How can I prevent hydronephrosis?

Since hydronephrosis is caused by an underlying condition, prevention depends on avoiding or promptly treating the cause. For instance, the chance of developing a kidney stone may be reduced by changing to a oxalate controlled diet and staying well-hydrated. Some medications may be prescribed for patients who are prone to developing kidney stones.

Seek treatment immediately if you experience severe pain in the side or abdomen, vomiting, or a fever above 100.5 degrees Fahrenheit.

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