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Child urinating blood. Frequent UTI problem. Taking nitrofurantoin. Possibility of broken blood vessel in bladder?

Hello, my 6 yr old daughter is currently urinating blood. She has had a lot of UTI s over her years and has also had a procedure done ( injection in her bladder ) a little over a year ago. She has an appt in a couple days with her urologist . He seems to believe she may have a broken blood vessel in her bladder. Tonight, she had a lot more blood than she has this past week. My wife is currently taking her into the ER because of it, even though she is on nitrofurantoin , this is just scary and not normal to us. I would just like to know if you may have any input on this.
Asked On : Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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There is a possibility that your child is having reflux of urine from her bladder into her kidneys. Such patients develop recurrent episodes of urinary tract infection, but if she continues to develop such florid UTIs despite having had a bladder injection, you might have to get the test called MCUG done to assess the present state of reflux, and may need a reimplantation of ureters if there is indeed reflux.
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