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Doctor insights on: Pathophysiology Of Hydronephrosis

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What is unilateral hydronephrosis?

What is unilateral hydronephrosis?

Hydronephrosis: Refers to fluid inside the kidney. This fluid is urine which is able to remain in the kidney because of a larger size of the renal pelvis. The renal pelvis is the part of the kidney where the urine collects prior to descending into the bladder. The size of the pelvis should not exceed 7 mm on ultrasound. Small increases have no clinical significance and may represent variants of normal. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Hydronephrosis (Definition)

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What are the symptoms of hydronephrosis?

What are the symptoms of hydronephrosis?

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 back/flank pain. Sometimes it's silent, however. ...Read more

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How serious is developing hydronephrosis?

How serious is developing hydronephrosis?

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 causes, but the most common in adults is obstruction to the flow of urine. Left untreated, this can lead to permanent kidney damage. You should see your urologist for further information. ...Read more

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Can hydronephrosis cause pylonephritis?

Can hydronephrosis cause pylonephritis?

Not cause/predispose: Hydronephosis does not cause pyelonephritis but it predisposes to it. ...Read more

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Is hydronephrosis/pelviectasis a sign of down's syndrome?

Is hydronephrosis/pelviectasis a sign of down's syndrome?

Not at all: There is a very slightly increased risk of Down syndrome when prenatal hydronephrosis is diagnosed at maternal-fetal ultrasound during pregnancy. ...Read more

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My unborn baby boy has unilateral hydronephrosis. What is this?

My unborn baby boy has unilateral hydronephrosis. What is this?

Not to worry: Your baby will have an ultrasound after birth to see if it is still there. This is a finding I read a lot on prenatal ultrasound reports. So far none in my experience have had it after birth even though they were all thought to have it prenatally.
It means the kidney on the affected side has developed an appearance suggestive of back up fluid and pressure on it as if something is blocking the flow of urine from the kidney to the bladder. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hydroureteronephrosis and hydronephrosis?

What is the difference between hydroureteronephrosis and hydronephrosis?

Somewhat technical: Hn applies to the kidney per se where hun implies distinction of the kidney and ureter (the tube carrying urine from kidney to bladder). Often they mean the same thing, unless the point of obstruction is before the ureter begins, eg, the ureteropelvic junction. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about hydronephrosis of kidney and what are the consequences?

Can you tell me about hydronephrosis of kidney and what are the consequences?

Obstructed: Hydronephrosis of one or both kidneys means there is blockage or obstruction preventing the urine from flowing normally from the kidney to the bladder, and then out the urethra. There are many causes such as stones, tumors, scarring, etc. If blockage occurs below the bladder i.E an enlarged prostate in a male, both kidneys will be involved. If severe and chronic, can result in kidney failure. ...Read more

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I've gotten hydronephrosis in my only working kidney. How long before it fails?

I've gotten hydronephrosis in my only working kidney. How long before it fails?

Hopefully never: Need to cosult a good urologist who can relieve obstruction causing hydronephrosis ; give you a new lease on life. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hydronephrosis in my only working kideny how long before it fails?

What to do if I have hydronephrosis in my only working kideny how long before it fails?

Hydronephrosis: See a urologist, if you have a hydronephrosis (H). Depending on the time you had it, resolving the H may allow your working kidney to recover its baseline function. If you do not get a diagnosis of the H's cause and treatment for it, you may lose the function of that kidney which would be a shame. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is best medicine to be taken when it was diagnose with moderate hydronephrosis secondary to proximal ureterolithiases?

Urologist to advise: Most obsttructing stones in proximal ureter are too large to pass spontaneously, especially if >5mm diameter. Tamsulosin can help to dilate ureter to facilitate passage of kidney stones & drink lots of water. Severe pain would indicate need for intervention with jj stent followed by shockwave or ureteroscopic lithotripsy. ...Read more

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I have duplicated ureters on my r side. They come to form 1, it's too narrow resulting in moderate hydronephrosis. Is it common to place 2 stents in?

I have duplicated ureters on my r side. They come to form 1, it's too narrow resulting in moderate hydronephrosis. Is it common to place 2 stents in?

No. Why 2 placed?: U probably have uretero-vesical junction obstruction on that side & urologist may be trying to stretch it to correct hydronephrosis. Ok as a temporary solution if u were symptomatic. Double stunting or endoscopic balloon dilatation of uvj unlikely to correct problem. Excision of obstructed terminal ureter + reimplant may well be required. Hope urologist is experienced otherwise see pedi. Gu dr. ...Read more

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What are treatments for hydronephrosis?

What are treatments for hydronephrosis?

It depends on cause: Hydronephrosis is a descriptive term for "a lot of fluid in the kidney". It can have multiple causes: from congenital obstruction to stones to reflux of urine from the bladder. Sometimes hydronephrosis is the end result of one of the above conditions and does not require any treatment. By analogy it is like a headache which can be caused by several conditions: treat the cause of the headache. ...Read more

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Causes of hydronephrosis?

Causes of hydronephrosis?

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. ...Read more

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Mild hydronephrosis cause pain?

Mild hydronephrosis cause pain?

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

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What's some medicine for hydronephrosis?

What's some medicine for hydronephrosis?

Usually intervention: Hyrdonephrosis is an anatomic diagnosis, usually caused by obstruction, less common by reflux of urine from bladder & occasionally by infection. Thus intervention, to relieve blockage, usually required to correct cause, unless mild. Obstruction from narrow or kinked kidney outflow needs pyeloplasty surgery, stones passed or removed + meds if metabolic cause, tumor removed, antibiotics 4 infection. ...Read more

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What is hydronephrosis? How it is treated?

Obstructed urine flo: Hydronephrosis is kidney damage due to blockage of ureters preventing urine from flowing properly. Specifically, it refers to enlargement of kidney from pressure. Check out http://www. Medicinenet. Com/hydronephrosis/article. Htm. Solution is to fix cause of obstruction. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hydronephrosis?

What is the definition or description of: hydronephrosis?

Kidney swelling: Due to abnormal amount of urine retained by kidney due to swelling of internal renal collecting system consisting of cayces & renal pelvis. Urinary collecting ducts drain into calyces which dreain into pelvis (like a funnel) draining into ureter. Causes mostly blockage, congenital or acquired from stone, fibrous tissue, growth or external pressure of pelvis or lower down, or from bladder reflux. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been diagnosed with hydronephrosis. Help?

What to do if I have been diagnosed with hydronephrosis. Help?

Urologist: Hydronephrosis indicates that there is blockage to the urine flow and this block could be at any level along the urinary tract. Please see urologist as soon as possible. ...Read more