How do you treat hydronephrosis during pregnancy?

How do you treat hydronephrosis during pregnancy?

Acute hydronephrosis during pregnancy that fails to respond to conservative treatment can be managed by ureteral stenting or in special cases by application of a percutaneous nephrostomy tube.

What is pregnancy induced hydronephrosis?

Fetal hydronephrosis is swelling of a baby’s kidney caused by a buildup of urine. This can happen while the baby is still in the mother’s uterus. Doctors often find the problem when a woman has a fetal ultrasound during pregnancy. Urine normally travels from the kidney down a narrow tube to the bladder.

Who is at risk for hydronephrosis?

men over the age of 50, due to enlargement of the prostate or prostate cancer. sexually active women, due to their risk for recurrent urinary tract infections. people who are predisposed to recurrent kidney stones.

Is hydronephrosis a medical emergency?

Hydronephrosis is often caused by a serious condition of the kidney or urinary tract, such as kidney stones. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have any of the following symptoms: Blood clots in urine or bloody urine (hematuria)

Can hydronephrosis cause preterm labor?

The clinical significance of symptomatic hydronephrosis in pregnancy is its possible association with imminent complications. These include ureteric obstruction and pain, infection and deteriorating renal function. These may lead to maternal sepsis and threatened miscarriage or preterm labour.

How urgent is hydronephrosis?

Left untreated, severe hydronephrosis can lead to permanent kidney damage. Rarely, it can cause kidney failure. But hydronephrosis typically affects only one kidney and the other kidney can do the work for both.

Is maternal hydronephrosis painful?

During pregnancy, the association between maternal hydronephrosis and flank pain symptoms is poor. In the clinical evaluation of pregnant women with flank pain, hydronephrosis should not be considered etiologic in the absence of other clinical evidence.

Is fetal hydronephrosis painful?

Symptoms of hydronephrosis may include: Abdominal pain with nausea and/or vomiting, especially after large fluid intakes. Flank pain (pain above the hipbone, slightly to the back) Hematuria (blood in urine)