Anomaly Scan Update - MCDK

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  1. YorksLass

    YorksLass Well-Known Member

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    Hi folks, just to follow up on the kidney problem that was found at our 20wk scan - it turns out our little 'un has a multicystic dysplastic kidney, which means that the ureter that attaches it to the bladder didn't form properly and the kidney won't, and never has, functioned properly. It'll gradually be absorbed into the body and disappear.
    Really, we feel extremely relieved right now, as the specialist completely discounted any chance it could be a genetic problem that would risk the baby's life.
    We'll have to have some follow up scans throughout the rest of the pregnancy to make sure the left kidney is still looking normal, and the babe will be scanned after the birth, but the doc was extremely positive and reassuring about it. He or she should live a normal life!
    He mentioned that 30 years ago, this would be something that wouldn't even be spotted anyway, so there may be a number of people out there who don't know they only have 1 kidney!

    Hope this post might help to reassure anybody else who goes through a similar experience ;)
     
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    That's so good news. I read you post last night and was anxious for you but so glad you got this news today. I've got my 20 week scan in a few weeks xx
     
  3. Jodee

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    Oh I'm so pleased it was good news,I have a friend who has had one kidney since birth and lives a completely normal life! You can stop worrying now and enjoy your pregnancy ��
     
  4. MelC2011

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    Fantastic news. So pleased you have received such positive news xx
     
  5. RoisinC

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    Fantastic news so pleased for you xx
     
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    Great news! So happy for you. X
     
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    Great news x
     
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    That's such great news xx
     
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    Glad it was 'good' news and nothing serious.

    I have 1 dodgy kidney - the kidney itself is OK but the ureter is 'floppy' or something, and basically it doesn't do its job properly and urine can pass back up the tube.

    I had to have regular scans and check ups as a child, but I've not really had any problems since (except for kidney stones at 21 weeks in both my last two pregnancies! Which was probably unrelated, but hoping not to have that again this time) but other than that it's fine. I think it was an issue when I was really little as I held my wee too long, but now obviously I know not to so it's been no problem.
     
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    Great news, you must feel so relived x
     
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    Glad it was nothing too serious Yorkslass. People often donate kidneys so it's perfectly normal to live with just 1. xx
     
  12. Siskin

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    That's great news YorksLass. I work for the NHS and now and again we get an older person going for a scan for something unrelated, and incidentally finding out they only have one kidney - they've never known about this because they haven't had any problems related to it.
     
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    Great news, so happy for you x
     
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    Such a relief for you.

    As a Urology nurse, we commonly come across people who manage to live a very healthy life living with just one kidney. As you said, many people don't even realise they only have one until they have a scan for something, some people have three! Xx
     
  15. YorksLass

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    Three! Yikes!
     
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    Oh glad it's nothing too bad. My younger sister has the same condition, she's a twin and now 21, but she lives a perfectly normal life never had any problems, only thing is she has to watch how much alcohol she drinks, but basically her 1 kidney has grown to the same size as 2 and does the same job as 2. :) xx
     

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