Please help.....Water on the baby's Kidneys

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Wild Child Posts: 1694
I had my 22weeks scan yesterday and the doctor said everything was fine apart from the fact the baby had water on kidneys she said all babies have this but at 22weeks its around 3mm and my baby had about 4-5mm she did say it was nothing to worry about as it could be at a fine level at the next scan (she booked me in for another scan at 32weeks) The more I think about it the more I worry I'm probably just worrying for nothing but cant help it I know it must be something if I got booked in for another scan.....has anyone experienced this I would love to hear from you as I dont want to start looking on google gods knows what I'll find! Also got some briliant news it looks like the baby didnt get my Polycystic Kidneys so that was a huge relief!!! And also everything else looks perfect so we are completely delighted about that!
swissgirl Posts: 2301
Hi Wildchild. That is great news about the polysistic kidneys. My best friend got the same prognosis at her scan and was up the walls for hte whole pregnancy (at a later scan the value was still quite high) but her daughter was born with no kidney problems and has always been fine since. Hoping you have good news at your scan but either way - try not worry x swiss
Wild Child Posts: 1694
Thanks swiss girl :lvs Hope your doing well I know you must be worrying so much I have you in my prayers so hopefully all the praying will work :xox
serenity Posts: 3675
Hi Wild Child, Just reading this now.... I don't know anything about it but I would try to take heart from 2 things... She told you not to worry (now I know you actually NOT worrying is easier said than done), but she did not say, that she was concerned or anything like that... Secondly, she is booking you back for a scan in 10 weeks, if she was concerned that it would get worse or whatever, I am sure she would have you back sooner or explain if there was something you could do to make it better or whatever.. I would try to take heart from the fact that she told you not to worry - so she does not seem overly concerned but the next scan is just precatutionary to see how things are at that stage... Delighted all else was perfect with your little bubba... Big hugs xx
The Contented Little Mummy Posts: 600
Hi I had exactly the same thing. Our bub was measuring 5mm at our 21week scan for one kidney and the other was fine. Sonographer said that many places wouldnt bring you back for another scan but the coombe does as its measurments are I spose you could say more strict then other hospitals. I was told by my consultant that he was sure that it was just that the kidney was immature, and that he didnt think it would be an issue when they redid the scan. If it the measurements were still out then at birth bub would have an ultrasound and a dose of antibiotics and that should see it sorted if the measurments were still out. anyway like yourself it was a big worry for me but great news is had a the repeat scan yesterday at the coombe and its all normal. It is one of the most common things that they pick up on, so you are def not alone. Your bub has alot of growth to do until your next scan so chances are it will all catch up. So try try try not to worry as I am sure your bub will be like mine and catch up. :wv :wv :wv
Wild Child Posts: 1694
Thanks Serenity :thnk :thnk :thnk Thanks a mill MissH for sharing your story it really has made me relax at least I know there is a positive outcome and its very common! I will just be saying loads of prayers for the next 10weeks and hopefully that will do the trick! Thanks again and best of luck for the birth only a few weeks left how exciting!
mamadotie Posts: 884
Hi Wild Child Exact same thing happened at my 20 week scan. I was brought back for 30 week scan, and the fluid had increased to 8mm at the scan - but again they said not to worry. I was brought back for another scan at 36 weeks and this time the fluid had reduced to 2mm. The sonographer said that fluid on the kidneys is really common and not anything to worry about at all. After DS was born he had to have an ultrasound which found there was still fluid but it had reduced to 0.8mm. As a precaution he had a follow up scan when he was seven weeks old, and this time the fluid was completely gone from one kidney and just 0.1mm above normal on the other kidney. He has to have one more scan at a year old to confirm everything is ok - but other than all the scans, it has made no difference whatsoever. In the few days after baby is born they will ask you in the hospital to keep an eye to ensure there are plenty of wet nappies. And according to any of the hospital staff I spoke with, this is a fairly common diagnosis and in most cases it fixes itself. In cases where it doesn't fix itself, baby may need antibiotics after birth - but that's it. So it really is nothing to worry about. I managed to put it out of my mind during the pregnancy. Instead I just thought about the good part, which was that I got extra scans during pregnancy and got to see loads of babs before he was born! Oh and if you're interested in finding out the gender, one gender in particular has a tendency to have this problem - I think the ratio is 90 to 10 or something like that. :)
BB1 Posts: 752
Hi Wild child. My little man had the same problem and was detected at 20 wks, still there at 32 and 37 wks. When he was born he was sent for an ultrasound in crumlin childrens hospital at 6 weeks old, i was told this was because they like to give the kidneys a few weeks to see if it clears up once everything is functioning. Problem was still there and we were referred to a specialist in crumlin. He was sent for some other types of scans (liquid dye injection to see actual functions of the kidney, sorry but dont know the name of this), didnt bother DS at all. Turned out he has a small blockage, nothing major and it doesnt require treatment. He's being monitored in Crumlin till he's 3, annual ultra sounds. Theres not a bother on him, never even so much as a kidney infection. Try not to worry hun, it'll probably turn out to be nothing :wv
pixiechick Posts: 647
Hi Wild Child I had my 20 week scan in October and was told my baby has water on the kidneys too,it really really scared me. I have to have another scan in January. I have since asked my GP and Consultant about this and they said its common enough and it usually sorts itself out by birth. The consultant told me not to worry as even if baby is born with this,they will monitor it. He said that its easily treated with antibiotics or at the very worst case a stent will be put in. HTH.
hipbaby Posts: 4530
HI WC great advice there from the girls, try not to worry as honestly if she was really concerned she would have brought you back much sooner and as it is that would probably be your next scan date anyway! Mind yourself and relax!