Left Ureteral Stone And Renogram?
Good afternoon, I am 57 yrs old woman. At the end of last year I underwent surgery for the left ureteric stone which was 1.2-1.5cm in size. Not long ago I returned to undergo a consultation, it turned out that my ureteral tract was still dilated. The doctor advised me to do a renogram. Even though, until now my urine is still normal white and not cloudy and I have no other side effects. My question is, is the widening of the ureteral tract due to the presence of stones or is it normal since I just had surgery where the stones are quite large? Or do I have to keep doing the renogram? thank you
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Ureter is a channel that connects the kidney to the bladder, through which urine, which is produced by the kidneys, to be accommodated in the bladder before finally being excreted as urine through an end tube called the urethra.
When a person has kidney stones or urinary tract stones, there is a blockage in these ureteral passages, which, if the stone is large enough to block the flow of urine, can cause enlargement of the ureter. Other conditions that can cause ureter dilation are urinary tract infections and hormonal influences in pregnant women.
However, it should be, because the ureter is composed of elastic components, if it is widened due to a clogged stone, after removing the stone, it will not take long to return to its original size. If your doctor recommends doing a renogram, this is to determine if there is a tendency for inflammatory conditions or stones that are still blocked in your urinary tract. So in our opinion, you still have to do a renogram even if you don't feel any complaints. Also discuss with your doctor about treatment options that you can take after the results come out later. We wish you and your family good health.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa