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Are there long-term effects of bladder infections on my child's health?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
6 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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
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Dr. Scott Beard
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Scott Beard
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Dr. Michael Yu
Urology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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