Posted by: Worried Mom | 2009/02/02


UTI in young child

My daughter was diagnosed with a UTI, she is 16 months old.

The sypmtoms were vomiting,high fever and loss of appetite.

The doc used a catheter and tested her urine which he says is a UTI.

He wants to do a sonar on the kidneys and check if there is not maybe something wrong with her kidneys.

Is it very unusual for a child to have a UTI and what could be wrong with her kidneys?

Expert's Reply



Your little daughter is very young to have had a UTI, although this is not at all uncommon in little girls. Your doctor has made the correct diagnosis. Now he wants to be sure that her urinary system is entirely normal. The ultrasound invstigation is safe, non-painful and will give accurate information that should make you confident that there is nothing to be worried about.

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