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What causes vesicoureteral reflux in a child?

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Posted on Sat, 5 Nov 2016 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Question: A 4 year female old girl suffering from recurrent Urinary tract infection with Vesicoureteral Reflux. kindly suggest the cause for Vesicoureteral Reflux, whether its congenital or not
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Answered by Dr. Matthew J. Mangat 44 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It's a congenital VUR.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXX and welcome to HCM.
As an Urologist,i can understand your concern.

There's no doubt,this is a case of congenital VUR.(reflux).
At this age,you don't need to think of other causes.
The scan only shows the severity of the reflux.

Next time,for follow-up,do only an isotope cystogram scan,as less radiation is there.Even a CT cystogram has less radiation than a X-ray.
It's far less than a x-ray film.

Wishing her well.
Dr.Matthew J. Mangat.

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