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Does hydronephrosis require removal of kidney ?

I hd a problem wth my pain on the right side of my stomach .I Had a scan wch showed advanced hydronephrosis .I consulted a urologist who told me to remove the kidney because its totally deal.Is it true .Isnt that they are other tests to be done before concluding that the kidney is dead
Asked On : Thu, 23 Feb 2012
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Urologist 's  Response

thanks for your query

Pain on the right side of abdomen and hydronephrosis on ultrasound are only demonstrative of an obstruction in your urinary tract on the right side. A DTPA renal scan needs to be done to know the functional status of that kidney.If the scan shows a diffential function of less than 10% with normal functioning opposite kidney,then it will be considered to be non functional.

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Answered: Tue, 6 Mar 2012
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Gastroenterologist, Surgical Dr. Ketan Vagholkar's  Response
A renal scan needs to be done before ascertaining that the kidney is non fuctional.
Answered: Tue, 28 Feb 2012
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