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My 3 year old says urinating hurts and she's been holding her urine in, but no temperature and is normal in every other way. Is cranberry juice best?

My 3 year old says urinating hurts and she's been holding her urine in, but no temperature and is normal in every other way. Is cranberry juice best?

Let her pee in tub: If you draw a warm bath and let her sit in the warm water it will relax her pelvic muscles and she can pee in the tub with less pain. Paddling a little clean water over the pee hole is therapeutic & may help the symptoms subside. Try tub showers for a while with a spray nozzle. Sometimes this set of problems is due to sitting in soapy water that is not rinsed effectively from around the pee hole. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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3 year old with frequent urination, always hungry, always really thirsty, stomach aches and random fevers. All related?

3 year old with frequent urination, always hungry, always really thirsty, stomach aches and random fevers. All related?

Worrisome pattern: I would suggest you take the kid in and repeat this info to the doc in the next 24 hours. It might be minor, but could also be a significant problem. Type 1 diabetes can show up with this pattern. ...Read more

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Was my three year old born in Utah 2011 tested for maple syrup urine disease? Is it a standard test? She smelled of maple until age2.She he all tests

Was my three year old born in Utah 2011 tested for maple syrup urine disease? Is it a standard test? She smelled of maple until age2.She he all tests

Probably, Use Google: & check: http://www. Newbornscreening. Info/Parents/aminoaciddisorders/MSUD. Html & http://www. Babysfirsttest. Org/newborn-screening/conditions/maple-syrup-urine-disease-msud, which reports that this is currently screened for in the state of Utah. However, to be certain, ideally check your child's newborn hospital examination records. Also see: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Maple_syrup_urine_disease. ...Read more

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Is red urine in 3 year old child alarming?

Is red urine in 3 year old child alarming?

Usually not: Red urine generally indicates bladder infection or urethral injury. Consulting with your child's primary care physician is advised. ...Read more

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Noticed 3 year old has light colored cloudy first morning urine. Then it's totally normal. No pain he says. Uncircumcised. Possible cause?

Noticed 3 year old has light colored cloudy first morning urine. Then it's totally normal. No pain he says. Uncircumcised. Possible cause?

More concentrated: The 1st morning urine is generally more concentrated than others. It often leads to formation of some urate crystals which may appear cloudy in urine. I wouldn't fret about it. ...Read more

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My 3 year old son has a fever of 100.3, and he is frequently been going to the bathroom with only a little bit of urination each time.?

My 3 year old son has a fever of 100.3, and he is frequently been going to the bathroom with only a little bit of urination each time.?

Possible UTI: Symptoms suspicious for a bladder infection. Encourage fluids and give Tylenol (acetaminophen). Have him checked and his urine examined and if positive be started on an antibiotic. All the best and I hope he feels better soon. ...Read more

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Hi my 3 year old girl child passed jelly like substance twice today at the end of urinating. Any clue what is this. Is she ok?

Hi my 3 year old girl child passed jelly like substance twice today at the end of urinating. Any clue what is this. Is she ok?

Sign of nflammation: Whther the sympton was caused by a cyst (in this case a Urachal csyst) or and infection is not clear in an otherwise healthy young child. Pl get your hcild examined by her pediatrician for a quick assessment including urine analysis and culture to rule out infection, requiring treatment. Feel better! ...Read more

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MY daughter is 3 years old and just made urine analysis showing trace for glucose and urate ++ cystal?

MY daughter is 3 years old and just made urine analysis showing trace for glucose and urate ++ cystal?

Urine: Most likely this result is not indicative any problems, but if you have detailed results on paper, you can consult me or one of us... ...Read more

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My daughter is 3 years old and strains to urinate. Went for a check up today and tested urine and all results were fine. Wondering what to do next?

My daughter is 3 years old and strains to urinate. Went for a check up today and tested urine and all results were fine. Wondering what to do next?

Common issue: This is an age where tub baths can trigger such behavior due to soapy irritation of the pee hole. These kids slosh around in dirty soapy water for a while and seldom get a proper rinse of their genitals before getting out. The soap film drys and leads to itching/burning during voids. Tub showers with attention to rinsing away any soap from the area can sometimes stop this in a few days ...Read more

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3 yo-old had G.I. bug wk ago. Urine in diaper has orange tint at times. This morning there were org streaks on pad of diaper. Drinking again. Worry?

3 yo-old had G.I. bug wk ago. Urine in diaper has orange tint at times. This morning there were org streaks on pad of diaper. Drinking again. Worry?

Dark urine: Darkening of the urine is usually caused by dehydration (concentrated urine) or staining from supplements (orange drinks) or medications. Occassionally, small amounts of blood can give the urine a dark or tea colored appearance, a condition which should be evaluated by your physician immediately. ...Read more

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Why might a 3year old have ketones in their urine?

Why might a 3year old have ketones in their urine?

Not eating?: Ketones indicate the patient is not consuming or unable to metabolize calories adequately. Most of the time this occurs because the child has been not eating well, or vomiting, but other conditions, like diabetes must be considered. Your doctor should be able to explain the significance in your child, and how to manage them. ...Read more

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3yr old says his abdomen hurts and needs a catheter but when I cath him very little or no urine comes out. What should I do?

