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Mild Hydronephrosis Causes
Stone obstruction: Which causes mild hydronephrosis can cause pain. U might have flank or abdominal pain following high fluid consuption from intrinsic obstruction due to stretching of kidney pelvis. Pain would lessen or go away with time ; only mild hydronephrosis would be seen on us. Repeat us after fluid load or during pain episode might give more information. Pain may well be due to other causes. ...Read more
Pain on left kidney. Ct scan shows nothing and ultrasound shows mild hydronephrosis. What would cause this?
UPJ stenosis: Ultrasound may detect early obstruction better than ct, and sometime the other way around. It depends. Anyway, left flank pain with mild hydronephrosis, and no stone is usually due to a narrowing of the joint between the ureter (pipe to the bladder) and the renal pelvis (holding area for urine). If there is a mild or partial "blockage" that could explain everything. ...Read more
I have a 5mm stone that is stuck in the ureter, just outside the bladder. It has caused mild hydronephrosis and hydro-ureter. I have no pain at all, just a slight "awareness" in my lower back. 3 questions. 1. How swiftly must this be addressed" days?
No rush, may pass: Most 5 mm ureteral stones pass spontaneously. Your symptoms are mild and you have had either a ct or a renal ultrasound & are under care so there is no immediate need for intervention. Urine should be filtered in case stone is passed. Studies can be repeated in 2 weeks, or sooner if symptoms increase, risk of renal damage is minimal. Stone can be removed later as needed. Ureter. ...Read more
In general, hydronephrosis is caused by either partial obstruction of the ureter or bladder, by reflux up the ureter from the bladder, or by large urine production.
Excessive fluid intake may exacerbate this condition. It is important to have an evaluation to understand its cause and to determine the best means of observing it for deterioration. ...Read more
Here are some...: Oftentimes, the described condition is a congenital anomaly resulting from poorly innervated distal atonic ureter, which is usually found incidentally on imaging studies for other reasons. Such adynomic segment and resulting massive ureteral dilation is prone to bleed upon trauma and to induce bacterial UTI so to precipitate active evaluation. More? Ask urologist or radiologist timely. ...Read more
Hydronephrosis can be caused by obstruction or reflux but also can be normal or not a serious problem (usually low grade hydronephrosis). Your doctor has ruled out all the worrisome things (reflux or blockage).
Is your daughter potty trained? Young children often hold their urine too long and this can cause mild hydronephrosis. Have her pee every 2 hours and make sure she isn't constipated. ...Read more
No treatment: Will likely be required. Hydronephrosis is usually discovered at prenatal obstetric ultrasound. Vast majority do not progress or remain stable ; thus require no treatment. Most mild hydronephrosis cases can be monitored by pediatricians who can order follow-up ultrasounds without need to refer to pediatric urologist. Suggest follow-up ultrasound examination in 6 months if only mild at 2 months. ...Read more
My USG shows, 32wks pg. With mild to moderate bilateral hydronephrosis of foetus. Wht is the fate of baby after birth? I am really worried. Wht should I do
Wait: Half of prenatally discovered hydronephrosis will not be present after delivery. The ultrasound should be repeated on the child at that time. The remainder of the children with persistent hydronephrosis may need further workup, but the majority of these problems can be corrected or watched. ...Read more
-mild hydronephrosis, right; up to mid-ureter -consider possible partially obstucting lucent ureterolithiasis. What it means?
Ultrasound showed hydronephrosis after 2 kidney infects 16 months apart. Severe swelling on right, possible mild on left. Antibiotics relieved pain. U/S could not identify blockage. Likely stone, cancer, or something else? CT on Monday. 35 y/o f.
Multiple possibility: More info would be helpful, like? Blood, how is your urination, etc. If both sides are blocked, that usually means the problem is in the bladder or prostate. Could be swelling of the bladder inlet from residua of the infection, thickening of the trigone from tumor, bladder stones or prostate infection. You need an exam by a urologist for this, but they will want to know the CT results ...Read more
My urologist wants me to wait until I pass the stone, its been 3 months and I have "stable" mild hydronephrosis. Is it ok to wait?
Get it removed: If you have had a ureteral stone for 3 months with mild hydronephrosis, it is time to have the stone surgically removed. The recommended procedure will vary depending on where the stone is located in the ureter. If your urologist will not remove the stone, find one who will. You should pass a ureteral stone within a few weeks of diagnosis to prevent potential kidney damage. ...Read more
Mild hydronephrosis due to obstructing kidney stone. Kidney shrunk by 0.2cm, is this something I should be worried about? Will it go back to normal?
Probably not worry: A shrinking of the kidney by 0.2 cm is probable within the technical errors of measurement. I assume you are referring to measurement on ultrasound which has considerable technical variations in measurement. Please see your doctor or a urologist regarding the obstructing stone. ...Read more
I was recently diagnosed with mild hydronephrosis by an ultra sound. Scheduled to have avCT Urogram. How accurate was the ultra sound? I tested posit
Mild hydronephrosis: Usually requires no further investigation that follow-up US in 3 - 6 months, unless you have symptoms such as pain or suspected mass. Mild hydronephrosis, if found incidentally, has likely been there all your life & requires no treatment. CT urogram is very expensive & likely unnecessary unless a reputable specialist explains why it is. Many PCPs do not understand grades of hydronephrosis! ...Read more
Right mild hydronephrosis due to rght renal pevis calculus. Mild prostatomegaly. Small simple corticalcyst. My grandpas sonography results say dis. Help?
