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Dr. Srinivas

Gynaecologist, Bangalore

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Dr. Srinivas is an experienced Gynaecologist in Radhakrishna Hospital, Bangalore. You can visit him at Kusuma Hospital in Radhakrishna Hospital, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Srinivas on Lybrate.com.

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A girl aged 29 years having problem with white vaginal discharges since last two years, presently she feel a considerable weakness and discomfort and backache. I need your support and guideline to get treatment.

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Nagpur
Don't worry if it is non offensive sticky like egg white discharge and there is no itching and rashes, then it might be just a healthy discharge. Rest of your weakness and all you need oral supplement and you can take Homoeopathic treatment.
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Doctor my wife is pregnant 3rd month running Dr. pls tell me what kind food she have to eat in vegetables and fruits.

M.D. - Ayurveda, B.A.M.S (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine& Surgery), N.D.D.Y(Diploma in Naturopathy,Diploma in Yoga)
Ayurveda, Pune
Doctor my wife is pregnant 3rd month running Dr. pls tell me what kind food she have to eat in vegetables and fruits.
More milk and juicy fruits be taken. 3-4 almonds be soaked overnight and taken next day morning. Black kishmish be taken 3-4 daily. Can take juice of fresh tomatoes mixed with little sugar once daily. Dry figs be started from 5 th month. Avoid stress and do regular meditation for 20 min. Sleep for at least 8 hrs a day. Eat all seasonal fresh vegetables. Avoid eating curd at night. Don't use high heals
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Cesarean Section (C-Section) - Birth and Delivery

M.B.B.S, Post Graduate Diploma In Maternal & Child Health
Gynaecologist, Bokaro
Cesarean Section (C-Section) - Birth and Delivery

Babies can enter this world in one of two ways: Pregnant women can have either a vaginal birth or a surgical delivery by Cesarean section, but the ultimate goal is to safely give birth to a healthy baby.

C-section or Cesarean section is a surgical procedure to remove baby through an incision in the mother’s abdomen and then a second incision in the uterus. It may be a necessity in certain situations, such as delivering a very large baby in a mother with a small pelvis, or if the baby is not in a heads-down position and efforts to turn the baby before a woman gives birth have been unsuccessful.

Sometimes the decision by an obstetrician to perform a C-section is unplanned, and it is done for emergency reasons because the health of the mother, the baby, or both of them is in jeopardy. This may occur because of a problem during pregnancy or after a woman has gone into labor, such as if labor is happening too slowly or if the baby is not getting enough oxygen.

Some C-sections are considered elective, which are planned by the treating doctor for medical reasons. The patient may choose to deliver by CS due to previous unpleasant experience or to avoid the pain of normal labour. In such cases also it is called elective CS.

Reasons for a C-section may include:

  1. Health problems in the mother
  2. The mother carrying more than one baby
  3. The size or position of the baby
  4. The baby’s health is in danger
  5. Labor is not moving along as it should

The surgery is relatively safe for mother and baby. Still, it is major surgery and carries risks. It also takes longer to recover from a C-section than from vaginal birth. It can raise the risk of having difficulties with future pregnancies. Some women may have problems attempting a vaginal birth later. Still, many women are able to have a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC).

How You Might Feel

You won’t feel any pain during the C-section, although you may feel sensations like pulling and pressure. Most women are awake and simply numbed from the waist down using regional anesthesia during a C-section. That way, they are awake to see and hear their baby being born. A curtain will be over your abdomen during the surgery, but you may be able to take a peek as your baby is being delivered from your belly. However, women who need to have an emergency C-section occasionally require general anesthesia, so they’re unconscious during the delivery and won’t remember anything or feel any pain.

Recovering from a C-section

After a C-section, a woman may spend two to four days in the hospital, but it may take her up to six weeks to feel more like herself again. Her abdomen will feel sore from the surgery and the skin and nerves in this area will need time to heal. Women will be given narcotic pain medications to take the edge off any post-surgery pain, and most women use them for about two weeks after ward.

