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Ultrasound echogenic kidneys 20 week scan

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goforit99 · 30/12/2019 15:55

Looking for some advice from anyone who has had an echogenic scan result.
I had my Anomaly scan a few weeks back where they found I had a shortened cervix(I had a stitch placed and I'm on daily progesterone pessaries until I give birth) , as well as noticing that the baby's kidneys were echogenic which means they are a lot brighter on the ultra sound than the other organs. I had a scan at the FMU today and the doctor , as much as he was helpful had left me so confused, he said that this could mean absolutely nothing and that many women have these kind of results or it could mean the baby may need a kidney transplant or have some kind of genetic disorder but the only way to find out is to do an amniotesis which at this stage of my pregnancy hold a 1/100 risk of a miscarriage! I opted not to go for that test since this could be absolutely nothing and didn't want to risk a miscarriage since every other organ is fine. They also offered me a termination simply because after 24 weeks it's no longer legal but if at max 34 weeks there was something really wrong, then I have that option.Does anyone know what else can be done or what this could be ? To me this is information overload, not only am I dealing with the fact I could go into early labor but now this.

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Nanmumandmidwife · 01/01/2020 21:44

There are a number of very complex questions here and without much more detail it would only be guesswork from any of us. I would suggest you make an appointment to discuss in detail with a specialist midwife or your obstetric consultant. Do you have someone you can contact?

goforit99 · 01/01/2020 23:57

@Nanmumandmidwife thank you for your response! The main question is, has anyone had an echogenic kidney result on an ultrasound and what did it mean for them (I read about other echogenic results but never the kidney) I do have someone to contact such as the obstetrician who did the scan but as I mentioned, his knowledge at this stage is very limited and this is why they will keep an eye on me throughout the pregnancy.

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Beeskneesandtees · 21/10/2021 05:29

I know this is a old post but what did you end up finding out about the kidneys if you don’t mind my asking ?

goforit99 · 29/04/2022 21:35

@Beeskneesandtees hiya,
not sure if you will see this but my two year old has small cysts on her kidneys which we keep an eye on .

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