Ureteric Reflux

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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My newborn's ultrasound reports show left renal grade II hydronephrosis, dilated renal pelvis suggestive of left-sided vesicoureteral reflux. What does it mean?

Query: Hello doctor, Kindly review the details of my newborn's ultrasound and suggest your suggestions. 1. The left kidney is enlarged with grade II moderate hydronephrosis and dilated renal pelvis 13 millimeters AP and associated with slight dilated proximal ureter suggestion of reflux. 2. Normal right...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. The details mentioned in the report suggest hydronephrosis, which can be due to reflux or pelvic ureteric junction obstruction. A micturating cystourethrogram (MCUG) scan needs to be done to have a proper diagnosis. Aft...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest ayurvedic remedies for UTI.

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 »

Dr. Santhosh M D

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 »

How to treat recurrent urinary tract infections in babies?

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 »

Dr. Vijaykumar Mundeshi

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 »

What could cause back pain up to rib cage and lower abdominal pain while breathing?

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 »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

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 »

10 month old has VUR grade 2 in both kidneys. What can we do now?

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 »

Dr. Sandeep Varma

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 »

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