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Scan during pregnancy showed baby with kidney disease, had taken Novelon for few months after marriage. Could that be the cause?

Hi Dr. .. I am Radhika.. I have an issue ... I have a son 2yrs old... after marriage i consumed Novelon Pills for few months... After Three years i got pregnant and in the 7th month of the pregnancy.. while scanning ... i came to know my baby had a kidney disease... his One kidney had no growth... What i feel is because of using the Novelon My baby has a problem with the kidney... Pls confirm what is the reason for fetal kidney disease... Regds Radhika 0000 India.
Asked On : Fri, 14 Sep 2012
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Hi Radhika,

Use of Novelon, an oral contraceptive pill does not cause any adverse effects on the fetal kidney in utero. You should stop thinking that this was the cause for your son's kidney problem.

There are many causes for fetal kidney - mostly inherent from the parents like ARPKD. I cannot comment specifically on your son's problem as you say that one kidney has no growth. I could suggest you better with all the reports in detail.

The other causes are a problem with the renal formation itself, something known as renal agenesis. This is seen with pregnant mothers who accidentally took ACE inhibitor class of drugs.

Your pediatrician would be able to suggest you better on your son's health concern. You may ask a premium query on this forum, if you wish to get detailed response.

I hope this helps you.

Answered: Sat, 15 Sep 2012
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