Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI

About Blocked Kidney

A blocked kidney is a condition involving the renal system characterized by the inability of the kidneys to pass urine to the bladder as a result of some obstruction or enlargement. This obstruction is usually in the form of a kidney stone and the enlargement is normally due to obstruction in the urinary tract which does not allow urine to pass from the kidney to the bladder resulting in a variety of symptoms including renal dysfunction and even renal failure.

While obstruction of the urinary tract is a secondary condition caused by various factors like a blood clot, a kidney stone is formed as a result of dissolved material which accumulates on the innermost lining of the kidney. While some stones may be so small that they pass through the urine, some stones are as big as a golf ball and may be the cause of severe discomfort in the affected individual.

It is important for an individual to detect and treat such conditions in the early stages to prevent an untoward complication. For this, it is vital to recognize the symptoms caused by a blocked kidney. This article highlights some of the symptoms that an individual can have in cases of a blocked kidney.

What Are The Symptoms Of A Blocked Kidney?

What Are The Symptoms Of A Blocked Kidney?

The first and foremost symptoms that an individual will experience due to a blocked kidney are increased urinary urgency and frequency. This will be followed by pain in the abdominal region which may range from mild to severe. The individual may also complain of persistent nausea and vomiting. Pain with voiding is yet another symptom that the affected individual with a blocked kidney may complain of.

As a result of the obstruction, the individual may not be able to completely empty the bladder and will have a very weak urinary stream. Accumulation of urine in the bladder often results in infection in the urinary tract which causes fever. Additionally, the individual will have urine that is cloudy and there is will be a burning pain with urination. Some individuals with a blocked kidney also complain of back pain but this is not seen normally.

In conclusion, it is extremely vital for an individual to recognize the symptoms of a Blocked Kidney and get immediate medical attention so as to prevent any complications from arising which may be potentially serious to the overall health of the individual.

A weak urinary stream along with increased urinary frequency and urgency with abdominal pain may also be signs of a Blocked Kidney and thus it is essential for an individual with these symptoms to get a thorough check up to rule in or rule out a Blocked Kidney.

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, MD,FFARCSI

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Last Modified On: June 29, 2018

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer

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