Common "Hydronephrosis" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Hydronephrosis is swelling of the kidneys when urine builds up in the kidney. The possible common causes of hydronephrosis include partial blockage in the urinary tract and vesicoureteral reflux. Hydronephrosis may cause symptoms like pain in the side and back, pain with urination, frequent urination, nausea, vomiting, and fever. Mild to moderate hydronephrosis is resolved with preventive antibiotic therapy while severe hydronephrosis is treated with surgery.

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I have hydronephrosis in the left kidney. Can medicine dissolve kidney stones?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19-year-old. I had an enormous pain in my stomach two days back. In ultrasound, I came to know that I have two kidney stones, 4.4 mm in the left kidney 6.5 mm in the left ureter. And I have hydronephrosis in the left kidney. Would they come out on their own? Please give your opinion...  Read Full »

Dr. Manisha Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Kidney stones are very painful, and depending on their size, their treatment is planned. The size of the stones is not small; hence the pain is extreme. Have you consulted a nephrologist or urologist regarding this? If not, I suggest you do it as soon as possible. Ce...  Read Full »

Kindly review my newborn's ultrasound reports.

Query: Hello doctor, Kindly review the details of my newborn's ultrasound and suggest your suggestions. The left kidney is enlarged with grade II moderate hydronephrosis and dilated renal pelvis 0.51 inch AP and associated with slight dilated proximal ureter suggestion of reflux. Normal right kidney size ...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. The details mentioned in the report suggest hydronephrosis, which can be due to reflux or pelvic ureteric junction obstruction. A micturating cystourethrogram (MCUG) scan needs to be done to have a proper diagnosis. Afte...  Read Full »

Are high fever and chills symptoms of kidney stone?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 41-year-old woman and started having severe lower back pain and nausea about a week ago. Went to the ER, had a CT scan, diagnosed with a 0.25 inches kidney stone in my right ureter with mild hydronephrosis. I was given Percocet and sent home with instructions to see a urologist. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to High fever and chill are indicative of infection indeed and as we have a cause rightly evident there are chances that you may be developing hydronephrosis (accumulation of urine in swollen kidney) in the right kidney and a secondary infection following stasis of urin...  Read Full »

I have hydronephrosis. What are the treatment options?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old girl. My height is 5 feet and weight is 42 kg. I have been suffering from frequent stomach ache for the past two to three months. I do not have any problem in urination. I thought that the pain was due to some food infection. Later, I was diagnosed to have moderate lef...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivekanandan Govindasamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is necessary to do a DTPA nuclear scan (Diethylene triamine penta aceticacid) to confirm the diagnosis of UPJ obstruction (renal pelvis obstruction) and to know the severity of obstruction. Only then, you should go for surgery. Yes, it can be done by laparoscopy. It ne...  Read Full »

Why are there headache, nausea and shortness of breathe after taking Gentamicin injection?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26-year-old male. I weighs about 48 kg. I am writing this because I could not find proper diagnosis and guidance. This year I was diagnosed with bilateral mild hydronephrosis with 4 mm stone in both kidneys and also 4 mm cystitis. For one month I took ayurvedic syrup Calcurosin f...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. You are underweight and should start weight training exercises and increase appetite to 2200 kcal daily. Gentamicin occasionally causes adverse effects and probably you had some of it. Howeve...  Read Full »

My sister-in-law's scan reveals hydronephrosis. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, This query is about my 19 weeks pregnant sister-in-law. She had a USG today and found bilateral moderate fetal hydronephrosis. Her gynecologist told her that the kid will require surgery after delivery. Can you please check the report and explain the situation? Is surgery required? If ...  Read Full »

Dr. Krishna Somani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to No, it is not life threatning. It has to be serially monitored every 15 days. Any intervention is usually successful after birth only and exact nature of urine obstruction also becomes clear after birth only. Thank you.  Read Full »

My wife's ultrasound reports revealed the presence of a right ureteric stone. What should be done?

Query: Hello doctor, I am consulting for my wife. My wife was consulting a general physician for a routine check-up. As per her doctor, the urine analysis showed abnormal ratios. As per reports, there is blood in the urine. The second albumin-to-creatinine ratio dropped from the previous level of 22 to 7.5...  Read Full »

Dr. Tuljapure Samit Prabhakarrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to According to the reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), your wife has got a ureteric stone roughly around 8 mm. You can give a trial of alpha-blocker and diuretics for three weeks. Even if the stone does not come out, you can think of uretero...  Read Full »

I was diagnosed with hydronephrosis. Can you please tell me how I got it?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with hydronephrosis in the kidney. Can you please help me to find the reason why I got it and how it can be treated?  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is primarily due to ureteric stone in more than 90 % of cases. Other causes can be ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction, ureteric constriction, or restriction. A proper diagnosis can be achieved after a CT (computed tomography) scan....  Read Full »

How to manage renal calculi and its symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is diagnosed with moderate right hydronephrosis, and proximal hydroureter is seen due to a calculus (1400 HU in attenuation value) in the right upper ureter measuring 13.2 x 7 mm, located approximately 6.5 cm below the pelvic ureteric junction. Two calculi are seen in the mid po...  Read Full »

Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern for your mother. The stones which are less than 5 mm are not of much concern because they may pass with adequate water intake, that is, 84.5 to 101.4 ounces of water every day. But the stone size of 13 mm has increased pressure in the right...  Read Full »

Is pregnancy safe in a woman who has hydronephrosis?

Query: Hello doctor, This query is regarding my sister-in-law, who is 19 weeks pregnant. She had a routine USG yesterday that showed the fetus has moderate bilateral hydronephrosis. What could be the reason for this doctor? Should she continue the pregnancy or not? Will it be life-threatening for the kid a...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Verma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I have reviewed the report (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Moderate hydronephrosis (a condition in which kidneys become swollen as a result of urine build up) can be due to chromosomal anomal...  Read Full »

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