Won't my child simply outgrow VUR?
Many children outgrow VUR by age five. Whether your child will outgrow VUR depends on several factors, including the grade of the VUR.
However, once your child has been diagnosed with VUR you will need to remain on the lookout for fevers or other symptoms of UTIs. Additionally your doctor may choose to have further testing on a regular basis at the hospital, to follow the progress and to ensure the health of their kidneys. If your child has been diagnosed with VUR, the chart below1 can give you an idea of the chances of your child outgrowing the condition in any given year.
- Jack S. Elder, MD; Craig Andrew Peters, MD; Billy S. Arant, Jr., MD; David H. Ewalt, MD; Charles E. Hawtrey, MD; Richard S. Hurwitz, MD; Thomas S. Parrott, MD; Howard M. Snyder, III, MD; Robert A. Weiss, MD. AUA Pediatric Vesicoureteral Reflux Clinical Guidelines Panel: The Management of Primary Vesicoureteral Reflux in Children. American Urological Association Education and Research, Inc., © 1997. 5/2006: http://www.auanet.org/timssnet/products/guidelines/main_reports/vesi_reflux.pdf