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Does hydronephrosis cause urinary symptoms such as feeling the need to go all the time and not much comes out? It just feels like my bladder is full even though it's not. I have been checked for a UTI and it was negative.
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replied March 15th, 2017

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Pain that originates due to renal issues (Stones, infection) is usually episodic , spasmodic or colicky in ‎nature, ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎originating ‎in the flank and radiating to the lower belly, inner thigh. It is ‎associated with other ‎‎‎‎symptoms like ‎‎‎nausea, vomiting ‎and systemic features due to any infection. ‎

Hydronephrosis is the medical term for a dilatation of the upper urinary tract.

Normally urine flows out of the kidney with low pressure. If this flow pattern is disrupted by dilation of the kidney placing increasing pressure on the delicate internal structures of the central urine collecting system, damage can result through loss of function of the kidney.

Since this is a anatomic issue, medications usually are not helpful to cure the condition. Medications may be used only to treat symptoms or complications (like infections) associated with the condition.

Hence it would be recommended that you consult the treating doctors (Urologist) and seek proper advice and help.

I hope this helps.



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