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What are the symptoms of hydronephrosis?
There may or may not be direct symptoms of hydronephrosis depending upon the
Individuals with acute hydronephrosis, for example symptoms from renal colic
due to a kidney stone begin with an acute onset of intense flank or
back pain radiating
to the groin, associated with nausea, vomiting, and sweating. Colicky pain comes
and goes and its intensity may cause the person to writhe or roll around or
pace in pain. There may be blood seen in the urine.
Chronic hydronephrosis develops over time and there may be no specific
symptoms. Tumors in the pelvis or bladder obstruction may develop silently and
the person may have symptoms of kidney failure.
These are often non specific and
may include weakness, malaise,
chest pain, shortness of breath, leg swelling, nausea and vomiting. If
occur because the kidneys are unable to regulate sodium, potassium, and calcium,
there may be heart rhythm disturbances and muscle spasms.