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Types of Vesicoureteral reflux

Vesicoureteral reflux: Types list

The list of types of Vesicoureteral reflux mentioned in various sources includes:

  • Primary Vesicoureteral Reflux - failed valve between ureter and bladder.
  • Secondary Vesicoureteral Reflux - urinary system blockage

Types discussion:

There are two types of VUR. Primary VUR occurs when a child is born with an impaired valve where the ureter joins the bladder. This happens if the ureter did not grow long enough during the child's development in the womb. The valve does not close properly, so urine backs up (refluxes) from the bladder to the ureters, and eventually to the kidneys. This type of VUR can get better or disappear as the child gets older. The ureter gets longer as the child grows, which improves the function of the valve.

Secondary VUR occurs when there is a blockage anywhere in the urinary system. The blockage may be caused by an infection in the bladder that leads to swelling of the ureter. This also causes a reflux of urine to the kidneys. (Source: excerpt from Vesicoureteral Reflux: NIDDK)

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