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When urine is blocked and can’t drain from the kidneys to the bladder, one or both kidneys can swell. This condition, called “hydronephrosis,” can cause infection or kidney damage. A baby may be born with hydronephrosis, but it can happen at any age. It usually goes away on its own. But if your child needs more advanced treatment, our highly experienced team at Nemours Children's can care for even the most complex cases.

Why Choose Us

Our board-certified and fellowship-trained pediatric urologists understand the unique needs of children with hydronephrosis. And your child’s health and comfort are our top priorities. When you come to Nemours, you can expect recognized expertise and excellence. That’s because taking care of kids isn’t part of what we do. It’s all we do. Our teams help make care less stressful for children and families.

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