Seperate issues: These are three separate and unrelated issues. Prostatic enlargement is exceedingly common and octogenarians. A simple renal cyst is rarely a problem at any age. The non-painful kidney stone possibly could be addressed with minimally invasive procedures such as eswl. You should consult a urologist about the kidney stone. ...Read more
Usually no problem: Mild hydronephrosis significant if an obstructing stone. In which case u would be in pain & probably have blood cells in urine & should be under a urologist. Most cases of mild hydronephrosis have been there from birth & due to mild temporary partial obstruction to kidney drainage & don't change suggest do nothing but repeat ultrasound in 6 months if no pain or blood in urine. C urologist if pain. ...Read more
My usg kub report-moderate hydronephrosis, dilated upper part of uretor, however cause of obstruction couldn't be visualized uuj is clear. Explain?
For the depicted clinical profile, it's reasonable to review and compare the different sets of films from ivp or ct. Ivp to see what has been sequential change so to decide what to do next. If hurting now but with the picture as described in usg..., cystoscopy, retrograde pyelogram (special x-ray) with or without ureteroscopy are needed to verify why.
Best wish. .. Always. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for left sided proximal ureteral calculus 1 CM in size with hydronephrosis and mild hydroureter?
See answer: For a 1 cm proximal ureteral calculus, both ureteroscopy with holmium:yag laser lithotripsy and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (eswl) are acceptable treatment options. The potential advantages of eswl: non-invasive, less morbidity, and lesser anesthesia and analgesic requirement. Disadvantages of eswl: less successful (~70-80%) vs ureteroscopy (~80-90%) and higher retreatment rate. ...Read more
I have right flank pain and imaging studies showing mild hydronephrosis on that side (no stones). What could be causing this?
Suggests blockage: Despite the lack of stones on imaging this scenario suggests a blockage of the right ureter. It is possible that a stone was passed and time is needed for local dilation to resolve. There could also be other causes like mass or stricture. If the imaging study was an ultrasound, I would talk to my doctor about further evaluation to claify the cause. Follow up studies will ensure resolution. ...Read more
Ct reported that thers mild hydronephrosis on right. Reflux could result in the mild hydronephrosis. The pain has been for 3 weeks. What it means?
Mild right hydronephrosis the partially reduced upon voiding. There appear to be floating echogenic debris within the bladder on provided. Meaning?
Here are some...: The provided info suggests you have been unable to empty bladder with high pressure inside bladder especially during urination. So, you should be comprehensively evaluated by urologist timely so to map out right care. To know more about urination and bladder function, go to articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble. Html. More? Contact me.... ...Read more
I am a hemophhilic from nepal. I puj stenosis bilateral and right kidney gross hydronepheosis and left mild hydronephrosis. Rt.Multiple nephrolithiasi?
Report of CT told that there is mild hydronephrosis on the right. I had cystoscopy week ago-have felt same pain on my right even after the surgery?
Hydro: Mild hydronephrosis is not unusual. As you had a cystoscopy I presume you did so to check for the cause of the hydronephrosis and I am assuming nothing significant was found. If the studies were all negative then I suspect you will clear and feel well soon. You may have passed a small stone. Continue to hydrate well and follow with your urologist. ...Read more
Ultrasound shows mild hydronephrosis on left kidney. A stone measuring 5x3 mm at lower end of left ureter. Will it come out itself?
It may: It has gone most of he way, but could be stuck where the drainage tube crosses the pelvic brim. ...Read more
Upper quadrant pain. Spleen borderline size 12.1cm, mild bilateral pelviectasis of kidneys. Minimal R-side hydronephrosis. Peripelvic cyst. Normal?
Pelviectasis is a general term used to describe dilation of the renal pelvis, or collecting system of the kidney and, generally, is clinically insignificant.
Hydronephrosis also refers to dilation of the renal pelvis, But has the added connotation that the pathology was caused by an obstructive process, such as a kidney stone or in your case the peripelvic cyst of Rt kidney. Unremarkable finding. ...Read more
If infection is detected in urine is it because kidney is infected? Can hydronephrosis cause kidney infection? Or is it due to procedure? Is it bad?
UTI: Differentiating between lower and upper UTI is not simple, and this is not the place to provide a medical course. Hydronephrosis can predispose to UTI or can be a result of uti, but highly unlikely to be due to ureteroscopy. Whether it is bad or not will depend upon what is causing it. If it was detected during a an episode of acute pyelonephritis it may resolve with cure of the infection. ...Read more
On a recent sonogram, I was diagnoed with mild hydronephrosis and then the next sentence said no hydronephrosis or nephrolithiasis or focal parenchyma?
Ask: Are you sure it was not "mild hydronephrosis"for one side and"no hydronephrosis"for the other? If there is mild hydro then no hydro may be a typographic error. The side with no stones will have no hydro. It is best to check with the doctor who ordered the study who can always call the radiologist who dictated the report and talk to her or him. Best wishes. ...Read more
"mild fullness of renal pelvic bilaterally could represent minimal hydronephrosis." found on pelvic/vaginal ultrasound. Could this be from all the watr I had to drink and hold bladder? If no/what?
Could be: For pelvic ultrasound the bladder usually needs to be full and therefore encouraged to drink a lot of water. The interpretation of the kidneys sounds like mild amount of fluid in the collecting systems. Unless you are having urinary infections, kidney pain, or kidney stones, this finding is usually insignicant. In some people full bladder can cause back pressure and prominent renal pelves. ...Read more