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A 41-year-old member asked:

what does this diagnosis mean? hydronephrosis secondary to staghorn calculi?

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Dr. James Krick
Urology 36 years experience
Stones : Staghorn calculi refers to large kidney stones filling up a significant portion of the renal collecting system. Hydronephrosis refers to a dilation of the collecting system likely as a result of the stones. You should most definitely seek care by a urologist.

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A 22-year-old member asked:

How the hidroneprosis is cure?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
???? your question: Hydronephrosis is back pressure on the kidney due to obstruction. This can have many causes. A stone, a stricture, a tumor, uric acid, infection, and many other things can cause hydronephrosis. If you have this, work with your pcp, urologist, interventional radiologist and others to appropriately treat this condition. You need to save all the kidney function you can.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What is unilateral hydronephrosis?

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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 (uretero-pelvis junction obstruction), less commonly due to obstruction at bladder end of ureter or bladder reflux, in both cases ureter will will also be swollen. Unilateral means that hydronephrosis is only present on one side.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Can cycloset syrup be used on patients with hydronephrosis?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No contraindication: Should affect or be affected by hydronephrosis.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What is hydronphrosis?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Hydronephrosis: Extra fluid in the renal pelvis, either because the ureter is blocked or the rest of the kidney has shrunk.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are treatments for hydronephrosis?

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Dr. David Vandersteen
Pediatric Urology 31 years experience
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 causes include: obstruction from stones, clots, or tumors, infection, reflux, excess fluid ingestion or excretion, among many others. See your urologist.

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