I have a partial spinal cord injury which causes tone
Patient :I have a partial spinal cord injury which causes tone spasticity, went to a phydical medicine rehabilitation dr, who want to check if im retaining urine in my bladder even though I go pee, also wants me to have a kidney blsdder scan to rule out hydronephrosis, I am a worry wort and had a post void test two 1/2 years ago which was fine, I want to know if I might have that hydronephrosis lets say if I had retention after that, im scared, everyone keeps telling me not to worry
Thanks for your query and an elucidate history.
Noted your history of partial spinal cord injury and the spasticity, medications you are taking, rehabilitation Dr, and your worry.
The great point is that you had a fine post-void tests 2 and half years ago.you are giving the history that you can pee.
So why to worry about the hydronephrosis.
Hydronephrosis can occur only if either there is some obstruction or if there is back-pressure from reflux from the bladder to the ureters and then to the Kidneys.
This is just a routine test for knowing the well-being and avoidable complication.
I would advise you to to understand the points, the worry will automatically evaporate.
I hope this answers your query.
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