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?
Prompt diagnosis of the condition is essential to prevent backing up of the urine in your body. Urine analysis as well as ultrasound is performed by urology specialist to diagnose the condition and identify the underlying cause.
HOW IS OBSTRUCTION WHILE URINATING TREATED?
Treatment involves medications or surgery based on the diagnosis. But in case of emergency situations, a tube is inserted from the tip of penis into the bladder to drain the urine.
DID YOU KNOW?
Obstructive uropathy can affect men and women at any age and sometimes it can also affect unborn children during pregnancy.