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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
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Good question: ? Foul smelling urine, baby might cry with urination, be febrile (all babies who develop a fever of >101f should have their urine checked. Baby's lower abdomen (over bladder) may be tender also the flanks. Baby will have pain if you tap over back of lower rib cage on either side if UTI has reached kidneys. Have dr. Test a bagged urine specimen, if -ve no uti, if +ve confirm w. Catheter specimen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does catheter have to be used in baby w/ third UTI for culture if was used 4 1st uti. 1 bag contaminindicated showed white cells? 2nd bag culture -
No, if baby's fine: If a baby is all fine, parents can find a private doctor who can carefully clean the genital area, stick on a urine bag, wait to collect the fresh pee, separate it into the proper containers, and send it to the lab. If negative, the result is valid. If positive with a single bacteria, the result may still be valid. If the result is uncertain, a catheter can be used to repeat the urine culture. ...Read more