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What kidney problems can be detected in babies during pregnancy?

In recent years, better ultrasound machines have allowed doctors to see your baby's kidneys more clearly during pregnancy. Different types of problems can be found. These include the absence of one or both kidneys, abnormal position of a kidney, hydronephrosis (swelling of a kidney), fluid-filled cysts and tumors.

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