Urinary Tract Obstruction in Cleveland, OH
The basic function of the kidney is the formation of an ultra-filtrate. Once this occurs, the remaining portions of the urinary tract function is to eliminate urine. When there is a structural impedance to the flow of urine anywhere along that tract, it is described as obstructive uropathy. Obstruction with subsequent hydronephrosis is a common clinical occurrence.
Urinary tract obstruction can result in a wide range of symptoms from asymptomatic to severe renal colic and renal failure. The symptoms depend upon:
- Duration over which the obstruction occurs.
- Unilateral or bilateral obstruction.
- Complete or partial obstruction.
- Etiology of obstruction.
What Causes a Urinary Tract Obstruction?
Urinary tract obstruction can be caused a range of things, stones, swelling or malignant tissues in the urinary tract. Cleveland clinic listed some causes:
- Meatal stenosis
- Urethral strictures
- Posterior urethral valves
- Ectopic ureters
- Ureterovesical obstruction
- Ureteropelvic junction obstruction
- Spina bifida/Myelo meningiocele
- Vesicoureteral re-flux
- Prostate cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Ureteral stone
- Retroperitoneal fibrosis
- Extrinsic obstruction of ureter
- Neurogenic bladder
How Are Urinary Tract Obstructions Diagnosed?
- Excretory urography
- Renal flow scan
- Diuretic renal flow scan
- CT scan
Schedule Your Consultation with Cleveland Urology Associates
The board certified urologists at Cleveland Urology Associates provide expert treatment for all types of urinary tract infections. Learn more and call our urology clinic in Cleveland, Ohio at (440) 891-6500 to schedule your appointment today.