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Should I get a vcug for my 2yr old daughter after first UTI at 24mths? Dr wants ultrasound & vcug
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Dr. John Boyle
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Current recommendations for the work up of a UTI for young children up to 2 years includes a renal ultrasound as well as a vcug.
Other factors may influence this decision: fever with uti, gender (boys of any age require work up), recurrent uti's, urination problems, growth problems, high blood pressure and family history of kidney problems.

In brief: Yes
Current recommendations for the work up of a UTI for young children up to 2 years includes a renal ultrasound as well as a vcug.
Other factors may influence this decision: fever with uti, gender (boys of any age require work up), recurrent uti's, urination problems, growth problems, high blood pressure and family history of kidney problems.
Dr. John Boyle
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
In brief: Debateable
Many little girls get their 1st UTI at about age-2-years, around toilet training age.
I personally recommend avcug if child also had a fever or back pain, suggesting possible bladder reflux, associated with uti. Academy of pediatrics recently advised waiting until a child has a 2nd UTI before getting a vcug. Thus yes to ultrasound. U decide about vcug, but always get a urine test if UTI suspected.

In brief: Debateable
Many little girls get their 1st UTI at about age-2-years, around toilet training age.
I personally recommend avcug if child also had a fever or back pain, suggesting possible bladder reflux, associated with uti. Academy of pediatrics recently advised waiting until a child has a 2nd UTI before getting a vcug. Thus yes to ultrasound. U decide about vcug, but always get a urine test if UTI suspected.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
All girls under 2 and boys of any age should be worked up after their first uti.
Either a VCUG or a negative acute phase dmsa scan are necessary to insure that the kidneys are safe. See: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=1nbwkiug8vi and http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=tggfht6jrm4 for more info.

In brief: Yes
All girls under 2 and boys of any age should be worked up after their first uti.
Either a VCUG or a negative acute phase dmsa scan are necessary to insure that the kidneys are safe. See: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=1nbwkiug8vi and http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=tggfht6jrm4 for more info.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Vcug & ultrasound exam of kidneys and bladder are typically performed after a documented febrile UTI in infants and young children.
These exams are to determine whether or not a child has an abnormilty in his/her urinary tract (from kidney down to urethral opening) which predisposes the child to develop recurrent utis and resultant scarring in kidneys.

In brief: Yes
Vcug & ultrasound exam of kidneys and bladder are typically performed after a documented febrile UTI in infants and young children.
These exams are to determine whether or not a child has an abnormilty in his/her urinary tract (from kidney down to urethral opening) which predisposes the child to develop recurrent utis and resultant scarring in kidneys.
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Pediatrics
In brief: Not necessarily
If your daughter is potty trained then no further workup is necessary.
If your daughter is not potty trained current thinking allows one urinary tract infection without fever without a workup: ultrasound and vcug. If there is a strong family history of severe urinary tract disease then i would recommend the work up after the first urinary tract infection.

In brief: Not necessarily
If your daughter is potty trained then no further workup is necessary.
If your daughter is not potty trained current thinking allows one urinary tract infection without fever without a workup: ultrasound and vcug. If there is a strong family history of severe urinary tract disease then i would recommend the work up after the first urinary tract infection.
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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