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CT scan shows hydronephrosis. Had inguinal hernia repair and reconstructive surgery for breast cancer

My 78 year old mother is having difficulty with hydronephrosis . CT scans are normal; she had a cystocope a month ago and a stent was placed in the Right ureter as the urologis reported a stricture; the most recent CT follow up scan is now showing hydronephrosis in the Left kidney which was not there a month ago. It is very perplexing; She had an inquinal hernia repair in June laproscoptical. she has mesh in her abdomen from reconstructive surgery for breast cancer 28 years ago. She has a diagnosis of morphea and I was wondering if that could contribute to the hydronephrosis that is occuring. Thank you
Sat, 27 Oct 2012
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Hi,

Welcome to HCM.
Morphea is not known to cause this problem.
Hydronephrosis is not a diagnosis. It just says there is stasis of urine in that particular kidney or ureter.
The cause needs to be found out whether it is stone/ stricture/ tumour etc.
She needs compete urological evaluation in the form of IVP, CT, Renogram and urodynamic study depending on the situation.

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