Center for Perinatal Urology | Frequently Asked Questions

Can my child live with one good kidney?

Yes, there are many children who are born with one kidney. They lead normal lives without any limitations or long-term health problems.

Will my child need dialysis because of hydronephrosis?

No, not if at least one of your child's kidneys is functioning.

Is it my fault as a parent that my child has hydronephrosis?

In most cases, hydronephrosis is not genetically related and is not related to any specific action that a parent did during pregnancy.