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kidney reflux can anyone tell me about this please

(5 Posts)
trace2 Mon 16-Jul-07 12:11:09

dd is 5 weeks old today she as an infection of the kidneys but having a test in a few weeks as they think she as kidney reflux

MrsBadger Mon 16-Jul-07 12:22:13

poor little thing!

Normally, urine flows out of the kidneys towards the bladder and there are valves in the tubes to make sure it only goes one way.
If there's a problem with the valves urine can end up going the wrong way, back to the kidneys, which can cause infections and scarring of the kidneys.

trace2 Mon 16-Jul-07 12:24:23

she on low anitbiotics for long term

christywhisty Mon 16-Jul-07 13:23:12

DD's friend was not diagnosed until she was 4 and has quite a few problems as her kidneys have been damaged, She has been on long term antibiotics and has had a few operations
but the earlier they can diagnose it the less likely that there is long term problems from what i can gather

trace2 Mon 16-Jul-07 13:58:55

yes they said it could scar her kidneys thats why they want to find out now

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