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Hi ladies, I have been really busy and a little absent from the board lately but wanted to update you on my scan today. Dixon was active as usual and wasn't super cooperative for the tech, he is still measuring about a week ahead of my due date and pretty much everything was perfect. The one problem they saw was with his kidneys. They said that the inside of the kidney where the fluid fills up should be 4mm, but his is measuring 6mm. The doctor (who isn't my doctor) said that most of the time this will just correct itself, I go back at 30 weeks and they will do another ultrasound to see if it is measuring normal. If not, then they will do an ultrasound on him after he is born to see what is going on and he may need antibiotics to clear it up if its an infection. At this point, he said it is really nothing to worry about but I still don't like to hear that anything is abnormal! I have my regular check up with my doctor on Thursday so I am going to ask her for a better explanation of everything then. In the meantime, has anyone heard of this? Apparently it is more common in boys.
Hope everyone is doing well and had a great holiday weekend!!
There was a mommy in DD's DDC who had twin boys and one of her boys had a kidney issue when he was born. I think it was called kidney reflux. He had to have some tests and I think was on antibiotics for about 6 months to prevent kidney infections. He had to have a couple of tests done but it had resolved itself by a year and he has no problems from it I hope Dixon's resolves before he gets here!
One of my boys showed this issue on prenatal scans but it completely disappeared before he was born. We were told what you were told, that it typically corrects itself. It is called hydronephrosis, here is a link https://www.childrenshospital.org/az...geS1117P0.html. I remember that the dilation got larger from the first scan to the second scan but then started getting smaller and disappeared--if my 3 year old wasn't still asleep I would grab the scrapbook and tell you what the measurements were. I believe they did a follow-up u/s of his kidneys at his 1 or 2 month appointment.