Patient's Complete Guide to Obstructive Uropathy

Overview of Obstructive Uropathy

Obstructive uropathy is a serious condition in which the urine is blocked due to any underlying problem. Early detection and treatment are the best possible options.

Signs and Symptoms of Obstructive Uropathy

Obstructive uropathy is a medical condition in which the person suffers from the blockage of urinary discharge. Obstructive uropathy may affect one or both kidneys. This mainly depends upon the level of hindrance.
The main treatment strategy is to relieve the blockage so that the urine can be drained easily.

Types of Obstructive Uropathy

The symptoms of obstructive uropathy differ from person to person. Some of the most common symptoms of obstructive uropathy are:

  1. Fever
  2. Nausea and vomiting
  3. Sudden weight gain
  4. Urge to urinate quite often
  5. Dribbling of urine
  6. Frequent urination at night
  7. Urine incontinence
  8. Blood in urine
  9. Decreased amount of urine than regular

Risk Factors of Obstructive Uropathy

Obstructive uropathy occurs when the urinary system is unable to properly drain the urine. Urine backup leads to the swelling of the kidneys. The common causes of obstructive uropathy are:

  1. Kidney stones
  2. Bladder stones
  3. Colon cancer
  4. Advanced prostate cancer
  5. Benign prostatic hyperplasia
  6. Cervical or uterine cancer
  7. Ovarian cancer
  8. Rectal cancer
  9. Cancer that is spreading
  10. Scar tissues that are present outside or inside of the ureter
  11. Nerve disconnection that is responsible for emptying the bladder
  12. Scar tissue inside the urethra


Kidney stones are the most common risk factor for obstructive uropathy. Some other risk factors are as follows:

  • Tumors in the urinary system
  • Ureteral stones and tumors
  • Injury to the ureter
  • Pelvic surgery
  • Narrowing of the ureter

Obstructive Uropathy Complications

Health complications that may arise due to obstructive uropathy are as follows:

  1. Bladder infection
  2. Kidney infection
  3. Urinary extravasation with urinoma formation
  4. Renal insufficiency
  5. Renal failure
  6. Urinary fistula formation


It is difficult to prevent obstructive uropathy altogether. The only possible way is immediate hospitalization. The person should pay attention to routine checkups. Make sure to drink a lot of water and remember to visit your primary healthcare provider.

Treatment of Obstructive Uropathy | When to Consult a Doctor

The diagnosis of obstructive uropathy starts with the physical examination and medical history. Some commonly suggested tests are:

  • Abdominal ultrasound
  • Abdominal CT scan
  • Renal nuclear scan
  • MRI
  • Urodynamic test
  • Cystoscopy
  • Voiding cystourethrogram
  • Intravenous pyelogram

Healthcare Providers

Consult with Best Doctors for Obstructive Uropathy

Dr. Imran Rashid, Nephrologist

Dr. Imran Rashid

Dr. Nauman Tariq, Nephrologist

Dr. Nauman Tariq

Dr. Abeera Mansur, Nephrologist

Dr. Abeera Mansur

Dr. Hameed Tajammal Khan, Nephrologist
Dr. Tashbeeb Gulzar, Nephrologist

Dr. Tashbeeb Gulzar

Dr. Fateh Sher, Nephrologist

Dr. Fateh Sher

Assist. Prof. Dr. Ibad Ur Rehman, Nephrologist
Dr. Sajjad Hussain, Nephrologist

Dr. Sajjad Hussain

Dr. Muhammad Mohsin Riaz, Nephrologist

Dr. Muhammad Mohsin Riaz

Dr. Muhammad Salman Rehman, Nephrologist

Dr. Muhammad Salman Rehman

Speciality for Obstructive Uropathy

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