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Child with pus in urine, fever. What is causing the UTI?

my daugther is +3 in urine strip for pus cells?negative for protein what is probable cause of this?im so worried.since im off tomorrow i have o bring her to the doctor and have her blood she has fever gave her tempra.can you give me idea what maybe the cause of her UTI.until now shes using email add: YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
thanks for your quiry at HCM
is it for the first time
its a common problem in the girls due to short urethra and close proximity with the anus
and also when pamper is not earler changed when she passes stool, do get her urine culture and sensitivity done to find the bug.

i will be available for your help
wishing you a speedy recovery
take care
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Marcelo Souto's  Response

Thanks for your query.

Urinary tract infections are not uncommon in that age. The risk is increased in girls, children with constipation or the ones that still need diapers. So you should not worry too much about that. You should see a doctor so that he can prescribe antibiotics if the diagnosis is confirmed.

By the way, the urine strip alone is not sufficient for a diagnosis.

Have a nice day and good luck.
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

There could be several causes of urinary tract infection.
Drinking less water is one of them. Congenital abnormalities of the urinary tract should be identified if there are recurrent episodes of UTI.
What is her age?

What are the other complaints she is having?
Does she have increased frequency of urination or burning urination?

Continue to ask further queries as required.
Hope this helps.
Take care.
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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