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A 36-year-old female asked:

my daughter is now 17 months old. 1st time uti gone after having antibiotic for 10 days. within 2 months uti happened again and after having antibiotic for 14 days still pus cell is present in the urine 4-6/hpf.fyi she wears diaper.pls advice.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
How diagnosed ?: A urinary tract infection is not unusual in girls. The diagnosis should be made by culture of a clean catch or catheter specimen, not a urinalysis. Squat pee collections in a bag or cup include vaginal & skin debris & can lead to over diagnosis. If true, repeat infections need to lead to imaging of the kidneys/ureters for abnormalities.

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A 24-year-old female asked:

I have blood in my urine that is very visible so I went to ER and they said I had a UTI but my left kidney has me in very uncomfortable pain. Is this symptoms from a uti?

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Yes, upper: The kidney is the upper end of the urinary tract, so an infection here or pyelonephritis is a form of uti, urinary tract infection. Kidney stones can also present this way. A pyelonephritis may require intravenous antibiotics to cure.

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