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Is surgery necessary for bilateral moderate fetal hydronephrosis after delivery?

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Published At April 4, 2018
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

This query is about my 19 weeks pregnant sister-in-law. She had a USG today and found bilateral moderate fetal hydronephrosis. Her gynecologist told her that the kid will require surgery after delivery. Can you please check the report and explain the situation? Is surgery required? If so, what is the outlook of surgery? Can this be life threatening for the kid after birth?

Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Krishna Somani

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

No, it is not life threatning. It has to be serially monitored every 15 days. Any intervention is usually successful after birth only and exact nature of urine obstruction also becomes clear after birth only.

Thank you.

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

Does it have to be serially monitored prenatally or after birth? Is there a chance of it getting corrected on its own?

Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Krishna Somani

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

No, it does not get corrected on its own. This needs urologic intervention monitor serially prenatally.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Krishna Somani
Dr. Krishna Somani

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