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Distention of the kidney with urine. Hydronephrosis is caused by obstruction of urine outflow (for example, by a stone blocking the ureter).

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      • How do physicians diagnose a urinary tract infection?
      • Are there home remedies for a urinary tract infection?
      • What is the treatment for a urinary tract infection?
      • What follow-up is needed for a urinary tract infection?
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      • What is the prognosis of a urinary tract infection?
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Terms related to Hydronephrosis:

  • Kidney Swelling
  • Swollen Kidney