Symptoms can occur a bit differently in each child. They may be mild to severe. The most common symptoms include:
The symptoms of posterior urethral valves can seem like other health conditions. Make sure your child sees his healthcare provider for a diagnosis.
Posterior urethral valves are often diagnosed by fetal ultrasound while a woman is still pregnant.
A child diagnosed later often has urinary tract infections. The healthcare provider will ask about your child’s symptoms and health history. He or she will give your child a physical exam. Your child may also have tests, such as:
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 doctor who treats the urinary tract and the male genital tract. Treatment may include:
Talk with your child’s healthcare providers about the risks, benefits, and possible side effects of all treatments.
Call the healthcare provider if your child has:
Tips to help you get the most from a visit to your child’s healthcare provider:
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