Childhood Diseases

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Posted by: Julie Kirby | 2009-02-03

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Voiding cystourethrogram test 11mth baby

Morning Doctor,

I' m sending you this question this morning with a very heavy heart. I emailed you last week with a question about my baby daughter (will be 1 on 22 Feb 2009) who had had 2 bladder infections and I was refered to do the procedure of the MCUG (she already had the ultrasound of her kidneys and all was clear). We both agreed that I would wait until she has another infection, up her probiotic in her diet, nothing in her bath other than water etc. I have done all this and a week after her finishing her 5 day cause of antibiotics for her second bladder infection I took her to the GP yesterday because she started having spikes in her temp and she has another bladder infection. I know now that I have to do this procedure. My question is (as I read in your background you worked at the Red Cross) can I take her to the Red Cross to have this procedure done. My GP has refered me to a Urology specialist at Vincent Pallotti but we don' t have medical aid and I' m sure this is going to cost a lot of money. My last question is, how are they going to keep her still during the procedure, I have heard that they lightly sedate them but do they strap them down too (I just need to be prepared in my head). Thank you so much for this wonderful service that you provide in answering all these questions.

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Thank you. Yes, you can and should take her to be seen at the excellent Renal Service at Red Cross Children's Hospital.Try and see Prof M McCollough there. They are experts in investigating children of all ages and your baby will not suffer any discomfort.

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Posted by: Julie | 2009-02-03

Thank you so much for the responce and for the information supplied, it is greatly appreciated!

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