A woman may also experience bleeding for about four to six weeks after a surgical birth. She is also advised to not have sex for a few weeks after her C-section and to also avoid strenuous activities, such as lifting heavy objects.

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How Stress Can Dissolve Your Bones + Tips to Fix It Fast

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
How Stress Can Dissolve Your Bones + Tips to Fix It Fast
How Stress Can Dissolve Your Bones + Tips to Fix It Fast

Most of us live with excruciating amount of stress. Rising competition, the rat race, our loans, insurances, health, family, social life and work, everything these days is simply adds on to our levels of stress.

It’s the stress that reminds us of deadlines, prompts us to work better. But the most common type of stress, or distress can have negative effects on our body. Apart from general physical health, it can hurt our bones as well.

1. Excess Stress and Our Bones: Excess stress releases chemicals into bloodstream, particularly the hormone cortisol. Now, this is the hormone that gives our brain and body a temporary boost. But having this hormone for a long term can result in real damage to our bone density. Meanwhile, it can even elevate our blood pressure, result in glucose problems and digestive issues with cardiovascular symptoms.

2. Reduced Bone Density: Reduced bone density, due to stress has several negative effects. For instance, it can increase sugar cravings and lead to obesity. It can also lead to osteoporosis and a number of recurrent fractures.

3. Cortisol Catch: Remember how researchers and doctors informed people that phosphoric acid in cola acts as a corrosive agent? Well that’s what cortisol does in long term. This can even result in other problems, such as exhaustion.

So, how should you deal with it?

Chronic stress can be dealt by understanding what the cause of stress is. Once you have the cause, follow simple relaxation tips, such as,

- Meditate for a few minutes, breathe deeply, exercise and tune into your body. Even ten-fifteen minutes of this is enough.

- Crank up the tunes, listen to a few songs, laugh or loud watching shows or simply go out with your friends.

- Eat well balanced meal, avoid alcohol and recreational drugs, be positive and seek out social support if needed.

- And if the stress still haunts you, consult a counsellor or a doctor for support.

If you would like to consult with me privately, please click on 'Consult'.
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I had sex with my gf and she is not having her period we consulted a gynaeco and its negative she had given some medicine is there still any fear.

fellow in Obstetric Medicine , MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Hyderabad
I had sex with my gf and she is not having her period we consulted a gynaeco and its negative she had given some medi...
hello, if pregnancy test is negative it is unlikely that there wud be a chance of pregnancy! but it wud be certain once she gets her period after the meds..!
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Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), PGDHHM
General Physician, Ganderbal
Amazing Herbs & Drinks For Kidney Cleansing

Dr Aabid Altaf Wani

There is an enormous change in our lifestyle which has improved ways of comfort and decreases quality of life. All of us gained many facilities at the cost of environment. One of the most adverse impact of pollution is increasing toxin level in the food that we consume.

The pair of kidney which we played an important role of detoxification of the body along with water regulation and the release of certain hormones. In short, we can say the kidneys make sure that we live healthy by removing the toxin from our body. It is very crucial to keep the kidneys cleaned regularly in order ensure the detoxification process goes on.

You can achieve a full health maintenance by keeping in check the health of the kidneys. Thus, in order to keep your kidneys healthy here we have brought for you some great ways and means which can be wonderfully employed to cleanse the kidneys perfectly. The methods are very easy to implement and you can cleanse the kidneys at home without any fear of side effects. Let us get closer to these magnificent methods which can enable you to get a perfect cleaning of your kidneys:

Wonderful Herbs to Cleanse Kidneys
The herbs to cleanse kidneys work real wonders to clean and tidy up your ever-working kidneys. You might check if you are allergic to any of the herbs before the application of home remedies for the kidneys cleansing process. The herbs do not have any side effects for people without any medical history of allergy.

The details about the herbs and application method is given below:-

Ginger for Kidney

Cleansing:
Ginger amazingly improves the process of digestion and also wash off harmful microbial content of the body. This is a great herb which you can use to perfectly conduct kidney cleansing process.

