How do I relieve hydronephrosis caused by cronic UPJ obstruction?
I have had two pyleoplasty operations by neith seems to have worked. Today is my fourth day with a swollen right kidney, chronic pain in my left back and flank, and the inability to sleep, drink or eat. I've had these attacks many times before and they usually resolved themselves within 12-24 hours. This one doesn't seem to be going away and I'm looking for help!
I've had 6 surgeries on my right kidney, everyone including a stent, I have to go back to Vanderbilt in Nashville, TN on Monday the 27th to see what is going to happen. Does anyone have any ideas of what I may be up against? I am a diabetic with heart and kidney disease that is not connected to my diabetes. If you can help me ease my mind I'd really appreciate it.
I was born with only 1 kidney and some yrs ago was diagnosed with Kidney stones and UPJ obstruction
after 2 pyleoplasty operations my body seems to make more scar tissue that causes UPJ obstructions. As a result I have had stents in place for the last 15 yrs at first it was changed every 6 months but now is changed every 4 months.
I even had whats called endopyleotomy (I hope thats correct spelling) basically thats a small lazer that is passed up the ureter to where the obstruction is and burns away the scar tissue but sadly my body didnt like that idea either so i am back to having the stent changed every 4 months until such time there is a new treatment or my kidney begins to fail then its dialysis and eventually a transplant. Thats what i got to look forward to .
Good Luck anyway and i hope you get better treatment than me
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.