Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR)

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Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR)

Expert VUR Care for Kids


Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is when urine (pee) flows backward from the bladder to the ureters (the thin, tube-like structures that carry pee from the kidney to the bladder). Many children with VUR are born with the condition. It’s graded on a scale from mild to severe, and some milder cases will go away on their own as your child grows and develops. At Nemours, our pediatric urology specialists will give you all the information you need about vesicoureteral reflux and answer any questions about your treatment options.

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Vesicoureteral Reflux Services We Offer

Vesicoureteral Reflux Services We Offer


Most kids with VUR don't show signs or symptoms. Doctors may find the condition because a child has a urinary tract infection (UTI) with a fever. At Nemours, we offer a variety of diagnostic and treatment services, which may vary depending on the condition or location you visit. Your pediatric urologist may order a test called a voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) that uses X-rays and a special dye to show how your child’s bladder is working. This test can help determine if your child has vesicoureteral reflux.

Depending on the severity of the vesicoureteral reflux in your child, your doctor may discuss several treatment options, including:

  • antibiotics to prevent infections
  • surgery to repair the ureters
  • endoscopic treatment (when a small telescope is inserted through the bladder and a gel is placed at the point where the ureter meets the bladder)
Why Choose Us for VUR Care

Why Choose Us for VUR Care


At Nemours, our urologists are specialists in urology for kids. They’re board-certified in pediatric urology and highly experienced in minimally invasive procedures (when appropriate) that use a tiny cut instead of a large incision to help kids recover faster, with less pain and scarring. Year after year, many are recognized as Best Doctors in America® , as well as "Top Doctors" by local magazines in our regions.

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Regional Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR) Highlights

Services, programs, facilities and care teams for vesicoureteral reflux differ at each location. Call for details.

We offer urology care at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children(Wilmington, Del.) and outpatient appointments at select Nemours duPont Pediatrics satellite locations, including our advanced, fully equipped pediatric outpatient surgery centers at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr and Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Deptford.

We offer urology care at Nemours Children’s Hospital (Orlando) and outpatient appointments at select Nemours Children’s Specialty Care locations. 

We offer urology care at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville and our hospital affiliate, Wolfson Children’s Hospital, where we perform surgeries. We offer follow-ups after surgery in the hospital and at select Nemours satellite locations.

We offer urology care for kids with vesicoureteral reflux at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Pensacola and our hospital affiliate West Florida Healthcare, with outpatient appointments available at select satellite locations.

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