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Posted by: judy | 2004/11/01

enlarged kidneys in a foetus

please explain why the kidneys in a foetus can be enlarged and what can be done to not worsen the situation

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Possible causes are multicystic kidneys ( a developmental abnormality), polycystic kidneys (often genetic) or hydronephrosis due to a blockage in the drainage system of the kidneys. You should check which is the case with your baby.

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Posted by: Kippie | 2004/11/02

Best is to get medical advice.
My baby's left kidney was slightly enlarged on his detaied 13 and 22 week scan and thereafter the gynae also picked it up. This was closely monitored but when born, he had no complications whatsoever!!

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