My boss's daughter is pressing in the bladder/urethra area - she has had
an ultrasound which showed the bladder was a bit larger - they think the
urethra may not be able to drain all the urine and which is causing
pressure. Her doctor wants to do the following 1. Cystoscopy,
2. Calibration, 3. Dilatation and 4. Cystogram. Lauren was born June 9,
1997 and has only had one Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). Can you give
any advice on these tests or do you know of any parents who have had
this done on their child? Will Lauren grow out of it? Her doctor's
concern is reflux and UTI going into the kidneys, if she gets another
UTI in the future?
Urethral dilation for urinary tract infections was a common preactice approximately 15 to 20 years ago. However, this practice has fallen out of favor and is currently not felt to be worthwhile. The routine evaluation for the pediatric urinary tract infections is voiding cystourethrogram to rule out vesicoureteral reflux and renal ultrasound to ensure there is no blockage or hydronephrosis.
Urinary tract infections in children are a common problem. Bladder infections alone are not dangerous . However, reflux of urine into the kidney in combination with urinary tract infections can lead to kidney damage. Diagnosis of reflux in childhood must be made to prevent this damage. The evaluation of a child with recurrent UTI
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.