Ureter Information

Ureters - muscular tubes that propel urine from the kidneys to the bladder.

The function of the ureter is to be a passage. No major nutrient or vitamin absorption occurs during the passage from the kidneys through the ureters to the bladder. Nevertheless, healthy ureters are important in preventing urinary tract infections because they help cleanse the kidneys. In case of Urinary Tract Infections or other urinary tract problems where the ureters are inflamed or blocked, urine passage may be impeded and complications may arise.

Kidney Stones and Ureters

Since the ureters are long and narrow tubes meant only for liquids to pass through, they are susceptible to being blocked in case of a urinary tract problem like kidney stones. Kidney stones can be extremely painful and even deadly if they are not properly treated. They cause a great problem since urine isn't able to pass through the blocked ureters.

Some of the early symptoms of kidney stones may be lower abdominal pain or cloudy-looking urine. If you experience these symptoms and a number of others that persist and do not go away on their own, you should seek a diagnosis by a qualified healthcare professional.

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