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My daughter is a 9 year old female. She has Cat eye syndrome. History of incontinence. The past 2 years she has experienced recurrent UTI due to E. Coli.2017 renal ultrasound showed R kidney 10.9 L kidney 11.9 (2010 US showed kidneys at 7.5 7.7.) Pediatrician was not concerned about abnormal size. In the past 2 weeks she developed a UTI containing Strep Viridan. She completed 10 day antibiotic treatment. 48 hours after completion of antibiotics we performed another U/A which showed she had another UTI due to strep viridan. She is now on a 7 day treatment. Is it a new UTI or a resistant strain? Are large kidneys normal? Are kidney size and UTIs connected? Possible outcomes? We see urologist in February but I'm too worried to wait. What can I do at home to speed up diagnosis?

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replied January 4th, 2019
Urinary and Bladder Disorders Answer A64727
In adults, the normal kidney is 10-14 cm long in males and 9-13 cm long in females, 3-5 cm wide, and weighs 150-260 g. The left kidney is usually slightly larger than the right.

Since the child is young, and still growing, it cannot be said that the size of the kidneys is enlarged.

Strep viridans are actually a commensal group of bacteria. Commensal means they live on or in a person but they do not help nor harm us in return.

The viridans streptococci are normally found in the mouth, nose, digestive tract and the genitourinary tract.

Hence such findings can be incidental and can be considered as contaminants.

Treatment in such cases would depend on the clinical presentation of the patient and underlying risk factors for flaring up of the condition. Your doctor would be able to provide the proper treatment as required .

I hope this helps.

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