Hydronephrosis is one condition in which pelvicalyceal dilation accompanied with shrinkage of kidney functioning tissues is caused by urinary blockage. When renal parenchyma is affected, it indicates the coexist of renal parenchymal disease and hydronephrosis.
What are the symptoms of hydronephrosis and renal parenchymal disease?
When kidney functioning tissues are damaged and urinary tract is blocked, patients are more likely to suffer from the following signs and symptoms such as:
* Hematuria or blood in urine
* Back pain in the side where hydronephrosis is located
* Infections, fever, chill and pyuria
* Cystic mass in the side of waist
* Difficult or painful urination
If both kidneys are damaged, patients will also have foamy urine, renal anemia, skin problems, decline of urine output, and so on. In severe cases, patients may even suffer from kidney failure. All of these problems remind patients to accept effective management timely.
How to treat these two kidney disorders?
To treat hydronephrosis, three methods are used commonly: conservative treatment, local management, and surgery. According to the severity and location of hydronephrosis, doctors will determine which therapy to use. If you happen to have this problem, you can leave your illness description in the form below or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are glad to help.
As for renal parenchymal disease, if it is caused by hydronephrosis, its progression can be stopped when hydronephrosis is managed well. However, if kidney function drops, patients should also seek some therapies to protect the residual kidney functioning tissues and prompt the self-healing ability of kidneys. Generally, after about one or two months, patients can find their kidney problem is managed well.
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