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Fetal Hydronephrosis

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 22, 2014
  • 07:16 PM

I am 14 weeks pregnant and last week, my baby was diagnosed with mild bilateral hydronephrosis with a partial obstruction. The cause of the obstruction has not yet been determined as even the gender is unclear. I had an amniocentesis and will get the results in a week. By then, we will know definitively its gender and, hopefully, the cause of the obstruction.

The amount of amniotic fluid is essential in monitoring the condition and, so far, the partial obstruction has not affected the amount of fluid in the gestational sac. When my baby is cleared from any syndromes, our doctor intends to put a catheter into my baby's bladder to drain the urine. If the procedure is successful, he will monitor the baby's progress very closely until I deliver.

Has anyone experienced direct medical intervention through catheterization prenatally? How did this procedure affect the overall outcome of the baby after it was born? Did it improve the condition of the kidney/s? If your child has been through this, could you please share your story with me?

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