Treatment will depend on your
child’s symptoms, age, and general health. It will also depend on how severe the
condition is. Your child may see a urologist. This is a healthcare provider who treats
the urinary tract and the male genital tract. Treatment may include:
Supportive care. At first, treatment
may focus on easing your child's symptoms. If your child has a UTI, is dehydrated, or
has electrolyte problems, these conditions will be treated first. Your child may have
a catheter placed in his bladder. This is a thin, flexible tube that is put into the
penis through the urethra and is gently moved up into the bladder. Your child may
also be given antibiotics and IV (intravenous) fluids.
Endoscopic ablation. This procedure is done to remove the valves and other blockages. It’s done with a small, flexible tube with a light and a camera lens at the end (endoscope).
Vesicostomy. The healthcare provider
makes a small opening in the bladder through the belly. The opening is fixed at a
later time when the valves can be cut more safely.
Talk with your child’s healthcare providers about the risks, benefits, and possible side effects of all treatments.