- Anatomy of the female urinary system
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- Ureteral obstruction is a blockage in one or both of the tubes (ureters) that carry urine from your kidneys to the bladder. Ureteral obstruction can be cured. However, if left untreated, symptoms can quickly change from mild pain, fever, and infection to severe kidney dysfunction, sepsis, and death.
Ureteral obstruction is common. Because it is treatable, serious complications are rare. Ureteral obstruction Treatment in Hyderabad
Ureteral obstruction may not have any signs or symptoms. The signs and symptoms depend on where the obstruction is, whether partial or complete, how quickly it develops, and whether it affects one or both kidneys.
Signs and symptoms can include:
- Changes in the amount of urine produced
- Difficulty urinating
- Blood in the urine
Figure shows a cross-sectional view of the bladder with a ureterocele inside and two ureters entering the bladder.
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Different types of ureteral obstruction have different causes, some of which are present at birth (congenital). They include:
Ureteral obstruction can be caused by:
Duplication of the ureter, the tube that carries urine from the kidney to the bladder. This common condition that is present at birth (congenital) causes two ureters to form on the same kidney. The second ureter can be normal or only partially developed. If one of the ureters is not working properly, the urine can enter the kidney and cause damage. Ureteral obstruction Treatment in Hyderabad
Ureter obstruction can lead to urinary tract infections and kidney damage, which can be irreversible.