severe obstruction in ureter

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forever_6
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   Posted 12/16/2013 9:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I was diagnosed last month with having a severe obstruction in my ureter. I was having severe pain in my life side and the ultrasound detected the obstruction which is causing urine to backflow into my kidney. I'm 24 and I have never had any problems with my kidneys before. I am schedule for a CT scan in a couple days to help determine the cause of the blockage. I also just received an appointment for an MRI however it is only in 5 months! I'm just wondering if they will have to wait for the results of the MRI before taking any sort of action on removing the obstruction or will the CT scan be enough to take action? I am in constant pain I can't imagine having to wait another 5 and more months!

Also I was wondering if anyone knew how long it takes for permanent kidney damage to occur. It already been almost 3months since the first sign of pain.

Any information would be greatly appreciated!

nvrthesame98
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   Posted 12/17/2013 3:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Forever and welcome to HW! I generally post in chronic pain but had kidney stones for many years and also had a ureter blockage!

You are putting some urine out I'm assuming so the blockage isn't total correct?

Im not sure why a 5 month wait on an MRI though? Seems odd.

The CT should show anything they need as well as an ultrasound will or an IVP which you didn't mention having either!

Are you being seen by Urology?

As for how long it would take for kidney damage to occur that's an too broad guess, depending on a lot of variables but usually total blockage will obviously speed that process.

If your not hospitalized, not cathed, and your putting out urine you are most likely not going to lose kidney function.

They may suspect a constricture which is repairable easily enough or it could be a stone too big to pass and they have a fix for that as well.

Good luck and the most important thing is drinking plenty of water, paying attention to any change such as a decrease in urine output, and any fluid retention in your limbs.
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opnwhl4
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   Posted 12/18/2013 9:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I with Vickie on this one. They should have plenty of info with the CT scan. They were able to tell I had stones that wouldn't pass on their own from an Xray and confirmed it with a CT.

If you aren't seeing a Urologist, I'd get into one very soon.

Take care,
Bill
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