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How can hydronephrosis be overcomed???

By September 5, 2017 - 5:54pm
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Hello Zhetshole

Thank you for writing.

Hydronephrosis occurs when urine builds up in the kidneys and cannot drain out to the bladder. The kidneys swell from the excess urine. The condition may affect one kidney or both. Hydronephrosis is not a disease itself, but rather a sign of another disease or condition affecting the kidneys. Swelling of the kidneys can lead to kidney damage.

This is a serious condition that requires care from your doctor. Most patients who have hydronephrosis will not know it until it has already damaged the kidney. Therefore, if you are at risk for this condition, it is important to be under the care of a physician.

Treatment involves:

Draining excess urine from the kidney
Removing the blockage
Treating conditions that cause blockage or reflux
Treating infections in the urinary system
Some causes of hydronephrosis resolve without treatment (such as pregnancy and kidney stones ).

Treatment options include:

Antibiotics to treat urinary tract infections
Medications (eg, anticholinergic drugs) to treat neurogenic bladder
Catheter inserted into the bladder to drain the urine
Nephrostomy (a tube inserted into an opening in the midsection to drain urine from the kidney)
Surgery to remove a blockage or correct a defect in the urinary system
Surgery to remove part or all of the kidney (rare)

Please talk to your doctor about your options.

September 6, 2017 - 5:54am
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