Val - posted on 11/21/2008 ( 40 moms have responded )
Hi! I'm new here. My youngest is now 11 months old but he was born with only one working kidney...which thank God is functioning exactly as it should. However the cysts on the nonfunctioning kidney initially increased in size but at his last ultrasound were about the same size. Our doctor has told us it's up to us whether or not to remove the kidney, but we don't know what we are doing yet. Hate having to make this type of decision. Removing the kidney would decrease (remove?) his risk of developing a malignant tumor most commonly diagnosed between 2-4 yrs old but of course have the risks of surgery. Anyone experience anything similar or have any words of advice??