Hydronephrosis strikes fear into most kidney stone formers because they’ve been led to believe that even mild grades will lead to kidney damage. This is just not the case! In this blog we will explore the underlying mechanisms of Hydronephrosis to uncover what specific instances are causing damage so that you can eliminate the fear of kidney damage.
Hydronephrosis is a term that gets thrown around a lot when it comes to kidney stones. However, it is not well understood from the patient perspective and leads to tremendous fear of kidney damage. Many people leave the ER or Urologist’s office with a grade of hydronephrosis. But, nothing is done to explain the implication of the “grade” that they are dealing with (i.e. what impact will this have on my kidney). The goal of today’s blog is to clear-up any confusion and provide a better understanding of what each grade of Hydronephrosis means for you, your body, and your kidney stone.