Center for Perinatal Urology | Frequently Asked Questions

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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.

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