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Baby has dilated renal pelvis, trapped wind. On trimethoprim. Sufficient?

Hi. We have a 4 month old baby boy with a dilated renal pelvis . We give him antibiotics - Trimethoprim - everyday for this. Recently he seems to be suffering from trapped wind a lot and we were going to give him some gripe water but when we looked at the packet it said to avoid using where impaired kidney function exists. Please advise. Thank you
Asked On : Fri, 4 Jan 2013
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Nephrologist 's  Response
a dilated pelvis at this age is most likely due to obstruction at the junction of kidney pelvis with ureter.
if not treated early, it can damage the functions of that kidney.
you should get his excretory urography, which is a special type of x-ray to confirm the disease and consult a pediatric urologist as the treatment of this is surgical correction of the obstruction.
Answered: Sat, 3 Aug 2013
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