Vesicoureteral Reflux Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

LIke ThisLIke ThisLIke ThisLIke ThisLIke This

Is Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR) contagious?
No

Can VUR be prevented?
No, but most infections that result from it can be prevented.

Is VUR inherited?
Yes, which is why it is highly recommended that siblings be tested for it, as well as childbearing-age adults.

Is surgery mandatory?
Most of the time, surgery is not mandatory. The majority of cases do not require surgery.

What type of follow-up is needed for children with VUR?
With proper medication, VUR usually does not come back. Follow-up is needed, however, to monitor blood pressure, due to possible scarring in the kidney.

   

Request an Appointment

If this is a medical emergency, please dial 9-1-1. This form should not be used in an emergency.

Patient Information
Date of Birth:
Contact Information
Appointment Details
Send RequestIf you do not see the specialty you are looking for, please call us at: 617-355-6000.International visitors should call International Health Services at +1-617-355-5209.
Please complete all required fields

This department is currently not accepting appointment requests online. Please call us at: 617-355-6000. International +1-617-355-6000.

This department is currently not accepting appointment requests online. Please call us at: 617-355-6000. International +1-617-355-6000.

Thank you.

Your request has been successfully submitted

You will be contacted within 1 business day.

If you have questions or would like more information, please call:

617-355-6000 +1-617-355-6000
close
Find a Doctor
Search by Clinician's Last Name or Specialty:
Select by Location:
Search by First Letter of Clinician's Last Name: *ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
More optionsSearch
Condition & Treatments
Search for a Condition or Treatment:
Show Items Starting With: *ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
View allSearch
Visitor Information

Contact the Department of Urology

  • 1-617-355-7796
  • International: +01-617-355-5209
  • Visit our Locations
The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO
Close