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June 7th, 2014, 08:35 AM
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I just got from my 19 week anatomy ultrasound. I am actually 18 weeks and 4 days. The tech doing the ultrasound said everything looked good. She said the only thing the doctor might speak to you about is the your baby's ureters are borderline dilated. I was really concerned and scared. I had a baby die before of no kidneys. I do have 3 healthy children. So the doctor comes in and this is a high risk place, he says that I had a really good ultrasound and everything looked great. Then he said we are going to schedule you to have a follow up ultrasound to check your baby's ureters because they are just a little dilated. He said one was 3.4 and the other was 4.3. I told him I was concerned and he told me that he thought that they would correct themselves before birth and if not most of them correct after they are born. I am so concerned and anxious. He says that this is a common finding and sometimes it is seen in babys with down syndrome but that was not in my case. He said most of the cases correct themselves. Have any of you had this problem?
The doctor didn't seem concerned about it. But you know how it is being a mom.
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June 7th, 2014, 10:27 PM
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Hugs and also congrats on your pregnancy. I can't offer advice because I've never even heard of this, but if your doctor seems fine with it I'm sure it's ok. It is hard not to worry, we all get that.

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June 8th, 2014, 12:09 PM
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I haven't had any experience with this, but it sounds like your doctor is on top of it, they're giving you a follow up and hopefully you will get the reassurance you need soon. Hang in there mama.
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June 9th, 2014, 12:35 PM
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I know how hard it is not to worry, but I agree, if your doctor is okay with it, try not to. They sound like they are on top of everything. Hugs for great news next time!
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June 10th, 2014, 07:27 AM
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I don't have any experience with this but if your dr says not to worry then I wouldn't worry. Hopefully at the next ultrasound all will be ok. Let us know how it goes.

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June 10th, 2014, 08:56 AM
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I had this with my second son, Kody. Around 19/20 weeks was when they found it with him, too. I have double kidneys and ureters myself, so I was worried about kidney issues in my babies, and then he did inherit some problem from me. He had dilated kidneys on both sides, and the ureter on one side was a bit dilated too. They just watched it, and said they don't usually intervene in utero, but wait till birth to see how baby does after they are off of mom's blood supply. I had a ton of anxiety the whole time, but in the end, he never needed surgery for it, and he is fine. He did end up needing surgery for an undescended testicle, but that turned out fine and he did swimmingly. It was stressful, but he is doing great. Feel free to PM me anytime if you have any questions along the way or if I can help at all or if you just want to vent.

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June 10th, 2014, 01:59 PM
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I had 3 kidneys at some point, Joy. They did a level II for me with Addy, hoping they do it with this one too, just to check and make sure that this baby doesn't have it too.
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