Bladder and Urine Infections


Urinary tract infections or bladder infections are common in childhood and adolescence. Symptoms in later childhood may be easy to spot but very confusing in the infant. Symptoms are : burning or pain while urinating, urgency or frequency in urinating, and

For infants, other symptoms may include : weight loss, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, failure to gain weight or even jaundice. In early infancy, boys are three times more likely to have a urinary tract infection. This infection is carried to the bladder or kidneys from the blood. In childhood, bedwetting in a previously dry child, or abdominal pain may indicate a bladder infection. Treatment with any of several antibiotics works well. After treatment, I may suggest a follow-up test of the urine to insure no new infection has appeared.

back pain or fever, although back pain or fever are uncommon. These last symptoms may warn of kidney infections.