My child has VUR

If your child has VUR or urinary reflux,
there is good news: You have options


Having a child with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR), also known as urinary reflux, can be a frustrating experience for everyone involved. VUR in children is a condition in which urine from the bladder backs up into the ureters and kidney. This can happen in one or both sides. Some children are born with VUR. It results when the connection between the bladder and the ureter is not normal. Untreated VUR can lead to further complications such as renal scarring and permanent kidney damage that can lead to poor kidney function and high blood pressure later in life, so it is important to talk with your doctor about your treatment options.

Your child is one of the 1% with this urinary condition, so you may not know who you can talk to about VUR. Learning about vesicoureteral reflux, how it affects your child and VUR treatments can be intimidating. This site can help.

Get the facts—about VUR, how it’s treated, definitions of common VUR terms, and more. Armed with information, you can work with your doctor to make the best decision for your child.