Obstruction while urinating or obstructive uropathy is when the urine from the bladder flows back into the kidneys due to some obstruction in the ureter. In addition to difficulty passing urine patients would have fever, nausea and vomiting and a pain on one or both sides of the body depending on whether one or both kidneys are affected. In some cases there might be blood in the urine.
HOW IS OBSTRUCTION WHILE URINATING DIAGNOSED?
Imaging tests such as an ultrasound would be performed by a urologist to show any blockages or obstructions in the ureter.
HOW IS OBSTRUCTION WHILE URINATING TREATED?
Surgery would be performed to remove any blocks such as tumours or polyps that could be blocking the flow of urine. A stent could also be placed in the ureter to allow the urine to flow freely.
DID YOU KNOW?
Obstructive uropathy can affect men and women at any age and sometimes it can also affect unborn children during pregnancy.