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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for irritation & staining during urination

Hi, my 5yr old daughter, has recently been complaining that down below is irritating her, ther is staining in her pants and sometimes a yellowyy green mucus on her front bit. Do u know what tthis could be. The earliest appt I could get for her is this thursday
Fri, 26 Jun 2015
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Hello! I read your query and I understand your problem.
Looking through the symptoms you described, your daughter might have a urinary tract infection causing irritation during urination, staining and the yellow-greenish mucus on her pants. These infections are much more common in girls, because a girl's urethra (a tube that empties the urine from the bladder outside the body) is shorter and closer to the anus, and the bacteria can spread from the anus to urethra. If your daughter was my patient, I would suggest you to not use bubble baths and strong soap for your daughter because they might cause irritation of the genital area, to not wear tight-fitting clothes and wear cotton underwear to your daughter, to teach your daughter wiping from front to back after a bowel movement, to tell your daughter that infrequent urination or delaying urination for long periods of time can contribute to develop urinary tract infections, and keep clean your daughter's genital area. Also, I would suggest you to monitor your daughter's urination frequency, ask you daughter about the presence of pain, burning and blood during urination, check her body's temperature, and ensure that your daughter drinks plenty of fluids.
I suggest you to call your daughter's doctor if she is having high fever (over 101 Fahrenheit); bad smelling, bloody or discolored urine; low back pain or abdominal pain.
I hope I answered your question. I hope your daughter will get better soon!
Best regards!
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Suggest treatment for irritation & staining during urination

Hello! I read your query and I understand your problem. Looking through the symptoms you described, your daughter might have a urinary tract infection causing irritation during urination, staining and the yellow-greenish mucus on her pants. These infections are much more common in girls, because a girl s urethra (a tube that empties the urine from the bladder outside the body) is shorter and closer to the anus, and the bacteria can spread from the anus to urethra. If your daughter was my patient, I would suggest you to not use bubble baths and strong soap for your daughter because they might cause irritation of the genital area, to not wear tight-fitting clothes and wear cotton underwear to your daughter, to teach your daughter wiping from front to back after a bowel movement, to tell your daughter that infrequent urination or delaying urination for long periods of time can contribute to develop urinary tract infections, and keep clean your daughter s genital area. Also, I would suggest you to monitor your daughter s urination frequency, ask you daughter about the presence of pain, burning and blood during urination, check her body s temperature, and ensure that your daughter drinks plenty of fluids. I suggest you to call your daughter s doctor if she is having high fever (over 101 Fahrenheit); bad smelling, bloody or discolored urine; low back pain or abdominal pain. I hope I answered your question. I hope your daughter will get better soon! Best regards!