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Hi, I have a 1 year old daughter who seems to have gotten another urinary tract infection. Her first one was in January and now she is being treated for another one and it is February. I wipe her front to back, I change her consistently and make sure to wipe her at every diaper change. And she has a bath every day, even if it is just to soak. What could be causing this and should I be asking the doctors to do a full check on her to make sure her kidneys are flushing properly or to make sure her bladder is being emptied right? I was told it is not right for a child that age to be getting them at all.


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replied March 5th, 2010
Urinary and Bladder Disorders Answer A10424
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Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am glad to help you out. In view of the recurrent urinary tract infections which you daughter is having at such a young age, it makes sense to go for further evaluation to look for the cause of the same.

There’s a possibility of some congenital abnormalities in the urinary tract causing these infections. For the evaluation, one may need to undergo further tests like ultrasound, CT-IVU, micturating cystourethrogram etc.

Please do consult a urologist for the same. I sincerely hope this information helps. Take care.




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