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Urinary and Genital Disorders (Children)

Enlarged Kidney Found on Fetal Ultrasound

09/02/2009

Question:

Can stress during pregnancy cause my unborn child to have enlarged kidney?

Answer:

No--an enlarged kidney typically is genetic (in other words, from development, not acquired from external influences).

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Response by:

Jack S Elder, MD, FACS, FAAP Jack S Elder, MD, FACS, FAAP
Clinical Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University