Obstructive uropathy or obstructions while urinating are common problems tackled by an urologist. In these cases, urine cannot flow freely through the ureter due to obstruction. As a result, urine flows backward into the bladder instead of flowing from the kidneys to the bladder. Various factors can cause obstruction and compression which can subsequently lead to permanent damage to the kidneys and the ureter in some cases. Obstructions can be caused by pelvic fracture, blood clots, tumor masses, kidney stones in the ureter, diseases in the digestive tract etc. The major symptoms include problems while urinating, blood in the urine, continuous urge to urinate and decreased output of urine.
HOW IS OBSTRUCTION WHILE URINATING DIAGNOSED?
Surgeries for removing masses that obstruct free flow of urine is the most effective form of treatment.