Could my 2 year old have a UTI?

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Johnny - posted on 01/28/2012

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Please take her to the emergency and get her treated now. If it moves up her ureters to her kidneys she could get very seriously ill. I suffer from serious urinary tract issues, and having to go a prolonged time without treatment can be agony. Give her a bit of Tylenol to dull the pain and get her some help ASAP.



You need to stop taking the comments here so personally, stop making this about you, and focus on the fact that your child is likely really suffering. We may seem harsh, but after you've been here a while you see mothers asking here constantly about health concerns that they need to be asking a doctor about. I'm sorry to say it, but this fits in nicely in that category. Get over yourself and put her first (and into the car).

Colleen - posted on 01/30/2012

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We are back from the doctor.. My daughter does not have a UTI, but does have a yeast infection. Apparently, a yeast infection can give same symptoms of a UTI. She is fine!

Iridescent - posted on 01/28/2012

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It could be a UTI, but you obviously are aware of what the symptoms are and suspect it already. We cannot tell you if she has one or not, and letting her sit for another 2 days with a UTI can only cause more harm. There is no safe home remedy for this, and if you are being honest with your symptoms list, you need to bring her to an Urgent Care or ER today or tomorrow instead of making her wait. It can already be more than a UTI - it could already be a kidney infection, which very quickly causes sepsis, which leads to kidney failure and multi-organ shutdown. You called already on a business day, so she's already been waiting at least one day. This truly is too long.

Crystal - posted on 08/09/2012

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Huh, I just signed up looking to get some hints as to what MY daughter may be complaining about and what I am seeing are some VERY ignorant moms!! and shame on critical moms, you are far from helpful and I feel sorry for your children.

There is NO harm in asking a question when you're unsure, especially if you do plan on seeing a doctor but maybe want to try and relieve some of the discomfort your child may be feeling until then.

FYI to moms with attitude, smugness and a 'can't do wrong' attitude, you're probably NOT WANTED HERE.

Now, onto what I initially came here to do...

My daughter is only 2 and has been complaining/whining and grabs at her crotch. She does not have a fever (never has), she pees fine without complaint, she's drinking normally, her girly parts do not appear to be red, swollen or irritated in any way.

I have been a chronic sufferer of UTI and yeast infections, like to think myself near a professional since I've had up 15 in 1 year. I do plan on taking my little one into see our doctor, however, here it could be a few days before an opening.

I was curious as to whether she may actually only be complaining out of 'frustration' with 'exploration' .. if you know what I mean.

She is not potty trained, yet that's what I've been doing for the last 3 days, with no real result, but that's besides the point.

Has anyone ever had their little girl complain while touching, with no medical reason behind it?

Nikki - posted on 01/28/2012

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I would take her to the hospital, it's quick and easy to diagnose and treat, it is worth the trip, like others have said severe UTI's can be very painful and serious. Hope she feels better soon.

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Colleen - posted on 03/15/2012

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Monica, I think it's pretty well done here.. But, I'm so glad it has helped you! In my daughters case, it ended up being a yeast infection, so it cleared up fairly quick when I started treating it correctly. I think as long as your daughter does not have a fever, not urinating blood, and still drinking liquids, you should be fine to wait til morning to take her to her Ped.. Maybe try giving her some children's motrin or tylenol to help with some of the cramping until she gets in? You can also call the consulting nurse from the Ped's office and see if they would recommend you doing that though.

Monica - posted on 03/15/2012

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Thank you for the comments, My daughter is going through some pain while peeing and i was curious to know what to do, It is after hours and i did not know if I should go to the ER, she does not have a fever or blood in her urine, and she is drinking liquids but i feel her pain and i am going to try to wait to tomorrow morning to go to her pediatrician if it gets worse through the night i will go to the ER. Thanks for the helpful comments. and lets try to keep this website as helpful as possible. Thanks.

Colleen - posted on 01/30/2012

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and yes, having yeast infections myself, I will do what it takes to prevent them.. My daughter is as sensitive as I am apparently, although seems a bit more sensitive than I am.. So, I will go through even more measures to prevent them from happening. Also, apparently bubble baths can cause yeast infections AND UTI's in case you other moms did not know, I knew of the yeast infections, had no idea that it could cause UTI though.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/30/2012

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Glad she is fine. Yeast infections are terrible. But, seriously, get over my comment already.

Kay - posted on 01/30/2012

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Glad that she is doing better, although having has a yeast infection myself, it is one of my personal missions to avoid getting one ever again, so I feel for the poor girl!



Hope she is feeling one hundred percent again soon:)

Colleen - posted on 01/29/2012

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Sharlene and Tara, I'm sorry to hear about your babies. I couldn't imagine how your babies must feel and going through.. and as their mothers not able to take it away from them to make it feel better.. =( I'm glad they are getting the care and treatment they need.

Colleen - posted on 01/29/2012

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it is very obvious to me now, that I phrased my question totally wrong.. I DO know the symptoms of UTI, I've had plenty of them myself. My daughter is showing no fever, no blood in her urine.. for that, the consulting nurse said she can wait until Monday morning for her appointment. With the medical insurance we have, we have to go with what the consulting nurse always says, and I completely agree with her on this one anyway. IF my daughter had fever, or blood in urine, of course I would get her into the ER, but she's not!

