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Pyelectasis or Dilation of Kidneys-Level 2 Ultrasound

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Old 05-13-2005, 08:50 AM   #1
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Pyelectasis or Dilation of Kidneys-Level 2 Ultrasound

I am 26 Years old and 21 weeks pregnant this week I had a Level 2 Ultrasound because at my other ultrasound the tech had a hard time getting certain pictures of the heart and Spine, The specialist I went to to have this done told me that everything looks ok except for that there is dilation of both kidneys showing on the ultrasound one measured at 5mm and one at 6, he also told me that 95% of the time that this would go away by delivery, and that it is more common in Boys, and that is what is is, but I am still a nervous wreck I worry about everything since my misscarriage last year, my AFP test came out excellent and also all of my routine visits have gone very well so far, but then I also worry that I don't feel the baby move alot and at the last 2 ultrasound he was laying on his back, is that normal, I hear alot of people say the baby is constantly changing positions? Does or did anyone have any of these things or know someone who did?

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Old 05-30-2009, 08:20 PM   #2
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Re: Pyelectasis or Dilation of Kidneys-Level 2 Ultrasound

i'm also 21 weeks pregnant and at my routine ultrasound they found my daughter has one dialated kidney to 5. the other was 2. i know nothing as of right now, just wondering when u posted this and if u had any new imformation. that'd be great if u did. thanks. i'm also VERY worried about it.

Old 06-09-2009, 11:49 AM   #3
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Re: Pyelectasis or Dilation of Kidneys-Level 2 Ultrasound

Hi, they saw this on my Level II U/S at 20 weeks. Just one kidney was slightly over the size guidline for age. I followed up 4 weeks later, one kidney was still bigger, but within ranges for the age. And at my most recent U/S (32 weeks) - things were looking good.

I was told this is *very* common, and really does resolve in most cases - in fact, kidney dilation is one of the most common reasons for follow-up U/S.

I also happened to hear from a urologist (in casual conversation, not on a consult) that this is extremely normal to see as the babies system practices coming "on-line" so to speak.

I know it is easier said than done, but try not to worry.

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