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They told me my little mans kidneys are enlarged

Hi Alex, my anme is Candice I am 24 and I am 25 weeks pregnant with my first baby. I am a little worried at my 20 week scan they told me my little mans kidneys were enlarged and in my antenatal app the other day they told me they will have to keep an eye on them as they are dialted. They said its common with boys for their urethra to become blocked while in the uterus, but I am worried, Is this causing him any pain? Is this something I have done to cause it? I feel a bit guilty I dont want him to be in pain because of me?

Answer: Hi Candice, Your baby is not in any pain. It is important to be aware that the kidneys are enlarged so when the baby is born he will need more tests to check for signs of reflux that can damage the baby’s kidneys after birth. If there are no signs of relux the enlargement will subside. If he has reflux he will need regular checking during his childhood. The condition is treatable and there are various levels of the condition – some mild and some more severe. Best wishes, Alex
Answered: 22 Mar 2009