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Can obstruction in the urethra causes bladder dilation?

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Posted on Tue, 19 Jul 2016
Question: Moderately dillated bilateral renal pelvicalyceal system noted full due to reflux

I want to know the Causes and treatment.

Which specialist am I go for treatment.

It is a surgical case or non surgical ?

If surgical then robotic surgical is possible ?
XXXXXXX , female, age 20.
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Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha (59 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Reflux disease

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for the query

I understand your concern about the reflux disease. I can certainly help you with this. I shall answer your questions point wise so that I do not miss any

1. Reflux is caused by obstruction to the bladder. Urethral obstruction is the most likely cause in this 20-year-old child. Here there will be obstruction to the free flow of urine out of the bladder

2. You must go to a urologist for this

3. Surgical or not depends on the grade of reflux. Higher grades and severe reflux is surgically corrected whereas minimal ones are treated medically. However in Raya's case, she might require surgical correction

4. Robotic surgery might not be possible but she can opt for a minimally invasive surgery also known as key hole surgery

I hope I was of help, I understand your anxiety, please get back to me for any further assistance

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha (44 minutes later)
Thanks for your valuable suggestions.

What are the precautions that can be taken till surgery.

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Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha (19 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Precautions

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for getting back

There are no absolute precautions to be taken as of now before further evaluation. But I would advise a low salt diet and to avoid red meat.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Priyanka G Raj
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Can obstruction in the urethra causes bladder dilation?

Brief Answer: Reflux disease Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query I understand your concern about the reflux disease. I can certainly help you with this. I shall answer your questions point wise so that I do not miss any 1. Reflux is caused by obstruction to the bladder. Urethral obstruction is the most likely cause in this 20-year-old child. Here there will be obstruction to the free flow of urine out of the bladder 2. You must go to a urologist for this 3. Surgical or not depends on the grade of reflux. Higher grades and severe reflux is surgically corrected whereas minimal ones are treated medically. However in Raya's case, she might require surgical correction 4. Robotic surgery might not be possible but she can opt for a minimally invasive surgery also known as key hole surgery I hope I was of help, I understand your anxiety, please get back to me for any further assistance Regards