What are the grades of VUR?

2019-04-07 by No Comments

What are the grades of VUR?

Grade I: urine reflux into the ureter only. Grade II: urine reflux into the ureter and the renal pelvis (where the ureter meets the kidney), without distention (swelling with fluid, or hydronephrosis) Grade III: reflux into the ureter and the renal pelvis, causing mild swelling. Grade IV: results in moderate swelling.

Is Vcug test painful?

Following a voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) your child may feel pain while they urinate.

Why does my pee go backwards?

Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is when pee moves backward from the bladder to the kidneys. Normally, pee flows from the kidneys down to the bladder. Kids with mild cases of VUR often don’t need treatment. Those with more serious symptoms might need to take antibiotics to prevent infection.

Is VUR hereditary?

Primary VUR is thought to be a genetic condition. Secondary VUR is when a blockage in the urinary tract obstructs the flow of pee and sends it back into the kidneys. Kids with this type often have reflux in both ureters. This can happen because of nerve damage, infection, or pressure on the ureter from another organ.

What is the prognosis of VUR?

For most, VUR will resolve spontaneously; 20% to 30% will have further infections, but few will experience long-term renal sequelae.

Can urine go back into kidney?

When you have VUR, the urine in your bladder goes back up to the ureter and the kidneys. This could cause infections and damage your kidneys. VUR affects about 10% of children. Although most are able to grow out of this condition, people who have severe cases may need surgery to protect their kidneys.

Does a catheter hurt a baby boy?

Though the procedure may cause some discomfort, the catheter won’t hurt once it’s in place. Your child may feel nervous or afraid. He may even cry. Let your child know that you’ll be in the room with him or nearby if he needs you.