I just got back from my Dr. appointment where we discussed the images of my 20 week ultrasound. He said everything looks great, EXCEPT that he noticed a little bit of renal dilation. I believe he said that means the tube connecting one kidney to the bladder is larger than it's supposed to be. He said it's mild enough that it should correct itself, but I need another US at 28 wks to check on it.
I didn't ask as many questions as I should have because I was unprepared. But from what I understand it means there is a block in the tube that lets urine down. Is that right? I am concerned about any tests and procedures that my baby boy will have to go through after birth if it doesn't clear up in the womb.
My husband has always been more prone to uti's than most men, and a few years ago had to have a long surgery to reconstruct his urethra, because there were blockages in it. So is that a coincidence or is this genetic? Should I tell my OB about my husbands history? I don't want to over-worry and do unnecessary tests on my baby, but I want my baby to be okay! Kidney infections can be fatal, right?
Does anyone have any experiences or advise on this subject?
I am freaking out a little!