Vesicoureteral Reflux is the abnormal flow of urine from the bladder back up the tubes that connects the kidneys to the bladder. Vesicoureteral Reflux can be primary or secondary and children with primary Vesicoureteral Reflux are born with a defect in the valve that normally prevents urine from flowing backward from the bladder into the uterus. Some of the common symptoms of Vesicoureteral Reflux include fever, strong urge to urinate, blood in the urine, lack of appetite and passing frequent small amounts of urine.
HOW IS VESICOURETERAL REFLUX DIAGNOSED?
A General Surgeon/Urologist diagnoses Vesicoureteral Reflux by performing a kidney and bladder ultrasound, urinalysis and nuclear scan.
HOW IS VESICOURETERAL REFLUX TREATED?
The first phase of treatment here includes antibiotics that help to fight the urinary infection and control the extent of damage to the kidneys. The second phase is usually surgery, which is mandatory to prevent long-term kidney damage. New valve are created to help urine flow.
DID YOU KNOW?
Certain home remedies such as drinking water helps in diluting urine and helps flushing out bacteria.