Things You Need:

Grated Ginger- 2 tsp
Hot boiled water- 2 cups
Honey- ½ tsp
Lemon Juice- ¼ tsp
Things You Should Do:

Add the grated ginger to the hot water.
Allow them to steep together for about at least 4-9 minutes.
Add the lemon juice and the honey to it and stir them all well.
Have 2 cups of this tea daily.
Repeat the same for about a few weeks to get your kidneys cleansed.

Stinging Nettle to Clean your Kidneys

This herb works greatly to cleanse your kidneys due to its diuretic properties. It works out in an enhancing manner to improvise the robust nature of your kidneys. This remedy also prevents the formation of kidney crystals and keeps the kidneys clean and healthy.

Things You Need:

Dried Stinging Nettle- 2 tsp
Hot Water- 1 cup
Honey- ¼ tsp
Things You Should Do:

Add the dried stinging powder to the hot cup of water.
Steep them together for about 7-8 minutes.
Strain the liquid out and add the honey to it to enhance the taste of it.
Have this tea for about 2 times in a day.
Continue it for a week to get results in cleaning your kidneys.

Best Drinks to Cleanse Kidneys:

Apart from the above-mentioned herbs, you can also choose to some well prepared juices and drinks to cleanse your kidneys in an excellent way. Here are some of the best such juices:

1. Watermelon Juice for a nice Kidney Cleanse:

Watermelon is an amazing source of potassium and is also rich with water (99%). So this would wonderfully help you in flushing out the toxins from your body. Here is the juice recipe of watermelon to cleanse kidneys.

Things You Need:

Watermelon Slices- 2-3 cups
Peeled Lime -1
Honey- ¼ tsp
Things You Should Do:

Blend the watermelon slices and peeled lime together.
Add honey to it and stir them well.
Now, drink this delicious juice to clean your kidneys.

2. Beet Juice to Clean Kidneys:

Beets are extremely healthy. It is well equipped with antioxidants and can extravagantly increase the acid content of urine.

Things You Need:

Large Peeled Beet- 1
Fresh Peeled Ginger- 1
Ice cubes- 2-3
Things You Should Do:

Blend the above-mentioned ingredients thoroughly.
Serve fresh with ice cubes.
Drink this juice regularly to clean your kidneys.

3. Lemon Juice:

Lemon Juice contains Vitamin C and Citric acid, both which are healthy to the body. It prevents kidney stone formation.

Things You Need:

Lemons- 3-4
Cold Water- ½ glass
Honey- ¼ tsp
Things You Should Do:

Squeeze the fresh lemons into the cold water.
Mix honey into this solution.
Stir them and drink this juice to cleanse your kidneys from toxins.

4. Radish Drink for Kidney Cleansing:

Radishes are great detoxifiers. They work in special regard with the gall bladder and the liver. This will help your kidneys in flushing out the impurities. If you are already a victim of kidney stones, then drinking this radish juice would be one of the best ever remedies to get rid of your kidney stones. Here is the remedy of radish for kidney cleansing process.

Things You Need:

Radish slices- 1 cup
Purple Cabbage- 1 cup
Celery rib- 1
Things You Should Do:

Wash all the ingredients perfectly.
Get them into a juicer and blend them.
Have this drink to cleanse your kidneys.

5. Cranberry Juice to cleanse Kidneys:

Cranberry juice is another excellent juice that deeply cleans up your kidneys to a great extent. It is known to be an immensely valued fighter against urinary tract ailments. It also decreases the calcium oxalate content of the kidneys, which is the main cause for the formation of kidney stones. So,use the following recipe to clean up your kidneys.

Things You Need:

Frozen Cranberries- 500 mg
Water- 1 liter
Sugar- 2 tsp
Cheesecloth- 1
Things You Should Do:

Wash the cranberries with care.
Boil the washed cranberries.
Lessen the flame and cook till the cranberries burst.
Strain the juice of the cranberries through the cheesecloth.
Add sugar to upgrade the taste.
Reheat the juice for a few more minutes.
Have this juice in a chilled form to cleanse your kidneys.

