Once your doctor analyzes your symptoms and clinical history, they will perform a physical examination and if they suspect that you have hydronephrosis, you will be referred to a urologist to obtain a more accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
The urinary system specialist will request some of the following tests:
- Blood test to measure kidney function.
- Urine test to identify if some infections or stones cause hydronephrosis.
- Kidney and urinary tract ultrasound.
- Contrast radiography of the urinary system.
- Computed tomography.
The indicated treatment will be established based on the direct cause of hydronephrosis and the severity of the case:
- Mild: treatment is not usually prescribed; the evolution is monitored hoping that the symptoms disappear by themselves.
- Moderate: antibiotics are usually prescribed to prevent any infectious outbreak that complicates the condition.
- Serious: renal physiology is severely affected, requiring surgery to remove the obstruction and/or repair damaged structures.
At ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.