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Pain after urination in a child. What can be the cause?

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My son is complaining of pain after urination.
He has no other symptons. do I wait or take him to a doctor right away?
Posted Tue, 22 May 2012 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja 32 minutes later

Thanks for posting your query

What is the type of pain - Colicky or burning ?
What are does he complain of pain? In the bladder area, abdomen or any other specific area?
Is it associated with other symptoms like frequency of urine, nausea , fever ?
Has he had similar symptoms earlier?

Revert back with this information and I will help you out
Wishing your son a Speedy Recovery
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Follow-up: Pain after urination in a child. What can be the cause? 11 hours later
Thank you for your reply,
He said the pain was not a burning one so I assume collicky
No abdominal pain, no fever.
He says it hasnt hurt before and this morning he didnt complain.
Please give me some more symptons I would need to see before making a doctrors appt. I am assuming a urinary infection is associated with a fever. But let me know if there is other symptoms I should be looking for, or if there is something other than an infection that could cause this pain.

Thank you for your help
Answered by Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja 4 hours later

Thanks for posting your followup query

If the pain is colicky there are probabilities it can be of intestinal origin also

You may look for frequency of stool , nausea , vomiting ,mucus in stool or tenesmus

Frequency of urine, Pus in urine, and/or blood in urine

It can be infection of urinary origin or intestinal origin depending on symptoms

Hope this helps
Am available for any followup queries
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Wishing Your Son A Speedy Recovery
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