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Unilateral Hydronephrosis Risk Factors
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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, ...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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Swollen kidney ;tube: Unilateral hydronephrosis describes inside of kidney is swollen by urine caused by obstruction or urinary reflux. Mega-ureter is a swollen urinary tube between bladder ; kidney also from obstruction at lower end or bladder reflux. Taken together indicates that problem is at junction of bladder ; ureter. Megalourethra ia rare condition where part or all of urinary tube below bladder is very wide. ...Read more
1 yr old with RTA, unilateral severe hydronephrosis & megaureter & bilateral upj stenosis & very tortuous ureters. Can he out grow tortuous ureters?
NO: Please make sure that your one year old child is under the care of a fellowship trained PEDIATRIC UROLOGIST.Good luck. ...Read more
Hello sir. My daughter is two months with a mild hydronephrosis diagnosis when she was one month old. The doctor asked for a repetition of U/A. The results showed WBC 4-6 and Epithelial cells 3-5 with all the remaining factors including bacteria negative.
My dr told me that the hydronephrosis puts me at a high risk for developing kidney infections. How high is this risk and is there anything i can do do reduce tbe risk?
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 developing UTI low if cause is congenital blockage. Ur already 30 years-old & obstruction has been present a long time. U may need antibiotics if hn was found after uti.Shower & don't bathe, avoid constipation, cotton & no thong underwear, pee often. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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