6. Carrot and Cucumber Juice for Kidney Cleansing:

Carrot and cucumber are armed with extensive powers to cleanse kidneys. When combined in a nutritive mix, they tend to flush out all the toxins in a perfect mannerism. Let us see the recipe now:

Things You Need:

Carrots- 2
Cucumber – 1
Things You Should Do:

Chop the carrots and the cucumber into pieces.
Blend them together.
Have this juice regularly to keep your kidneys in an absolved condition.

7. Cleansing Beverages:

This particular recipe speaks about how to make a nice beverage at home which is quite beneficial to enhance the health of the kidneys.

Things You Need:

Lemon Juice- 2 tsp
Apple Cider Vinegar- 2 tsp
Pure water- 1 glass
Things You Should Do:

Add all the ingredients to the water and stir it well.
Have this juice for a consecutive 4 day Cleanse.
This would help you in conducting a nice fresh cleanse to your kidneys.

Other Tips to Sufficiently Cleanse your Kidneys at home:

Apart from what all has been mentioned above, here are a few handful tips which would serve you the best in cleaning your kidneys.

Drink a lot of water is one of the basic tip which you should follow in order to keep your kidneys clean. Water acts as a great solvent and would aid you in flushing out all the harmful and unneeded toxins from your body.

Cleansing can also be rightly done when you introduce the practice of drinking various juices and healthy liquid combinations.These can include fruit juices, vegetable juices or a combination of both.

Try to avoid smoking and high consumption of alcohol as it is very harmful for your kidneys.

Keep a close eye on your cholesterol levels and if you are an overweight person, try to reduce your weight considerably.

Avert yourself away from foods that are processed and fried.

Keep yourself inclined to food which is healthy. Examples are leafy vegetables, whole grain foods, fresh fruits, etc.
Work hard to keep your blood sugar levels and blood pressure levels in check.

Exercise regularly.

By following the above-mentioned tips and remedies of herbs as well as juices, you will for sure get over the problem of having unclean and infected kidneys. These are the best natural ways which can enable you to possess robust and healthy kidneys. So, try out the remedies and keep us posted about your valuable experiences.
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I am suffering from stomach ache since few days, It's been 2 months I have missed my periods also the urine test goes negative every time I am not sure what to do next.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
I am suffering from stomach ache since few days,
It's been 2 months I have missed my periods also the urine test goes...
Hi Babita, their are multiple reasons for pain in abdomen, to know exact cause please share details like period pattern, area of pain, any trauma, aggrevating and releivating factors. So that I can guide in best possible way.
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Is there any treatment for vaginal infection in Ayurveda, homeopathy and allopathic. Is it caused due to unprotected sex or any other reason.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Sexologist, Haldwani
Hello- Yes there is a complete cure possible in ayurveda. Vaginal infections, or vaginitis, are very common — so much so that most women will experience some form of vaginal infection or inflammation during their lifetime. The Most Common Types of Vaginal Infections include yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis and trichomonas. Certain conditions make infection more likely: -Reduced acidity (increased pH) in the vagina: -Poor hygiene: -Tight, nonabsorbent underwear: -Tissue damage: -Irritation: -STD's:
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I am suffering from nausea and vomiting, am I pregnant. Please tell me what are the symptoms of pregnancy.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
I am suffering from nausea and vomiting, am I pregnant.  Please tell me what are the symptoms of pregnancy.
If you missed the period then do the urine pregnancy test. All people are not having the symptoms. And they vary with person to person.
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Want Healthy Pregnancy - 7 Habits You Must Follow

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Lucknow
Want Healthy Pregnancy - 7 Habits You Must Follow

Pregnancy is one of the most wonderful journeys in a woman’s life. However, one must remember that there are several dos and don’ts linked to it. You can’t lead an undisciplined life and expect a healthy outcome. Your pregnancy has to be systematically dealt with. You have to give up on a lot of habits that could pose a risk to the health of your growing foetus. Here are some tips to have a healthy pregnancy:

