Our expert says:
She will need a scan of her kidneys, as well as a study where x-rays are taken to visualise the kidneys and the urethra. It is possible that she might have a structural defect, causing poor drainage or urine and this will cause stasis of the urine, resulting in recurrent infections. Kidney infections are very painful and she must consult an urologist as soon as possible. Recurrent kidney infections can cause kidney failure in the long term.
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