Hi doctor , Concerned About My Unborn Baby’s Kidney Swelling During Pregnancy: Seeking Reassurance and Guidance

    I am 26 women with no other health problems, I’m pregnant now my baby has a swelling in one of the kidneys even before it is born now, I have been to a doctor, they suggested nothing would happen but I am concerned and worried

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      Management depends on size of the swelling in follow up scan done after birth of the baby. If your doctor has reassured you, it must of very small size which has high chances of settling in post birth scans. Can discuss with your doctor in detail.

      Dr. Athiramurali Answered on December 9, 2023.
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        Depends on the degree of swelling of the kidney of the baby. It may improve with progression of pregnancy in approx 50% cases . Has a little bit association with aneuploidy as well. Will need follow up and post natal ultrasound and evaluation.  Follow up with your obstetrician/ fetal medicine specialist to see how things progress. 

        Dr. Dr Ruchika Answered on December 9, 2023.
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