  1. Quit smoking: If you are a regular smoker, it’s time to quit smoking. You must remember that babies born to mothers who smoke have a higher chance of being born as stillborn or prematurely. Babies have also been found to have low birth weight. This is really bad. Your baby will have to fight a lot to survive. You might be asked to undergo an emergency and untimely delivery. On the other hands, if you quit smoking, you will have lesser or no complications at all. Your foetus will be healthy and grow into a lovely and healthy infant.
  2. Eat well, eat right, and eat on time: Your diet plays an essential role in your entire pregnancy. You must include all essential nutrients in your diet. Don’t skip your meals and try to have a balanced diet. Avoid spicy and oily food as you experience indigestion issues due to pregnancy hormones. You will need to take some 300 calories extra per day for your foetus. Add vegetables and fruits to your diet.
  3. Take multivitamins: Pregnancy leads to a deficiency of nutrients in your body. You must take a lot of multi vitamins to avoid the deficiency. Ideally, one must start taking the additional vitamin supplements before the pregnancy starts. Thereafter, she must continue with the recommended doses. For example, Omega 3 reduces the chances of giving birth to premature babies.
  4. Take sufficient rest: You must take rest in adequate amounts and take up moderate exercises in a day for not more than 30 minutes.
  5. Don’t be exposed to toxics: You should try and minimise the chances of getting exposed to toxic substances.
  6. Destress yourself: Try and destress yourself by listening to good music, reading a book or taking a careful massage. But you must avoid moving outdoors.
  7. Drink water: You must drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated all the time. Your fluid balance must be maintained throughout the pregnancy. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist and ask a free question.
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I am married since last 9 months, and I have sex daily except those daysbof my partner (periods). Now my partner went to home town for 2months and after coming we are planning for baby. In this period of 2months should I manstaburate? Or should save my sperm of having baby and better performance. Pls advise detailed.

DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Bhavnagar
I am married since last 9 months, and I have sex daily except those daysbof my partner (periods). Now my partner went...
Yes. You can. But to save sperms you have to have abstinence for at least 3days. So after abstinence of 3 days, have relations on 12th, 14th and 16th day of menstrual cycle if her cycles are regular.
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I am 20 years old. I m too short in height bt health is good. My breast are too small. Please suggest me to increase my height and to make my breasts larger and make my nipples tight.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 20 years old. I m too short in height bt health is good. My breast are too small. Please suggest me to increase ...
You are late in consulting me. If you r really desperate to increase yr height I can recommend you some very good homoeopathic medicines for 3 months. If in this time your height increases by even half of an inch, I will immediately start some aggressive nd very effective homoeopathic treatment after 3 months of this initial treatment. Let me know the height of yr parents nd when was the last time you noticed an increase in your height for breast enlargemt sabal serr q (dr reckeweg) drink 10 drops in 10 ml fresh water 3 times a day v-shape cream (bakson) massage twice daily for 5 minutes.
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Upper Body Contouring

MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Hyderabad
Upper Body Contouring

Upper body contouring is normally to be considered after undergoing lower body contouring completes most of the correction of thebody from chest to knees.

Upper body contouring consists of correction of the over hanging arm skin also called batwing deformity of the arms (between elbow to armpits) and sagging and overhanging breasts both in men and women causing body disfigurement, discomfort and embarrassment.

 

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Sir, myself 39 years of age-female. Due to infertility problems I couldn't conceive after 10 yrs of married life. Now I didn't menses though last mp is 09 Feb'15. Today is 21 March'15 and pregnancy home test is negative. Kindly confirm how can I confirm pregnancy and what should I do?

