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Chronic unilateral obstructive uropathy

  • Alternative Names

    Ureteral obstruction - chronic; Obstructive uropathy - unilateral - chronic

    • Abdominal pain, right or left lower belly area
    • Back pain, may be on only one side
    • Blood in the urine
    • Increased urinary frequency/urgency
    • Frequent need to urinate at night
    • Painful urination
    • Severe flank pain that may occur on one side, but may also be felt in the groin, thigh, and genitals
    • Urinary tract infection

    Signs and tests

    Your health care provider will perform a physical exam, which includes feeling your abdomen. The exam may reveal a swollen kidney.

    A blood pressure measure may reveal high blood pressure. A urinalysis may show blood in the urine. A urine culture can determine if you have an infection.

    Kidney swelling or blockage of the ureter may appear on these tests:

    • Abdominal ultrasound
    • Intravenous pyelogram (IVP)
    • Kidney or abdominal CT scan