Hydronephrosis is a secondary condition wherein one or both kidneys become swollen, usually due to a build-up of urine that failed to drain into the bladder. Hydronephrosis can also affect people of all ages. The condition doesn't cause any long-term problems when treated or diagnosed; however, if left untreated the kidneys may become scarred. While this is only true in the rarest of cases, it can lead to kidney failure. There aren't many unique symptoms of hydronephrosis, so it is best to be diligent and take action if multiple general symptoms present.


1. Frequent Urination

Frequent urination can be frustrating to experience and tends to be unrelated to water intake. It isn't life-threatening, but it may indicate an underlying condition. Frequent urination is usually a symptom of infections of the urinary tract (UTI), kidneys, or bladder.


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