Hydronephrosis

What is Hydronephrosis?

It refers to distension and dilation of the renal pelvis and calyxes, usually caused by obstruction of the free flow of urine from the kidney. Untreated, it leads to progressive atrophy of the kidney.

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Gud morning sir! my son did an ulstrasound of kidney nd pelvis the result is right kidney is normal in site nd echogenicity with minimal fullness of pelvicalyceal system, no stone. left kidney is normal in site, size and echogenicity with no hydronephrosis. filling volume is 27 ml. should i be worried? does he need any special diet? by the way he is two years and 9 mos. thank you!

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Thanks for writing in.

There is no need to get worried as kidneys are normal in appearance and there is no obstruction to flow of urine. A urinary bladder volume of 27 cc is acceptable as children at that age cannot hold much urine. You may make him drink adequate amounts of water and fluids...

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the liver is mildly echogenic with no hepatic mases are identified the right kidney measures 11.9 x 5.9 x 5.9 the left measures 11.7 x5.3 x5.8 cm there is no hydronephrosis 6 mm possible nonobstructiing stone identified in the left mid kidney what does this mean

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USG findings indicate fatty changes in liver. Hepatomegaly may be due to deposition of fat in the liver cells. Increased echotexture suggests fatty liver. Most commonly it is due to obesity and sedentary life. It is also related to alcohol intake etc.

I suggest investigations like routine...

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my ultra sound results reads as follows; "The right kidney is 12cm in length There is normal corticol thickness and echotexture with no evidence of hydronephrosis. there may be a duplicateed right renal collecting system. no dialation is noted XXXXXXX What does this mean??

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The kidneys actually consist of what we call 'parenchyma' and 'collecting system'. The parenchyma is the structure which produces the urine while the collecting system drains the urine so produced into the appropriate channel which is the ureter and then on into the bladder. The collecting...

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dear sir, my ultrasound report - examinnation- said that my prostate gland volume =23 mls , also there was thinning of the renal cortex &the renal collecting system were not dilated, the right kidney measured 10.6 cm & the left kigney measured 9.3 in length - impression bilateral renal parenchymal disease no hydronephrosis seen normal sonographic appearances of the ueinary bladder volume=23 what dose it mean? thank you.

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Good Day and thank you for being with Healthcare Magic!

How old are you? The prostate weight would range from 18-25 grams so a 22 grams prostate would be excellent.

Renal parenchymal disease means the kidneys are slowly being destroyed or degraded. This is commonly due to hypertension and...

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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

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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...

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Both kidneys apper small in size and echogenic,corticomedullary differentiation is maintained, no calculus or hydronephrosis right kidney measures 8.0 cm with a parenchymal thickness of 0.8 cms left kidney measures 7.3cm with a parenchymal thickness of 1.0 cms

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Only abnormality is bilateral mildly small kidneys.It may be just a anatomical variation.It may be due to many reasons like developmental,height,race related etc.Since other factors are alright,it is not a matter of concern.
Echotexture of both kidneys and...

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RENAL ULTRASOUND - 12/27/2012 CLINICAL INFORMATION: 36-year-old female with hydronephrosis . Follow up hydronephrosis seen on outside ultrasound. FINDINGS: Right kidney 9.8 cm, left kidney 9.7 cm. Mild hydronephrosis right kidney. Cortical echogenicity of the right kidney is increased relative to the liver and there is mild cortical thinning of the right kidney. No focal masses in the right kidney. Cortical echogenicity of the left kidney is likely mildly increased also with the renal pyramids being more hypoechoic than typical. No hydronephrosis in the left kidney. No focal masses in the left kidney. Urinary bladder measures 5.2 x 1.6 x 5.2 cm and is grossly normal. IMPRESSION: 1) Mild hydronephrosis right kidney. 2) Mild cortical thinning right kidney. Increased cortical echogenicity both kidneys. The increased cortical echogenicity of the kidneys is a finding that can be associated with renal failure both chronic and acute. 3) Urinary bladder grossly normal. Brent R. Bullis, M.D. Body/PET Radiologist Consulting Radiologists, Ltd. WWW.WWWW.WW BRB/aeh D:12/27/2012 / T:12/28/2012

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Unilateral hydronephrosis with increased echogenicity and normal bladder suggests some obstruction above the bladder and below the kidney. Although increased renal cortical echogenicity in comparison to liver indicates impaired renal function,acute and chronic failure can't be labelled on...

