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What exactly is reflux nephropathy?

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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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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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


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What are some signs of reflux nephropathy?

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

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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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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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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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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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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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What do you know about ign nephropathy?

Do you mean...: ... Igm nephropathy? It's usually rather mild. Most of the time, it's not especially treatable or especially troublesome. In fact, it's good news, since the other entities that can produce the same symptoms / signs are more aggressive. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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Nephropathy (Definition)

Nephropathy is a medical term that refers to disease of the kidney. There are many causes. It can be caused by high blood pressure, diabetes, uric acid, abnormal proteins, cancers, blood vessel blockages in the kidney, it can be minimal or or it can be severe ...Read more


Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Diseases (Definition)

Kidney diseases include hereditary problems such as polycystic kidney disease, structural abnormalities, infections, cancer, and damage to kidneys due to other medical conditions ...Read more