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are there long-term effects of bladder infections on my child's health?

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Dr. Scott Beard
Urogynecology 25 years experience
One or many?: One not really, many yes. Stop caffiene, cut down on acidic beverages (juice and soda pop) as these both further bladder irritation, also make sure she's wiping from front to back and not reusing toilet paper. Potentially she could end up with a small bladder, a kidney infection, scarring if chronic problems.
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 26 years experience
Needs eval: If it is a single infection, then probably no long term issues. If they are recurrent, then he/she should have a full evaluation, including cystogram, ultrasound of kidneys and bladder, and possibly nuclear renogram. Need to rule out scarring of kidneys, bladder abnormality, and vesicoureteral reflux.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Possible: A single episode of urinary bladder infection will probably not have any lasting effect. However, recurring infections can affect a person's health, especially if the infection spreads to the kidney.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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Wish you good health and a happy new year!
Dec 31, 2017

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