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    Good afternoon to All

    I have just found out by an ultrasound that my soon to be baby boy has a blocked kidney should I be worried. The ultrasound lady said not to worry because he has two and they can remove it at birth if they need to another ultrasound will be needed at birth to determined the severity of it.
    Does anyone know should I be concerned.


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    I would try not to worry until they do the ultrasound when your baby is born.

    Alexander was born with a kidney problem that showed up when they did a ultrasound and he has been fine and both kidney's work well. This baby also showed dialation of the kidney like Alexander had but all can change from one week to the next and at the moment her kidneys are fine but wasn't a few weeks ago.
    I would talk to your OB about it when you see them next.

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    Try not to worry. Often this sort of problem resolves itself before birth. If not then a small operation after birth may be able to fix the problem. It is true that your baby has 2 kidneys and could easily live with only 1 if he had to.

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    This is picked up a lot on u/s before birth, but some appear to resolve in the first 2 years of life. They will keep close tabs on bub during childhood to make sure this is what occurs.

    Sometimes the obstruction remains, causing significant dilation and usually accompanied by pain - usually again picked up in childhood but rarely in adulthood. I can speak with authority on this as only a year ago my husband had some odd pain, and following an u/s and CT, it was an obstructed and badly dilated kidney (more than twice normal size). He's had surgery now to try to rectify it with limited success. The success rate for surgery though is 95-98% so he's just unlucky. The surgeon in Melbourne says he does about 2 per year, so relatively rare. Don't stress about it, chances are it will go away with no lasting probs.

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    Though not immediate concern as long as one kidney is working .I would be asking for a second opinion if I was you.Not just taking what sonographer says.

    My son has kidney reflux and it wasn't diagnosed inutero but they still treat it seriously and are checking his kidney function and he is under specialist care.Sometimes abnormalities present as blockage especially in boys.

    I understand from two other people whose babies had potential kidney abnormailites they needed extra scans before birth as well as checkup at birth u/s after birth just to monitor it.One was referred to specialist immediately after birth and later on had surgery .The other baby's problem resolved.

    Goodluck I hope it all goes well for you.

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    Hi there i was told at my 19 week scan that my bubs kidneys were a little behind compared to everything else. i havnt worried as i have just been sticking to my diet. is it true they say foods that contain vitamin A are good to eat as they help with kidney function and development? im just curious?
    Imhaving my 34 week scan to see how its all going tuesday. My ob said if he does have a little trouble with his kidneys it just could mean he may have a little reflux. and like people before have said they can have a small operation.
    good luck i will let you know how my 34 week scan goes.....
    try not to worry. take care loveTG

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    hope it all goes well TG

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