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  • There is a valve at the meeting point between each ureter and the bladder to prevent the backflow of urine into the kidneys.
  • Urinary reflux means that one (or both) of these valves is not working properly. 
  • If you have urinary reflux, during urination the urine travels up the affected ureter to the kidney instead of flowing out of the body.
  • Urinary reflux most commonly occurs in babies and children.
  • In most cases, the valve will correct itself as a child grows and matures. 
  • In severe cases, surgery may be needed to remodel the valve. 

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Reviewed on: 18-05-2018