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What causes UTI in babies?

What causes UTI in babies?

Confusing question: UTI's are caused by germs at any age. In younger patients you would be concerned about abnormalities in the urinary tract and outflow structures that could predispose the kid to UTI's. Simple entrapment of urine flow by a redundant foreskin or knitting of the labia can predispose them ti UTI's. ...Read more

Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


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What to do about infant with fever/uti- please help?

What to do about infant with fever/uti- please help?

Cause of UTI: Try and figure out the infection that is causing the urinary tract infection by taking a clean catch urine sample. Once the infection is known, specific therapy aimed at that infection can be started. ...Read more

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3 mo infant with bilateral hydronephrosis. Severe in left. Progressing to moderate in right. Uti at 2 wks. What could debris on latest us indicate?

3 mo infant with bilateral hydronephrosis. Severe in left. Progressing to moderate in right. Uti at 2 wks. What could debris on latest us indicate?

Needs close F-up: This infant needs the expertise of pediatric nephrologist and urologist. Obstructive uropathies, i.e., posterior urethral valve, severe vesicoureteral reflux are among the top list of possibilities. ...Read more

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Infant son was diagnosed with a UTI using urine collected with a catheter. The results showed e.Coli count of 100, 000 cfus/ml. Is this a lot?

Yes: Girls get uti's more than boys because their urethra is shorter. However, as infants, boys also have shorter urethras. It is important that the infection gets treated and a repeat urine sample shows no bacteria. Also, make sure diapers get changed quickly so bacteria dont get a chance to cause infection. If your son has recurrent uti's then there may be a problem that a specialist could handle. ...Read more

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I am 13w pregnant.my dr prescribed macro bid and told I have mild UTI.but I do not have any symptoms. I am scared.does it cause harm for my baby?

I am 13w pregnant.my dr prescribed macro bid and told I have mild UTI.but I do not have any symptoms. I am scared.does it cause harm for my baby?

Macrobid in pregnant: You are very safe to take this antibiotic during pregnancy. It has been thoroughly studied and causes no harm to the fetus. Much riskier is not treating an infection which could lead to you becoming much sicker and even premature labor/pregnancy loss at this point in pregnancy. Take your meds as prescribed! ...Read more

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Will a grade 4 reflux in a baby cause scarring of kidneys over time even if the baby gets no UTI till the reflux is resolved?

Will a grade 4 reflux in a baby cause scarring of kidneys over time even if the baby gets no UTI till the reflux is resolved?

Kidney reflux: This topic has been addressed recently by pediatric specialist and is changing our current methods of treatment so I would talk to a pediatric nephrologist for current recommendations. ...Read more

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7 month old baby had high fever/wbc. diagnosed with UTI from ecoli.A few days after treatment,some of his fingers started peeling a bit. Cause?

7 month old baby had high fever/wbc. diagnosed with UTI from ecoli.A few days after treatment,some of his fingers started peeling a bit. Cause?

Hard to say: Sometimes bacteria can produce toxins that cause skin peeling but E coli is unlikely to do so. Also some antibiotics can cause skin rashes so it is possible it is the treatment. Or it could be completely unrelated and a completely different problem. If it does not improve, discuss with the baby's pediatrician. ...Read more

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What could the cause my frequent utis?

What could the cause my frequent utis?

Many reasons: 1. Resistance of the bug that lies dormant and revives. 2. Rough sex. 3. Poor immunity. 4. Strange as it may seem a common cause is poor diet---too many calories that induce a relative vitamin deficiency. When cellular energy resources are compromised any organ's function can be impaired. ...Read more

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What causes a UTI?

What causes a UTI?

Bacteria...: Bacteria that is introduced into the urinary tract, usually through the urethral opening is the cause of a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Whats the cause for uti?

Whats the cause for uti?

Many things: Sometimes they just happen, just like a cold. It depends on your sex and age! if they happen over and over again there is something majotly wrong. If it just happened once its probably not a big deal. You should see a health care provider if you are worried. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more