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Frequent urination. Is it kidney problem or UTI?

hi i am a 13 yr old girl, recently i have been having the need to pee. when i go to the loo only some pee comes out but i still feel the need to pee? i have read articles online that this may be UTI and that i should go to the doctor, the only thing is i only live with my dad and i would be so so so so embarrassed to tell him i think i have a urine infection, and all these articles have told me i could get a kidney problem and im crying and im really scared that i could die or be seriously ill, recently i have been drinking a lot of water to try and help this and it has cured a lot of the pain but i still feel the need to pee, does cranberry juice help? how can i help this ?
Asked On : Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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Hi grace ,
You seems to have got urine infection a very common condition at your age and easy to diagnose and treat .
Your worries are unwarranted & the embarrasment will be more if you hide from your dad & allow the infection to linger on.
It is good you have increase water intake. cranberry juice can help but might not cure the infection.
Tell your dad straight & simple that you doubt a urine infection & need to see the doc.
Hope you feel relaxed & confident to talk to your dad & doc.

Answered: Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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