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Posted by bett
on October 08, 2000 at 21:53:30:
In Reply to: Kidney Reflux posted by Tracey on September 02, 2000 at 20:28:57:
: my daughter is 4 1/2 diagnosed at 9weeks with reflux on her left side of 2 and the right side 4-5 she's had vcug's yearly and dmsa scans which realed damage/scarring to her right kidney. She's been on maintenance antibiotics since diagnosis and very well until recently when she unfortunately had a breakthrough infection. Her doctor then tells us that she's be underdosed in medication so we've now increased her dose to twice a day. The reflux on her left side didn't show up in the last 3 years but has remained on her right side still at a level 4. She also has duplication of a ureter on that side. The doctor is advising surgeory and doesn't believe she will outgrow this. We are very concerned and are not sure but we are seeking a second opinion from CHOPs. I would be interested in any input, any doctors you would refer.
my daughter is six years old and was diagnosed with grade three reflux in both kidneys at age three,she was also put on bactrum 1tsp. daily. she had yearly vcug's and renal ultrasounds,at age five the tests showed the reflux was gone.I left with a sigh of relief. At age five and a half my daughter ended up in the hospital with a severe kidney infection the tests were repeated and she has grade 3 reflux in both kidneys again. since march she has had 3 infections and will be having surgery at the end of october. I go to DR.ATALA at the Childrens Hospital in Boston Massachusetts.It is suppose to be the best in the world, people come from everywhere to see these drs. and from my own experiences i am very pleased with them. i was also told that anymore than a grade 2 reflux most times will need surgical repairs,and although i am very scared i think in the end the results will be benificial to my daughter. best of luck to you and your daughter. i hope i have helped you in some way.
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