Kidney injury from urine backing up into the bladder
You will be asked about your child’s symptoms and medical history. A physical exam will also be done. You may be asked to keep a diary of how often your child empties his or her bladder and other urinary habits.
Urine and blood tests may be done to help find a cause. Bladder function tests can also show how urine flow is affected.
Imaging tests may also be done to evaluate the bladder and urinary tract. These may include:
Talk with the doctor about the best treatment plan for your child. Treatment options include the following:
Antibiotics may be prescribed to prevent urinary tract infections.
Other medication may also be used to improve bladder function.
A thin tube, called a catheter, can be inserted to empty the bladder. This can be taught and done at home or a trained healthcare professional may do it.
If other treatments fail, surgery may be an option. The exact type of surgery will depend on what is causing the problems. Some surgical options include enlarging the bladder or creating an artificial sphincter to control urine flow.
Most cases of neurogenic bladder cannot be prevented.
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