Hydronephrosis?

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Military Mom's picture
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Hydronephrosis?

So I went for my OB appt and all went well up until he reviewed my ultrasound results. Apparently, my little girl has too much urine in her uretha. He downplayed it and made it seem like it wasnt that big of a deal - in most cases I have seen, the baby just needs antibiotics to prevent urinary tract infections. But I was referred to a pediatric nephrologist still (my appt is on the 20th). Well the more I thought about it - if its not that serious why do I need to see a specialist? Then of course wedmd here googles.... and it could be somewhat serious, depending on the cause... if there is a blockage of some sort, she could possibly need surgery. And even then its fairly successful, not risky or anything but it still worries me ya know?

On the plus side I am 33 weeks, he said typical twins deliver at 36 weeks.... he said so if I am typical, I can expect to start seeing signs the beginning of Aug and that since I live so far, dont labor at home too long before heading down, etc... I hope I am "typical" but watch me be the one that is over due hahaha Anyway, just wanted to share...

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I hope everything turns out to be okay. With ultrasounds, you never know just how accurate or serious things are - it could just have been a fluke that day, and your little girl will be just perfect. But if there is a problem, you will be able to handle it, I promise.

I know it's a totally different scenario, but one of my twins was born with congenital hypothyroidism - she has no thyroid gland, so her body doesn't produce any thyroid hormones. That can be potentially serious, too, if not treated correctly - the thyroid is the main contributor in brain development, regulation of weight, etc. - it basically helps the entire body develop and regulate. But what it comes down to is that it's a minor thing in the whole scheme, she lives a normal life, and she's perfectly fine. She's been taking medications since she was 8 days old, but when that's the case, it becomes a normal part of life that you just deal with.

My point is that whatever it is, you guys will be okay. Just make sure to keep calm about everything and try to keep it in perspective. Smile Keep us updated on what you find out!

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I know that many people consider twins to come early. Havnig spoken to several people who have had twins, and a couple midwives, they suggest that there is no reason that twins shouldn't be full term. In fact, one friend's twins were born at 42 weeks, and another friend had hers at 39wks. They were both very happy because the earlier they are, the more problems babies tend to have, and the needier they tend to be. In fact, I joke with them that they gave birth to 2 babies, each bigger than one of mine!!! One friend's twins were 8lb 12oz (I think) and 7lbs6 oz(I think). The other friend, they were both in the 7lb range.

As for me, my largest single was 7lb3oz, with the others being 6lb and 6lb6oz...

Anyhow, however it works, I hope they are both healthy.

In terms of seeing a specialist about her ureter problems, I would highly advise you do that now. We had to see a specialist for Leo because he only had 1 descended testicle, and it was a lot harder to get in later than earlier, and the earlier these things are fixed, the fewer long-term problems children tend to have. And if it isn't very serious, then you don't have to worry about it. I would'nt stress about it too much.

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"sarahsunshine" wrote:

I know that many people consider twins to come early. Havnig spoken to several people who have had twins, and a couple midwives, they suggest that there is no reason that twins shouldn't be full term. In fact, one friend's twins were born at 42 weeks, and another friend had hers at 39wks.

I agree - mine came at 39 weeks... there is no reason you can't carry them to term!

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Thank you for everyone's thoughts and input! I do hope I can carry them to long enough so they are healthy and have no issues - I am ready though, as I am sure everyone is towards the end of their pregnancy. I do have an appt for the specialist already for next Friday so well see what (s)he says.

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My OB found a problem with my sister's second son's bladder in utero. They were able to do the operation soon after birth to prevent complications and things from being worse than what they would have.

I would relax and wait for the specialist recommendations and if there is a problem then it's good they caught it early so it can be addressed.

I know it's hard to resist researching stuff online. I agree with the being ready part.. I keep telling myself I just have to keep pushing through these next few weeks.