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Gynaecologist, Jamshedpur
Most likely you are not if your pregnancy test is showing negative,confirm it after one week by repeating the same test in a laboratory.
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I am 26 year I got 5 hpt negative with regular periods and 2 hcg negative (value 0.1) till 5th month of expected pregnancy and no sign of pregnancy in lower abdomen u/s at 10 th week but my belly is coming out. Any chance of pregnancy. What to do.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am 26 year I got 5 hpt negative with regular periods and 2 hcg negative (value 0.1) till 5th month of expected preg...
No, it is called blighted ovum syndrome, nature prepares a nest in the uterus but egg does not grow in it, reason hcg is just normal, in urine test becomes positive after blood levels of hcg exceed certain levels which has not happened in your case, hcg is in thousands at 2 months and keeps increasing as fetus grows, you should go for a d&c before infection sets in uterus. Your belly is coming out due to gastric reasons, not due to pregnancy.
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My wife frequently asks me to lick or kiss her feet. I also enjoy to do so. Why she asks to do these things? Please any lady doctor help me to know the reason. And are women likes to get there feet licked by guys?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Sexologist, Haldwani
My wife frequently asks me to lick or kiss her feet. I also enjoy to do so. Why she asks to do these things? Please a...
Hello- Men and women both have some dissimilarities regarding their pleasure points in the body. Men erotic body points are only concentrated around penis and testis but unlike men, females have the points distributed almost all over the body including clitoris, nipples, neck, inner thighs, back, feet, etc. So its is natural to have this feeling for a female during sex.
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I am 21 years old. Since one year monthly perieds was not regular. 1and half month once was mc in every peried. What was the suggation me pleas

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Vadodara
I am 21 years old. Since one year monthly perieds was not regular. 1and half month once was mc in every peried. What ...
Dear patient, kindly undergo following investigations and get back to me 1. Ultrasonography of pelvis during 5-7th day of your period 2. Following blood tests: cbc, thyroid profile test, s testosterone, s dht.
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I am pregnant and I did ultrasound and doctor told me that there is a small swelling in baby's right kidney. please tell me the cause and what should I do. I am worried.

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
I am pregnant and I did ultrasound and doctor told me that there is a small swelling in baby's right kidney. please t...
Antenatal (before birth) hydronephrosis (fluid-filled enlargement of the kidney) can be detected in a fetus by ultrasound as early as the first trimester of a pregnancy. Depending upon the abnormality, ultrasound imaging may be needed throughout pregnancy and after a baby is born. Antenatal (before birth) hydronephrosis (fluid-filled enlargement of the kidney) can be detected in a fetus by ultrasound as early as the first trimester of a pregnancy. During pregnancy, this condition is identified in 1 percent of males and 0.5 percent of females. Typically, this condition is not associated with abnormalities in other organ systems. Prenatal intervention is almost never required, and amniotic fluid is usually normal. Depending upon the abnormality, ultrasound imaging may be needed throughout pregnancy and after a baby is born. In most cases, this diagnosis does not affect when, where or how a baby is delivered. Surgery is required in a small percentage of children during infancy and childhood. What causes antenatal hydronephrosis? This is the most commonly detected condition on prenatal imaging. This prenatal ultrasound image shows minimal renal pelvic dilation of less than 5 mm in both kidneys. The most common site is where the renal pelvis joins the ureter (the duct by which urine passes from the kidney to the bladder). Ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJ) is estimated to be present in one in 1,000 infants. Obstruction may also occur where the ureter joins the bladder, known as ureterovesical junction obstruction (UVJ) or megaureter. The incidence of this condition is one in 2,500 infants and more than 90 percent of these cases improve without surgery. As result, the kidney cannot produce urine and does not develop normally. The kidney has no function. Fortunately, this usually only affects one kidney. Given that the other kidney is normal (and compensates for the absence of another functioning kidney), infants with a multicystic kidney are usually born with entirely normal overall kidney function. Testing and treatment during pregnancy In nearly all instances of antenatal hydronephrosis, ultrasound monitoring is all that is necessary. For most cases, a pregnancy is not affected, and a normal delivery can be performed. In the rare fetus with severe obstruction of both kidneys and insufficient amniotic fluid, prenatal intervention to relieve the obstruction is a consideration. Evaluation for possible intervention requires multiple specialties such as neonatology, pediatric urology and maternal-fetal medicine. Testing and treatment following birth Your baby may be placed on a low-dose, once-a-day antibiotic to prevent urinary tract infection. Since an ultrasound performed in the first few days after your baby is born may underestimate the degree of this condition, the first ultrasound is usually conducted following discharge from the hospital. However, there are circumstances when an ultrasound will be conducted prior to your baby’s discharge. This may be necessary because of: bilateral dilation decreased amniotic fluid complications following birth uncertainty regarding the ultrasound diagnosis.
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