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Water in fetus' kidneys? Mama Bee+3 Due May 28 (twins); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Fresno, California 1880 posts
10th Aug '10

What does that mean for the fetus or my friend who's carrying her son? Just wondering because she just had an ultrasound and they found water in the babies kidney. Is there going to be something wrong with him or will she have to deliver early? TIA mamas

Christina/Chrissy Due March 31; 17 kids; Pennsylvania 8726 posts
10th Aug '10

water or amniotic fluid?

A, E & W's mommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Bulgaria 16458 posts
status 10th Aug '10

Apparently that often heals up by the time the baby is born.

Mama Bee+3 Due May 28 (twins); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Fresno, California 1880 posts
10th Aug '10

Actual water in the fetus' kidneys, she's going back in a month to check up on his kidneys.

Household 6 2 kids; Columbus, Georgia 17761 posts
10th Aug '10

If there's extra fluid on the kidneys it could be a sign of Downs Syndrome.
But tell her not to worry yet, because the same thing happened to my friend and at her followup ultrasound the baby was perfect.

Timothy Hay 2 kids; Georgia 22783 posts
10th Aug '10

That is extremely common in boys. My son had this issue and it resolved itself by 34 weeks.

Household 6 2 kids; Columbus, Georgia 17761 posts
10th Aug '10
Quoting Mama Bee{VBAC HOPEFUL}:
Rylee & Greyson's Mama 34 kids; Maine 2675 posts
10th Aug '10

Maybe Reflux, something I had and so does my daughter..

Mama Bee+3 Due May 28 (twins); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Fresno, California 1880 posts
10th Aug '10

Okay yay, it's a boy so maybe that's why his kidneys have water in them.

A, E & W's mommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Bulgaria 16458 posts
status 10th Aug '10

My son was born with kidney reflux that we didn't find until he was 5 mos old ( u/s missed it) and he was put on profolactic doses of antibiotics for 6 mos and a little after a year they did an u/s on his kidneys to see if it was still refluxing and it had sorted itself all out. If kids are born with it they tend to have it sorted out by 5 yrs at the latest, very few need surgical intervention. or at least that's what my sons urologist said.

Natasha. 2 kids; Tennessee 2212 posts
10th Aug '10

Very common, my son had it at his first anatomy scan had to go back at 30 weeks and he was fine. Nothing to worry about at all!