they can deal with it straight away

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    Hi
    Just a quick note to say that my DS kidneys were dilated at 24 week scan but by the later scan I had at I think 32 weeks they were completely normal, the dr told me the same thing that is quite common.

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    DS2 had suspected renal reflux that they apparently picked up while he was around the same gestation.

    Once he was born they administered antibiotics and I was told to keep this up until my appointment at the childrens hospital- that was 9 weeks away! So I stuck to the antibiotics for about a week, decided it was absolute rubbish to keep his fresh new body on such harsh drugs just as a precaution, and then I stopped them.

    At his ultrasound appointment at the hospital he was all cleared from any kidney problems. IMO the damage the ABs could have done to his gut and other organs was not worth it just for precautionary sakes.

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    This happened with my DS. We had another scan at 32 weeks - same result - and another at 38 weeks - same again.

    He had an ultrasound in hospital at 5 days old and they were still dilated so we were referred to the Women's and Childrens hospital where he had a catheter inserted and his bladder filled with dye. Under x-ray they checked whether any of the dye was refluxing back up into his kidneys and it wasn't. He had a follow up ultrasound at 12 months old and although still dilated his pediatrician decided that is just the way he is - he has slightly bigger than normal kidneys

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    My dd had mildly dilated kidneys at 20 weeks but back to normal at 32 weeks. We had a follow up ultrasound when she was 6 weeks ild which was also normal. If they continue to be dilated they will put bub on prophylactic antibiotics.

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    My DS had a renal dilation found at the morphology scan. The scan was repeated at 35 weeks and the level of different between left and right sides has increased. He had another scan at 6 weeks and the level of dilation has decreased. We were just told to keep an eye on him for any signs of kidney/bladder infections and to take him straight to A&E if we were worried. So far he had been perfectly healthy :-) We were referred to the children's hospital and another scan is expected to be done at 6 months.

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    My son has both dilated kidneys to a point that the specialists said he has seen babies die from the size of my sons kidneys. It was pick up at 20 week scan and it grew in size over time. He is on antibiotics for a long while and having a scan tomorrow with the dye. With antibiotics and constant watch it is treatable.

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    Two of my three sons had this. The first we had another scan at 36 weeks and they were still dilated, then had a scan 6 weeks post birth and they were fine. Never any mention of AB's though?

    Second it was picked up at the 20 week ultrasound, then we had a more detailed scan three days later with a better scanner (for another condition they thought he had through fetal medicine unit) and they dismissed both...


    Goodluck! It isn't anything major to worry about, they will keep an eye on it.

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    My son was found to have dilated kidneys at 18 weeks and all follow up scans. He did get very sick at 3 months and was found to have a blocked ureter. I just wanted to share my story as it is important that you follow your drs advice about antibiotics etc. they can get very sick and infections can cause scanning. Hopefully it is nothing but sometimes there can be an issue.


 

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