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What Is Hydronephrosis Of The Kidney
What could cause hydronephrosis of 1 kidney without stones or uti, rbcs 0-5 in urinalysis. Hx of GI issues, gastric ulcers, chronic gastritis?
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
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
After having hydronephrosis in my right kidney it is only functioning at 25%. What is the percentage for saving a kidney, or removing it ?
25% worth saving: Do you mean 25% relative function with opposite kidney performing 75% or is right kidney functioning at 25% of its' expected capacity? Below 10 - 12%, in presence of severe hydroneprosis is probably not worth saving. Ur young, thus my advice would be for you would likely be to undergo a laparoscopic or robot assisted pyeloplasty if hydronphrosis due to ureteropelvic junction obstruction. ...Read more
What does this mean? Upper normal to borderline hydronephrosis left kidney of uncertain significance. The left ureteral jet seen which excludes a complete but
not incomplete left ureteral obstruction.
I got hydronephrosis treated in 2008 & my kidney function came upto 38%. 4m 20, after that I didnt get tested but have been drinking. It pains mildly.
I had larascopic pyeloplasty right kidney march 2014 for puj obstruction.. It was a success but within 6 months I have hydronephrosis again. Why?
Maybe OK: You still may have some degree of dilation of the renal pelvis even after corrective surgery for UPJ obstruction depending upon how much dilation was present to start. The crucial piece of information is how well your kidney actually empties, usually defined by a test such as a Lasix renal scan/renogram. As long as the kidney empties with Lasix challenge, some dilation is not a problem. ...Read more
How should infant hydronephrosis that was in one kidney and now both with much debris be treated?
See peds urologist: Hydronephrosis can be due to obstruction, vesicoureteral reflux, or non-obstructing and non-refluxing. If bilateral, your child is at increased risk. If debris is present in the collecting system/s, then there are certainly concerns. If your child is a male, then there are potential concerns for bladder outlet obstruction as well. See a pediatric urologic specialist soon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
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