Vesicoureteral Reflux

What is Vesicoureteral Reflux?

When urine is re-fluxed back into ureter from urinary bladder through the valve which actually prevents back flow it is called vesicouerteric reflux.It can lead to infections and also loss of functioning kidney tissue in long term.

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I am experiencing temporary pain in by back in the area of both kidneys when I wake up. This has been happening for about two months and thought it was from swimming or exercise. The pain seems to go away after I urinate in the morning. I recently started to take supplements for arthritic knees and prescribed medicine for enlarged prostrate. Tried to stop the prescribed medicine for two days and think I detected some relief, have not tried stopping everything to see what happens. Any ideas?

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Brief Answer:
Vesicoureteral reflux...

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thank you for posting.

I have gone through your query and I understand your concerns.

According to your medical history and to your symptoms I think that the condition that you are experiencing is related to Vesicoureteral reflux....

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7 years old boy CT result:

"There is a small of free fluid identified within the pelvis which is abnormal"
What we have to do?

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Hi and welcome to XXXXXXX
Well, I dont get what did they mean by"abnormal". Small amount of pelvic clear fluid may be normal and is found in many people. If CT identified blood or pus then it is abnormal. So it would be good if you tell me what is the amount of fluid and its density.
It is...

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Dear Dr.My son is 4.5 years old and has developed renal cortical scarring in left kidney due to Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). DMSA renal scan result for right/left kidney is 86%/14%. He is due to take his surgery for treating VUR. Is this renal cortical scarring curable under any of the branches of medical science (allopathy, homeopathy....)?

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1. At his age rule out tuberous sclerosis, von Hippel-Lindau disease.
2. If he is to underwent surgery which means that the cyst is symptomatic or may cause/produce symptoms in later stages [Infection], thus follow what your urologist has recommended.
3. Since your child is under observation...

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My 2 1/2 year old daughter has Vesicoureteral reflux and recently had a urinary tract infection. She was prescribed Suprax last Wednesday and we were told for her to use it for 10 days. Everything has been going okay for the most part except she never wants to go to the bathroom (we have to tell her each time that it will make her feel better). However, over the last few days she has refused to eat or drink anything at all and is incredibly irritable. Any little thing will set her off, but especially regarding food or drink. We're unsure if this is just a side effect of the medication or if we should be more concerned. Please help!

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Refusal of feeds in child with known case of vesicoureteral reflux, it is important to consider the possibility of Urine sepsis as the cause.
I would suggest you to get Urine examination and Ultrasound abdomen in consultation with your physician...

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My 6 year old has a history of vesicoureteral reflux and has had corrective surgery over 2 years ago. The last 7 months she has had symptoms of a UTI, fever, body aches, and urine analysis comes back with WBC elevated enough to diagnose as UTI but then the culture doesn't grow anything. 3 weeks ago she had a 107 fever, body aches, tested pos. for UTI then started diarrhea, vomiting. tested neg. for strep, neg for flu and blood and urine analysis show bacterial infection but neither cultures grew anything. What could be going on?

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Hello and welcome to HCM,
A history of fever, body aches along with presence of pus cells and bacteria in urine examination is suggestive of urinary tract infection (UTI).
The condition has to be treated as UTI and antibiotics have to be started even if the culture is negative.
Mixed infections...

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I was born with vesicoureteral reflux . I went to my Urologist this year who ran a few tests because i was complaining of burning urination (note: urine tests came back negative from any infection and i observed a constant relationship between my eating/drinking patterns and the burning. Alcoholic beverages, high sugar foods and carbs stimulated the burning and only drinking large amounts of water would make my urine "neutral" again). Including a CT scan, the findings were as follows: I have trace amount of blood in my urine, confirmed urinary reflux, and the CT scan found that I have both mild endometriitis and pericarditis (inflammation of the fluids in the cavities surround my heart and endometrium). What are the potential causes? I've been taking Oxyelite Pro (the old formula with the 1,3 dimethyl-amylamine) non consistently but pretty frequently, so could this have an effect??

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Thanks for writing to health care magic.

First was your blood pressure recorded. Is it within the normal range or not?

If there is burning urination with blood in the urine then it is better to repeat the urine routine and microscopic examination to rule out infection along with culture and...

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Hi Doctor,Recently I had a check up and found that my left kidney is agenetic ie not functional.Also the right kidney has hydroureteronephrosis .So, is it a severe condition for me.Also, my compnay is sending me overseas for few months.Is it advisable for me to go in such a condition?

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Hello,
Thanks for the query.
A person can lead a normal life with one functional normal kidney even if the other kidney is agenetic. In your case, however, the left kidney is agenetic and the right has hydroureteronephrosis i.e. dilatation of the right ureter, and right kidney. This is mostly...

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my son 5year old has urine infection 10-12 puss cells doc has asked to to culture too wht can be cause of it he is completing about tummy ache but no other symptoms? he got tummy pain issue as he started school this is the 3rd time he is positive to urine infection and all three time it happened ones his school reopen after holidays many blocks says its positive for STD bt how it can be with 5year old really worried can you guide me

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Hi,
Thank you for your query,
Urine infection in your child is mostly of bacterial cause and the causative organism will be known by the urine culture.
The cause of tummy pain in your child is Urinary tract infection now.
As you told this is 3rd time he is getting urinary tract infection; The...