I don't feel I am taking comments too personal, until I get such a smart @$$ comment like I got from Little Miss Can't be Wrong's first comment. AGAIN, I phrased my question totally wrong.. It was supposed to be really that how many moms have babies who had/has UTI because like I said before, I've never heard of anybody so very young to get a UTI. She IS drinking more liquids than I thought.. I didn't realize that in between my giving her milk (she has been requesting ONLY milk) that her dad had been giving her milk too. I am VERY perseptive of my daughter, and what her symptoms might be. But in this case, it is NOT an emergency. She does NOT have a fever, she does NOT have blood in urine! And, she is and has been playing very well, eating very well.

Oh, and Little Miss Can't be Wrong, yes, I really meant MARCH 1st, not Feb. 1st for the pediatrician.. so YES, I have gotten her an appointment for tomorrow morning with my Family PCP.

I guess next time, IF there will be a next time (because people are so judgemental and mean on here) I post another question, I will have to sit and think real hard about how I phrase my question.. In my belief, there is NO stupid question when you're asking advice, or even if other parents have gone through it.

Thank you all for your concern!

Tara - posted on 01/29/2012

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Yes she can, and probably does.

my daughter had an e-coli infection in her urinary tract at 13 months old. Poor girl was in agony and even without the presence of a fever I took her in the minute I knew she wasn't peeing as much and not drinking as much. She did develop a fever while waiting to see the doc in the ER. They put her on antibiotics, then had to switch them when the culture came back as e-coli. Which could have left her urethra permanently scarred if she hadn't been treated quickly enough.

UTI's can be extremely painful, I can't bear the thought of my kids suffering if there is any way I can relieve it. You really need to just take her to the ER and deal with it.

Babies and toddlers can and do get UTIs.

Get it treated for her sake, forget about what you think or what you are feeling and concentrate on doing the responsible thing for your child. Be the mom here and take your obviously sick child to the doctor!!! She can become dehydrated in less 8 hours and that can cause permanent damage to her kidneys and liver.

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If she will drink a lot... cranberry juice will help. If she won't drink... bring her in now or by morning at the latest.

Krista - posted on 01/28/2012

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I wouldn't wait until Monday morning. Take her now, if you haven't already. This could develop into something serious, and the clock is ticking.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/28/2012

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Hoping you mean February 1st and not Match first. She does not want to drink more, because she will have to pee, and peeing HURTS! There is NO easy cure, and home remedies may not cure it anyway, cause you have not seen a doctor to know for 100% sure that is what it is. If you wait, watch for a fever, cause then if she gets one, get her to the ER period.

Colleen - posted on 01/28/2012

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Kayla, thank you.. But she will not drink juice.. She normally drinks just water.. but lately it's been very hard to even get her to drink water. I guess there's no magic for toddlers.. I've never heard of a toddler getting a UTI so young before.. I guess it does happen though, and is more common than I could ever imagine.

Colleen - posted on 01/28/2012

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maybe I should have asked the question better, but did not no matter what, expect to get such a response like yours. It's not very easy to just "jump to the doctor" when the signs and symptoms don't really show up or dawn on you when everywhere is closed, and the first available appointment to see the Ped isn't until March 1st. If we moms didn't need the support, or to feel like we need to ask these questions, we wouldn't need or join this circle for the support. That's just how I feel. I don't think my question at all was redundant, just maybe misunderstood. I would NEVER think to respond to ANY mother on this circle the way you have on my feed. Maybe some things are better left unsaid? I would think so. Nothing you have said in my feed here has been at all helpful, and if all you want to do is put a mother down for not running to the doctor, which in my case would have to be the nearest hospital after hours, then maybe you should leave the feed?

Thanks!

Kay - posted on 01/28/2012

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If you are asking for ways to help--try cranberry juice. I don't know of anything that I would recommend beyond that.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/28/2012

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When someone asks a very specific medical question, it is silly not just to jump to the doctor. There was absolutely no question of "what can I do to help her feel better until I get her to the doctor". Your question was more along the lines of "here is some info, can another mother diagnose her". Sorry you found such offense. It is a wonderful place for support, but we are all human.

Colleen - posted on 01/28/2012

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Little Miss Can't be Wrong, I'm sorry but it would be common sense to take a child to the doctor if a UTI is suspected.. The Pediatrician is incredibly hard to get in to see (1st available appointment not until March 1st), and the Family PCP doctor couldn't see us until Monday morning. The reason I posted this question was to see if MAYBE I could get a few hinters on what I can do to relieve my daughter from possible pain, or if people might have a few suggestions other than smart @$$ ones like what you commented. I thought that the whole reason for this "Circle of Moms" was for support, not to judge, criticize, or make fun of other moms. Thanks!

Colleen - posted on 01/28/2012

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she has a doctor appointment on Monday morning, that was the soonest they could get her in =( if symptoms get worse over the weekend, it will be an ER trip for us.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/28/2012

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Let me get out my magic 8 ball...*shake shake* does this girl have a UTI? Response......"GO TO THE DOCTOR!"

Kay - posted on 01/28/2012

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It is always possible. UTIs are infections and aren't limited by an age. The best person to talk to would be her doctor. I would do it soon--a UTI that goes septic could mean a stay in the hospital and nasty strong antibiotics.

Colleen - posted on 01/27/2012

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she is potty trained, and has recently been wetting herself A LOT, and sometimes she will point and say "hurt". Her output is much more than her input... her urine smells very potent. I have put her for the time being, back in pull-ups until we can get under control.. She also isn't sleeping much either.

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