Question: Twins with Hydronephrosis, E. coli…need urography?

We have twin 18 years old sons (Robert & Anthony) & we are all british citizens living in Romania.
Last year Robert had a pain in his left side & after having an MRI scan with a contrast substance
was diagnosed as having Hydronephrosis in his left kidney due to a partially blocked ureter.
They said it was a defect from birth.
He had a laser operation on his ureter,a stent was inserted for 2 1/2 months.
This was removed in January this year, he has had no problems since so far.
The doctors did say that because he has a twin (Anthony) he also has most likely the same defect.
Anthony has had no problems & we were in the U.K. for the month of July.
The doctors here recommended that they both have a Urography done with contrasting substance.
When we mentioned that Anthony had a mild allergic reaction to penicillin whe he was a child
they would not do this Urography unless they both had a short course of drugs prior to this.
The drugs are Prednisone 5mg 10 @12hr before, 10 @ 7hr before & 10 @ 1hr before.
Tamalis 10mg 1 @ 12hr before & 1 @ 1hr before
Xyzal 5mg 1 @ 1hr before & 1 @ 1hr before
Famotida 40mg 1 @ 12hr before & 1 @ 1hr before
This seems so extreme to us
My wifes mother had Prednisone & she became ill & died, So she is totally against these drugs.
Now that we are back in Romania Anthony has said that his left side hurts a little bit now & again.
So we really want to check him over but as I said the doctors here will not do it without a precourse of drugs.
We have been to various allergists concerning Anthony.
I have paid for a private blood & urine tests & now he is not allergic to penicillin but now they say he has e coli.
All test/ analasis are done privately & with experience are not the most reliable.
They will not OK him for this simple urography.
Here in Romania the doctors are obsessed with antibiotics & medicines & we are so confused on what to do next.
I’m not sure how quickly we could get to see a doctor/urologist in England to have this Urograph done.
Anthony starts his final year of schooling here in 2 weeks & it is the hardest year for him.
Ironically next year starting September 2017 he wants to go to university in U.K.
If we can’t find anyone here then I intend to visit England for the urography.
Yours Sincerely,

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1 Comment on “Question: Twins with Hydronephrosis, E. coli…need urography?

  1. hi..i understand your concern.

    1st thing is you should avoid giving them prednisone or any such steroids. its very harmful
    there are many safer drugs that can be used.
    i suggest you just take symptomtic treatment there and get urograph done in england. and depending on the report , you can decide the next course of treatment

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