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Doctor insights on: Unilateral Hydronephrosis Risk Factors

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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.

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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What do you suggest if my unborn babyboy has unilateral hydronephrosis?

What do you suggest if my unborn babyboy has unilateral hydronephrosis?

Pediatric urologist: There are lots of causes for this. A pediatric urologist will diagnose and provide treatment. It can be lots of things from bladder reflux, obstruction among others.

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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.

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Can you please describe left mega urethra and unilateral hydronephrosis?

Can you please describe left mega urethra and unilateral hydronephrosis?

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.

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What is left mega urethra and unilateral hydronephrosis? What causes it?

What is left mega urethra and unilateral hydronephrosis? What causes it?

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.

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is left mega urethra and unilateral hydronephrosis?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is left mega urethra and unilateral hydronephrosis?

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.

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1 yr old with RTA, unilateral severe hydronephrosis & megaureter & bilateral upj stenosis & very tortuous ureters. Can he out grow tortuous ureters?

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.

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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.

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.

Looks fine: More importantly is the general condition of your daughter if she feeding, growing, acting fine, no other symptom and kidney functions are normal and stable, just observe, and keep the follow up with your doctor, wish you and your child wellness

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What is hydronephrosis? How it is treated?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.