This table lists symptoms that people with this disease may have. For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. People with the same disease may not have all the symptoms listed. This information comes from a database called the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) . The HPO collects information on symptoms that have been described in medical resources. The HPO is updated regularly. Use the HPO ID to access more in-depth information about a symptom.
|Medical Terms||Other Names||
|30%-79% of people have these symptoms|
Pain in stomach
Stomach pain[ more ]
|Deep dermal perivascular inflammatory infiltrate||0031191|
|Elevated serum creatinine||
High blood creatinine level
Increased serum creatinine[ more ]
Tiredness[ more ]
|Increased blood urea nitrogen||0003138|
|Large vessel vasculitis||0005310|
|Low back pain||0003419|
|Unilateral renal hypoplasia||
Small kidney on one side
Underdeveloped kidney on one side[ more ]
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
|Acute kidney injury||0001919|
|Antineutrophil antibody positivity||0003453|
|Nausea and vomiting||0002017|
Fluid accumulation in lower limbs
Lower leg swelling[ more ]
|Rheumatoid factor positive||0002923|
|Smooth muscle antibody positivity||0003262|
|Systemic lupus erythematosus||0002725|
|Ureteropelvic junction obstruction||0000074|
|1%-4% of people have these symptoms|
|Acute tubular necrosis||0008682|
Painful or difficult urination
Blood in urine
Difficulty getting a full erection
Difficulty getting an erection
Erectile dysfunction[ more ]
In cases of severe inflammation of the kidneys (severe hydronephrosis) the initial treatment is done with surgery or stents. However, many professionals currently recommend surgery as the first option for patients with obstructed ureters who are in good overall health, and not as a last resort treatment. Some newer surgical techniques with fewer complications have shown better results, such as robotic laparoscopy
Other medicines to suppress the
When medication does not work, surgery and stents (draining tubes) are considered. Stents (drainage tubes) placed in the ureter or in the renal pelvis may provide short-term relief of the symptoms until the condition is surgically treated. Surgery aims to remove the mass and/or free the ureters.
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