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My husband just had a CT scan that showed dilation in one of his kidneys. Does this mean blockage?

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Dr. James Cain
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

A dilated ureter is the sign of blockage.
This can be from anatomic problems, a kidney stone, enlarged prostate or anything pressing on or filing the inside of the tube leading away from the kidney. This needs evaluation by a urologist, the specialist best equipped to investigate this finding.

In brief: Yes

A dilated ureter is the sign of blockage.
This can be from anatomic problems, a kidney stone, enlarged prostate or anything pressing on or filing the inside of the tube leading away from the kidney. This needs evaluation by a urologist, the specialist best equipped to investigate this finding.
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Dr. Jared Fialkow
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Hydronephrosis

Usually dilated kidney suggests a blockage, either partial or completely of that kidney.
Often on a ct scan they can see if a stone was present or if there is inflammation suggesting a stone has passed.

In brief: Hydronephrosis

Usually dilated kidney suggests a blockage, either partial or completely of that kidney.
Often on a ct scan they can see if a stone was present or if there is inflammation suggesting a stone has passed.
Dr. Jared Fialkow
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