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Hi My 6year old had a ultrasound scan today and they found

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Hi My 6year old had a ultrasound scan today and they found an abnormality in his Ureter. They said the tube behind his bladder looked enlarged. My son also went to the toilet before the scan but the doctor said his bladder was still quite full, she asked him to go for another wee, he did, she said there was still a little urine in bladder after the second wee. My son has been passing blood and had some protein in his urine for over 4 weeks now.
We have an appointment at Urology tomorrow but just want an idea of what you think it could be and what questions I should be asking the doctor.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 2 years ago.

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It sounds like your son may have ureterovesicular reflux

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And possibly a narrowing which prevents him from draining his bladder

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These can be surgically corrected

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The questions you would want to ask are:

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what exactly do the procedures entail? How many will be needed (one- time deal or more than one surgery)?

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will he need to be on prolonged antibiotics?

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how much time will he need to be in the hospital?

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What sort of follow up is needed? Such as repeat ultrasounds, etc?

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I hope that this helped

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Customer:

Hi his appointment is with Nephrology clinic nor Urology. Could this condition be the cause of blood in Urine or could this condition cause further problems in the Ureter like cysts or ulcer causing bleeding.

Customer:

Thanks

Dr. Natasha :

he needs to see a urologist

Customer:

I'm sorry to mither, but the doctor he saw last week noted my son had a heart murmur, he said that its probably nothing as he is 6 and had no problems. I am struggling to understand this has my son has other medical issues and is adopted by us. He has had ongoing tests and seen many doctors who have listened to his heart on lots of occasions and a murmur has never been picked up.

Dr. Natasha :

ok

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well, he may need an echocardiogra,

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echocardiogram

Customer:

Thank you

Dr. Natasha :

you can get blood in your urine from an issue in the kidneys, ureter or bladder

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you are welcome

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Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 2 years ago.
Hey how is your son doing?

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