| | Bilateral Ureteral Reflux
Hi all. As a very young child, I was diagnosed with bilateral ureteral reflux. My mother didn't want to put me through surgery for it, so the most I had done was a couple of bladder stretchings. A few years ago, I started urinating several times per hour (as opposed to my usual once an hour), and went to a urologist to be "rediagnosed" as it had been 20+ years since I was diagnosed. He started with an ultrasound, which revealed a massive fibroid pressing on my bladder...case closed. I never finished the testing for the reflux.
I've never really been given much info on the condition, so I decided to come here for some. All I've ever really been told is that the ureters enter the bladder at the bottom and that makes it easy for the urine to reflux. I'm now 30 and I'm lucky to make it 2 hours without having to urinate. I generally get up once in the middle of the night. If I go for more than 3 hours without having to urinate, I know I have a bladder infection. Yes, I know that's backwards from the norm, but I've always been that way. All my life, I have had bladder infections due to this. Most of the time, I don't even have any symptoms...maybe just used to it so I don't notice.
Can anyone give me some information on this condition? All I can find is related to children and it is obviously something I have not outgrown!