bilateral hydroneprhosis and short cervix

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
527 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@lollypop:  yes! I am having boy/girl twins and my anatomy scan revealed that little boy has mild pelviectasis – which i believe is the same thing as hydroneprhosis.  i went back for a repeat high level scan at 22w and baby boy’s kidney was still a bit enlarged. my doctors aren’t super worried. It’s apparently very common in boys and is caused by some blockage causing urine to build up in the kidney.  They reviewed the results from my genetic testing and told me that they don’t think the pelviectasis changed my results, so I shouldn’t worry about DS. doctors told me that the kidney issue usually resolves itself.  It’s thought to be caused by the increase in progesterone in mommas body that just slows everything down.  I’ll need to do another high level scan sometime before 32 weeks to see if the swelling is still there. If it is, they’ll check baby’s kidney when he is born and continue to monitor it.  I was really scared when I got the news, but I have come to terms with it now. im praying baby boys kidney resolves it’s issue. On its own. Hope the same happens for you! I can’t speak about short cervix, but I have read that lots of mamas who have issues like that still end up carrying to term. Hope it works out for you!

Post # 4
20 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

Our baby also was diagnosed with the “large kidney” issue at the anatomy scan. The doctor asked us to come back at 32 weeks (12 weeks later) because most clear up but they want to make sure and keep an eye on it. I just had that ultrasound and baby grew into his/her kidneys! We were very happy /relived to know it resolved itself. That being said i talked to a pediatrician before we found out the good news and he said it was nothing to stress over as most babies grow out of it at some point in the first year and usually doesn’t require treatment (just a couple ultrasounds to make sure everything is okay.) Worst case can be a surgery to open up the blockage when they are around one. I hope your baby gets good news too!

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