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i have left megaoureter , shown on mri done yesterday

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Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2012

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Posted on Thu, 29 Mar 2018 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Question: i have left megaoureter , shown on mri done yesterday .
is there some medicine I can take for this condition to keep kidney in good health ?
Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
Management of megaureter

Detailed Answer:
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Megaureter means the ureter (which carries urine from kidney to the bladder) is dilated.

Management depends on the underlying cause (obstruction vs reflux) and severity of the condition.

Management options can vary from just watchful observation to surgery. As such the choice of medications largely depend on the severity of the disease. Long-term prophylactic antibiotics will be used if the disease is severe, to prevent kidney damage induced by recurrent infections (after urine micro-analysis and culture sensitivity examinations).

Please be advised to follow up with a urologist for detailed evaluation and management.

Hope this answers your question
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
Follow up: Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 19 hours later
Thank you for your answer

Please note that blood tests look perfect ( done yesterday )
Clinical Chemistry
Urea ( 5 ) ; Creatinine ( 69) Estimated gfr ( 115 )
rest test like complete blood count are all exact
Only , slight fatty liver and ONLY gamma GT (102) ........ lft I mean
But megaureter seen as I told you already
What is your view on the above results I just mentioned ?
And what its best to see . urologist or nephrologist ? pls advise thanks , XXXXXXX
Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
Follow up answer

Detailed Answer:
Hello again,

Your blood work up looks normal. The slight elevation in GGT is likely due to fatty liver. Avoid alcohol and diet rich in saturated fat. Loose weight if needed.
It is good news that the mega ureter has not affected your kidney function. So most likely waitful watching would only be probably needed. However detailed evaluation is needed. You can follow up with a urologist.

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