Urology Expert Forum
Reflux?
About This Forum:

Questions in the Urology forum are answered by medical professionals at Healthcare Magic. Topics covered include benign prostate disease, penis curvature, cystisis, kidney stones, pediatric urology, prostate, sexual dysfunction, urinary tract infections (UTI), and urological cancers.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Avatar universal
Reflux?
Hi, I posted on the Gastroenterology board regarding RLQ pain.  I was wondering if I could possibly have ureteral reflux.  I have a history of kidney stones, but I don't have any stones now.  I have pain that is in the RLQ and sometimes sharp pain on the right side of my bladder.  I know it's usually diagnosed in childhood, but can an adult develop it? Thanks.
Discussion is closed
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
233190 tn?1278553401
Yes, it is possible for adults to develop reflux - although it is less often than in children.  If this is a concern, an intravenous pyelogram can be considered to evaluate for renal scars.  An ultrasound can also be considered to look for anatomical abnormalities.  

If there is concern about kidney stones, the most sensitive test would be a non-contrast spiral CT scan.

These options can be discussed with a urology consult.  

Followup with your personal physician is essential.

This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.

Kevin, M.D.
Medical Weblog:
kevinmd_b
Discussion is closed
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
A related discussion, Absent distal right ureter on IVP was started.
Discussion is closed
Cancel
Comment
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank