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Kidney non-functional. Report said fetal kidney mildly enlarged. Need I worry?

Hi need help. I am in my 21st week and have done my level 2 ultrasound . Doctor said that left kidney of my child is non functional but the right kidney is doing fine. here is whaht report says - Fetal left kidney is mildly enlarged, has echogenic cortex ans shows a minimal pelviectasis: likely to be a dysplastic kidney. It measures 24X11X10mm across. The right kidney has a normal contour, echo pattern and size. It measures 22X10X08 mm. there is no right renal pelviectasis. No ureteric dilatation is seen. The urinary bladder has a normal contour and capacity. There is no post-micturition residue. No other dysmorphic development anomaly is delineated. Can somebody pls advice the condition of my baby. What about the future life of my baby
Asked On : Fri, 21 Sep 2012
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Urologist 's  Response
Jul 2016
Thanks for your query .You are in 21 weeks pregnancy and ultrasound scanning shows dysplastic left kidney.Your child's Rt kidney is functioning well.Since it is congenital anomaly nothing can be done .As the Rt kidney is functioning well you need not worry at all.There are proven facts that those who are born with only one kidney live normal life.Pl note Smt Indira Gandhi had only one kidney from birth.
Answered: Sun, 23 Sep 2012
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