My baby has a right ectopic kidney which is not working after we did DMSA scan last week. She is 3.7 years old. Due to frequent UTIs she has been getting since last year, her pediatrician sent us for further tests which then helped us to realize she had the ectopic kidney. 1. The physician advised us to monitor her for a year and if she gets more than 3 UTIs, then she should have the kidney removed. 2. While we wait, what can we do to ensure she avoids getting these UTIs? 3. What foods should we give her to ensure the left kidney continues working well ?

I am an adult nephrologist and have no expertise with children.  I am not aware of any diet that would help this situation.  I would recommend consultation with a pediatric urologist as the most appropriate physician to deal with this problem.

 

 

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