Is a dilated kidney serious?
Left untreated, severe hydronephrosis can lead to permanent kidney damage. Rarely, it can cause kidney failure. But hydronephrosis typically affects only one kidney and the other kidney can do the work for both.
What causes dilated renal pelvis?
Urinary tract problems: A dilated renal pelvis may be due to a minor urinary tract problem, such as UPJ obstruction or VUR. Less often, a dilated renal pelvis is an early sign of a more serious problem with the bladder, kidney, or ureter.
How do you treat a dilated kidney?
Treatment may include:
- Placing a stent (tube) through the bladder and ureter to allow urine to flow from the kidney into the bladder.
- Placing a tube into the kidney through the skin, to allow the blocked urine to drain out of the body into a drainage bag.
- Antibiotics for infections.
What foods should I avoid with hydronephrosis?
Here are 17 foods that you should likely avoid on a renal diet.
- Dark-colored soda. In addition to the calories and sugar that sodas provide, they harbor additives that contain phosphorus, especially dark-colored sodas.
- Canned foods.
- Whole wheat bread.
- Brown rice.
- Oranges and orange juice.
Does hydronephrosis go away?
In some cases, hydronephrosis is mild and goes away on its own without treatment. In other cases, hydronephrosis may be a sign of a blockage in the urinary tract or reflux—or back up—of urine from the bladder to the kidney that needs treatment.
Can hydronephrosis go away on its own?
Does a dilated kidney cause pain?
Hydronephrosis is a condition of the urinary tract where one or both kidneys swell. This happens because urine does not fully empty from the body. Symptoms may include sudden or intense pain in the back or side, vomiting, painful urination, blood in the urine, weakness and fever due to a urinary tract infection.
Is hydronephrosis a medical emergency?
Hydronephrosis is a true emergency in patients with only one kidney and should the person believe that the lone kidney is at risk, urgent medical care should be accessed.