Dr. McQuaid Answers Questions About Pediatric Urinary Reflux

Typically, the path from one’s kidneys to the bladder is a one-way street. But as Joseph McQuaid, II, MD, MPH, pediatric urologist, explains, 1 to 3 percent of children are diagnosed with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) or urinary reflux, in which the flow of urine reverses back into the kidney. While this condition typically corrects itself on its own, treatment is available and can vary based on the severity and frequency of infection and the child’s age. Watch this episode of Health Watch to learn more.

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