Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
185 Doctors are Online

2 year old child, vaginal and stomach pain, diarrhea, bacteria in urine. Taking vaginitis medication. Urine test done. Treatment?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Gastroenterologist, Surgical
Practicing since : 1989
Answered : 883 Questions
So this question has to do with my 2 year old toddler. Recently we have started potty training her and a few days after she started complaining that her vagina and stomach hurt. She also ran a low grade fever around this same time. I brought her to our local pediatrician and they collected a urine sample to make sure it wasn't a UTF. The urine showed she did not have a UTF but she did have bacteria and blood in her urine. They prescribed her a cream for vaginitis and they are running more test to make sure it's nothing more serious. The same day they collected the urine sample she started to have diarrhea. Her stools are very odd, lots of mucus and watery. Just within the last few hours the diarrhea has turned into a dark XXXXXXX flaky watery stool. Its so flaky it looks like we dumped uncooked oatmeal into her potty. Is this normal for a virus or should we be more concerned and take her into our local clinic.
Posted Mon, 16 Apr 2012 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Ketan Vagholkar 7 hours later

Thanks for posting the query.

This looks like an infective diarrhea. You need to get a stool sample studied.

A course of appropriate antibiotics should help.

The only problem is the vaginitis. She should not have any reason to develop vaginitis.

The possibilities for this are
1. A congenital communication between the two passages,
2. poor hygiene in the region after passing stools.
3. due to ascending infection.

But the presence of blood in urine could suggest a congenital problem. You need to get her examined by a Urologist as well as by a Gynecologist to ascertain the cause before commencing treatment.

I hope I have answered your query. Please accept my answer in you have follow up queries.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Lab Tests
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Pediatrician

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor