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In Vesicoureteral Reflux, there is a backward flow of the urine from the bladder into the kidneys. It could be present from birth or may happen as Secondary VUR. The most common symptom here would be recurring UTI’s or urinary tract infections. Alongside, bloating in the stomach, feeling of constantly peeing, inability to urinate properly and also burning sensation when urinating happens.
HOW IS VESICOURETERAL REFLUX DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is done through a scan or ultrasound. One does urine tests to check for other infection signs.
HOW IS VESICOURETERAL REFLUX TREATED?
UTIs are usually treated with antibiotics. When antibiotics don't work Vesicoureteral reflux is considered for further treatment through surgery. Surgery for vesicoureteral reflux repairs the defect in the functional valve between the bladder and each affected ureter that keeps it from closing and preventing urine from flowing backward. Methods of surgery include:
1. Open surgery
2. Robotic assisted laparoscopic surgery
3. Endoscopic surgery
DID YOU KNOW?
Place a towel or blanket in the dryer for a few minutes to warm it up. Be sure the towel or blanket is just warm, not hot, and then place it over your child's abdomen. The warmth can help minimize feelings of bladder pressure or pain.