Posted by: Lin | 2006/07/26


Multicist kidney - 6 MTHS Pregnant

I am 6 mths. pregnant.After a sonar my Gyni. told me that things don't look good as he has detetected a multicist kidney.I am going for a 2nd sonar.
Do you have any advise?

Kind regards

Expert's Reply



A multicystic kidney means that the normal kidney tissue is replaced by many cysts or fluid filled cavities and cannot function normally. It occurs during the infant's deveopment in the uterus. In most cases only one kidney is affected and the infant can live and grow normally. In the past multicystic kidneys were removed, but these days the tendency is to leave them in place. Your gynae will advise you how to proceed from here. In the meantime read about multicystic kidneys on Google. You will find lots of information there.

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Posted by: deb | 2006/07/29

hi when I was 5mths pregnant I was informed too! that my child had a multicystic kidney !!! we went for various scans told various things offered amnio which I refused. The real term is MDKD, MULTIDYSPLASTIC KIDNEY DISEASE. We was extremely worried for her birth in case she was born downs or maybe something more because silly me was looking up wrong things on the net, such as polycystic and other things which have nothing to do with MDKD. Our little girl was born 2yrs ago with only 1 kidney which is fine !! shes had no problems and is like any other child. Please dont worry and good luck.

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