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A 37-year-old member asked:

Causes of hydronephrosis?

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Dr. Alok Agrawal
36 years experience
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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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Severe bladder reflux can also cause hydronephrosis.
Feb 15, 2013

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Can hydronephrosis cause pylonephritis?

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Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Related: If a kidney is obstructed, it can dilate (hydronephrosis). The blockage causes the urine flow to decrease, making infection possible (pyelonephritis). This is a common risk with obstructing kidney stones.
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