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Hydronephrosis

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
33 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Several: Blockage in the ureter, bladder neck or urethra. This can be internal, external or within the walls of these organs.There are several causes.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Stone obstruction: Which causes mild hydronephrosis can cause pain. U might have flank or abdominal pain following high fluid consuption from intrinsic obstruction due t ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Retained urine: Results in kidney swelling, most commonly due to obstruction between the kidney pelvis (urine funnel) and ureter which drains urine into bladder (uret ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Vandersteen
30 years experience in Pediatric Urology
Depends on the cause: Hydronephrosis is a symptom (fluid in the kidney and or ureter) not a disease. Treatment depends on discovering its underlying cause. Potential caus ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Tubular neCrosis?: "nephrosis" is an old name for any kidney disease, but the usual term is tubular necrosis, the anatomic lesion in common temporary kidney failure in w ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
52 years experience in Urology
Probably: It probably will pass.Make sure you strain your urine so the stone can be analyzed.Are you on tamsulosin,which relaxes the ureter and helps the sone t ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
21 years experience in Urology
It depends...: Hydronephrosis, typically diagnosed by a ct scan or an ultrasound, is distension of the portion of the kidney that collects the urine. There are many ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
30 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Related: If a kidney is obstructed, it can dilate (hydronephrosis). The blockage causes the urine flow to decrease, making infection possible (pyelonephritis) ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Hydronephrosis: Swelling of the kidney due to backing up of urine caused by obstruction to its outflow can cause infection with shaking chills and fever and can cause ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Fehr
44 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Kidney stone: Save a kidney, you have two and it would be nice to keep both of them working.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Oxalate stones: Are often the result of crohn's disease related to the lack of absorption of bile salts in the diseased ileum. You shouldn't have hydronephrosis if th ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: The stone, partial obstruction and hydronephrosis lead to urinary tract infection/pylonephritis that may require IV antibiotics therapy.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
Multiple kidney cyst: The vast majority of renal cysts and benign simple cysts which are a symptomatic and causes no problems. It is not the same as polycystic kidney disea ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience in Urology
Nephrolithiasis: You have a very serious problem. You need to see a urologist who together with a hematologist can help you. If your right kidney has good function, a ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
?Chromosome analysis: Many causes of & syndromes with ambiguous genitalia (ag) & most have chromosome abnormalities. Structural associated with ag can cause hydronephrosis. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Most likely: you will pass it some times with lots of pains , drink plenty of water , if it get stuck then your rotor will help you.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some…: Minimal hydronephrosis could be just a radiologist's subjective impression, but may not be related with a 5-mm non-obstructing stone. However, the ke ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
16 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Lots of fluid: Drinking lots of fluid can help to flush the stone out and relief the blockage and hydronephrosis. However, it depends on the size of the ureterolith ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michal Tracz
18 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Serious...yes: The hydronephrosis part is what makes this serious. The stone is basically plugging the urine outlet and the kidney is suffering. You need to see a ... Read More
A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
Kidney damage: Obstructive stones can damage the kidney involved by causing back pressure. The non obstructive stones usually do not damage the kidney. Either stone ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
28 years experience in Pathology
Kidney stone: You obviously have bilateral kidney stones these can be removed with sonication or sometimes surgically they should be removed and analyze for the che ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Tiny kidney stones: Or nephrocalcinosis. Stones are either attatched to wall of kidney calices (major urinary drainage ducts), junction of the urniary clooecting ducts ; ... Read More
A 93-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Not necessarily: The shrinking of the kidney can lead to decreased kidney function (kidney failure) but there are two kidneys and if one decreased function the oth ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience in Radiology
Ultrasound: The term describes the sonographic characteristics of the kidney tissue. When the cortical echogenicity is increased the kidney looks brighter. This i ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Uncomfortable: Passage of catheter is not very pleasant. Radiologist can use Lidocaine anesthetic gel. Voiding during and first void after study may sting a little. ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Stein
50 years experience in Urology
You were born with t: Just congenital anomaly no clinical significance.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
23 years experience in Radiology
Likely not serious: Punctate renal stones almost always pass without problems.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Trapped urine.: Severe fetal hydronephrosis is diagnosed when urine is trapped inside the renal collecting system of a fetus with resultant destruction of kidney tiss ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Probably normal...: Most likely your situation is a normal variant of the vastly wide range of normal anatomies for the human kidney. While hydronephrosis indicates an ab ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Obstructed urine flo: Hydronephrosis is kidney damage due to blockage of ureters preventing urine from flowing properly. Specifically, it refers to enlargement of kidney fr ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
? How obstructed: Most cases of mild and many moderate hydronephrosis need no treatrment. Severe hydronephrosis in kids with high degree of outflow obstruction +/or red ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Vandersteen
30 years experience in Pediatric Urology
Depends on the cause: Hydronephrosis is a symptom (fluid in the kidney and or ureter) not a disease. Treatment depends on discovering its underlying cause. Potential caus ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Natural cure?: The aim of treatment of hydronephrosis (h) is to: remove the build-up of urine and relieve the pressure on one's kidney(s), prevent permanent kidney d ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No treatment: Will likely be required. Hydronephrosis is usually discovered at prenatal obstetric ultrasound. Vast majority do not progress or remain stable ; thus ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dana Hogan
Specializes in Pediatrics
Genetics : There are many causes of hydronephrosis. Often hydronephrosis is found on prenatal ultrasounds but is not seen on postnatal ultrasounds. Any kidney ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Depends upon cause: Risk of UTI with hyronephrosis(hn) is only significant if hn is associated with bladder reflux or u have past history of utis. Otherwise not. Risk of ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
45 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: Yes but if you have reduced kidney function it is important to let your pcp or gynecologist know.
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