Question by  jdesroch (23)

What are the implications of the doctors seeing an enlarged kidney in an unborn baby?

Yesterday at my ultrasound the doctor noted that my baby has an enlarged kidney, we are going to repeat the ultrasound tomorrow.


Answer by  kimber18 (514)

My SIL had the same result, and went through a battery of testing, and worry, only to deliver perfectly healthy little girl. Enlarged kidney can mean too much fluid, not properly functioning, in addition to other complications. Ultrasounds can be misleading at times, even to the professionals, which in turn causes alot of worry to parents-to-be.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

It could be a bad thing if your baby's kidney is enlarged. It sounds like they're going to look again to make sure though.


Answer by  momof2 (10)

It is most common in boys to have an enlarged kidney(s). More often then not they are born perfectly healthy. The doctor should monitor you very closely with consistant ultrasounds.


Answer by  SIDDHU (861)

In many cases the doctors see an enlarged kidney in that cases the doctor advise that after the baby is born immediately ultrasound should be done and measures taken accordingly.

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