A micturating cystourethrogram (MCU) is an imaging test that uses X-rays used to check the bladder and urethra while passing urine. This test is performed to check if the urine goes from the bladder back up to the kidneys instead of going out through the urethra, known as vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). This test is commonly performed on children aged under six months and sometimes in older children and adults with multiple recurrent urinary tract infections.
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Query: Hi doctor,My daughter is 14 years old and has had UTIs since she was at a very young age. We have taken her to doctors, and they put her on antibiotics which do not work, or at least not long enough. She drinks plenty of water every day and does physical activity daily. We are stuck with no treatmen... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the history you gave, it seems that she has a genetic susceptibility to urinary infections. Other reasons could be neurogenic bladder dysfunction, undiagnosed reflux disease, ureterocele and other anatomic causes. Use of daily low dose antibiotic prophylaxis is a ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I would like to consult about my son, who has got a urinary problem: He is 7 years old. He got circumcised when he was about 1 year of age. It has been almost a year when we observed that he always get a few drops on his pants. It is just a drop of urine or few, but very smelly. For your ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is a possibility that your son may be suffering from meatal stenosis, a commonly known complication of circumcision. Urinary dribbling around the glans can occur post circumcision. It might be the reason for soakage of undergarments with a foul smell. Proper cle... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am 53 years old with type 2 insulin dependent diabetes. For the past five years, my urine stream has become slow. As the stream is slow, I cannot stand and urinate. But, I feel that the bladder is empty after urination. In all scans the prostate is normal including the latest one. I... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know few more details to help you in a better way. Do you have any stress incontinence? Is there involuntary dribbling of urine when coughing? Do you have any urgency that is unable to control passing urine once you got the thought of passing urine? Do yo... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My daughter aged 7 years has a urine infection. We have done a urine culture as well as regular analysis and found that there is an infection. She has this problem from a long time. She has a bad habit of holding her urine for a long time until she can hold it no more. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From what age did she started having UTI (urinary tract infection)? How often does she get UTI? Does she have a fever now? How is the general condition? Once this episode resolves, she needs an ultrasound KUB (kidney, ureters, and bladder) with PVR (po... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My father aged 62 had undergone the kidney stone removal on both the kidneys. But, after one week of removal he suffered frequent urination with heavy pain. We have tested urine culture report and result is negative. Again we took an UV scan and come to know that the bladder size is redu... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the reports and prescription (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From the report he has a decreased renal function with increased serum creatinine levels as well as urinary infection seen as increased pus cells. Whenever the culture ... Read Full »