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Forum Name: Nephrology Symptoms

Question: Chronic Pyelo since childhood, unknown etiology

 Kidney Problems - Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:24 pm

I am a 22 y/o female that has had chronic uti's and pyelo since childhood. I have had 7 kidney infections this year! I take 1 cipro for suprression after my husband and I have intercourse. I have had renal ultrasounds done and the findings are normal. I am pretty sure I have another kidney infection right now, but don't want to go into the doc. because I don't think he knows what else to do. I also have just started noticing that I am having a increase in body odor , and have tried every deodorant in the book. I am wondering if this has to do with my chronic kidney infections since they filter everything out?
Thank yous so much!
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:20 pm

User avatar Hello,I am sure you have had voiding cystograms to rule out a vesicouretral reflux(VUR).Anatomical abnormalities also could be a factor in recurrent infections and if so some authors recommend a endoscopic antireflux procedure in patients with anatomic defects even in the absence of VUR, with good results.Do consult a urologist for more details.I do not think the body odour is anything to do with the recurrent infections.Best wishes.

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