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Good day! We're russians and I decided to talk to international doctors because russian doctors don't know how to help us. I will explain our situation. My daughter is 3 years old. In September, 2012 she went to the kindergarden, before this kindergarden she was absolutely healthy girl, she made all tests before going there, including CUA (clinical urinate analisys) - everything was ideal. In October, 2012 she got flue, and she had very strong flue with a temperature in a week, she made all tests - in CUA there were all in norm except erythrocytes (it was 25(normally nothing or 1-2 visual fields)), and Nechiporenko analisys was 47 000! ( normally is not under 1000) (In Russia we made this analisys..i don't know about how it's in states...sorry) Doctor said to take antibiotics SUMAMED ((russian antibiotic)it didn't help), then she changed it AMMEKSIKLAV (10 days). Constantly repeated urine analisys, on reception AMMOKSIKLAV erythrocytes it seems as fell, and fell to 1 500 NECHIPORENKO, but to norm to 1 000 didn't come. And still these erythrocytes pursue us in each analyses in different quantities. In November and December daughter was in nursery nephrology. In nephrology hospital they made her a tsitografiya. Found 1 stage left-side vesicoureteral reflux and the 2nd stage pravostoonny vesicoureteral reflux, but her analyses there were never neither protein nor leukocytes and doctors explained our erythrocytes aren't connected in any way with vesicoureteral reflux. Pier if we didn't have this situation with erythrocytes, we even wouldn't know about our VCReflux. Now we treat VR (a course of treatment for a year on VR). As I understood it is not critical, and in a year we will check again its dynamics. What is doesn’t let us sleep well - our erythrocytes!!!. We always have them in different quantities! In CUA they are to 50 visual fielnds, 6-8 visual field, 10-15 visual field, 25-30 visual filend. We took over 100 times of CUA, and this quantity always changes! Also in our analisys she has small amount of salts, either salt ++++++, or moderate quantity of salts. But we keep to the diet appointed by doctors, it is forbidden vitamin C, and the products containing oxalic acid we excluded, she tries to drink much, not always 1,5 liters, as it is difficult to a child of only 3 years to give to drink it violently. We try to eat more products like cabbage, potatoes, well that recommend. But erythrocytes somehow from it doesn't change. The matter is that doctors don't allow daughter to visit a kindergarden, and since october month she sits at home. I can't understand how long we will still more, doctors told to wait while erythrocytes will leave! And I read that it can not leave also for years. In Hospital our nephrology made the accompanying diagnosis - metabolism nephropathy. Soon March, and we stay at home as our doctors are afraid that she can take another virus from and she will have very bad consequences because of erythrocytes. So what should I do! ? We don’t have any pills against erythrocytes! Give me any advice how to clean her Urine Analisyse from these erythrocytes! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

doctor1 MD

Dear XXXXXXX

Your doctors are right that the amount of protein and erythrocytes in the urine are unlikely due to VUR. The VUR is only stage 1 and 2 which usually resolves as the child grows.

However an alternative cause forthe protein and RBCs in the Urine needs to be investigated, as it suggests...

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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

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It's a congenital VUR.

Detailed Answer:
Hello Vidyadaad 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...

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Recent questions on  Vesicoureteral Reflux

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My daughter is 18 months old. She had a fever for 7 days with no other symptoms. It was discovered she had a UTI with possible pyelonephritis. She just had a renal and bladder ultrasound and the only finding was that she has mild right sided pelviectasis. What is that and could that cause the UTI or pyelonephritis?

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Hi, My dad is 68 years old, during his check up routine, he performed a urine analysis, and the result shows that the urine is containing blood (hematuria) with 1400 RBCs. He did a CT for his urinary system, the diagnosis was, a ureteric stone in the lower third of the left ureter with a dilatation of renal pelvic and ureter. At the same day, he started to have renal colic. He was advised to take large amounts of liquids, and to take Ciprofloxacin and analgesic (voltaren injections). After few days, he started to have fever and he was put on antibiotics (Rocifen) via IV for three days and the fever disappeared immediately. The doctors decided to make ureteroscopy, and the result was a big mass in the left ureter, a biopsy was taken, and DJ was placed. The result of the biopsy was a Low-grade transitional carcinoma. Please advice what are the next steps? What are the possible treatments? Which is better to have radical nephrourectomy or partial nephrourectomy? Is there any medicine instead of nephrourectomy? Please note that the other kidney is doing well, but it has a cyst. Please help me as soon as possible. Looking forward to hearing from you. Best Regards,

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I am prone to urinary tract infections and have had around 6-8 just this year.I get them every couple months and am having severe pain and abnormal bleeding.I can t see a doctor because I don t have insurance and I don t know what I should do but I know I have an infection

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my daughter is suffering from VUR of grade 3 on rt side & grade 4 on left side. she s having urinary tract infection with pus cells more than 100 n protein ++. she s on I.V. injections [sulbactin & ampicillin] i wanna knw wether her treatment is on a rt way??

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Due to recurring UTIs, my doctor ordered a sonogram for my lower abdomen. He now has told me I need to have a CT scan of my pelvic area due to some "abnormalities" on the ultrasound . That's all he'd tell me. I immediately panicked. Please tell...

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kidney ultrasound shows post void bilateral prominent renal pelvis (also 2 cysts) what can/does this mean? Reason for US was to follow up on incidentals from spine MRI reason for spine MRI, and still undiagnosed, is constant dull pain though...

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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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