Ureteric reflux is a condition where the flow of urine occurs in the wrong way. It occurs commonly in young children and infants. It is diagnosed using a cystogram. It is managed by taking antibiotics and surgery to remove the blockage.
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Query: Hi doctor, My 1.7 months old baby was affected by urine infection twice in the last 10 months. So, the doctor suggested an MCU test and DMSA. In MCU, it was detected that she had grade 5 reflux on right side and grade 4 on the left. In DMSA, it was detected that she had multiple scars on the right s... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I advise you to follow your allopathic prescription for the time being. It is not a good idea to stop those medications. I can suggest some of the home remedies without any side effect. In the due course of time, it will help to regain the strength and vitality of the ur... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My 1.5 year old baby has suffered from UTI for the last 18 days. The culture report showed Klebsiella pneumoniae 100000 cfu/mL. Her doctor said Colistin is sensitive and she has been treated with Colistin and catheter IV for 15 days. But, her infection is not clearing and is going up ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your baby has proven UTI - urinary tract infection with Klebsiella and is Colistin sensitive and unfortunately not responding. Also, she had bilateral reflux, which is prone to cause recurrent UTI. The reason for persistent urine infection may be underlying anatom... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. My lower back on both sides hurts when I move, and when I breath-in it gives sharp pain. I have tenderness on my right upper back until the rib cage. My lower right abdomen is also tender. I take Sprintec, and with no prior health issues. I am currently menstru... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since this episode is recurrent, you should get yourself investigated thoroughly and avoid stop-gap arrangements. Investigations recommended include 1. Radiological ultrasound - abdomen and pelvis or even better a CT (computerized tomography) scan abdomen and pelvis... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have a 10 month old daughter. She had UTI several times. After VCUG, we realized that she has VUR grade 2 in both kidneys. The DMSA scans interpretation was that low lying small sized right kidney with a cortical defect in inferior half. Mild reduced cortical function in inferior po... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your daughter. As you rightly infer, she is having vesicoureteric reflux. Right more affected than left. This severity of affection is usually not expected though from grade II reflux. Hence, there is a possibility of independent kidney affection ... Read Full »