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Ureteral Disorders 

Ureter Disorders

The ureters are two thin tubes about eight to 10 inches long that carry urine from the kidney to the bladder. Most often ureter disorders result from obstruction or injury. When urine is backed up, a urinary tract infection may also occur.

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Types of Ureter Disorders

  • Calculus of the ureter
  • Ureter obstruction
  • Ureterocele
  • Urinary tract infection

Ureter Disorder Symptoms

Most ureter disorders have similar symptoms. See your physician if you have any of these symptoms:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Back pain
  • Blood in the urine
  • Painful urination
  • Unusual side pain
  • Unusual smelling urine
  • Frequent and urgent urination
  • Urinary incontinence

Ureter Disorder Diagnosis Options

Ureter disorders can be diagnosed with a variety of tests including:

  • CBC and blood cultures
  • Cystoscopy
  • CT scan
  • Intravenous pyelogram (IVP)
  • Kidney scan
  • Kidney ultrasound
  • X-ray
  • Urinalysis
  • Urine culture
  • Voiding cystourethrogram

Ureter Disorder Treatment Options

Ureter disorders can often be accompanied by an infection which is usually treated with antibiotics. Surgery may be required to correct any blockage issues.