Finding the Cause Is the First Step
Finding the cause of your child’s hydronephrosis is the first step in his or her treatment. It may be caused by a blockage in the flow of urine at some point in your child’s urinary tract. Your child may have an abnormal or unusual kidney or a problem with the valve in the ureter that causes urine to flow backward from the bladder (reflux).
Your Child Is in Good Hands
These conditions may be initially diagnosed on an ultrasound during a routine pregnancy exam. Or your child may experience symptoms that will prompt your pediatrician to refer you to a pediatric urologist. In either case, you are in good hands. Our pediatric urologists work closely with obstetricians, pediatricians, and nephrologists to give your child comprehensive care.