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Does reflux nephropathy cause chronic kidney failure?

Does reflux nephropathy cause chronic kidney failure?

Yes, but...: Children born with severe degree of vesicoureteral reflux(vur) sustain kidney damage, namely reflux nephropathy. However, surgical correction of vur and adequate management of urinary tract infections may prevent further damage leading to renal failure. The notion that recurrent utis damage kidneys and result in kidney failure has been overblown. ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Will reflux nephropathy cause chronic kidney failure?

Will reflux nephropathy cause chronic kidney failure?

It can, if severe. : How much kidney damage reflux nephropathy can cause depends on the degree of reflux and the number and severity of kidney infections that may result. These insults can scar the affected kidney, diminishing kidney function. Chronic kidney failure means that a person's overall kidney function is not adequate, and can occur if both kidneys are severely damaged. ...Read more

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Could reflux nephropathy cause chronic kidney failure?

Could reflux nephropathy cause chronic kidney failure?

Yes it can: Reflux nephropathy can slowly destroy your kidneys ; rcause kidney failure. Fortunately most cases of reflux nephropathy do not result in kidney failure. Reflux nephropathy is a good indication for correction of vesico-ureteral reflux either by surgery or intravesical sub-ureteral injection of bulking material such as deflux. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can reflux nephropathy cause chronic kidney failure?

Help plz! Can reflux nephropathy cause chronic kidney failure?

Yes: Implied in the term "reflux nephropathy" is the progression to chronic renal insufficiency. If you've been given this diagnosis then definitely talk this over with your doctor. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed IgA nephropathy since birth, and is weight loss a sign of pre-kidney failure?

I was diagnosed IgA nephropathy since birth, and is weight loss a sign of pre-kidney failure?

It can be. : Weight usually only occurs in the advanced stages of kidney failure. It frequently is associated with anorexia and avoidance of meat products. Have your basic blood checked soon. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a baby with reflux nephropathy?

Is it safe to have a baby with reflux nephropathy?

Yes: Reflux nephropathy is graded 1-6. Grade 6 often needs surgical correction. Many babies are diagnosed with reflux in utero and it disappears after birth. I ultrasound my newborns a couple weeks after birth and it usually is much better than in utero. Most children outgrow this reflux (grades 1-2 ) by age six. ...Read more

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Can someone with reflux nephropathy have a baby?

Can someone with reflux nephropathy have a baby?

Reflux nephropathy: yes, as long as kidney impairment is not advanced. Infection may be a complication and this requires surveillance ...Read more

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What are some complications of reflux nephropathy?

What are some complications of reflux nephropathy?

UTI's: Reflux nephropathy occurs when urine is not completely excreted from the kidneys or bladders. It can lead to mulitple urinary tract infections, pyelonephritis (infection within the kidney) or a hydronephrosis (fluid build up into the kidneys causing it to enlarge). If the reflux nephropathy is not corrected, it can lead to worsening renal disease and possibly dialysis. ...Read more

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What exactly is reflux nephropathy?

Kidney issue/backflo: Occurs when there is obstruction to the flow of urine downstream, or when there is back flow of urine into kidney. Causes pressure problems which affect filtration and blood flow. ...Read more

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What are some signs of reflux nephropathy?

Recurrent UTI: Reflux nephropathy is when urine doesn't stay in the bladder area due to weak valve. The urine can then flow back into the kidneys. This situation can lead to recurrent urinary tract infections, blood in the urine, fever, back pain, and eventually renal impairment. ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more


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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more