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hi my grandmothers kidneys have failed and now she is on dialysis which happens every alternate day the problem is that she fails to urinate and recently we got the ultrasound report which said that it has loss of corticomedullary differentiation and left kidney shows moderate hydronephrosis

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loss of corticomedullary differentiation indicates renal insufficiency because kidney failure.it means poor function of kidney due to improper blood flow.

left kidney hydronephrosis indicates collection of fluid around the left kidney.
both the condition will be there in renal failure.
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hi i am arfan, after using augmentin antibiotic, i found problem like impetence, testicual and lower abdominal pain all my joints crack and feel burn in the legs. i consulted a doctor for these problems and he diagnosed hydronephrosis. can u plz assist me regardsing its treatment

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Hello!
Hydronephrosis is dilatation of renal pelvis due to obstruction to urine outflow.
Cause of obstruction needs to be diagnosed.
In my clinic, I advise ultrasound abdomen, X-ray KUBU, renal function tests.
You havent mentioned about fever.
Local examination of testes & abdomen is important....

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my father is of 65 years, his u.s report shows 2 cortical cyst on upper pole of left kidney measuring 4.5 and 3.5 cm. no focal mass, no calculus, no hydronephrosis, kidneys r normal size and shape. but he has abdominal pain. what should we do for it? do we need to bother about it?

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I. There are many reasons for pain in abdomen. If the pain is not where the kidney with cysts are, one has to find another reasons.
The cortical cysts never cause pain unless they is an internal bleeding - which is picked up on sonography.
What are other associated symptoms?
Which side is the...

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Lab results indicated blood in my urine. I have pain in my flanks and have been producing flake-like substances in my urine. My doctor ordered a CT scan and no kidney stones are visible. Any idea what this could be. The pain has been occurring for 1 week now.

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I have a history of kidney stones. when i went to an urgent care the doctor saw a calcification in my bladder via xray. He also did an ultrasound which showed hydronephrosis. He put me on antibiotics incase I developed an infection. I saw my urologist and had another xray done which showed that the stone was gone. I am still having alot of pain on my right back/side and I am concerned about the hydonephorisis. I don t know if I need to go back to the doctor or if It s just sore because of everything it s been through.                                                   

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The final diagnosis is fibroid,Thickened endometrium of 1.7cm maximum diameter and mild hydronephrosis both kidney. would you advice hysterectomy or fibriod embolisation as suggested. what are likely effect of this diagnosis if treatment is delayed,thanks. i am 48yrs.with 3 children delivered through natural birth.

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i know someone who is suffering from spina bifida associated with neurogenic bladder by birth. he gets recurrent UTIs and takes strong antibiotics everytime he gets it. he is on intermittent self catheterization and also has to manually excavate stools. i need to know the long term effects of recurrent UTI on his health (on kidney s and other body parts too)and also the long term effect on being on antibiotic therapy (he takes atleast 1-2 course of antibiotics per month). how can he avoid getting UTIs and live a better life. also what are the precautions he needs to take for the rest of his life so that his condition does not deteriorates any further. the ultrasound shows he has hydronephrosis and his left kindney has shrunk to 7.5 cm in size. the place he is staying right now is not very hygenic so what all are the precautions he needs to take.thanks so much.will be eagerly wating for help and more information.

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Hello Doctor, My son who is 6 months old now is diagnosed with Hydronephrosis and has Grade II VUR. He had Urinary Tract Infection and he was hospitalised when he was 1.5 months old. DMSA scan revealed kidney scarring later with Left kidney...

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Hello Doctor, My son who is 6 months old now is diagnosed with Hydronephrosis and has Grade II VUR. He had Urinary Tract Infection and he was hospitalised when he was 1.5 months old. DMSA scan revealed kidney scarring later with Left kidney...

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CHILD 3 YRS - HAD HISTORY OF ANTENATAL HYDRONEPHROSIS WITH DETERIORATION- LEFT PYELOPLASTY DONE 2014. What will be the prognosis and future complications and chances of recurrance , kindney ailment .

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