Hi! My wife is pregnant. Recently she had ultrasound. Doctor suspect that baby have bilateral hydronephrosis. What kind of disease is this?
Hi! Bilateral hydronephrosis is the distention of the pelvis and calyces of both kidneys. Bilateral hydronephrosis develops when the pelvis and calyces of both kidneys become distended because urine is unable to drain from the kidney down the ureters into the bladder. Advances in fetal ultrasound have given specialists the ability to diagnose obstructive uropathy in the fetus before birth. Bilateralobstruction of the urinary tract can be diagnosed by fetal ultrasound. Newborns who have been previously diagnosed with obstruction while still in the uterus can receive prompt surgical correction of the defects, often with good results. Find other doctor who will do ultrasound. I think you need second opinion!
First of all you need to know that Hydronephrosis is the condition which affects both of the kidneys, left and right. Your doctor has probably informed you that this condition isn’t a disease but a problem which happens when the flow of urine is obstructed.
Usually this condition happens to the children but also it can be present at the birth which is going to be case with your wife and child.
Bilateral hydronephrosis ranges from mild to severe and sometimes it can lead to complications. These complications can affect function of the kidneys.
Some of these complications are kidney infection, kidney stone and renal insufficiency.
I hope that your wife and child are going to be just fine.