Symptoms & Signs
- Flank pain
- Abdominal mass
- Nausea and vomiting
- Urinary tract infection
- Painful urination (dysuria)
- Increased urinary frequency
- Increased urinary urgency
Note: Sometimes unilateral hydronephrosis does not have symptoms.
Diagnosis & Tests
Unilateral hydronephrosis is usually identified with tests such as the following:
- Abdominal MRI
- CT scan of the kidneys or abdomen
- Intravenous pyelogram (IVP)
- Isotope renography (special scan of the kidneys)
- Ultrasound of the kidneys or abdomen
Pictures & Images
Female urinary tract
Review Date : 3/22/2010
Reviewed By : Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Scott Miller, MD, Urologist in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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