3yr old says his abdomen hurts and needs a catheter but when I cath him very little or no urine comes out. What should I do?

Need information: Cannot answer the question without knowing why your child is on intermittent catheterization and whether or not they are incontinent between caths. Most typically the sense of abdominal pain and need to cath despite an empty bladder is related to bladder spasms. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause my 3yr old to have blood in his urine?

Is there anything that can cause my 3yr old to have blood in his urine?

1 of the following: Could be a UTI in bladder or kidney, urethritis, glomerulonephritis or even kidney tumor. Needs to be checked with urine analysis for bacteria or protein, urine culture & kidney + bladder ultrasound. ...Read more

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3-yr old has had strong smelling urine ~1 mnth, since having a UTI. No other Sx. Urine testing has since come back negative. What could this be?

3-yr old has had strong smelling urine ~1 mnth, since having a UTI. No other Sx. Urine testing has since come back negative. What could this be?

Diet?: If his urine testing us coming back negative and he has no symptoms, then maybe this is diet related. I would eliminate any juice in his diet and have him drink mostly water. Milk should be limited to about 18oz per day. Green vegetables can sometimes make urine smell strong also (dont stop eating these!) maybe your dr can run a blood test to make sure his kidneys are working properly, to b safe
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My 3 yr. Old daughter has a reddish sediment in her urine. The urine itself is not red. She started getting sick 5 days ago. She did not have a fever but she had trouble keeping food and liquids down.

My 3 yr. Old daughter has a reddish sediment in her urine. The urine itself is not red. She started getting sick 5 days ago. She did not have a fever but she had trouble keeping food and liquids down.

Sometimes: Sometimes with dehydration from vomiting and/or diarrhea the urine can have a rust colored sediment it. Make sure she is drinking plenty of fluids. If she is having any pain with urination or along her back she may have a kidney or bladder infection, which could have caused the nausea and vomiting in the first place. If she is having urinary symptoms such as urgency, pain, accidents, or blood n her urine she needs to see the doctor. ...Read more

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My 3 yr old daughter is going to the bathroom very often. The doctor tested her urine and there is no infection, but the problem continues.?

My 3 yr old daughter is going to the bathroom very often. The doctor tested her urine and there is no infection, but the problem continues.?

Not always infection: Several possibilities: 1. Diabetes (though other symptoms would be present) 2. Environmental irritant (soap is too alkali or irritating) 3. Anatomical issues (using retention of urine) or 4. Physiologic problem (overactive bladder). Regardless, a repeat evaluation by your doctor or a referral to a pediatric urologist is recommended. ...Read more

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3 yr old has ketones in urine, A1c was done results were 5.5. Blood sugars ranged from 43 to 208 in a 12 hr period. What could this mean?

3 yr old has ketones in urine, A1c was done results were 5.5. Blood sugars ranged from 43 to 208 in a 12 hr period. What could this mean?

A1C is normal: Ketones in a 3 year old are usually caused by not enough to eat or drink-such as overnight, during a stomach flu, etc. Blood sugars can be falsely high or low depending on how they are done; stress, infection or seizures can cause stress hormone release which temporarily can elevate blood sugar. What is going on with feeding, vomiting, etc is crucial to interpret the numbers--ask your doctor. ...Read more

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My 3 yr old son has a mild fever, compared to yesterday's high fever. He isn't vomiting and his urine output is fine. His breath smells funny, sour?

My 3 yr old son has a mild fever, compared to yesterday's high fever. He isn't vomiting and his urine output is fine. His breath smells funny, sour?

Mouth odor: Make sure that you are brushing your son's teeth even though he is sick. It is important to keep him hydrated and well nourished. The bad breath may be related to his illness and should improve when he does. However if it does not improve, then see a dentist and get his mouth checked. ...Read more

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3yr old male lethargic, unresponsive. Blood sugar 43, after eating peanut butter and jelly sandwich, apple juice blood sugar up yo 208. Sugar in urine?

3yr old male lethargic, unresponsive. Blood sugar 43, after eating peanut butter and jelly sandwich, apple juice blood sugar up yo 208. Sugar in urine?

Evaluate at hospital: A 3 year old who is truly lethargic and unresponsive should be evaluated at a hospital (such as a children's hospital), arriving there by ambulance. Doctors there will do various tests to see whether or not blood sugar levels are the cause of the symptoms. ...Read more

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3 yr old daughter had the stomach bug 2 days ago. Urinating no more then 3xday. Could her body be retaining the water bcuz of Dehydration? What can I do?

3 yr old daughter had the stomach bug 2 days ago. Urinating no more then 3xday. Could her body be retaining the water bcuz of Dehydration? What can I do?

No: At least two of the normal physical responses to being sick cause the body to lose water. Rapid breathing causes loss of water vapor and increased blood flow to skin also causes evaporation. Furthermore, diarrhea causes significant loss as well. It is good to monitor her bathroom habits as reduced frequency of urination and dark color are signs of dehydration. ...Read more

Urination (Definition)

The act of passing your ...Read more