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My son has urine reflux on both his kidney on a renal ultrasound. Is that bad?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Varies

The urine collecting system is supposed to flow out, not back & reflux describes back flow.
Two issues have importance;chance of infection going up to the kidney from the bladder& pressure stretching open the collecting system. Low grade reflux will often disappear within a year or two, high grade reflux may require surgery.Discuss your kids findings & explore your options.

In brief: Varies

The urine collecting system is supposed to flow out, not back & reflux describes back flow.
Two issues have importance;chance of infection going up to the kidney from the bladder& pressure stretching open the collecting system. Low grade reflux will often disappear within a year or two, high grade reflux may require surgery.Discuss your kids findings & explore your options.
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